First Community Bank owner posts $862,000 profit

The owner of First Community Bank, which entered the Augusta market in February through the acquisition of Savannah River Banking Co., reported first quarter...

First Community Bank grows with move to Augusta

...Wachovia and change the name of the skyscraper in downtown Augusta.After shareholders approved the merger of First Community Bank and Savannah River Banking Co., it took a weekend to rebrand the branches.Although there were a high number of...

Savannah River Banking Co. completes merger with Columbia bank

Savannah River Banking Co. opened Monday as First Community Bank after shareholders last week approved the merger of the Augusta-Aiken bank with the publicly-traded Columbia-based First...

Augusta tech firm offers improved security monitoring

...Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke joins think tank Brookings Institution. Savannah River Banking Co. and First Community Bank complete merger, new signs up on Augusta and Aiken branches.

William Newman III

...Tector, and nephew, Kyle Tector, all of Thomson, Georgia. Memorials may be made to: Hal Newman Fund, C/O first Community Bank, 207 Elm Street, Shelbyville, TN 37160. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements...

Small Business Administration nominee has ownership, lending experience

...August.Contreras-Sweet has a wide range of experience, having been a business owner, founder of a Latino-owned community bank and a former California Cabinet secretary. She's also been an advocate for Hispanics."She knows business and...

Retailers are hoping sales get big boost from Santa

...to see the completion of the merger between Augusta-based Savannah River Banking Co. and Columbia-based First Community Bank. Regulators have been going over the combination and shareholders will get their final say at the end of next month...

Augustan to ring the closing bell at NYSE

...with the regional bank, headquartered in Columbus, Ga., turning 125 years old this month. Synovus began as a community bank in Columbus on Oct. 31, 1888, and now has branches in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee...

Georgia banker sees better days ahead

...several times. He is mindful of trying not to hurt the people who are making these loans available for consumers, but he's charged with the job. He is mindful of the impact on community banks when they come out with these regulations.

Augusta, Columbia banks agree to merger

...close in the first quarter of 2014, said Phil Wahl, Augusta market president for Savannah River Banking Co.First Community Bank has 11 branches in Lexington, Richland, Newberry and Kershaw counties. Savannah River Banking Co. has branches...