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Bank of America donates $50K to Goodwill - November 19, 2019

One of America’s largest corporate philanthropy programs has made it to Augusta. Bank of America’s Neighborhood Champions initiative on Tuesday issued its inaugural $50,000 local grant to Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia & the CSRA to help advance economic mobility in the region.

Goodwill of Middle Georgia recognized as neighborhood champions - November 19, 2019

The Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA have been recognized for boosting economic mobility.

Goodwill to open Augusta outlet store - October 4, 2019

Goodwill Industries on Friday announced it will open an outlet store at its Washington Road campus that will sell merchandise in bins by the pound.

Halloween Comes Alive at Goodwill - October 1, 2019

All of our local Goodwill locations are fully geared up for Halloween. And, as a bonus, shopping at Goodwill supports the organization’s mission to create career pathways out of poverty, with 86 cents out of every dollar spent there going to that mission. 

Help Wanted - October 1, 2019

As Georgia’s economy grows, businesses grapple with a workforce shortage.

Scuttlebiz: Balcony bar coming to Broad Street - September 21, 2019

Earlier this year, Edgar’s Grill management told me they were considering developing a bar/restaurant on the third-floor balcony of 699 Broad St.

25 students graduate from Macon culinary school - July 18, 2019

Twenty five culinary students graduated from Helms College Thursday.

Goodwill opens new donation and education center in downtown Aiken - June 18, 2019

Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA opened a new facility in downtown Aiken, with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday. The newly renovated space on Pendleton Street will serve as a training center and donation drop-off point.

Macon man, former inmate, gets Presidential Volunteer Award - June 11, 2019

A Macon man has received recognition from the President for his volunteer work. Edward Timley got a signed letter from President Donald Trump, called the President's Volunteer Service Award, at Goodwill's employee appreciation ceremony this week.

Central Georgia man recognized by President Donald Trump – June 7, 2019

President Donald Trump recognized a Central Georgia man this month. Edward Timley received the President's Volunteer Service Award.

GA veterans are using military experience to open their own businesses. Here are some of their stories. – May 5, 2019

Scottie Johnson served 25 years in the U.S. Army’s Field Artillery Division, including deployments in Iraq, Bosnia and twice in Afghanistan as a 13B cannon crew member.

Editorial: Local school aims for national impact – May 4, 2019

Shoppers who look for secondhand bargains in the aisles of area Goodwill stores probably don’t give a second thought to Edgar Helms.

Dragon boat races benefit Helms College – May 4, 2019

It was a day of races and cultural experiences as 12 teams from across the Augusta area took part in the eighth annual GoodBoats for Goodwill Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday.

Macon culinary school student earns Green Jacket at Masters - April 30, 2019

Craig Whitehead, a culinary student at Helms College in Macon, recently received a green jacket at the Masters in Augusta in mid-April.


For National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Chef Scottie Johnson helping in the fight against diabetes and Parkinson’s disease through his “Blessed and Highly Flavored Cuisine” business.

Augusta’s Pinnacle Club evolves under Goodwill management – April 16, 2019

If you haven’t been to the Pinnacle Club in a while, you’re in for a surprise.