A $284 million-asset banking company in central Georgia said it plans to buy a residential real estate agency for an undisclosed sum.Macon-based SNB Bancshares said it expects to complete the purchase of Fairfield Financial, also of Macon, by midsummer. Fairfield operates mortgage offices in Macon, Savannah, and St. Simons Island.

The deal would give SNB its first presence outside the Macon area, said H. Averett Walker, SNB's president and chief executive officer.

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