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...

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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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 candidate forum tonight

...local builder and political activist.Also, both candidates who qualified to replace outgoing District 1 Commissioner Ron Thigpen have agreed to attend. Doug Duncan, a vice president with Augusta staffing firm MAU Inc., will face Hafeez Chaudhry...

Columbia County approves $700,000 in incentives for development

...Mississippi."When fully developed, the project could bring as many as 500 jobs to the area, Cross said.Commissioner Ron Thigpen said the potential tax revenue and job growth the project will provide will more than pay for the economic incentives...

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 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...

Columbia County Commission seeks funds from Kay Allen, calls for resignation

...unanimously. Kay Allen's husband, Commissioner Charles Allen, was not present.Immediately afterward, Commissioner Ron Thigpen said it was time for Allen to "step aside" from her duties as tax commissioner. All the other commissioners solemnly...