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Former Richmond County Sheriff Bill Anderson dies

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 1:31pm


Former Richmond Coun­ty Sheriff Bill Anderson died Fri­day morning, former colleagues confirmed.

Anderson was elected in 1971 to fill the term of Sheriff E.R. Atkins, who died in office, and served for five controversial years.

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Overturned truck delays traffic

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 9:54am


An overturned dump truck is causing traffic delays in the Wrightsboro Road area of Columbia County.

The wreck was reported to Columbia County sheriff’s dispatch at 7:57 a.m. at Wrightsboro and Old Wheeler roads. Around 10 a.m., dispatch said a wrecker is still on the scene.

Few details on the wreck are available at this time, but it appears to be a single vehicle crash. No injuries have been reported.

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Georgia Bank & Trust parent to be acquired

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 9:31am


A quarter-century tradition in Au­gusta banking will come to an end early next year when the corporate parent of Georgia Bank & Trust Co., Southeastern Bank Financial Corp., gets folded into South Carolina’s largest bank holding company.

The local company that grew from a startup in 1989 to the metro area’s second-largest financial institution announced Friday that it would be acquired by Columbia-based South State Corp. in a stock deal valued at $334 million.

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