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  • 08/24/2015

    First Community Bank Celebrates 20 Years

    First Community Bank will recognize its 20th anniversary on Friday, August 28 with customer and employee celebrations in its banking offices. The bank opened its first two offices in 1995 in Lexington and Forest Acres and now operates 15 full-service locations with more than 200 employees in the Midlands of South Carolina; Aiken, South Carolina; and Augusta, Georgia in addition to First Community Bank Mortgage and First Community Financial Consultants, a financial planning and investment advisory division.
  • 05/26/2015

    First Community Bank Celebrates New Office in Blythewood

    First Community Bank celebrated the grand opening of its new Blythewood banking office on Thursday evening, May 21st with members of the local community, the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce, bank customers and staff. The gathering included a ribbon cutting with comments from Blythewood Mayor Mike Ross, Chamber Chair Wendy Broderick, First Community President and CEO Mike Crapps, and Alan George, the Vice President and Commercial Banker for the bank’s Blythewood office. The ceremonial ribbon was made of money and presented as a donation to Barb Teeter of the non-profit Christian Assistance Bridge organization.
  • 05/11/2015

    First Community Bank Names Dr. Mary Jones to its Camden Advisory Board

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce that Dr. Mary Jones has joined its Camden Advisory Board. Created in 2006 when First Community Bank merged with the Bank of Camden, the Board works to enhance the bank’s community presence and outreach to local businesses.
  • 04/23/2015

    First Community Bank Opens New Office in Blythewood

    First Community Bank announces the opening on April 9th of its newest banking office in the Town of Blythewood, South Carolina. The 3,000 square foot building, located at 201 Main Street, gives the Lexington-based community bank its 15th location and second in Northeast Columbia.
  • 02/24/2015

    First Community Bank Receives Top Rating from Industry Group

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce that it has received the highest performance rating from BauerFinancial, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating firm. The 5-Star (“Superior”) Rating indicates that a bank is one of the strongest in the country excelling in areas like capital adequacy and asset quality.
  • 10/17/2014

    First Community Bank to Open New Office in Blythewood

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce the recent ground breaking for a banking office in the Town of Blythewood, South Carolina. The new location, at 201 Main Street, is expected to open next spring giving the Lexington-based community bank its 15th location.
  • 09/29/2014

    First Community Bank Welcomes First South Customers

    First Community Bank today announces that it has completed the acquisition of approximately $40 million in deposits and $8.7 million in loans from Spartanburg-based First South Bank. This represents all of the deposits and a portion of the loans at First South’s Columbia banking office located on Main Street. These accounts have been transferred to First Community’s new downtown office at 1213 Lady Street.
  • 09/08/2014

    Palmetto South Mortgage Corporation Assumes First Community Bank Name

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce that Palmetto South Mortgage Corporation is now operating under the First Community Bank name making the combined units one of the Midlands largest residential mortgage companies. First Community acquired Palmetto South in August of 2011, and the company continued to operate as a separate entity until earlier this year when the process of merging the two units began. Jan Hadder-Jones, Senior Vice President and Director of Mortgage Banking, will lead the integrated teams.
  • 08/26/2014

    Randy Potter Elected to First Community Corporation’s Board of Directors

    First Community Corporation, headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina and the holding company of First Community Bank, is pleased to announce that longtime Greenville banker Randy Potter has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Potter was most recently the CEO of Savannah River Banking Company that was acquired by First Community Bank earlier this year. He will oversee the bank’s introduction to the Greenville market including a loan production office.
  • 06/23/2014

    First Community and First South Sign Purchase and Assumption Agreement

    Today, First Community Bank and First South Bank jointly announced the signing of a purchase and assumption agreement for First Community to acquire approximately $43 million in deposits and $9 million in loans from First South. This represents all of the deposits and a portion of the loans at First South’s Columbia banking office located at 1333 Main Street. First Community is paying a premium of $800 thousand which may be adjusted based on actual account balances at closing date. The banks expect the purchase to close by the end of the third quarter of this year following regulatory approval and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.
  • 06/09/2014

    First Community Bank Opens Downtown Office

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce the opening of its downtown Columbia banking office at 1213 Lady Street. The location near Main Street gives the Lexington-based community bank a highly visible presence in the heart of the city and offers a new option for businesses and professionals looking for a bank designed to meet their unique needs.
  • 04/07/2014

    Manning Crapps joins the First Community Bank Financial Planning Division

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce that Manning Crapps has joined its financial planning and investment advisory division, First Community Financial Consultants (FCFC). With more than eight years of experience in the banking and insurance industries, he has served in various roles with both public and private companies in South Carolina.
  • 04/07/2014

    First Community Bank Expands its Mortgage Division

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce that Jan Hadder-Jones has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Director of Mortgage Banking. With more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry, she will lead a team focused on providing customers with the best home purchase or refinance experience.
  • 01/14/2014

    First Community Bank Names Paul Napper to its Camden Advisory Board

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce that Paul Napper has joined its Camden Advisory Board. Created in 2006 when First Community Bank merged with the Bank of Camden, the Board works to enhance the bank’s community presence and outreach to local businesses.