Biz bits

...newsACTIVIST INVESTOR Carl Icahn said Thursday that he wants to see Family Dollar Stores Inc. sold at once, and he told the Matthews, N.C...shareholder. According to Icahn's letter, he met Wednesday with Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine.

Augusta shoplifting suspect sought

Police are searching for a man suspected of shoplifting Wednesday from Family Dollar on Wrightsboro Road.Police said the man left the store without paying for a cart full of merchandise about 8:15 p.m. His...

Richmond County deputies looking for credit card thief

Police are searching for a man who used a stolen credit card at Family Dollar on Broad Street.The man was seen on surveillance video using the card without authorization twice within an hour Friday at the...

Augusta man accuses 15-year-old of armed robbery

...told police that he had just purchased items from Family Dollar at 1713 Walton Way about 8:30 p.m. when he was...fleeing.Police say the 15-year-old admitted going to Family Dollar around the time of the robbery but said he was only...

CVS dropping tobacco products

...displays and promotions and raise the legal age someone can buy tobacco products.On the flip side, discounters such as Family Dollar have started selling tobacco over the last couple years. They note that smokers make more frequent stops at retailers...

Construction roundup

COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMITS? Greenfield Construction Co.; Family Dollar, 1207 Augusta Road, Clearwater; commercial building, $672,000? Walbridge Southeast LLC; Bridgestone Firestone, 1 Bridgestone...

Broad Street store robbed at gunpoint

Police are looking for a man who robbed a Family Dollar store at gunpoint late Sunday.About 8:40 p.m., Richmond County sheriff's deputies were called to the Family Dollar at 1991 Broad St., according to a statement from the...

Ga. substitute teacher guilty of holdups

...brother, Eric Williams, joined in the robberies.Battles and Williams robbed four Dollar General stores and one Family Dollar store in North Florida, during March and April 2012. They were arrested after a robbery in Wellborn in April 2012...

Crash on Milledgeville Road injures 5, including 2 children

...into the path of another on Milledgeville Road.Police said a Suzuki Grand Vitara was trying to make a left turn into Family Dollar in the 2300 block of Milledgeville Road when it was hit by a Honda Accord about 1:30 p.m.The Suzuki overturned...

Shooting suspect arrested

...has also been charged with felony robbery by force in a separate incident.Police say that in the Dec. 9 robbery of Family Dollar at 2914 Deans Bridge Road, Haynes threw two registers on the floor and grabbed the money before fleeing the scene...