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Notice of Sale Under Power. State of Georgia, County of RICHMOND. ...

...Secure Debt given by JOHN D ADAMS to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS) AS NOMINEE FOR PLATINUM COMMUNITY BANK , dated 06/24/2009, and Recorded on 07/16/2009 as Book No. 1224 and Page No. 1504, RICHMOND County, Georgia...

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Woman faces felony exploitation charges

...from the state attorney general's office.When Sheppard sought access to the accounts of another resident at First Community Bank in Augusta, an employee noticed the resident did not appear to be coherent or to recognize Sheppard, leading to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-06/woman-faces-felony-exp
Georgia Bank & Trust celebrates 25 years by giving to charities

Georgia Bank & Trust celebrated its 25th year in metro Augusta by giving back.The community bank, which opened in August 1989, awarded a collective $25,000 to 10 area charities during a ceremony held Thursday at the bank's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-11-06/georgia-ban
Regulations destroying small banks

Community banks are disappearing, and regulation might...national group's vice chairman. "Community banks make up 95 percent of all U.S. banking...course of the last decade, 1,500 community banks have disappeared." Blanton said the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-07-18/regulations
Edward Schweers

...highly respected state wide financial institution. In his consulting practice, he had much experience in organizing community banks and the successful sale of banks. He was a leader in the regulatory compliance monitoring systems and strategic planning...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172341842
Bank merger would combine Augusta's First Bank of Georgia with Atlanta financial corporation

...First Bank follows Georgia Bank & Trust, with 12 local offices, as the second largest locally owned and operated community bank in the metro area.The final transaction between the two banking institutions is pending regulatory approvals and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-24/bank-merger
US bank earnings decline 7.7 percent in first quarter

...year, with demand for loans growing as new jobs are created, incomes rise and business confidence strengthens.Community banks earned $4.4 billion in the first quarter, the FDIC said, adding a new data category to its quarterly report...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-28/us-bank-earnings-decline-7
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2014-02-07/first-commun
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-03/savannah-river-banking-co-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-16/small-business-administrat