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- Riley M. Stamey has retired from SunTrust Bank as city president of the Thomson market. Mr. Stamey, a 22-year bank employee, served in the community's economic development initiatives through the Development Authority of McDuffie County and Forward McDuffie organizations. A replacement has not been selected yet.

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- Shanna Blackmon has been named community sales manager for The Hammond House in North Augusta and The Hitchcock House in Aiken, which are assisted living centers. The Augusta resident was previously employed as a pharmaceutical sales representative in Macon, Ga.

- David Jones has been named general manager of the High Hampton Inn in Cashiers, N.C. He previously served as general manager of The Partridge Inn. He will be responsible for overseeing the inn, guest cottages, golf course and other sporting facilities, family programs, food and beverage programs, and guest services.

- Thomas J. Drake III has joined W. R. Toole Engineers Inc. as project engineer. The Augusta resident's responsibilities include business development, project management, and design for commercial and residential clients.

- David Duvall has joined Augusta Aviation Inc. as director of sales for turboprop and jet aircraft. He was previously employed by Club Car Inc. The Augusta resident and commercial-rated pilot's responsibilities include the marketing and sale of turboprop and jet powered aircraft nationwide.

- Meredith Anderson has joined television station WRDW (Channel 12) as anchorwoman of the 5-7 a.m. news program. The Charleston, S.C., native has worked as a reporter and anchorwoman in TV newsrooms in Sioux City, Iowa, and Fort Myers, Fla.

- Jeff Anderson has joined television station WRDW (Channel 12) as a reporter. The Savannah, Ga., native previously worked as a reporter and anchorman in newsrooms in Greenville, Miss.; Sioux City, Iowa; and Fort Myers, Fla.

- Walt Alexanderson has been promoted to director of human resources at Augusta State University. Mr. Alexanderson previously served as the school's interim director and, before that, was director of human resources at Thermal Ceramics USA.

- Paula Bultsma joined MAU Inc. as senior accountant in the financial services division. She was previously employed by PBiz in Brentwood, Tenn., and has 15 years of accounting experience. Her responsibilities include preparation of monthly financial statements, reconciliation of accounts and oversight of the collection of accounts receivable.

- Tanya Simpson has been promoted to assistant vice president of burn services at Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital. The registered nurse has been employed at the burn center since 2001.

- Daniel O'Brien has joined Doctors Hospital as director of food and nutrition services. He was previously employed by Lea Regional Medical Center in New Mexico.

- Thomas W. Jackson III has joined Doctors Hospital as controller. He was previously employed by Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.

- Lore Rogers has been promoted to burn center director at Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital. The registered nurse has been an employee at the facility for 23 years.

- Lynda Scaffe joined Genesis Health LLC as a part-time infusion pharmacist. The Martinez resident will be responsible for assisting the pharmacy manager in comprehensive management of home and ambulatory infusion patients.

- Robert Huffman joined Genesis Health LLC as lead pharmacy technician. The North Augusta resident's responsibilities include assisting the pharmacy manager in comprehensive pharmacy management of home and ambulatory infusion patients.

- Debra Meyers has joined the staff of Renaissance Fine Furnishings. She has 35 years of design studio experience and was previously employed by Dillard's Home Store.

- Nancy Powell has been promoted to administrator at Kentwood Nursing Facility. She was previously assistant administrator. Her new responsibilities include supervising the nursing home operation and personal care facility. The Augusta resident joined University Health System in 1973 and was transferred to Kentwood in 1990 as admissions coordinator.

- John S. Goldman has been named associate director of operations at the Augusta VA Medical Centers. Mr. Goldman was previously deputy director of the Tuscaloosa (Ala.) VA Medical Center and has served in various roles in the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.

BIZ BITS

- Briton Williams and Debra Sibley, of Edward Jones in North Augusta, have accepted limited partnership offerings in the firm's holding company, The Jones Financial Cos., of St. Louis. Mr. Williams, who joined the company in 1998, is an investment representative. Ms. Sibley, who joined the company in 2000, is branch office administrator.

- Buck Salter, facilities and athletic manager for Augusta Recreation Department, was named The Hershey Co.'s Gary McQuaid Award winner for 2006 for his work with the company's national track and field program.

- Dr. Rebecca Hopkins and Dr. Robin Bohannon, of Augusta Hearing & Balance have received the certified preferred provider designations from the executive review committee of The CSRA Home Connections Local Alliance Program, developed by Century 21 Larry Miller Realty, for achievements in long-term service to the community in audiology.

- Washington Road Tire & Auto and Uniroyal Tire have donated $1,500 in funds and equipment to The Family Y as part of its support of the nation's youth soccer associations and leagues.

- Tiffany N. Pigee has received the Outstanding Customer Service award from Meybohm Realtors during the fourth quarter of 2006.

- Anca Lipan, of Studio 3 Design Group PC, has received the registered architect certification from the Georgia Board of Architects. Studio 3's Crissy Simpson has received the registered interior designer certification from the National Council for Interior Design.

- The Bridgestone Firestone Trust Fund has donated $2,500 to Golden Harvest Food Bank to help with the purchase of 20 freezers for partner agencies in South Carolina for the storage and distribution of frozen food.

- Jason Redman was ranked No. 1 in the nation in the Wells Fargo Leaders Club for achievements in total mortgages closed during 2006.

- The Augusta chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced its officers for 2007: John Congleton, president; Daniel Bollman, vice president; Nicholas Dickinson II, secretary; Christopher Booker, treasurer; and Samuel D. Beaird, past president.

- Maria Bezubic, owner of Augusta Home Staging, has received the preferred provider designation from the Executive Review Committee of The CSRA Home Connections Local Alliance Program developed by Century 21 Larry Miller Realty for achievements in for outstanding customer service.

- The following Wackenhut Services Inc.-Savannah River Site employees received the following certifications from the Department of Energy: Karen Boyd, program planning and management trainer; Doug Trotter, professional protection specialist II; and Jeff Langley, professional development program's effective leadership and management skills.

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