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Keep Calm and Shop Local

Brian Allen

Hi Guys! Brian here from Little Guide. As Molly has eloquently stated and as I’m more than sure we all know, this is an anxious time for everyone. For Molly, Stuart and I we find ourselves particularly concerned for our Little Guide family of businesses. Nationally, small business is the economic engine that drives this country. At the local level, it is a big part of what defines our identity...in short, it is of vital importance.

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New Executive Director at Augusta Locally Grown

Molly Swift

The founder of Augusta Locally Grown, Kim Hines, has stepped down from her position as Executive Director. We would like to wish Kim all the best as she departs and offer our congratulations to Becca van Loenen, the new Executive Director. We look forward to seeing Augusta Locally Grown continue to grow throughout the Augusta region under her guidance!

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April Henry King's LGA Instagram Takeover

April Henry King

With our followers watching, the first Little Guide Augusta social media takeover took place Friday May 10 - Sunday, May 12, 2019. Local artist, April Henry King enjoyed the entire weekend using the Little Guide to decide what to eat, what to wear, and even where to stay! By visiting Little Guide locations, April brought our book to life on Facebook and Instagram.

Find her story in our Instagram highlights here.

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Shop Local

Molly Swift

Augusta’s local business community has been growing like crazy! As the region develops, we’ll see even more new businesses open their doors, bolstering competition and providing locals with a radical increase in retail options. Buying local is vital for our area’s economic stability and its continued growth, and we love that it’s become something we’ve seen grow in popularity. But, we know it’s not always easy to figure out what is a [...]

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The Southern Salad - Land of the Greens

Debbie Wolfarth

What’s the buzz in town these days? The Southern Salad, which opened in August of 2018 and already has a loyal following. The Southern Salad is unique in downtown Augusta because you can walk in, create your own amazingly fresh grain bowl or salad bowl and eat it there or take it with you. And don’t get me started on the smoothies. All of this created in minutes. Healthy fast food for kids and adults alike!

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Join the Paceline and Kick Cancer’s A**

Molly Swift

Change usually comes when we're uncomfortable, or in pain. We're motivated to find relief or alleviate whatever is causing us to feel that pain, and usually we're in a hurry to feel better. Paceline is a direct response to pain, but it's the pain of more than just one person - 1,735,00 people in the U.S. alone are facing a cancer diagnosis in 2018. However, Paceline wants to reduce that number to zero.

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Exploring with the LGA

Molly Swift

We’ve had a phenomenal month! Since launching the Friday before Masters Week, we’ve distributed thousands of copies of Little Guide Augusta and all of them have been picked up. It’s not the worst problem to have, but thank you for your patience while we adjust to a greater demand than we expected. Especially as each one has been picked up from one of our featured locations.

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The Centenarian and Frog Hollow

Molly Swift

When Mr. Lanier told me about his wife’s grandmother, Evelyn Pye Creed, it was in reference to celebrating her 100th birthday. Becoming a centenarian is certainly a cause for partying, and the family marked the occasion with a drop-in at the Belvedere United Methodist Church the day after her birthday. Mr. Lanier was keen to have an little article or mention in the paper, so we were talking about what he and his wife, Angie, wanted to say about their grandmother.

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A Life Serving Others

Molly Swift

On Memorial Day we reflect upon our fallen service members and the sacrifice they made. We also use the day to thank all service members, past and present. Among the pages of the Little Guide Augusta, we feature many of these brave men and women, one of whom, Nader Khatib, talked to me about how he relies upon his military service to make his business a success.

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My Crew - Beasley Radio

Molly Swift

I just posted on Facebook and Instagram. A rather nondescript image and accompanying post about one of our featured locations – this time, Beasley Broadcasting Group, which operates stations in roughly 40 towns/cities throughout the U.S. ranging from urban and country, to contemporary hits and rock. For us, that means much loved stations like WGAC, Kicks 99, and HD 98.3.

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