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State Bank voted Best Bank and Best Place to Work

State Bank and Trust Company, located at 110 East Hill Street, received top honors for Best Bank as well as Best Place to Work for 2015. For 28 years, State Bank has provided McDuffie County with banking services. Key people at the bank include Skip Griffin, business banker, Hope Hodge, branch manager, and Nichole Stevenson, assistant branch manager. Other key staff include tellers Lisa Banister, Betty Burnett, Anna Dunaway, Charlene Huff and Head Teller Penny Matthews; Nathan Strickland and Stephanie Brown, CRRs; Brenda Moore, deposit operations; Jerry Dunn, Doug Smith; and Mike Love, facilities manager. The bank credits its success


THURSDAY • February 25, 2016


Best Furniture Store is Farmers

The McDuffie Progress/Brian Hobbs

Farmer’s Furniture first opened in 1949.

The McDuffie Progress/Brian Hobbs

The State Bank staff is shown inside the bank lobby. to its loyal customers and a team that values them. “We appreciate the vote of confidence from our community,” the staff said. The bank’s lobby is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and

Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The bank’s drive-thru is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Farmers Home Furniture has been voted as the best furniture store in the Best of McDuffie for 2015. The furniture store opened in 1949 and has been at its current location at 672 Washington Road since November 1986.

According to Annette Davis, the store manager, the key to the business’ success is good employees with great customer service. Farmers Furniture is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.