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January 26, 2015


Farmers & Merchants banker is an Auburn fan

Chad Latta, 34, grew up in a home of bankers and Auburn football fans. His parents, Lin and Susan, are Auburn graduates. His father and brother, work at Farmers & Merchants Bank, as have generations of his family.

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Florida transplant enjoys living in Spring Garden
Updated: January 14, 2015 - 1:21 pm

This Christmas was unlike any other that Jim McAlister has ever experienced. He spent it with his only grandchild, 3-month-old Brendan Sloane.

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Updated: December 31, 2014 - 11:26 am

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Updated: December 17, 2014 - 10:53 am

Piedmont Benevolence Center director Stephanie Curvin said she’s going to have a merrier Christmas because she knows that 207 children in the Piedmont area will have a better one, thanks to the center’s volunteers.

Wednesday 12/10/2014
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Updated: December 10, 2014 - 11:23 am

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