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Holiday hiring in full swing

...number rose by 100 to 1,700 jobs, according to the state's labor department.At Stein Mart in Augusta, assistant store manager Karen Johnson started hiring seasonal workers in late September and is still in the interviewing process. Johnson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-10-10/holiday-hir
Gander Mountain opens Augusta store

...overwhelmed this morning. We had the turnout from what we would expect of a grand opening," said Jeremy Laswell, the store manager. "Sometimes we'll have 20 or 50 people. Right now we've already had 200 come into the building."The grand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-23/gander-mountain-opens-augu
Back-to-school shoppers take note: Pay no tax this weekend

...the Peach State who'd already started back school."I think it'll even out," said Denise Littles, assistant store manager at Kmart in North Augusta. "They were out here at 8 o'clock this morning."At Lee's store on Bobby Jones Expressway...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-01/back-school
Family found dead in house of ex-tennis pro James Blake

...fire but it would have spread slowly. The amount of powder inside each one was smaller than an aspirin, he said.A store manager, Rocky DiRoma, said there was nothing unusual about the $650 purchase."He was just an average Joe," DiRoma...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-05-08/family-found-dead-house-ex-tennis
Fireworks-related burns common during Fourth of July

...fireworks from that format. It's far safer and far more spectacular than in your backyard."Skip Playford, a store manager at Wacky Wayne's Fireworks in North Augusta, said most fireworks manufacturers take measures to make the explosives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-02/fireworks-related-burns-comm
North Augusta retailers monopolize on firework sales

...loud artillery shells, which cost about $80.A few minutes away from Rodney's, at Wacky Wayne's Fireworks, store manager Skip Playford expects to benefit from Independence Day falling on a Friday this year, making it a three-day weekend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-28/north-augus
New York supermarket combines gym with groceries

...other such partnership in the country. "This has become a community center. People meet folks just like them."Store manager Dave Farrell, an admitted "exercise fool" who has dropped 86 pounds in the past year, said gym goers don't have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-05-28/new-york-supermarket-combines-gym-g
Police seek parking lot scammer

Police are searching for a man who posed as a store manager and scammed a customer at a Peach Orchard Road gas station.Police said the woman and her sister had just cashed a check at Station...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-29/police-seek-parking-lo
Woman broke color barrier in Augusta schools in 1964

...the Academy of Richmond County, she spent two years in the Army, worked as a medical assistant, a beauty supply store manager, an AT&T worker and a substitute teacher before joining Lake Forest as its secretary in 2006.She never married...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-05-16/woman-broke-color-barrier
Augusta ATV moves to North Augusta

...15,000 square feet, the new showroom is more than twice as large as the old 6,000-square-foot shop, said store manager Joe Judson.Having a larger facility was the main motivator behind the move, Judson said."We've got everything...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-10/augusta-atv