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Shea Campbell Earns Banking School Diploma

Shea Campbell with First National Bank in Bainbridge has graduated from the Georgia Banking School. The graduation ceremony took place May 3 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel in Athens, GA. During the three-year program, graduates complete an annual one-week residence session at the University of Georgia in Athens and home study problems between sessions. The school provides a well-balanced curriculum featuring UGA faculty members, veteran bankers, and...



Bert Hines Graduates from the Graduate School of Banking at LSU

Bainbridge, GA – Bert Hines, Bainbridge Market President at First National Bank, is among the 152 bankers who received their graduation diplomas on May 31, 2024, from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. This rigorous three-year program provides comprehensive courses covering all aspects of banking, economics, and related subjects. Students traveled from eighteen states and Mexico to participate in this session. "I am incredibly thankful to First National Bank...



Brad Barber Elected as 136th Chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association

ATLANTA – Brad E. Barber, president and CEO of First National Bank, Bainbridge, has been elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association (GBA). "Brad is a distinguished leader in Georgia’s banking community, known for his extensive experience and commitment to excellence,” said Joe Brannen, GBA president and CEO. “His deep understanding of our industry and longtime GBA involvement make him the ideal person to lead our association as the 136th chairman....



First National Bank Expands into Leesburg, GA

LEESBURG — First National Bank has announced its expansion into the Leesburg market. The bank will have a full-service location open later this summer. The office will be located at 1559 U.S. Highway 19 South in Leesburg. “First National Bank has had banking relationships in the Leesburg area for years," Brad Barber, the bank CEO and a native of Leesburg, said. "We believe the market area is primed for a new community bank. The First National Bank office will provide our customers and...



Summer Marketing Intern- Aubrey Chapman

Bainbridge Native Aubrey Chapman Embarks on Summer Internship Journey with First National Bank Bainbridge, Georgia -May 16, 2024 -First National Bank proudly announces the selection of Aubrey Chapman, a native of Bainbridge and a senior at Valdosta State University, for a summer internship in the Marketing Department. Chapman, a 2021 graduate of Bainbridge High School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Marketing and is scheduled to graduate in...



First National Bank Supports Rural Healthcare Through Georgia HEART Hospital Program

[Bainbridge, GA] – March 19, 2024—First National Bank proudly announces its contribution to the Georgia HEART Hospital Program, which supports rural and critical access hospitals across the state to enhance healthcare services for thousands of Georgians. As part of its commitment to the communities it serves, First National Bank has substantially donated to Memorial Hospital and Manor, aiding its mission to provide essential healthcare services to local residents. The Georgia HEART...



Taylor Digby Joins First National Bank Team

First National Bank Welcomes Taylor Digby as Operations Manager First National Bank Bainbridge is delighted to announce the newest addition to our team, Taylor Digby, who joins us as the Operations Manager. A proud graduate of Bainbridge High School, Taylor brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role. Taylor began her banking career in August 2014, demonstrating a solid commitment to excellence in every role she has undertaken. With a background encompassing teller...



Josh Rathel Joins First National Bank Team

Bainbridge, GA, January 10, 2023] – First National Bank is pleased to announce the newest addition to its team, Joshua Rathel, an accomplished Credit Analyst with over a decade of experience in banking and commercial underwriting. Joshua is a proud graduate of Miller County High School and Georgia Southern University, where he honed his skills and knowledge. With over ten years of dedicated service in community banks and Farm Credit, Joshua has built a robust background in credit...



First National Bank Unveils State-of-the-Art Drive-Thru ITM's in Moultrie, GA

Preserving History, Embracing Innovation, and Supporting the Community Moultrie, GA – November 20, 2023 – First National Bank is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its new Drive-Thru Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Monday, November 20, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. First National Bank's commitment to Moultrie dates back to June 2021 when it officially opened its doors in the heart of downtown. The new Drive-Thru ITMs, strategically positioned...



Brad Barber Elected Chairman-Elect of the Georgia Bankers Association

ATLANTA – Brad E. Barber, President & CEO of First National Bank, Bainbridge, has been elected by his peers to serve as Chairman-Elect of the Georgia Bankers Association (GBA). “Brad is a successful career banker who is well respected by his peers from around the state,” said Kim Wilson, GBA Chairman and President and CEO of OneSouth Bank in Macon. “His extensive experience and unwavering passion for our industry will be a valuable asset to the association.” Barber has a...



Shea Campbell Sharpens Skills at Banking School

Shea Campbell with First National Bank in Bainbridge attended the 2023 on-campus session of the Georgia Banking School as a second-year student. Established in 1961, the Georgia Banking School is a three-year specialized school run by the Georgia Bankers Association. The purpose of the school is to prepare bank managers to effectively and profitably serve their hometowns by developing a thorough understanding of banking practices, regulations, and management principles. During the course...