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...Risk Architect designation from Beyond Insurance Global Network.Details: He is an agent...Architect designation from the Beyond Insurance Global Network.Details: He is an agent...of Augusta. J. SMITH LANIER & CO. INSURANCE BROKERSAward/honor: Honored for 25...

Uncertainty making year-end tax planning difficult

...of taxpayers trying to plan ahead is found in the Affordable Care Act.Accountant Jerry Brigham urges those without health insurance or who are thinking of applying for an exemption from the health care plan to start looking into that now. He expects the...

Georgia communities tout veterans in workforce sales pitch

...Clark notes that there's no foolproof way to keep a local installation off the list, but one of the best forms of closure insurance is to demonstrate appreciation for the military.The efforts to help veterans and their families get educated and find jobs...

US bank earnings up 7.3 percent in 3Q

...expenses and continued to lend out more money, which help drive up revenue.The data issued Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. showed a robust picture as the banking industry continues to recover from the financial crisis that struck six years...

Home Depot faces dozens of breach-related lawsuits

...fourth-quarter breach-related expense of about $27 million, but only about $6 million after insurance.Home Depot has a $100 million insurance policy for breach-related expenses. That comes with a $7.5 million deductible.The Atlanta-based...

SLED releases investigative report on former speaker

...Factored in fixed costs ? such as property taxes, insurance and depreciation ? when reimbursing himself for flying his...Reimbursed himself nearly $70,300 for the salary of his insurance office's administrative assistant. Harrell said the Charleston...

Broncos' offense takes charge

...Tannehill's pass skipped off Jarvis Landry's left hand to T.J. Ward, whose 37-yard return set up Wes Welker's insurance TD catch.The Broncos needed it after Tannehill drove the Dolphins (6-5) on another scoring drive, hitting Landry from...

Georgia Inspector General refers Donnie Smith case to Attorney General's office

...election, and a special March election will be held for a District 7 candidate to complete the remaining 21 months of Smith's term.Commissioners named insurance agent Hap Harris to represent the west Augusta district until the election.

Fire to Millen church believed to be arson

...was arson, the Georgia Department of Insurance confirms.The blaze was set intentionally...arsonists, said Ralph Hudgens, the insurance commissioner.Carswell Grove Baptist...in a news release.The Department of Insurance is asking anyone with information to...

25 Smart Ways to Handle a $1,000 Windfall

...budget.Idea #18 ? Get a Term Life Insurance Policy If you have children and you don't have a term life insurance policy on yourself that lasts until...something happen to you. Term life insurance can be expensive, but if you take...