Originally created 08/05/98

Delta to phase out advance boarding



ATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines will phase out advance boarding passes, part of an industry trend aimed at streamlining boarding procedures.

Most other major airlines discontinued advance boarding passes earlier this summer. Delta earlier this year ended advance boarding passes on international flights, and will end them for domestic flights Sept. 1.NewSouth to open area officesNewSouth Financial, a Florence, S.C.-based subsidiary of First Nation Corp., announced plans Tuesday to open offices in Aiken and Orangeburg, S.C. They could be open as early as October, said John Hipp, chief operating officer of First National.

The new company will focus on lending to individuals and businesses that might not ordinarily seek traditional bank financing, Mr. Hipp said.

NewSouth Financial intends to open four offices throughout the state.

The plans are subject to state regulatory approval.