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* MACON, Ga. (11/18/10)--A Macon police officer was injured after he lost control of his patrol car and struck a utility pole while responding to a burglary at Robins FCU (Macon Telegraph Nov. 17). Sgt. Kenny Smith sustained serious injuries and could not move after the accident, but police said the injuries are not life threatening. At the credit union's parking lot, a pick up truck rolling through the lot with its driver's door open crashed into a nearby building's wall. Two men fled when officers arrived. Police said the burglars were using a sledge hammer to try stealing the credit union's ATM. Robins FCU is a $1.36 billion asset credit union based in Warner Robins, Ga. … * ALEXANDRIA, Va. (11/18/10)--Two military financial institutions--USAA and Pentagon FCU--are teaming up in a marketing alliance to give troops better access to financial products. USAA, a bank, will offer access to its non-banking products such as investments and insurance through the credit union. USAA will offer its members new, lower-rate jumbo mortgage options, which Pentagon Federal will buy and service. Members of the credit union will have access to USAA's auto and home insurance, annuities, life insurance and investment products, with USAA as the credit union's preferred provider for those products (NavyTimes Nov. 17) … * HAMILTON, N.J. (11/18/10)--Marvin R. Jones, a longtime New Jersey credit union leader, has died at the age of 81, according to the New Jersey Credit Union League (The Daily Exchange Nov. 17). Jones was president of Dow Jones Employees FCU for 20 years and also was employed by Healthcare Employees FCU for three years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and three grandchildren. A graveside service was held on Tuesday … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (11/18/10)--Robert Eiler, a credit union volunteer for 50 years, died Nov. 9, according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway Nov. 17). He held volunteer leadership positions with Barta-Berks Community FCU of Reading, and was chairman of the board since 1997. His daughter, Sharon Glase, is president/CEO of the credit union …


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