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March 11, 2014 Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) in Moultrie, Ga., has agreed to buy Coastal Bankshares in Savannah, Ga.
Chemical in Michigan to Buy Northwest for $120M
March 11, 2014 Chemical Financial (CHFC) in Midland, Mich., has agreed to buy Northwest Bancorp in Traverse City, Mich.
First Bancshares in Mississippi to Buy Alabama Bank
March 7, 2014 First Bancshares (FBMS) in Hattiesburg, Miss., has agreed to buy BCB Holding in Mobile, Ala.
Community Bankers Sound Cautiously Optimistic on Loan, Income Growth
March 5, 2014 Bankers at this year's ICBA convention in Hawaii expressed hope that an increase in loan applications — as well as some relief...
Community Bankers See Big Banks — Not Regs — As Biggest Threat
March 3, 2014 Bankers gathered for the ICBA convention in Hawaii say intensifying competition from larger players is prompting more...
Small Banks Should Consider Hiking Fees, Says New ICBA Chair
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First United in Md. Gets Fed Approval to Pay Deferred Interest
February 26, 2014 First United in Oakland, Md., has received regulatory approval to catch up on interest payments for certain obligations.
John Allison Retiring from BB&T's Board
February 26, 2014 John A. Allison is planning to retire from the board of BB&T (BBT) in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Synovus Replacing Two Directors, Plans Reverse Stock Split
February 25, 2014 Synovus (SNV) in Columbus, Ga., is planning to replace two directors and pursue a 1-for-7 reverse stock split.
Ameris in Georgia to Buy Back Tarp Shares
February 24, 2014 Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) in Moultrie, Ga., has received regulatory approval to buy back its remaining preferred stock tied to the...
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