The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance disclosed enforcement actions Wednesday against two banking companies in the state.

In written agreements both dated Nov. 12, the Atlanta Fed and state's banking commissioner ordered the $378 million-asset Southern Community Bancshares Inc. of Fayetteville and the $394 million-asset FirstBank Financial Services Inc. of McDonough to stop paying dividends to investors without prior approval from regulators.

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