Paine home opener generates buzz

...to have a team to call his own."It's our thing, and we're going to own it," he said.Knight was joined by Robert Cooks, Augustus Thurmond and Marvin Jones, all of whom pledged their loyalty to Paine football. They admitted that some...

ANIC's leader defends ties to senator

...hard not to do business with people you know, said Robert Cooks, the president and chief executive officer of Augusta...Todd Gaines did not return calls Friday afternoon, but Robert Cooks, ANIC's president and CEO, spoke at length about...

Group names new director

The Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp. has a new executive director. Robert Cooks, 33, of Stone Mountain, Ga., was introduced to members of the nonprofit economic development board Monday afternoon. He told...

New townhouse subdivision part of 'renaissance' of area

...Neighborhood Improvement Corp. has been working on The Enclave on James Brown for the last three years, said its director, Robert Cooks. Mr. Cooks and representatives from Meybohm Realtors presented the 28-unit townhouse-style subdivision to the...

Local Business | Business
Group to nominate executive director

...There were 15 applicants for the job. State Rep. Robin Williams, an ANIC board member, identified the finalists as Robert Cooks, Sheila Durden, Elbert Jenkins and Scott Williams. Mr. DeVaney, citing a career change, withdrew his application...

ANIC gives its approval to location

...We wouldn't frown on any development, be it ANIC development or the city putting in a judicial center," said Robert Cooks, the president of ANIC, a nonprofit organization that seeks to develop Augusta's inner city and owns almost three-quarters...

ANIC will accept improvement plans

...tourism, and the bio-medical/bio-technical industries in Augusta-Richmond County and the surrounding area. Robert Cooks, the group's president, said Wednesday that applications will be accepted until the end of the month. Two public...

Program will help in buying home

...housing lease-purchase plan to help families with credit problems and first-time home buyers own their own homes. Robert Cooks, the president and chief operating officer of ANIC, said potential home buyers who qualify will work with ANIC to...

ANIC buys plots for retail use

...city blocks, which is almost six acres, right at Ninth and 10th (streets) on Walton Way," ANIC Executive Director Robert Cooks told the Downtown Development Authority this week. "One of the long-range goals is to hopefully assemble the rest...

Business | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
ANIC will help people buy homes

...officials approached the authority to help spur home ownership in Richmond County. "It's a complex program," said Robert Cooks, ANIC's president and CEO, explaining why the initiative took so long to develop. "The market didn't cooperate...