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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - DeWitt, Darley merge insurance agencies

               Bryan Darley, owner of Darley Insurance Agency has merged his agency with DeWitt Insurance Agency of Statesboro. The new company is now named DeWitt-Darley Insurance Agency of Statesboro.
        Last year, Darley sold his building downtown which housed Darley Insurance for decades. He then moved his agency to South Main Street. Darley Insurance has now relocated again to DeWitt's new office at 506 Gentilly Road. This is the former Wall Orthodontics office.
        Darley Insurance Agency was established by Brian's father, Fred Darley in 1963. The family owned insurance agency has grown to become one of the oldest and most successful insurance agencies in Statesboro.
        DeWitt Insurance Agency was established in 1956 by Edgar A. DeWitt, Sr., in Effingham County. Edgar's son Al acquired the business in the 70s and sold the agency to DeWayne Ladner in 2002.
        In 2006, Ladner acquired Stokes Insurance Agency in Statesboro and entered the Statesboro market, changing the name to DeWitt Insurance Agency of Statesboro. The Statesboro The Statesboro office is managed by Angela Long. Angela joined DeWitt in 1989 and is one of its' longest tenured employees.
        "DeWitt Insurance Agency has been providing professional service since 1956 and like the Darley family, believes that service means everything from how clients are treated to the high caliber of insurance providers used", said DeWayne Ladner. "For over 60 years, we have continued to make that belief more than just a philosophy. It is our way of doing business."
        The DeWitt-Darley Insurance Agency now has more than 15 agents in their Rincon and Statesboro locations offering decades of combined experience. Senior Agent Angela Long will continue to manage the new DeWitt-Darley Insurance agency in Statesboro. Marie Brown, a former Darley employee, has also joined the DeWitt-Darley team
        DeWitt represented many of the same insurance lines as Darley which made the merger a great fit. In addition, Darley customers will now have even more options when quoting and renewing their policies. DeWitt-Darley Insurance Agency will offer Darley customers expanded options including group health insurance and several Senior Care Insurance markets, as well as Medicare Supplements, Long Term Care, Life, and Disability Insurance.
        DeWitt-Darley Insurance Agency is also affiliated with a financial planning firm, Vision Financial Group of Georgia. ( Vision Financial is available to assist with financial services and retirement solutions.
        "I want to thank Statesboro and Bulloch County for supporting our family-owned insurance agency for the past 54 years," Darley said. "My wife Joy is now retired and we are both looking forward to spending more time with our children and grandchildren.
        "With this merger, we now have a larger staff, which will allow me to work fewer hours and enjoy my family. More importantly, I can do this knowing that all of our loyal customers will have a team in place that is focused on making your insurance needs are a top priority. Thank you for allowing DeWitt-Darley Insurance Agency to be your partner in protection. I look forward to serving you in our new location soon."
        DeWitt-Darley Insurance Agency of Statesboro is located at 506 Gentilly Road. You can reach them at (912) 489-2838 or online at


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