Countybank Foundation donates $5,000 to YMCA

  January 23, 2024

The Countybank Foundation, established in 1971 representing Countybank and Greenwood Capital, donated $5,000 to the Lakelands Region YMCA. This follows a series of donations for the Greenwood YMCA’s recent community…

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Abacus Planning Group welcomes Allison Jones to its Client Service Team

  January 19, 2024

Abacus Planning Group welcomes Allison Jones to its team as a Client Service Administrator. Allison previously worked in the banking and property management industries and is now responsible for back-office…

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Laura Blanton joins Raymond James & Associates

  January 19, 2024

Laura Blanton, Managing Director – Investments, recently joined the Greenville Complex of Raymond James & Associates, located at 112 Haywood Rd, Greenville. “I am thrilled to welcome Laura to the…

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Southern First reports results for 2023

  January 19, 2024

Southern First Bancshares, Inc., holding company for Southern First Bank, today announced its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023. “We are pleased with our…

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The Southern Bank launches easy-access digital banking tools

  January 18, 2024

The Southern Bank, a community bank with a high-touch, personal customer experience, is pleased to announce the rollout of its new digital tools for personal finance and credit insights. “We’re…

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First Reliance partners with Apiture for digital banking platform

  January 18, 2024

First Reliance Bank announced that through its partnership with Apiture, Apiture has received an award, marking its third consecutive win for digital banking innovation. The awards program celebrates outstanding achievements…

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Countybank and Greenwood Capital pledge more than $73K to United Way

  January 16, 2024

Countybank and Greenwood Capital donated $73,552 as part of their annual fundraising campaign to United Way, which was then distributed per associate-based donations to their respective local United Way organizations…

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Paysmart welcomes newest addition to their leadership team

  January 16, 2024

Paysmart Payroll Services, LLC is a full-service payroll company that offers a variety of services like time and attendance, human resources, benefits admin, and talent acquisition. Paysmart works with business…

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First Reliance Bank founder’s father leaves a legacy

  January 11, 2024

Freddie Saunders, 86, of Florence, South Carolina, died peacefully on January 9, 2024, at the McLeod Health Hospice Care. Freddie was born in Sumter, South Carolina, on May 24, 1937,…

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First Community Bank announces leadership moves

  January 10, 2024

First Community Bank announced promotions and additions to its executive leadership team. Effective July 1, 2024, J. Ted Nissen will become CEO of First Community Bank while still retaining the…

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Countybank successfully completes swipe to donate campaign

  January 4, 2024

Countybank announced that it has successfully completed its fourth annual swipe to donate campaign that occurred throughout December 2023. “We could not be more thankful to our customers for consistently…

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Lima One Capital’s adds industry veteran, Andy Steben

  December 12, 2023

Andy Steben has joined Lima One Capital as Director of Wholesale Lending. Steben comes to Lima One Capital after having served as a Senior Vice President of Sales for Fairway…

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Palmetto Citizens names new chief revenue officer

  December 12, 2023

Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union announced Carol Addy as their new chief revenue officer (CRO). As CRO, she will oversee their mortgage, commercial lending, and wealth management divisions. Addy brings…

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Steve Howard joins First Reliance Bank

  December 7, 2023

Steve Howard has joined First Reliance Bank as Market President for the Lake Norman/Charlotte Market where he will be responsible for the strategic market expansion of the bank’s footprint. As…

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Countybank’s Paul Pickhardt to retire

  December 6, 2023

Paul Pickhardt, Senior Vice President, SBA Lending Manager for Countybank, announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2023. Pickhardt has worked for Countybank for more than six years. He has been…

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Time to Boost Savings and Lower Taxes

  December 5, 2023

By State Treasurer Curtis Loftis   There’s no escaping the hustle and bustle of December. Even if you love gift shopping, Christmas music, and holiday parties, the end of the…

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Countybank launches swipe to donate campaign

  December 5, 2023

Countybank announced the launch of its fourth annual debit card swipe campaign that results in contributions to local organizations through the Countybank Foundation. “As the holidays quickly approach, we are…

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Kalisse L. Evert promoted to Marketing Manager at Greenwood Capital

  November 27, 2023

Greenwood Capital announced the promotion of Kalisse L. Evert to the dedicated position of Marketing Manager. This role will actively impact the overall brand positioning of Greenwood Capital within the…

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Mark Schepp joins First Reliance

  November 9, 2023

Mark Schepp joined First Reliance Bank as Vice President Residential Lending Specialist where he will work out of the Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Corporate Center location in Mount Pleasant, SC. He…

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Applying for a Property Tax exemption? We have tips to help!

  November 7, 2023

​​What you nee​d to know: South Carolina offers Property Tax exe​mptions to those who meet certain requirements, including many military veterans, disabled former firefighters, and disabled former law enforcement officers.…

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State Treasurer Curtis Loftis urges South Carolinians impacted by ACI Worldwide unauthorized consumer transfers to act before Nov. 13 deadline

  November 2, 2023

More than 7,500 eligible to receive restitution for unauthorized financial exposure. State Treasurer Curtis Loftis is urging South Carolina consumers impacted by a 2021 testing error that involved ACI Payments,…

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Selecting a Credit Card

  October 27, 2023

By Carman M. Young, CFP® Credit card companies can be aggressive in marketing their cards and their perks. Who doesn’t want a free trip to Europe? With so many options…

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Countybank donates $5,000 to First Light

  October 26, 2023

Countybank recently donated $5,000 to First Light. The donation will go toward making interior and exterior facility improvements and helping fund the organization’s programming. First Light, previously known as Foothills…

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Southern First opens Dream Mortgage Center

  October 26, 2023

Southern First Bancshares, Inc., holding company for Southern First Bank, announces the opening of its new Dream Mortgage Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Southern First’s mission is to impact lives…

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Southern First opens Dream Mortgage Center in Columbia

  October 26, 2023

Southern First Bancshares, Inc., holding company for Southern First Bank, announces the opening of its new Dream Mortgage Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Southern First’s mission is to impact lives…

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Southern First reports results for third quarter 2023

  October 23, 2023

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, today announced its financial results for the three-month period ended September 30, 2023. “Our team generated improved performance…

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South Carolina Federal wins three “Best Place to Work” awards

  October 18, 2023

South Carolina Federal Credit Union recently won three awards from local and industry news media for being a Best Place to Work. The credit union’s achievements include: • SC Biz…

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SCDOR named 2023 PEBA Partners Award overall award winner

  October 17, 2023

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) has been named the 2023 overall winner of the PEBA Partners Award, an honor bestowed by the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority…

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Partners invest $12 million in affordable, workforce and senior housing

  October 12, 2023

Representatives of Greenville Housing Fund (GHF), the City of Greenville, and Truist Bank gathered at Unity Park for a $12 million ceremonial check presentation and celebration of 147 units of…

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