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Stranger helps raise $40,000 for North Augusta mother who left child in park while she was at work

...to a local mother accused of leaving her 9-year-old daughter at a park while she worked her shift at a fast-food restaurant.Clair Ryan, a 31-year-old from Nashua, N.H., has connected people across the nation who contributed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-26/stranger-helps-raise-4
Be adventurous at Laziza Mediterranean Grill

Walk under the green-striped canopy and enter the exotic food restaurant of Laziza Mediterranean Grill. It's no ordinary food joint with burgers and fries. This place has pizzazz! From chicken shawarma...

http://augusta.com/eat/laziza-mediterranean-grill
Grocer-anchored center planned in Martinez

...grocery store and 12,800 square feet in additional retail space at 300 S. Belair Road in Columbia County. A fast-food restaurant and fuel station also are targeted uses for the 15-acre commercial development, according to the property's zoning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-27/grocer-anch
Organizations aim to train immigrant entrepreneurs

...Mexican state of Oaxaca more than two decades ago, Paula Asuncion worked on farms and in minimum wage jobs at fast-food restaurants ? a widow struggling to feed six children, sharing cramped apartments with other families.Her prospects changed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-13/organizations-aim-train-im
Georgia would feel minimum wage hike, study says

...professor of applied economics at the University of Georgia, jobs will be lost and prices will rise. At a fast-food restaurant where nearly one-third of its costs go to personnel, the proposed 20 percent boost in the minimum wage translates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-25/georgia-would-feel-minimum
Burger King robbery suspects still at large

Police were still looking Thursday night for two robbers who held up a local fast food restaurant at gunpoint late Wednesday.At 11:51 p.m. Wednesday night, authorities were called to investigate a robbery at Burger King...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-22/burger-king-robbery-su
Heisman winner Jameis Winston charged with shoplifting

...apartment complex after having what was described as a "BB gun fight." Also, Winston was asked to leave a fast-food restaurant after filling a cup with soda at the fountain area, despite not paying for the drink. The restaurant declined to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-05-01/heisman-winner-charged-sh
Navigators brace for final health care enrollments

...and actually do something about it," he said.Fulcher has taken that problem head-on by going out to fast-food restaurants and other places where younger adults who likely lack insurance might be working."I just think going where young...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-03-23/navigators-brace-final-enrol
Augusta workers see benefits of minimum wage increase

...backpack.Every day from 4 to 9 p.m., except Wednesday and Thursday, Torres works the register at the fast-food restaurant on Walton Way and Gordon Highway. Sometimes she makes sandwiches. Her sidework includes cleaning and making drinks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-15/augusta-workers-see-benefi
Rants & Raves

...that unemployment did not go through. It is your fault because you are too sorry to go out and get a job. Fast-food restaurants are hiring. May not be the job you want, but it's money coming in. RANT FOR MARION Williams. Please focus your...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-17/rants-raves