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Columbia County might revise pawn law

...tracking sales of possibly stolen goods, said Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.The code requires certain merchants to collect personal information, including photographs and thumb prints, from those selling items, as well as other details...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-25/columbia-county-might-revi
Priscilla Keen

...include three children, Dana Smith (Dana Lee), Karla Keen Vance (Ed), and Jessica Keen; grandchildren, Evan Smith, Jude Merchant, and Nicholas Vance; sister, Cindy Simons (Tony); brothers, Glen Kitchens (Paula), Billy Kitchens (Darlene), Tommy...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175566853
Jobe Wood

...had lived in Thomson for many years. He was retired from Valdosta Southern Railroad as an Engineer. He was a veteran in the Merchant Marines during WWII and the Army during the Korean War. Survivors include a brother, Frank Wood, Thomson; numerous nieces...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175526861
Man indicted on porn, molestation charges; doctor indicted on drug charge in Columbia County

...grand jury recently indicted Derek Bryce Merchant, 26, of Kenmont Street in Aiken, on...according to the indictment released Friday.Merchant was arrested April 28 as part of a three-week-long...meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex.Merchant was being held in the Columbia County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-17/man-indicted-porn-mole
Augusta-area businesses preparing for new chip-card technology

...chip cards ? will shift liability to merchants if a fraudulent transaction occurs...occurs when a chip card is used, the merchant becomes liable.The Wells Fargo survey...with your financial institution and your merchant processor on what are my risks, what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/aiken/2015-08-14/augusta-area-businesses-prepa
A look at Samsung Pay, other mobile payments

...because they work with fewer merchants. Those rival services require merchants to have newer payment equipment...Samsung Pay works with more merchants, acceptance isn't universal...to worry about what your merchant has. The phone figures it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-14/look-samsung-pay-other-mob
Downtown Augusta redevelopment still stagnant

...tenants, five of which are currently looking at the downtown market, she said.Obstacles to businessLike Woodard, downtown merchant Caren "Ooollee" Bricker sees parking as a big hurdle downtown needs to jump before reaching its potential.Bricker, who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-08-08/downtown-au
Samsung unveils 2 jumbo phones

...of a technology that mimics the magnetic signals from credit-card swipes. That allows it to work with a wider range of merchants, though it still won't work everywhere cards are accepted.As for the phones, Samsung is looking to play to its strengths...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-13/samsung-unveils-2-jumbo-ph
William "Bill" Merry, owner of Merry's Trash and Treasures on Broad Street dies

...lost one of its biggest proponents with the death of longtime merchant Bill Merry.William "Bill" Merry, who owned Merry's Trash...moving in."McCully remembered Merry as the first downtown merchant to arrive to work in the mornings and one of the last to leave...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-06-01/merrys-owne
Smear merchants

...stand silently by and hear and see our country, our values, our integrity and our humanity be slandered and defamed by smear merchants who hate their country.In the blindness of their hatred, they utterly refuse to see anything good in that flag, or in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-03/smear-merchants