Quarterly profit up for Georgia Bank & Trust parent

...we took advantage of the extraordinary recovery by taking steps to improve our future net interest margin," said Ron Thigpen, the president and chief operating officer. "Our balance sheet remains strong and we are well-positioned to support...

Taylor declares run for District 122 seat while Duncan mulls decision

...retired Savannah River Site engineer and businessman, in the November general election to fill the District 1 seat after Ron Thigpen chose not to run again.Taylor said he had spoken to Columbia County Elections Director Nancy Gay and was told a special...

Columbia County candidates qualify

...this morning along with his challenger, retired Appling businessman Brett McGuire.Also qualifying were incumbent Ron Thigpen for District 1 and Harlem resident David Payne for District 4.Payne, a retired truck driver, will challenge Commissioner...

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Put Thigpen on Columbia commission

...out of this circumstance and my personal knowledge of Ron Thigpen, a candidate for Columbia County Commission District...willing to serve us as an elected official. A vote for Ron Thigpen is a vote for our future. He will make us proud. J...

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Georgia Bank & Trust owner reports $4.2 million quarterly profit

...experienced an 18 percent increase in mortgage origination volume," said company President and Chief Operating Officer Ron Thigpen. "Credit costs decreased further as asset quality continued to improve. Our balance sheet grew, as we saw both core...

Banks buy land near Evans shopping center

...Augusta bank bought the land in November for $700,000, but a decision to construct a branch has not been made.Ron Thigpen, the president of Georgia Bank & Trust, confirmed the purchase but said the bank has no immediate plans for the land...

Commission seeks funds from tax commissioner

...to authorize its attorneys to recover funds from Tax Commissioner Kay Allen.After the vote, District Commissioner Ron Thigpen said he thought it was time for Allen to resign.Allen's husband, District Commissioner Charles Allen, was not...

Columbia County Commission passes $190 million budget

...to balance a budget when you keep raising taxes, but it isn't so easy when you don't," he said.Commissioners Ron Thigpen and Bill Morris praised the county staff's "cooperative spirit" in making adjustments to their "wish lists" to...

Georgia Bank & Trust owner reports $3.8 million profit

...solid deposit growth. Overall, we continue to perform well," said company President and Chief Operating Officer Ron Thigpen. "Our net interest margin remains compressed in a historically low interest rate environment, and we saw lower mortgage...

Columbia County might pick hospital partner soon

...18 meeting for a possible decision.About half of the points it will use to score bids concern costs, Vice Chairman Ron Thigpen said.Of the three, only University is asking the county to contribute 20 percent of the cost of building its 100-bed...