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Analysis: Newton County posts 34th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 352 properties in Newton County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 34th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Augusta area posts 31st highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 548 properties in the Augusta area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 31st highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Georgia posts 15th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 886 properties in Georgia started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 15th highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

AFLAC: Aflac Names Max K. Brodén Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Aflac Incorporated; Steven K. Beaver Chief Financial Officer of Aflac U.S.; J. Pete Kelso Chief Information and Technology Officer of Aflac Incorporated

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that Max K. Brodén has been named senior vice president; deputy chief financial officer and treasurer of Aflac Incorporated, reporting to Aflac Incorporated Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Frederick J. Crawford. In his new role, Brodén is responsible for enterprise corporate development, investor and rating agency relations, corporate finance, enterprise capital management and financial planning and analysis.

Analysis: zip code 31201 in Macon has 61st highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

The number of vacant homes in the zip code 31201 zip code area was 380 in the third quarter of 2018, a 15-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: 7 Georgia medical centers ranked among top U.S. hospitals

Seven Georgia medical centers were listed among the top facilities in the nation in a study of patient care by Healthgrades.com, a company that aims to help hospitals maintain customer loyalty and provide objective health information to patients.

Analysis: Georgia has 9th highest average credit card debt

Georgia finished ninth in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average credit card debt among residents of the 50 states.

Analysis: Georgia's Bibb County has 4th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. counties.

The number of vacant homes in Georgia's Bibb County was more than 3,500 in the third quarter of 2018, a 68-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Augusta area has 50th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Augusta area was nearly 3,800 in the third quarter of 2018, a 42-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Georgia ranked No. 7 in average charitable giving

Georgia residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $8,045 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Georgia has 11th highest home vacancy rate in nation

Georgia posted the 11th highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Georgia’s population rose 1.0% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Georgia’s population increased by 106,420, or 1.0 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Atlanta 48% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Atlanta is $226.67, 48 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

Analysis: Home affordability in Gwinnett County tanks

Gwinnett County had the lowest home affordability index in Georgia in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

AUGUSTA METRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Augusta native Garnett Johnson named 2018 Augusta’s Entrepreneur!

The Augusta Metro Chamber, with South State Bank, named Garnett Johnson, President of Augusta Office Solutions, as the 2018 Augusta’s Entrepreneur.

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