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Past articles by Jenna:

Ironman 70.3 fuels Augusta economy for seventh year

Downtown cafe owner Christine Sherer eagerly awaits the half-Ironman triathlon - and its boost in business - each fall. The 70.3-mile athletic event, now in its seventh year in Augusta, arrives on Sept. → Read More

Downtown Augusta antique store closing in November

Henry Brothers Antique Auctions at 1051 Broad St. is closing by Nov. 1 so that Tradewinds Antique Mall can take over the space. → Read More

Holiday Inn Express on Broad Street sold to new owners

Local developers of the newly opened Holiday Inn Express in downtown Augusta sold the property last month for $10.3 million. → Read More

The Snug steakhouse gets new owners

Ownership of The Snug restaurant in Augusta has changed from one local family to another. → Read More

Home sales up in Richmond, Columbia counties this summer

The summer housing market in metro Augusta was marked by rising home sales and dropping inventories, according to local real estate experts. → Read More

Locals add specialty burrito spot in Evans

Longtime friends Jason Beall and Steve Fredericks thought outside the fast-casual box when opening their new Evans burrito restaurant, which they hope to one day franchise. → Read More

Lit archways, splash pad proposed for Riverwalk Augusta

Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Margaret Woodard outlined new projects that would help connect the riverwalk with the rest of downtown. → Read More

Green Meadows residents oppose drug-treatment facility

A substance abuse facility treating male teens that is being proposed for the back of a south Augusta neighborhood drew opposition from neighbors during a public hearing Tuesday. → Read More

Family Dollar adding more stores in Augusta

Family Dollar is adding three more stores in Augusta within the next year. → Read More

Finding job not easy for those with criminal past

Calvert Smith isn't one to hide his criminal past. On each job application he fills out, he is upfront about his conviction for an armed robbery. At least twice since his release, Smith has lost out on jobs because of the conviction. → Read More

Graniteville cremation center allows online arrangements

Right Choice Cremation in Graniteville opened as an alternative for those wishing to bypass a traditional funeral home and instead make and pay for cremation arrangements online. → Read More

Water park set for North Augusta

Officials confirm that Scuttle's Island water park with 24 attractions is coming to North Augusta in spring 2016. → Read More

Partridge Inn officially part of Hilton boutique brand

The changeover at The Partridge Inn from independent boutique hotel to a Hilton-affiliated property is offically complete. → Read More

NFL hall of famer considers Columbia County for online staffing agency

Former NFL player Jerome Bettis toured three hospitals in Augusta on Monday and said he came to the area to look at possible sites for his new online employee sharing company Job Pool. → Read More

Fourth local Cook Out restaurant planned for south Augusta

The quickly expanding burger chain Cook Out has picked out a site on Peach Orchard Road for its fourth metro Augusta restaurant. → Read More

More commercial development slated for Columbia County

William Few Parkway could see more commercial development in the near future. → Read More

New facility, owner for Augusta Infiniti dealership

Augusta's Infiniti dealership is in a new facility, with a new owner. → Read More

E-commerce store owner opening clothier on Furys Ferry Road

Due South will open on Aug. 26 that will carry "Southern, preppy" labels for men, women, children and babies. → Read More

New Gateway Crossing apartments in Augusta sold

The newly completed Gateway Crossing apartment community in west Augusta has new out-of-town owners. → Read More

Upscale grocer, clothing retailer being sought as anchor tenants of new Mullins Crossing phase

The wait for more retail and restaurants at a new section of Mullins Crossing in Evans could soon be coming to an end. → Read More