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Small businesses selling Fair Trade products looking to make money while doing good

...be the company known for responsible coffee sourcing," co-owner Jim Munson says.Demand for Fair Trade products is rising as...the Fair Trade market a growing opportunity for small business owners. While companies sell Fair Trade food, clothing and bedding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-27/small-businesses-selling-f
Augusta Commission set to approve $9 million tax increase

...effectively $70 more annually for the owner of a $100,000 house who claims the...position."Also on the table for property owners is a stormwater fee under development...It's a negative impact on property owners in a sense, but by virtue of cleaning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-27/augusta-commission-set-a
Trial for 3 charged in deadly salmonella outbreak from peanuts set to start in south Georgia

...and said the employees fabricated certificates saying peanut product shipments were safe when tests said otherwise.Company owner Stewart Parnell invoked the Fifth Amendment to avoid testifying before a congressional committee in February 2009. E-mails...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-27/trial-3-charged-deadly-salmon
Pardon Our Mess: Trees, brush cover Doublegate Court street sign

...ACTION PROMISED: If the overgrowth covers public right-of-way, Augusta's traffic engineering department has resolved similar issues in the past. If it's on private property, the owner will be responsible for addressing the issue.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-27/pardon-our-mess-trees-brush-c
Draft Day

Now Playing Synopsis: Ivan Reitman's Draft Day stars Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver Jr., the GM of the Cleveland Browns. With 13 hours until the beginning of the NFL draft, Sonny is informed by the team's owner (Frank Langella) that if Sonny doesn't make a splash and generate ticket sales, he's going to be fired. That prompts the GM to take a trade offer from another team that gives him the first pick in the draft, in exchange for three furure first-round picks. The move outrages the Browns' head coach, and forces all of the team's scouts to dig up what they can find about the pick everyone, including the owner, expects them to make -- a highly touted QB from Wisconsin. Meanwhile, Weaver is drawn to a talented linebacker who has family issues to deal with and is known for having a hot temper. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Ellen Burstyn, Frank Langella Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Fading Gigolo

Now Playing Synopsis: Writer/director John Turturro's Fading Gigolo centers on an elderly New York bookstore owner (Woody Allen) who becomes a pimp when he turns his middle-aged friend (Turturro) into a gigolo hoping to raise enough money when it looks like their store is going to close. Eventually, they begin to make more money than they ever expected. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Woody Allen, John Turturro, Sofía Vergara, Sharon Stone Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Need For Speed

Now Playing Synopsis: A mechanic who moonlights as an underground race-car driver strives to take the top prize in America's most prominent street race in order to have his revenge against the ambitious ex-NASCAR champ who had him framed and sent to prison. Inspired by the popular video-game franchise of the same name, Need for Speed tells the story of garage owner Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul). Desperate to keep his family-owned business afloat, Marshall forms an uncomfortable partnership with wealthy ex-NASCAR star Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). That partnership falls apart when a lucrative sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) fails to pan out, and unscrupulous Brewster uses a tragic street-racing mishap to have the innocent Marshall incarcerated. Released from prison two years later, the vengeful Marshall plots to prove his mettle by winning the De Leon -- an illicit race showcasing the country's top underground talents. But getting to the De Leon will be no simple task, because not only has the ruthless Brewster put a bounty on Marshall's prized car, but the police are hot on his trail during the white-knuckle, coast-to-coast dash. Fortunately for Marshall, his loyal crew and Bonet are willing to help him get to the starting line in time for the big race. Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi, Ramon Rodriguez, and Michael Keaton co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Oculus

Now Playing Synopsis: Two siblings haunted by a childhood tragedy learn that the source of their horror is a mysterious mirror with a dark history. Tim (Brenton Thwaites) and Kaylie (Karen Gillan) were merely teenagers when both of their parents were brutally butchered. Convicted of the killings and sentenced to protective custody, Tim serves his time while Kaylie drifts into a deep despair. Years later, a newly free Tim does his best to lay the past to rest. Meanwhile, Kaylie is certain that her brother was innocent all along, and that the antique mirror their parents used to own holds the answer to her darkest questions. Upon locating the long-lost looking glass, Kaylie's deepest fears are confirmed -- a menacing force inhabits that mirror, and it has plagued every owner who has come into possession of it. Now, as curious Kaylie reacquires the mirror, the nightmarish cycle of horror returns with a vengeance. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane, Katee Sackhoff, James Lafferty Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Steelers put contract extension talks with Ben Roethlisberger on hold

Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II said the team won't work on a contract extension for two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-25/steelers-put-contract-extensi
Armando's Grill and Pizzeria is The Neighborhood Hangout

...atmosphere," Tim Bowlby, chef and co-owner of Armando's Grill and Pizzeria, said...restaurant and partner with close friend and owner of the two Armando's in the area. He...originals of family members, the co-owner and his own. Try the Wise Guy or The Forget...

http://augusta.com/eat/armandos-grill-pizzeria-neighborhood-hangout