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Planters First Bank Announces Retirement of Banking Veteran, Ben Morris After 48 Years

After 48 years of marking the lives of bank customers and members of the Planters First Bank (“PFB”) Cordele Branch, Ben Morris, Senior Vice President of Planters First Bank announced his retirement on December 13, 2019. With more than forty years of commercial real estate and retail banking experience, Morris managed loan portfolios since the bank’s early days as Cordele Banking Company. Morris has held various positions since beginning his career in 1971, including Market...



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Certificate of Deposit Specials - Another reason to love the Holidays

Certificate of Deposit Specials 1.92% APY 1.71% APY 4 months CD 8 months CD or 11 months CD $500 minimum opening deposit $500 minimum opening deposit Bump Up your Savings! Customers will receive an additional .10% on the above rates providing they have an active Planters First Bank checking account relationship. ...



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Holiday Special - Money Market - Oh, what fun it is to save!

Money Market 1.71%APY for 6 months $50,000 minimum opening deposit Bump Up your Savings! Customers will receive an additional .10% on the above rates providing they have an active Planters First Bank checking account relationship. Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of 1.71% available for six months with a $50,000 minimum opening deposit to Planters First Bank. To obtain the stated APY, the minimum balance of $50,000 must remain on deposit for at least 6 months...



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Planters First Bank is proud to announce the December Teacher Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools.

Planters First Bank is proud to announce the December Teacher Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools. This spotlight is a new program that Planters First Bank has initiated and held in conjunction with the Pulaski County School System through their nomination and directional process on choosing the educator for the monthly spotlight that will run from October through April of each school year. Rebecca Wilson is an eighth-grade physical science and reading teacher at Pulaski...



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PFB proudly supports the Macon Civic Club 2019 Show, Turn on Your Lovelight.

The Macon Civic Club recently held a reception at the Grand Opera House to honor local charities receiving donations from the 2019 Show, Turn on Your Lovelight. Almost $200,000 was donated to 37 local charities! Click here to view pictures from the reception. PFB Regional President, David Wilson, was the Show Chairman for the 2019 Show and would like to thank our community for all of its support by attending, sponsoring and donating. He also would like to thank Planters First Bank for...



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Customer Alert: ATM System Upgrade Schedule

Our ATMs will be temporarily out of service due to system upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. You may access your accounts 24/7 via online banking or our mobile app. FITZGERALD: Unavailable Monday, Nov. 4th Fitzgerald ATM Location: 212 E Central Ave Fitzgerald GA 31750 Please note Ocilla ATM located at 120 E 4th St, Ocilla, GA 31774 will be available to use as normal during this upgrade. HAWKINSVILLE: Unavailable Tuesday, Nov....



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Planters First Bank is proud to announce the November Teacher Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools.

Planters First Bank is proud to announce the November Teacher Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools. This spotlight is a new program that Planters First Bank has initiated and held in conjunction with the Pulaski County School System through their nomination and directional process on choosing the educator for the monthly spotlight that will run from October through April of each school year. Tonya Hendrix Hair is a Kindergarten teacher at Pulaski County Elementary School. She has...



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CyberSecurity 101 – A crash course for protecting you and your data.

It can be a bit overwhelming to understand all of the terms you’ll hear tossed about regarding cybersecurity. Just a few include malware, ransomware, phishing, worm, and many more. So while we can’t explain all things cybersecurity in this article, our goal here is to give you an overview of many of the more common terms. Malware – This includes viruses, worms, and Trojan Horses. These are software programs that infect your machine and carry malicious codes to destroy the data...



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Planters First Bank is proud to announce the October Teacher Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools.

Planters First Bank is proud to announce the October Teacher Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools. This spotlight is a new program that Planters First Bank has initiated and held in conjunction with the Pulaski County School System through their nomination and directional process on choosing the educator for the monthly spotlight that will run from October through April of each school year. Planters First Bank announces the first recipient of the Teacher Spotlight is...



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Carol Arflin joins PFB Lending Team

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce that Carol Arflin has joined our Lending Team, as Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender. Carol will be based in the Cordele Office located at 1620 East 16th Avenue. Commenting on the announcement, Eli Tinsley, EVP, said, "It is my pleasure to welcome Carol Arflin to our Cordele Team. Carol brings sound knowledge of our markets with a long-term commitment to community banking. She has extensive experience in creating strong,...



Photo for Planters First Bancorp taps J. Daniel Speight as CEO,   expands Bank Executive Leadership Team 

Planters First Bancorp taps J. Daniel Speight as CEO,  expands Bank Executive Leadership Team 

J. Daniel Speight Planters First Bancorp, parent company of Planters First Bank, announces the appointment of J. Daniel Speight as CEO of Planters First Bancorp and General Counsel of the Bank. Mr. Speight will also join the boards of Bancorp and the Bank. "Dan has had a distinguished banking career that reached across the state, but it was built upon the strength of his roots and relationships developed in central Georgia, which is where we live and work,” noted Bob Way,...



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Eli Tinsley Elected to the Community Bankers Association of Georgia’s  2019-2020 Leadership Division Board of Directors

The Community Bankers Association of Georgia’s (CBA) Leadership Division elected its new Board of Directors at the 41st Annual Leadership Division Convention & Mini-Trade Show held June 6-9, 2019 at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort.​​​​​​ Eli Tinsley, Planters First Bank, Cordele, was elected as a Member at Large. Tinsley was awarded the 2019 Matt McCranie Leadership Division Representative of the Year. Tinsley has 21 years of banking experience; he is a graduate of...