SCBT Financial Corporation Reports Net Income Up 14.5% for the First Quarter of 2008; Strong Asset Quality Prevails

 

COLUMBIA, SC — April 17, 2008 — SCBT Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: SCBT), the holding company for South Carolina Bank and Trust, National Association, South Carolina Bank and Trust of the…

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South Carolina Executive, Ray Biggs Receives Financial Services Industry Award

 

WASHINGTON, DC – April 2, 2008 – Ray Biggs, President of Security Finance Corporation of Spartanburg, was recently honored with the American Financial Services Association (AFSA)’s Outstanding Independent Award. The Outstanding…

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First Citizens Opens New Branch in East Conway

 

EAST CONWAY, SC – March 31, 2008 – First Citizens is pleased to announce that it will expand its market presence in Horry County by opening an office in East…

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First Citizens Receives Elizabeth O’Neill Verner/Governor’s Award for The Arts

 

COLUMBIA, SC – March 24, 2008 – First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc., announced that it has received the 2008 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner award, the official Governor’s Award for the Arts. Established in 1972,…

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Rhonda Boatwright Promoted to Mortgage Banker in West Columbia

 

COLUMBIA, SC – March 24, 2008 – First Citizens is pleased to announce the promotion of Rhonda Boatwright to mortgage banker. Boatwright will be based at the Sunset branch in…

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Parrish Little Joins First Citizens as Director of Risk Management

 

COLUMBIA, SC – March 7, 2008 – First Citizens is pleased to welcome Parrish Little to its team as Director of Risk Management. In this role, he is responsible for…

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Jon Robertson of Abacus Planning Group Passes Bar Exam

 

COLUMBIA, SC – March 6, 2008 – Abacus Planning Group, Inc. proudly announces that Jonathan J. Robertson passed the South Carolina Bar Exam. Mr. Robertson, a graduate of Texas Tech…

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First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Merchants and Farmers Bank in Madison County

 

MADISON COUNTY, GA – March 5, 2008 – Columbia, S.C.-based First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc., parent company of First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc., is pleased to announce that an agreement has…

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Justin Rice Promoted to Relationship Sales Manager Bank Officer

 

COLUMBIA, SC – February 28, 2008 – First Citizens is pleased to announce the promotion of Justin Rice to relationship sales manager bank officer. In this role, he is responsible…

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Wallick Investments, LLC ranked twenty-second among top U.S. Multi-cap Blend managers for 2007 by Money Manager Review

 

COLUMBIA, SC – February 26, 2008 – Wallick Investments, LLC of Columbia, S.C. ranked twenty-second among leading private money managers with a return of 9.61% for the calendar year 2007. The…

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Rhonda Bowers Joins First Citizens as Vice President and Senior Project Manager of Strategic Consulting Services

 

COLUMBIA, SC – February 12, 2008 – First Citizens is pleased to welcome Rhonda Bowers to its team as vice president and senior project manager of strategic consulting services. “First Citizens…

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First Citizens Director of Investment Management Earns Certified Investment Management Analyst Designation

 

Paul Lehman, First Citizens director of investment management, earns the CIMA ® COLUMBIA, SC – February 12, 2008 – Paul Lehman, First Citizens director of investment management, has earned the Certified…

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Lee Ann Simmons Promoted to Vice President and Compliance Officer

 

Columbia, S.C. – February 5, 2008 – First Citizens is pleased to announce the promotion of Lee Ann Simmons to vice president and compliance officer. Her responsibilities include insuring the…

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Tripp Whitener Awarded “20 Under 40” Distinction

 

COLUMBIA, SC – January 28, 2008 – Tripp Whitener, senior vice president and commercial market executive for First Citizens Bank in Columbia, was recently awarded The State newspaper’s distinction as one…

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Craig Nix Awarded

 

COLUMBIA, SC – JANUARY 29, 2008 – Columbia, S.C. – Craig Nix, CFO of First Citizens Bank, was recently awarded The State newspaper’s distinction as one of 20 under 40…

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Susan A. McCants of Abacus Planning Group is Awarded the CFP®

 

COLUMBIA, SC – January 23, 2008 – Abacus Planning Group, Inc. proudly announces that Susan A. McCants has successfully completed all requirements for the Certified Financial Planner credential, CFP®.   Certificants for…

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SCBT Financial Corporation Reports Net Operating Income Up 19.1% and Net Income Up 8.1% for the Quarter; Declares Cash Dividend

 

  COLUMBIA, S.C.—January 22, 2008—SCBT Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: SCBT), the holding company for South Carolina Bank and Trust, National Association, South Carolina Bank and Trust of the Piedmont, National Association,…

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Palmetto WealthCARE, LLC Offers Wealth Management to South Carolina

 

COLUMBIA, SC – January 16, 2008 – Rogers Laban, CPAs & Financial Consultants is pleased to announce the opening of an affiliate company to provide financial planning for individuals and…

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Local Financial Figure Opens Planning Firm for Dentists, Other Professionals

 

COLUMBIA, SC – January 8, 2008 –  A new financial planning company based in Chapin is investing in the concept that dentists and other professionals need custom financial and investment…

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SCBT Financial Corporation Completes Acquisition of TSB Financial Corporation

 

COLUMBIA, SC – November 30, 2007 – SCBT Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:  SCBT) announced today the completion of its acquisition of TSB Financial Corporation (TSB).  Under terms of the acquisition, TSB shareholders…

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Adam Davis Joins First Citizens as Private Banking Group Relationship Manager

 

Columbia, S.C. – November 21, 2007 – First Citizens is pleased to welcome Adam Davis to their private banking group in Columbia. Davis will serve as private banking group relationship manager.…

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Abacus Planning Group, Inc. Honored with the Pacesetter IMPACT Award for Innovation and Accelerated Growth

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – October 31, 2007 — Abacus Planning Group, Inc. of Columbia, SC, today announced that it was recognized with the 2007 Pacesetter Award at Schwab Institutional’s second…

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First Citizens Donates $7500 to School – Students Receive 75 New Computers

 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 24, 2007 – The Batesburg and Ridge Spring branches of First Citizens joined together to donate $7500 to Ridge Spring Monetta Elementary/Middle School for the purchase…

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First Citizens Fills WI-FI Void in Columbia

 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 16, 2007 -First Citizens, headquartered in Columbia, will fill a void for business professionals and students seeking to get on the information superhighway outside the Vista.…

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SCBT Investment Services Division Executive Relocates to Columbia

 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 5, 2007-  South Carolina Bank and Trust announced today that its Investment Services division executive, Eric Gluse will relocate to Columbia as a part of a…

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Abacus Welcomes Two New Employees

 

COLUMBIA, SC – September 27, 2007 – Abacus Planning Group welcomes Angel T. Marvin, CPA and Jonathan R. Robertson, JD.  Angel Marvin is a graduate of the University of South…

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Erickson Rolls Out Revolutionary New Mortgage Program

 

Columbia, SC- September 4, 2007 – Paul Erickson, President of Gateway Mortgage Group, Inc. announced today that his firm has received certification and is now offering the Home Ownership Accelerator…

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SCBT Cuts Ribbon on New Office in Lexington

 

LEXINGTON, SC – South Carolina Bank and Trust held the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Lexington office at 5109 Sunset Boulevard on September 13, 2007.  The ribbon-cutting was jointly…

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First Citizens Announces Visa payWave Card Rollout -First Issuer in South Carolina to Offer Contactless Payment Cards

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. – September 12, 2007 – Tired of fumbling for cash? Want a way to pay that’s more convenient than swiping and signing? First Citizens customers in South Carolina…

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First Citizens Announces the Purchase of The National Bank of South Carolina Branch in Inman, S.C.

 

Columbia, SC – September 12, 2007 – First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc., a subsidiary of First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc., and The National Bank of South Carolina (NBSC) announce the…

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Mortgage Network, Inc. Opens New Office in Columbia

 

COLUMBIA, SC –  September 12, 2007 – Mortgage Network, Inc. is proud to announce its new Columbia location, a full-service office on Devine Street in Five Points. Clint Hammond, Loan…

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First Citizen Promotes Harold Glazer to Vice President/Retail Sales Manager

 

COLUMBIA, SC – September 10, 2007 – Harold Glazer has been promoted to Vice President/ Retail Sales Manager of the First Citizens Columbia branch, located at 1230 Main Street. Mr.…

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SCBT Financial Corporation Announces Acquisition of TSB Financial Corporation

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. & CHARLOTTE, N.C. – August 30, 2007 – SCBT Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: SCBT) and TSB Financial Corporation (OTCBB: TSBC), the holding company for The Scottish Bank, announced today…

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Team Oana Announces New Seminar Series

 

Columbia, SC – August 27, 2007 – The Shepherd Centers of Columbia & Team Oana Investment Advisors, Inc. are pleased to announce the fall educational seminar series “How to Maximize…

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Enhanced Online Security For The Banking Industry

 

Columbia, SC – July 23, 2007  –  South Carolina Bank and Trust is introducing Enhanced Online Security to protect its Personal Online Banking customers against identity theft. Earlier in 2007,…

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Andrew Jones Joins Abacus

 

Columbia, SC – August 10, 2007 – Abacus Planning Group welcomes Andrew Jones to the Abacus team.  Andrew, a 2006 graduate of Clemson University with a BS in Financial Management,…

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Cheryl R. Holland Named To 2007-08 TIAA-CREF Advisory Board Of Financial Advisors

 

Columbia, SC – August 2, 2007 – Cheryl R. Holland has been selected to serve on the TIAA-CREF Advisory Board of Financial Advisors.  TIAA_CREF created the Board to provide crucial…

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SCBT Financial Corporation Reports Record Second Quarter Earnings and Continued Strong Asset Quality

 

HIGHLIGHTS:–Second quarter earnings Net income of $5.6 million – Up 11.4% Diluted EPS of $0.60 – Up 11.3% Total assets of $2.3 billion – Up 9.9%–Continued strong asset quality with lower net charge-offsNet…

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Abacus Planning Group Named to Wealth Manager Magazine's List of Top Wealth Managers in the Country for the Sixth Consecutive Year

 

Abacus Planning Group, Inc. is included for the sixth consecutive year on Wealth Manager Magazine’s annual list of top wealth managers in the country.   Abacus, a fee-only financial planning and…

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Arianna Sims Derrick of Abacus Planning Group is awarded the CFP®.

 

Abacus Planning Group, Inc. proudly announces that Arianna Sims Derrick has successfully completed all requirements for the Certified Financial Planner credential, CFP®.   Certificants for this credential must have three years of…

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