Slive to retire as SEC commissioner in July

...guided the conference through expansion, bringing on Texas A&M and Missouri to expand the league's footprint into new markets. And he pushed for a four-team playoff in major college football years before it was finally adopted.In 2011...

New Metro Market opening Friday next to Augusta Common

A new market opening Friday next to Augusta Common will let downtown shoppers purchase anything from a quick meal and a glass of wine to a tube...

Georgia praised for export effort

...Its news stories are credited with helping to bring together buyers and sellers and highlighting opportunities for new markets.Published by veteran newspaper reporter Phil Bolton, the online news site is credited as the only place to find comprehensive...

Retail recruiters seeing interest in downtown Augusta

...Branch's data showed 2,400 businesses and 32,370 employees currently operating in that section.Branch encouraged the city to look at adding tax breaks for developers, noting most of downtown is eligible for new market tax credits.

Chick-fil-A top chicken chain

...for Chick-fil-A said in an email the company was "deeply grateful" for its loyal customers as it expands into new markets. A KFC spokesman, Rick Maynard, noted in a statement that the chain "has seen a lot of competitors come and go since...

First Community Bank grows with move to Augusta

...Lexington, S.C.-based bank that has been growing through acquisition since 2004, this is a chance to expand into a new market, said President and CEO Mike Crapps.With the merger, First Community now has more than 15,000 customers and 13...

Pecan industry looks to India as its next China

...tariff "a significant blow."With its large population and rising middle class, India offers the prospect of a large new market for pecan growers.That is important because the pecan industry relies heavily on exports. About one-third of total...

Guest Column: Downtown Augusta enjoyed prosperous 2013, with bright hope ahead

...addition to this robust market is the historic 834 Greene Street project, which was completed in September and houses six new market-rate apartments. The Vine Inn is under renovation, and construction will begin at 303 Greene and 1225 Greene early...

Dine & Dish: For the holidays, try an Augusta Feast of Seven Fishes

...and sashimi to share. AUGUSTA FISH MARKET AND RESTAURANT, 1843 Walton Way, facebook.com/AugustaFishMarket. This new market on Walton Way is owned and operated by the same folks who ran the old Ming Wah across the street ? which should come...

AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet to as many as 25 metro areas outside Northeast

...potential demand. The company said it may start building some of the new networks by the end of the year.None of the new markets are in the Northeast because AT&T doesn't have landline operations there. Verizon serves much of that area and...