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Posted: April 28, 2010 12:30 a.m.

Frank B. Turner, Jr. appointed to United Bank Board

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Frank Turner, Jr.

United Bank Chairman John Edwards announced recently the addition of Frank B. Turner, Jr. to the Board of Directors of United Bank.

Mr. Turner is a partner in the law firm Greer, Stansfield & Turner, LLP of Covington. A graduate of Washington & Lee University and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, Turner has served in numerous leadership and membership roles in community service to Covington and Newton County. He serves currently as Chairman of the Covington Historic Preservation Commission, Chairman of the Covington Redevelopment Authority, Secretary/Treasurer of the Newton County Industrial Development Authority, and Chairperson of Newton County Land Trust Alliance, Inc. He is a board member of the 8th Congressional District of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and also a 2004 participant of Leadership Georgia.

A lifelong resident of Newton County, Mr. Turner is married to the former Loy Stone of Covington. Their family, which includes children Ivy, Julia and Trippe, attend the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.

Jim Edwards, United Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, offered these comments about Turner. "We are delighted that Frank has agreed to join United Bank’s parent board. He has been active on our local Covington board since United Bank opened offices in Covington and he has played an import role in our growth in Newton County over the last three years. We appreciate his willingness to serve in this additional capacity."

United Bank operates twenty-one offices in eleven contiguous counties stretching from Morgan to Carroll three of which serve Covington and Newton County. Chartered in 1905, United Bank is 105 years old and has $936 million in assets.

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