35 percent in US facing debt collectors, study says

...workers who recover around $50 billion each year, according to a study published by the Federal Reserve's Philadelphia bank branch.Ratcliffe said stagnant incomes are key to why some are struggling to repay their debt.Health care-related bills...

Annual food drive Saturday in Richmond, Aiken counties

...Augusta, food can be dropped in bins at public libraries, Walgreens locations and many schools. Security Federal Bank branches and many downtown businesses in Aiken are also participating, as well as Wells Fargo locations in both counties...

Banks see a rebound in usage of branches

People are beginning to like their bank branches again. The American Bankers Association hires a marketing...bank business. But after some decline, the good ole bank branch had a rebound ? 21 percent, up from 18 percent last...

Retail building under construction in front of Augusta Mall

...front of Augusta Mall will bring three businesses and a bank ATM to Wrightsboro Road.An old building, formerly a bank branch and cellular phone store, has been razed near the Bobby Jones Expressway ramps at 3456 Wrightsboro to accommodate an...

Details emerge in robbery of Hephzibah bank

...unknown black man entered Southern Bank at 2455 Highway 88 at 3:04 p.m., stating he "wanted the money."Southern Bank Branch Manager Janet McClellan told deputies that the man went to a teller's window, scaled the counter and shoved the teller...

Wells Fargo found in contempt of court in U.S. District Court in Augusta

...bank statements on the account to a probation officer.Nelson was under indictment on charges of robbing a Wells Fargo bank branch on Jan. 5, 2013. He was appointed an attorney free of charge, and his attorney sought money to pay for a psychiatric...

First Community Bank owner posts $862,000 profit

...year earlier.The Columbia, S.C.-based bank is publicly traded on Nasdaq and acquired Savannah River's two bank branches. It reported $420,000 in quarterly expenses related to the merger.First Community reported income from interest...

Summerville Pharmacy moving to old bank building

...new home in June.The Augusta pharmacy is moving from a converted home at 2279 Wrightsboro Road into a former Regions Bank branch at 2839 Central Ave., which is behind the Daniel Village shopping center.Owners of the pharmacy purchased the 2...

Augusta-based Georgia-Carolina Bancshares earns $935k in quarter

...to $275 million. Its assets in 2013 grew from $506 million to $516 million.First Bank of Georgia has seven bank branches in Richmond, Columbia and McDuffie counties, and mortgage offices in Augusta and Savannah.

Synovus Finanical Corp. reports lower profits

Synovus Financial Corp., which operates two bank branches in Augusta, posted a profit of $35.8 million in the fourth quarter.The Columbus, Ga.-based company reported earnings...