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The ongoing revitalization of Augusta’s urban core is helping transform the entire region. Keep up with the latest developments here.

Big events returning to help boost local economy: ‘It is great to see lines coming out of doors again’

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – The pandemic took a big hit on our local economy and the major events we see every year in the CSRA. But now that things slowly get back to normal, those events are back. Even though some of the big ones like Border Bash and the mini Arts in the Heart…

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Poison Peach Film Festival back in downtown Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – If you’re looking for something to do without the kids the Poison Peach Festival is back. Next weekend you’ll have the opportunity to see some local and independent film makers at the imperial theater in downtown Augusta for the 13th year. Continue Reading…

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A grander opening: Augusta-area bridal shop moves to larger space on Broad Street

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Augusta Chronicle) – Brandy Gibson’s bridal dreams have gotten bigger and better than ever. Continue Reading…

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New local boutique offers plus-size clothing options in downtown Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Augusta Chronicle) – Diana Mejia was shocked to see the response her new plus-size clothing store has gotten since opening two weeks ago. Continue Reading…

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Downtown Augusta welcomes back First Friday

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Bars and restaurants are getting back into the swing of things just in time for the city’s unofficial local event. from local vendors to an art exhibition, the community is coming together in a big way. Continue Reading…

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Welcome to the new site!

Welcome to the new and improved DDA website. Our goal in rebuilding it was to create an online resource for anyone who is interested in finding out more about what it’s like to live/work/play in downtown Augusta. Of course, we want to do a good job of connecting people who are considering relocating or expanding…

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Downtown Augusta sees 40 new businesses during pandemic year

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – While some businesses closed during the pandemic, dozens opened. That was good news for downtown Augusta. Whether it’s something to eat or a sweet treat, some businesses took a risk during a tough time and started a new venture. Continue Reading…

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Augusta Pride returns after pandemic shutdown, economic boost expected again

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Augusta Pride’s celebrations are back next month after the pandemic canceled last year’s events. that cancellation didn’t just put an end to the festivities, it took big money away from the local economy. Continue Reading…

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Parade in downtown Augusta to celebrate local, state championship basketball teams

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Officials from the City of Augusta, Richmond County Board of Education and Georgia General Assembly will host a parade this weekend to celebrate the basketball championship wins of three area school. The parade, scheduled for Sunday, will celebrate the championships of the Cross Creek High School Girls and Boys and Josey…

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Augusta University to get $16 million in funding from the state

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Big changes could be on the way for our medical community and those across Georgia. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp flew into Augusta on Tuesday to talk about the recently passed budget. Included in that budget is the new 3+ program. It’s meant to get more doctors into rural areas where they’re…

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