Cautious businesses pull back on hiring as depressed global growth finally catches up with US

...this year after sales in China plunged.A host of other companies have announced layoffs in recent weeks, including Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer; ConAgra Foods, which makes Chef Boyardee and Slim Jims; and Chesapeake Energy...

Man gets prison term for machete assault in Augusta

Frank M. Asuncion, 31, also pleaded guilty to unrelated charges of shoplifting and misdemeanor obstruction of an officer for trying to steal two computers and a coat from Wal-Mart.

Augusta woman arrested again at Wal-Mart

...with attempting to steal $52 worth of items from the Wal-Mart on Wrightsboro Road.Whitney Ayers, 29, of Overlook Road, had previously been banned from all Wal-Mart stores for another shoplifting arrest, according to an...

Phoenix freeway shooting suspect: 'I'm the wrong guy'

...after a SWAT team swarmed him at a Wal-Mart in the suburb of Glendale. Minutes...some Friday night shopping at the Wal-Mart. He was struck at the military-style...major route through the city. The Wal-Mart where the suspect was arrested is...

Wal-Mart says it will hire 60,000 holiday season workers

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart says it will hire 60,000 employees...department managers at 3,500 stores. Wal-Mart says current employees will have the...the holidays ended.Earlier this year Wal-Mart raised its minimum wage to $9 an hour...

Scuttle's Island water park crowds not expected to create traffic problem

...of land on Edgefield Road/U.S. Highway 25 near the Wal-Mart at Exit 5, it spurred a wave of business interest in the...interchanges at Interstate 20 and Walnut Lane near the Wal-Mart entrance.Glover says looking at current traffic counts...

Unisys, Medac office projects finishing up

...here. This is going to become a real regional headquarters for us," Patterson said.For retail, the area's third Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market has been erected in south Augusta. The building shell is adjacent to a Rite-Aid on Windsor Spring...

You Remembered: Residents recall Wrightsboro Road drive-ins

...the corner of North Leg where the old Wifesaver Restaurant was located and a closed Bon-Air situated where the new Wal-Mart is located. I vividly recall sitting on the hilltop above The Forest Hills Drive-In and watching the movie Thunder...

Sears sales soften in 2nd quarter

...and Kmart in 2005, about two years after he helped bring the latter out of bankruptcy. Facing increased pressure from Wal-Mart, Target and others, Sears created the Shop Your Way loyalty program which rewards members for items they purchase...

Water park set for North Augusta

...000 and 300,000 annual visitors, would be built on about 40 acres near Exit 5 off Interstate 20 and next to the new Wal-Mart Supercenter on Edgefield Road."If 10 percent of the people who attend this park decided to stay an extra day in North...