Black Friday crowds lighter at many local stores

...shopping day of the holiday season, is now getting a chunk taken out by retailers choosing to open early on Thanksgiving. Kmart opened as early as 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving this year, while dozens of other national retailers welcomed customers in the...

Augusta-area store opening times for Thanksgiving, Black Friday

THURSDAY6 A.M.? Kmart: 310 E. MartintownRoad, North Augusta7 A.M.? Big Lots: 3232 Wrightsboro Road; 2708 Peach Orchard Road; 526 N. Belair Road; 406...

Man, 52, stole cash from Augusta Kmart, deputies say

...from an Augusta store Saturday, deputies say.About 8:15 a.m., Richmond County sheriff's deputies were called to the Kmart store at 1647 Gordon Highway in reference to a theft, according to a statement from the department.Deputies learned that...

Sears explores sale-leaseback deal of buildings

...Holdings Corp., which runs Sears and Kmart stores, has been slashing costs and looking...Sears offset a 0.5 percent increase at Kmart.In August, the company reported its...Edward Lampert.Lampert combined Sears and Kmart in 2005 about two years after he helped...

Businesses fight to stop shopping on the holidays

...Factory, Home Depot, Lowe's and GameStop will also be locked up. Finding time for turkey might be tough on Kmart workers. Kmart wants to open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving. DSM SALE TALK RENEWED: Several media outlets, including the Wall...

Sears plans to raise more cash via rights offering

...to $625 million.The company, which runs Kmart and its namesake stores, also said Monday...Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert combined Sears and Kmart in 2005 about two years after he helped bring Kmart out from under bankruptcy protection. The...

Rants & Raves

...article in the Sunday paper. Thank you very much. SEARS IS IN THE SAME chain as Kmart, so whatever you needed at the Sears that closed in Aiken, you can now get at Kmart. THE GROCERY STORES are talking about doing away with plastic bags. I say...

Optimize your game plan for holiday toy shopping

...free Cartwheel app can get 50 percent deals on different toys each day from Nov. 2 to Dec. 24. USE LAYAWAY: Toys R Us, Kmart and Wal-Mart are offering layaway this year. Service fees might apply, and many stores limit layaway to certain classes...

Area Kmart stores survive

Kmart Corp.'s four stores in the Augusta-Aiken...closures, the company announced today. Kmart will close 284 underperforming stores nationwide...Silver Bluff Road. A company spokesman said Kmart will continue to evaluate these stores...

Kmart files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

DETROIT -- Kmart Corp., known for its BlueLight Special...shelter from creditors under Chapter 11. Kmart has struggled in the fiercely competitive...weeks lowered their credit ratings for Kmart. The filing comes a day after a major...