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Dollar Tree completes $8.5B purchase of Family Dollar

...severely affected by numerous waves of layoffs and foreclosures. They also faced intense competition from retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Kroger Co.Big dollar store chains sought to increase their buying power through acquisitions and Dollar...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-06/dollar-tree-completes-85b-
Richmond County school nutrition director retires

...families about the impact nutrition has on learning and to dispel stereotypes about school lunch.While shopping at Wal-Mart a few years ago, Mack said, she noticed a mother picking out a lunch box for her child. Mack walked over and begged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-07-02/richmond-county-school-nu
Across Georgia

Teens storm Macon Wal-Mart in rampageMACON - Investigators are...group that ransacked a middle Georgia Wal-Mart early Sunday morning, causing an...Up to 50 teenagers raced into a Wal-Mart smashing merchandise during the rampage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-01/across-georgia
Hot confines of car can be deadly to pets

...dangers of leaving animals behind.The message is simple: Leave your dog at home."The dog doesn't need to go to Wal-Mart with you," Mayne said. "It will be fine at home."According to Augusta's Law Department, complaints investigated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-28/hot-confines-car-can-be-deadl
Columbia County engineers use adaptive camera system to fight traffic congestion

...along Washington Road without having to stop between the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Evans and Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez...corridors, with one portion extending from the Evans Wal-Mart Supercenter to Bobby Jones Expressway, and another from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-27/columbia-county-engineers-use
Macon Wal-Mart teen rampage

...to 50 teenagers bent on destruction raced into a Macon Wal-Mart, smashing merchandise and causing an estimated $2...Sheriff's officials said one of the teens later told a Wal-Mart employee that the goal was to see how much damage they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-30/macon-wal-mart-teen-rampage
Shoplifiting suspect swapped tags, report says

...items before buying them at an Augusta business.Sherese Monique Simp son, 30, switched price tags on four dresses at Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road and used self-checkout to pay for them, according to a police report.Simpson was detained by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-28/shoplifiting-suspect-s
Dixie Outfitters sees surge in business as Confederate flag controversy continues

ODUM, Ga. - States from Alabama to South Carolina and retailers from Amazon to Wal-Mart are folding their Confederate flags in the wake of the June 17 deaths of nine worshipers at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-25/dixie-outfitters-sees-surg
Need a reason to pay by phone? Apple, Google add new features

...hopeful the changes will draw more shoppers to use digital wallets. But there remain some big challenges. For instance, Wal-Mart has declined to accept Apple Pay and is part of a consortium working on its own mobile payment system."It's a chicken-and-egg...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-06-25/need-reason-
Rants & Raves

...let's have a charter school for math and science. HOW DUMB CAN people be? We recently had three female employees at Wal-Mart who tried to hoodwink the system with the intent to steal money. Surely they knew that it was only a matter of time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-25/rants-raves