Discussion on city finances must move to the next level

...individual and business, need to join our elected leaders in determining the path forward toward a better Augusta for all. (The writers are, respectively, the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce's president/CEO; and chairman of the board.)

The Artside: New exhibits include Entrekin's realist paintings, clay teapots

William Entrekin, a Georgia realist painter whose works have drawn comparison to those of Andrew Wyeth, will be featured in a solo exhibit opening May 30 at the Morris Museum of Art.

John Hammond

THOMSON, Ga. - John T. Hammond, 74, entered into rest peacefully at home on May 28, 2014. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Westview Cemetery, Thomson. John was the son of Elizabeth Graves Hammond and Earnest

Acclaimed Augusta Warrior Project poised to go nationwide

A symposium this week in Augusta could dramatically improve how America cares for an important part of its citizenry - our veterans.

Zelnak to retire from Martin Marietta board

Aiken native Stephen Zelnak Jr. announced Thursday that he will be retiring as chairman of the board of Martin Marietta Materials Inc. in May.Zelnak, 69, will retire at the stone aggregrate giant's annual shareholder meeting...

Georgia Bank & Trust has new president, board chairman

Ron Thigpen will be Georgia Bank & Trust's new president as CEO Dan Blanton has more duties with American Bankers Association.

Biz Bits

...County Convention and Visitor's Bureau.Details: She represents Zaxby's. CHRIS NOAHAward/honor: Named chairman of the board of directors for the Columbia County Convention and Visitor's Bureau.Details: He is retired. EDTSAward...

Cabela's mourns loss of co-founder and patriarch Dick Cabela

...he helped establish in 1961 is headquartered, according to a statement from the company.Dick Cabela served as chairman of the board until June 2013, when he transitioned to chairman emeritus and his brother, Jim Cabela, became chairman.Under...

Biz Bits

Kevin McDougal was named top producer for January from Augusta Mortgage Co.

Texas company buys subdivision developer

Crown Communities, which has built several subdivisions in Augusta, is now owned by a Fort Worth, Texas, company. D.R. Horton Inc., which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange, bought the "homebuilding assets" of the Atlanta-based Crown for $210 million in cash. Those assets include a sales order backlog of approximately 420 already-sold houses, 640 houses in inventory and 2,350 lots. D.R. Horton also acquired control of approximately 3,400 lots through option contracts.