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Growth and traffic concerns dominate District 3 debate in Columbia County

...Republican Party.The candidates will face off in the Nov. 3 special election. Early voting began on Monday.Spears, a State Farm insurance agent and former county commissioner, said controlling and prioritizing growth is the biggest issue for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-10-14/growth-and-traffic-conce
Five qualify for Columbia County commission race

...Wash chain, recently resigned his position on the county's planning commission to run for the office. Spears is a State Farm Insurance agent and served as a county commissioner from 1999 to 2003. Wilder, another longtime resident and businessman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-31/five-qualify-columbia-co
Richardson holds fundraising lead in District 3 Columbia County Commission race

...for campaign materials. He still has a little more than $3,000 on hand.Third in fundraising was Frank Spears, a State Farm Insurance agent and former county commissioner. He has been able to gather $7,785 in cash and has bolstered that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2015-10-26/richardson-hol
Candidates for state, local seats speak at Columbia County forum

...owner of the Sparkle Car Wash chain, resigned his position on the county's planning commission to run.Spears is a State Farm Insurance agent and served as a county commissioner from 1999 to 2003. Wilder, another longtime resident and businessman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-09-29/candidates-state-local-seats-sp
Insurer: Georgia files most claims for lightning strikes

ATLANTA - A major insurer says Georgia residents file the most claims for lightning strikes in the country.State Farm officials told WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/1HbPRaa ) that it paid more than $16 million for lightning-related claims in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-06/insurer-georgia-files-most-c
Lightning visits Georgia frequently

Lightning can strike anywhere, but it appears to strike most in Georgia.According to State Farm insurance, Georgia residents file the most claims for lightning strikes in the country.The National Weather Service also named...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-14/lightning-visits-georgia-freq
Bill Sumner

...born in Soperton, Emanuel County, GA to the late Alvie and Inez Sumner, was a retired insurance agent of 41 years for State Farm Insurance. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christy Elaine Sumner Bullard and sister, Margaret Clinard...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174547313
New study finds costly retirement fees draining many people's savings

...record-keeping and legal expenses.For one of its stock index funds, Vanguard lists an expense ratio of 0.05 percent. State Farm lists it at 0.76 percent for a similar fund. The ratio jumps to 1.73 percent for a Nasdaq-based investment managed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-11/new-study-finds-costly-ret
Quinn Cook leads Duke past Michigan State

INDIANAPOLIS - Jahlil Okafor spent last year's State Farm Champions Classic trying to pick a school.He spent Tuesday night methodically picking apart one of America's perennial powers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-11-18/quinn-cook-leads-duke-pas
Across the region

...said he is stepping up patrols.State Farm cuts ties with former speakerCHARLESTON, S.C. - State Farm says it is ending its affiliation...during a follow-up meeting with a State Farm official. Harrell's father, Bob...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-14/across-region