<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/2733641/451016685*100xx338-339-104-0.jpg">Ameris Bancorp (Nasdaq: ABCB), the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced Friday an agreement to acquire Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: ACFC), parent company of Jacksonville-based Atlantic Coast Bank.

Atlantic Coast operates 12 banking locations across Jacksonville; Waycross, Georgia and Douglas Georgia. Atlantic Coast also opened a loan production office in Tampa about a year ago. The local office is headed by Susan Maurer, West Coast Florida market president.

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Atlantic Coast Bank acquired for $145 million

Ameris Bancorp (Nasdaq: ABCB), the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced Friday an agreement to acquire Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: ACFC), parent company of Jacksonville-based Atlantic Coast Bank. Atlantic Coast operates 12 banking locations across Jacksonville; Waycross, Georgia and Douglas Georgia. Atlantic Coast also opened a loan production office in Tampa about a year […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10425993/img0601*100xx3024-3024-504-0.jpg">Construction crews are raising the walls of a new $78.5 million St. Petersburg Police headquarter, as Ajax Construction lifted the first wall Friday at the new site directly north of the existing building.

The concrete walls are 9.25 inches thick. Crews poured the walls on framed grids on the ground over the last several weeks. Each panel weighs up to 111,000 pounds, according to the city. 

Cranes carefully lift the panels into a vertical position and then place them into permanent positions, a…<div>
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St. Pete Police headquarters coming together as crews lift outer walls (Video)

Construction crews are raising the walls of a new $78.5 million St. Petersburg Police headquarter, as Ajax Construction lifted the first wall Friday at the new site directly north of the existing building. The concrete walls are 9.25 inches thick. Crews poured the walls on framed grids on the ground over the last several weeks. […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10706265/ft4a0526*100xx3648-3648-912-0.jpg">Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is facing allegations of sexual misconduct, according to a BuzzFeed News report published Friday.

The NFL is investigating 2016 allegations from a female Uber driver in Arizona claiming Winston groped her.

"The allegation was shared with the NFL and we have reached out to Uber to request any information they may have," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement.

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NFL investigating sexual misconduct claim against Bucs QB Jameis Winston

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is facing allegations of sexual misconduct, according to a BuzzFeed News report published Friday. The NFL is investigating 2016 allegations from a female Uber driver in Arizona claiming Winston groped her. “The allegation was shared with the NFL and we have reached out to Uber to request any information […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10705678/cargilllogo*100xx1500-1500-350-0.jpg">Food and agriculture giant Cargill will spend $146 million to upgrade its Nashville meat-processing plant.

According to a news release, the investment will create more than 100 jobs, doubling the plant’s existing payroll. The expansion will include construction of a new dried-sausage production facility.

"Our customers asked for new value-added cooked meat capabilities and we are thrilled to be able to respond by investing in this expansion at our facility," Monte Metz, plant general manager,…<div>
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Cargill to spend $146M on Nashville expansion

Food and agriculture giant Cargill will spend $146 million to upgrade its Nashville meat-processing plant. According to a news release, the investment will create more than 100 jobs, doubling the plant’s existing payroll. The expansion will include construction of a new dried-sausage production facility. “Our customers asked for new value-added cooked meat capabilities and we […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10702409/img0980*100xx3024-3024-504-0.jpg">Tucked away in the Memphis suburb of Collierville is a facility that puts packages to the test. 

The FedEx Packaging Lab is the fourth-generation packaging lab under Memphis-based FedEx Corp.’s FedEx Services division. 

“The late '80s is when Mr. Smith [founder, chairman and CEO of FedEx] got the original idea to develop a packaging lab to help customers particularly with lost and damaged shipments,” said Evan D. Edwards, senior packaging engineer for FedEx. “Our primary goal is to reduce…<div>
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See Inside: FedEx’s state-of-the-art packaging lab

Tucked away in the Memphis suburb of Collierville is a facility that puts packages to the test. The FedEx Packaging Lab is the fourth-generation packaging lab under Memphis-based FedEx Corp.’s FedEx Services division. “The late ’80s is when Mr. Smith [founder, chairman and CEO of FedEx] got the original idea to develop a packaging lab […]

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