Georgia Bank & Trust owner reports $4.2 million quarterly profit

Augusta-based Southeastern Bank Fi­nancial Corp. reported first-quarter net income of $4.2 million, or 63 cents per share for the first quarter in 2014.

Good Deeds

...Moe's burritos are a part of Bubba Watson's Masters experience," said Chris Smith, one of the Moe's Augusta franchise owner. "To thank him for his support of our restaurants, and for generating a lot of buzz for our burritos during his time in Augusta...

Pete Rose allowed to take part in All-Star Game activities

...win while he was managing the club.Manfred said initial thoughts about Rose's role at the July 14 game will come from Reds owner Bob Castel lini."I've agreed with Mr. Castellini that we're going to have a conversation about what specific kind of...

Annie Bussey

...Elliott Smith. Mrs. Bussey was the daughter of the late John Richard Ashmore and the late Mattie LeRoy Ashmore. She was co-owner of Bussey's Florist and a member of Faith Community Church. Survivors include four sisters, Martha Polly Reese of McCormick...

Animal Rescue owner cited, stripped of license

...recently sentenced in Columbia County Magistrate Court for failing to care for animals in the rescue she ran.Kristi Leahey, the owner of Lucky Dog rescue, pled no contest to 14 counts of failure to care for and maintain animals in Magistrate Court on Wednesday...

Columbia County commissioners resolve zoning issues with Lights of the South

...season.The rezoning approval, however, is subject to property owner Benjamin Bell's compliance with several stipulations invoked...parking lots for the attraction, which allayed the property owner's concerns.Beyond zoning problems, the business has one...

Funeral home mistakenly cremates man; negotiations ongoing

...However, the family's attorney, David Dorer, says Bentley & Sons Funeral Home made a mistake and cremated Thomas.The owner of the funeral home could not immediately be reached for comment on Tuesday.Dorer says he and Thomas' family are in negotiations...

Rants & Raves

...so narrowly negotiated. I HEARD ON THE television news that actor Ben Affleck tried to suppress the fact that he had a slave owner for an ancestor. My question is, why? We are not responsible for those who came before us. We are responsible only for those...

Ga. pipeline practices changed over time

...of gallons of gasoline, fouling his well.The pipeline's owner, Colonial Pipeline, also was planning to route a new pipeline...said he fears that big oil, particularly ExxonMobil, co-owner of the existing Plantation Pipeline the Palmetto will connect...

Ga. attorney general won't fight Supreme Court ruling if it allows gay marriage

...discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. People on both sides point to the question of whether a small-business owner should be required to provide service to a gay couple even when doing so conflicts with the owner's religious values.