Appalachian Development Corporation hires Michael Smith as Vice President

  May 18, 2022

Appalachian Development Corporation (ADC) welcomes Michael Smith as their new Vice President. He will be working with banks, lenders, credit unions, and small businesses throughout South Carolina providing the SBA…

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Countybank Foundation awards scholarships to Lander and PTC students

  May 11, 2022

The Countybank Foundation, established in 1971 representing Countybank and Greenwood Capital, recently awarded scholarships to Lander University and Piedmont Technical College (PTC) students. The Countybank Foundation annually provides scholarships to…

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South Carolina Federal announces 2022 scholarship winners

  May 4, 2022

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is proud to announce the winners of its 12th annual scholarship program. Nine students who are attending a technical or traditional college in South Carolina…

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Utilizing the 0% Tax Rate on Long-Term Capital Gains

  May 1, 2022

By Carolyn Stewart Even if the holidays have passed, it’s never too early or too late to start thinking about what gifts you can give to your loved ones. While…

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First Reliance Bank promotes Melinda Blake to Branch Manager

  April 29, 2022

First Reliance Bank announces the promotion of Melinda Blake to Branch Manager of the Mt. Pleasant branch, replacing Weston Peters, who has moved to the bank’s commercial banking division. Melinda…

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Southern First reports results for first quarter 2022

  April 26, 2022

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, today announced its financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2022. “The first quarter represents the…

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Synovus announces earnings for the first quarter 2022

  April 21, 2022

Diluted Earnings per Share of $1.11 vs. $1.19 in 1Q21 Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share of $1.08 vs. $1.21 in 1Q21 Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV) today reported financial results for…

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Society of CIC honors Rudy Painter for 35 years of dedicated leadership

  April 19, 2022

Rudy Painter, CIC, Division Executive for Countybanc Insurance was recently recognized for professional leadership and advanced knowledge by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. Painter was awarded a certificate of…

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Countybank Foundation donation supports Greer Elementary School students

  March 31, 2022

The Countybank Foundation, established in 1971 representing Countybank and Greenwood Capital, recently donated $2,500 to the Greer Centennial Lions Club, which the organization matched for a total contribution of $5,000.…

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Charitable Gifting with Appreciated Securities

  March 31, 2022

By Anne Marie E. Ashworth, CFP® A charitable gift can be in the form of time, money, or in-kind donation. Whichever the case, the goal is to have the most…

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State Credit Union groundbreaking

  March 30, 2022

State Credit Union has partnered with the best of the best for construction of their brand new, 50,000 sq. ft., three-story building in downtown Columbia.  The team of LCK, LLC.,…

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First Reliance Bank promotes three to SVP

  March 23, 2022

First Reliance Bank announced three top-level executive promotions to Senior Vice President. Ross Foshee, Senior Vice President and Controller, John Lindley, Senior Vice President, Director of Operations, and Robert Mayhue,…

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Countybank holds Simply Rolling Out the Arts in Simpsonville

  March 16, 2022

Countybank recently partnered with the City of Simpsonville and the Simpsonville Arts Foundation to co-sponsor an event celebrating the grand opening of Countybank’s commercial loan office in Simpsonville. The “Simply…

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South Carolina tax tips for college students

  March 9, 2022

With new Name, Image, and Likeness legislation taking effect this tax year, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) knows that many collegiate student-athletes are filing an Individual Income Tax…

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Pension plan shortfall demands lawmakers’ attention

  March 8, 2022

By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller It definitely doesn’t get the attention it deserves, but it’s among the most severe financial problems facing South Carolina today: The state retiree pension plan…

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Does Medicare cover Home Health Care? The answer is “it depends.”

  February 28, 2022

By Molly Thomas, FPQP® The answer to this question is truly “it depends.” Medicare draws a line in the important distinction between medically necessary home health care and personal care…

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