Stories by Tim Rausch

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Augusta banker named president of State Bank & Trust

Remer Brinson III, the former chief executive officer for Augusta-based First Bank of Georgia, has been named the president of State Bank & Trust, which now owns First Bank.
By Tim Rausch

Monday, July 27, 2015

State Bank and Trust signs go up at First Bank branches

First Bank of Georgia was rebranded over the weekend to State Bank and Trust branches, its parent company.
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Manpower says hiring for summer is low here

Strong words from Manpower, the staffing firm, referring to Augusta: Second weakest in the nation.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, July 24, 2015

Quarterly profit up for Georgia Bank & Trust parent

The parent company of Georgia Bank & Trust reported Friday a substantial increase in second-quarter profit compared with last year.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, July 23, 2015

June unemployment rises for Augusta area

Job losses from the end of the school year drove up the metro unemployment rate to 6.9 percent in June, the Georgia Department of La­bor reported Thursday.
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Augusta is low on list measuring recovery

Years ago, I monitored the Metro Monitor frequently. It was the only measure out there that explained how cities were faring in the recession and the recovery from the recession.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Augusta-area jobs decline in June

End of school job losses drove down the number of jobs in the Augusta metro area in June, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Scuttlebiz: Apartment rental prices growing fast, but not here

Here's a list that renters are glad Augusta is not leading: The 10 fastest growing rent prices in Georgia. Apartment List is monitoring rent prices and has decided to release monthly data.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Aiken facility gets busier with Army contract award

A U.S. Army contract with BAE Systems will mean more work for the company's Aiken facility.
By Tim Rausch

Monday, July 6, 2015

Augusta credit union merges with Atlanta firm

A 3,500-member credit union based in south Augusta merged with a larger Atlanta credit union at the beginning of the month.
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Scuttlebiz: Augusta's chamber of commerce gets honors

The Augusta chamber of commerce has been getting some exciting mail. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation sent word that the local chamber got a three-star Hiring Our Heroes Chamber of Valor honor.
By Tim Rausch

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Scuttlebiz: Columbia County high on worker export

One of the worst places in the metro area to be between 5 and 6 p.m. is on River Watch Parkway headed west. What it illustrates is the worker export of Columbia County. When the workforce goes ...
By Tim Rausch

Friday, June 26, 2015

Wells Fargo to leave downtown tower

For the first time in its 48-year history, the bank building at 699 Broad St. might not have a bank branch in it. 
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, June 25, 2015

May unemployment rises for Augusta metro area

The post-Masters Tournament shedding of hospitality jobs hiked the metro unemployment rate to 6.6 percent in May, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, June 19, 2015

Local sons follow father's footsteps

Sons following in their father's footsteps is a time-honored way to select a career. Although, it is not always the first choice.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Company opening five Cricket Wireless stores in metro areas in North Augusta, Aiken and Augusta

World Wireless in Greenville, S.C., is opening stores for the wireless company in North Augusta, Aiken and Augusta within a month, said Charles Myers, the director of sales operations.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Work on new movie theater

Georgia Theater Co. is trying to get its new 14-screen movieplex on River Watch Parkway open by the time the new "Star Wars" movie opens Dec. 18
By Tim Rausch

Monday, June 1, 2015

Augusta Chevy dealership sold

Gordon Chevrolet was rebranded Malcolm Cunningham Chevrolet on Monday, denoting new ownership of the Gordon Highway dealership after eight years.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Augusta area unemployment dropped in April

As 3,500 more people found jobs in April, mostly related to the Masters Tournament, it pushed down the metro Augusta unemployment rate.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Augusta color plant nears operational readiness

About three months until start up, Huntsman Corp. gave Augusta business and city leaders a trolley tour of its color pigment plant in south Augusta on Wednesday.
By Tim Rausch
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