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February 2024

 
Spread the Love: Donate to the Baldwin County Senior Center   

Milledgeville Donation Drive February 2024

We're collecting items to donate to the Baldwin County Senior Center. If you wish to donate any items, please drop them off at our Milledgeville location, on North Columbia Street. All items are due by February 29th. 

Items to donate include:
• Blankets/Jackets/Sweaters
• Hats/Gloves/Mittens/Scarves/Pajamas
• Shoes (Slippers, non-slip shower shoes, etc.)
• Books/Knitting/crochet items
• Jigsaw Puzzles/Puzzle Books/Coloring Books & Crayons/Pencils
• Personal Items, etc.


 
Milledgeville Downtown First Friday

Milledgeville Downtown First Friday -February 2024

We had a great time at Milledgeville's First Friday the new year!  A special shout-out to Catelynn, Melissa, & Trip for representing for the bank at this event. We couldn't do this without our amazing team!

 
 

January 2024

 
Junior Board - Reading to Dodge County Primary School students     

Reading to students at Dodge Co. Primary School 1-12-24

Eastman's Junior Board visited the Dodge County Primary School on D.E.A.R. Day, "Drop Everything and Read", to read a few books to the kids. 
 

Magnolia Spotlight - Meet Our New Collections Assistant Brittany Jones 

Brittany Jones New Position

#MagnoliaSpotlight - Magnolia State Bank is proud to announce that Brittany Jones has been promoted to Collections Assistant/ Universal Banker.  Brittany first started with Magnolia State Bank in March of 2022, since then everyday has been truly a delight to work with her.  She started out as a Universal Banker and then moved to Head Teller where she then gained more banking knowledge.  She has continuously been an individual that has exceeded our expectations around every corner.  We’re extremely thankful to have a member like Brittany to be a part of our MSB family. 

 
The W.L. Jessup Memorial Scholarship Winners for 2023

Jr. Board scholarship winners 2023

The W. L. Jessup Memorial Scholarship Award has been instituted for more than 20 years at Magnolia State Bank, and was established in the memory of Mr. W. L. Jessup, one of our banks founding fathers. The scholarship was created to assist with the continuing education costs for those interested not only in our locally owned financial institution, but also for seniors who serve on the Magnolia State Bank's Junior Board of Directors. This award has been granted to more than 100 graduating seniors, and has substantially contributed to their paths for higher education.  This scholarship has been instrumental in helping form lives that contribute positively to local and surrounding communities. 

The recipients of this years Scholarship are Ashlyn Grauberger (not pictured above), Katie Jones, & Camryn Vaugh.


5 Star Rating!

5 star rating - 2024

Magnolia State Bank received another 5 Star Rating from BauerFinancial.  A 5 Star Rating is classified as Superior and Bauer recommends our institution.

BauerFinancial is the nation’s source for fair, unbiased, and independent ratings of Banks & Credit Unions. It does not get paid (nor has it ever) to rate any institution, nor can any institution avoid its rating.  Bauer rates all Federally Insured Depository Institutions.

Bauer uses the same strict barometer to rate all banks & credit unions and makes those ratings available to all people - for free - on its website. Bauer has nothing to hide.

Since 1983, this practice, along with an excellent history, has earned the respect of regulators, bankers, and consumers across the country. They have been analyzing and reporting on the industry since 1983. Nobody knows this business better, nor is better respected.

Visit their website(Opens in a new Window) for more information.



December 2023

Christmas 2023  

Christmas 2023

Magnolia State Bank wish you and your family a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
 
 
Saver Squirrel Giveaway   

Saver Squirrel Prize Winners 2023

Every year Magnolia State Bank holds a coloring contest, where the winners are given a special Christmas present.  The holiday season is all about giving back, so seeing a child's face light up when they receive a gift makes everything worthwhile.

The prizes for our Saver Squirrel coloring contest this year is a Nintendo Switch bundle with a game. A winner was chosen in each of our market areas.  Pictured above are the winners from each of our markets; Harmony Brynteson (Milledgeville), Georgia Johnson (Gray), & Daisy Coleman (Eastman).  Congratulations and Merry Christmas! 

 
 

November 2023

Magnolia Spotlight - Meet Our New Universal Banker/Assistant Head Teller Mary Grimes   

Mary Grimes promotion

#MagnoliaSpotlight - Magnolia State Bank is proud to announce that Mary Grimes has been promoted to Universal Banker/Assistant Head Teller at our Downtown Milledgeville location. Ms. Grimes joined the bank this past January where she started out as a Universal Banker and from there the opportunity to move up in the company arose. She is an individual that will go above and beyond to help anyone that walks through our doors. We’re grateful to have a member like Mary be a part of our team.
 
 

October 2023

Halloween 2023    

Halloween 2023

Happy Halloween! Pictured above are some of our Magnolia State Bank team members that participated in our annual costume contest at each of our locations.  Top left is our Gray location where Danny, Sandy, and the Pink Ladies are hanging out at the new and improved Rydell High.   Top right is our Eastman location is where the board game Monopoly has come to life!  Bottom left is our Downtown Milledgeville location where everyone one is a Barbie in a Barbie world.  The bottom right is our Milledgeville location where a few DC heroes and villains took over the bank.
 
114th Anniversary Prize Winners    

114th Anniversary Prize Winner - Timothy Maddox

In celebration of Magnolia State Bank’s 114th anniversary, we held a giveaway for our customers to enter a drawing for the chance winning a Blackstone grill. For a customer to enter the drawing for this prize, all they had to do was visit one of our locations in Eastman, Gray, or Milledgeville. The lucky winner this year is Timothy Maddox. Congratulations!
 
Junior Board - Dodge Co. Homecoming Parade   

JB Homecoming Parade 2023

Every year the Eastman's Junior Board participates in the Dodge County Homecoming Parade.  Instead of candy, our Junior Board members pass out mini footballs to the kids.  This is one of the many favorite events that our Junior Board participants in each year.    
 
 
Thanksgiving Food Drive 

food drive flyer

For the month of October & November we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Ivey Baptist Church & Café Central Freedom Church. The items will be going to those that need a little help this holiday season. You can drop off the donated items at our North Columbia Street location in Milledgeville, Ga.
 

September 2023

2023 - 2024 Junior Board  

2023 -2024 Junior Board

Magnolia State Bank's Junior Board of Directors is a highly innovative program designed to immerse local high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in the business of banking, leadership and community service opportunities. In return, Magnolia State Bank will provide education in banking services, investing, careers in banking and local economy, and leadership skills you will find helpful in the future.



August 2023

Milly Free Fridge - Take What You Need, Leave What You Can 

food drive

For the month of August Magnolia State Bank will be accepting donations for "Milly Free Fridge". Milly Free Fridge concept seeks to address food insecurity by making fresh foods available in communities where they are most needed. Unlike traditional food pantries that rely largely on non-perishable foods, free fridges allow users access to free produce, meat and more by providing a refrigerator to keep food fresh.

Any donations to help Milly Free Fridge will be appreciated at our North Columbia location in Milledgeville, Ga.


Magnolia Spotlight - Meet Our New Assistant Branch Manager Catelynn Duncan

Magnolia Spotlight: New Assistant Branch Manager - Catelynn Duncan

#MagnoliaSpotlight - Magnolia State Bank is proud to announce that Catelynn Duncan has been promoted to Assistant Branch Manager for the Milledgeville market.  
 

Ms. Duncan joined the bank in 2015 where she started out as a teller.  From there the opportunity to move up in the company arose.  Due to her outstanding performance as the Collection Manager, Ms. Duncan has earned the title of Assistant Branch Manager.  As Assistant Branch Manager, Ms. Duncan will help oversee managing and guiding the overall performance of the branch.



July 2023

New Friday Banking Hours 

new business hours

Starting September 1st our Friday hours will be changing at select locations. Our lobby's will close at 5pm and the drive thru's will close at 5:30pm at our Eastman, Gray, & Milledgeville (N. Columbia St) locations.


5 Star Rating!

5 star rating 2023

Magnolia State Bank received a 5 Star Rating from BauerFinancial.  A 5 Star Rating is classified as Superior and Bauer recommends our institution.

BauerFinancial is the nation’s source for fair, unbiased, and independent ratings of Banks & Credit Unions. It does not get paid (nor has it ever) to rate any institution, nor can any institution avoid its rating.  Bauer rates all Federally Insured Depository Institutions.

Bauer uses the same strict barometer to rate all banks & credit unions and makes those ratings available to all people - for free - on its website. Bauer has nothing to hide.

Since 1983, this practice, along with an excellent history, has earned the respect of regulators, bankers, and consumers across the country. They have been analyzing and reporting on the industry since 1983. Nobody knows this business better, nor is better respected.

Visit their website for more information.


Back to School Supply Drive 

school supply drive

The first day of school is just around the corner, so Starting on July 1st - 31st we're collecting school supplies for the Central State Hospital Morale Committee.  You can drop off the donated items at our North Columbia Street location in Milledgeville, Ga. ��


June 2023

Milledgeville-Baldwin Chamber of Commerce - Annual Gala

award

Each year, the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce recognizes the Small Business of the Year, along with other notable community awards. This year our very own April Thompson was named Chamber Ambassador of the Year for her volunteer work with the Chamber and the local business community.

Congratulations to April Thompson on being named Ambassador of the Year for the Milledgeville Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce. April regularly attends Chamber functions and positively represents Magnolia State Bank. This is quite an honor, as there are over 20 Ambassadors involved in the program. Way to go April! 


Animal Rescue Foundation of Milledgeville, GA Donation Drive
pet supply drive


June is National Pet Month so starting June 1 - 30th we will be accepting donations for the Animal Rescue Foundation of Milledgeville, GA. you can drop off your donations at our North Columbia Street location in Milledgeville, GA.

The items that the foundation needs are: 

  • Fancy Feast Canned Kitten Food
  • Bleach
  • Purina One Canned Dog Food
  • Blue Dawn
  • Purina One Dog & Cat Food Dry
  • Purina One Canned Puppy Food
  • Pet Beds any size
  • Amazon, Chewy, & Tractor Supply Gift Cards
  • Dog & Cat Treats 


May 2023

Graduating Junior Board Members - Dodge County High School

Jr Board

Congratulations to the Junior Board members that are graduating! Each of the seniors are presented with a pin that is engraved with their name, years, or service and MSB Junior Board of Directors to be worn on graduation night! �� 

Pictured above is Allen Long (Magnolia State Bank's Chief Lending Officer) and the graduating seniors; Ashlyn Grauberger, Camryn Vaughn, Briana Graham, Katie Jones, Jessi Johnson, & Elizabeth Sanders. 


Georgia War Veteran's Home Donation Drive 

Veteran donation


Starting on May 1st - 31st we're collecting items for the Georgia War Veteran's Home in Milledgeville.
 
We are accepting the following items:
  • Snacks (that are individual wrapped i.e. Little Debbie Cakes, pudding cups, poptarts, cookies, chips, etc.) 
  • Sunscreen & lotion 
  • White crew neck t-shirts 
  • Straw hats (for sitting outside, fishing & baseball games) 
  • Puzzle books (word search, crosswords & sudoku)
Drop off your donations at Magnolia State Bank - 2451 N. Columbia St. Milledgeville, GA

 

April 2023

Book Donation Drive 
Book drive


If you have any New or Gently Used books for K-5th Grade, please donate! We will be collecting books from April 3rd - 28th.  You can drop them off at Magnolia State Bank on North Columbia Street Milledgeville, Ga.  All the books collected will be taken to Midway Hills Academy. 


 

Georgia Cancer Support Donation

Donation to Georgia Cancer Support

 

We held an Easter Bake Sale and each of our locations created an Easter Basket full of goodies that was raffled off.  We were able to raise $2,935.00 to be donated to the Georgia Cancer Support.  

A special thank you to Catelynn Duncan (Downtown Milledgeville location), She took the lead on this project for it to come together.


Bake Sale for the Georgia Cancer Support

Easter bake sale

We also held a bake sale on April 7th to help raise even more money for the Georgia Cancer Support.  We had all sorts of sweet treats available; from cakes, cookies, pies, you name it we had it!  By the end of the day, we had sold everything. 


Easter Basket Raffle: The Winners!

Easter basket winners

We had four lucky winners from each of our locations that won an Easter basket.  From Eastman it was Bryan Brown, Gray it was James Vinson (pictured above), Milledgeville (from our North Columbia location) it was Joy Simpson (pictured above) and from out Downtown Milledgeville location it was Jen Yearwood.   


Easter Basket Raffle for the Georgia Cancer Support 

Easter Baskets

Each of our locations raffled off Easter Baskets full of goodies, in honor of the Georgia Cancer Support.  Everyone was welcome to participate in the raffle.  To purchase a ticket(s) for the raffle you had to stop by one of our locations and purchase a ticket from our tellers.  $5.00 for One Ticket, $20.00 for Five Tickets and the drawing was held on Good Friday, April 7th. 


The Georgia Cancer Support, Inc. is a Christian ministry serving the needs of Georgia cancer patients through the love of Jesus Christ.  The organization was established in Milledgeville, Georgia on January 1st, 2012.  The Georgia Cancer Support is a nonprofit Georgia corporation that provides many kinds of support for cancer patients throughout the state.  They depend on the generosity of the community for financial donations and volunteering of their time.  Georgia Cancer Support also partners with other community resources that assist in meeting patients’ everyday physical and spiritual needs.

 

March 2023

Magnolia State Bank's - First Responder Appreciation Luncheon

First Responder lunch

To show our appreciation for the outstanding job that the Dodge County/Eastman First Responder provide to everyone in our community.  We catered in lunch at the American Legion for the First Responders, from the Police, Fire, and Sheriff's Departments on March 30th from E & G Catering. 


Milledgeville Scene Magazine "20 Under 40" - Joshua Flournoy 

Customer gift

Joshua Flournoy, who has been a customer of ours for 16 years made the front page of a local magazine, “Milledgeville Scene” a couple of weeks ago. This morning the bank gifted him with the front page and article framed.  HE LOVED IT! The article shared a little of him and his wife, Aerin’s background of how they made it to where they are now, the article also went on to discuss how they balance each other out in the business world & their passion for helping others. Today, Barbarakares is listed as one of Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing private companies in America! 


Magnolia Spotlight - Nylan Hinson's Retirement

Nylan Hinson - Spotlight


Our dear friend, valued employee, and family member, Nylan Hinson, retired on March 15, 2023. During her retirement, we wish her good fortune for many years to come. Nylan has been with the bank for an incredible eighteen years and has consistently brightened each and every one of our days. Her hard work and dedication to her profession is, and will be, admired by staff for many years to come.


 Animal Shelter Donation Drive

Animal Shelter Donation drive

Please help us help Baldwin County Animal Control & Services and save a life by donating today. Local animal shelters are in constant need of supplies and rely heavily on donations from the public. Your donation will go a long way in helping a sheltered dog or cat be more comfortable while waiting for their furever home. We will be taking donations from March 1st through March 31st. All donations can be dropped off at our Magnolia State Bank branch on North Columbia Street in Milledgeville. 


February 2023

Literacy Week at Midway Hills Academy

April reading to 4th gradersIt Literacy Week at Midway Hills Academy in Milledgeville, GA.  Our Branch Manager, April stopped by to read "Just Saving My Money" by Mercer Mayer to Mrs. Babb-Richardson and Mrs. Gresham-Spires 4th Grade Class.  All the kids truly enjoyed the book.   

A special thank you to April.  We really appreciate everything you do to represent MSB in our community! 

 

Spread the Love: Donate to the Baldwin County Senior Center 

Senior center donation drive

We're collecting items to donate to the Baldwin County Senior Center. If you wish to donate any items, please drop them off at our Milledgeville location, on North Columbia Street. All items are due by February 24th. 

Items to donate include:
• Blankets/Jackets/Sweaters
Hats/Gloves/Mittens/Scarves/Pajamas
• Shoes (Slippers, non-slip shower shoes, etc.)
• Books/Knitting/crochet items
• Jigsaw Puzzles/Puzzle Books/Coloring Books & Crayons/Pencils
• Personal Items, etc.


A special thank you to April.  We really appreciate everything you do to represent MSB in our community! 


Magnolia Spotlight - Meet Our New Branch Manager April Thompson

April Thompson - Spotlight

#MagnoliaSpotlight - Magnolia State Bank is proud to announce that April Thompson has been promoted to Branch Manager of the Milledgeville branch, located at 2451 N. Columbia Street.  Ms. Thompson joined the bank in 2021 where she started out as a Customer Service Representative.  From there the opportunity to move up as the Assistant Branch Manager arose. Due to her outstanding performance as the Assistant Branch Manager, Ms. Thompson has earned the title of Branch Manager.  As Branch Manager, Ms. Thompson will be in charge of managing and guiding the overall performance of the branch, which will including attracting, growing, and retaining client relationships, as well as consumer and small business lending.

 

January 2023

Georgia Bulldogs - National Championship Back to Back 

Georgia Bulldogs - Br 2

Go Dawgs!  We're so excited that our Georgia Bulldogs have won back-to-back National Championships!!  ��
 


Saver Squirrel Giveaway
 
Saver Squirrel winner - Br. 2

Every year Magnolia State Bank holds a coloring contest, where the winners are given a special Christmas present.  The holiday season is all about giving back, so seeing a child's face light up when they receive a gift makes everything worthwhile.

The prizes for our Saver Squirrel coloring contest is an Amazon fire HD Kids tablet. A winner was chosen in each of our market areas.  Out of all of those who were entered into the drawing these are the winners from each market; Dawson Kelley (Gray), Rafe Mullis (Eastman), & Jaylen Molinary (Milledgeville). Pictured above is the Dawson Kelley the winner from our Gray branch. Congratulations and Merry Christmas! 

  

November 2022

Toys for Tots/Baldwin County Fire & Rescue's Toy Drive
Toy drive

Our Gray & Milledgeville locations all participating in a Toy Drive this holiday season.  In Gray we partnered with Toys for Tots.  Both of our locations in Milledgeville participated with the Baldwin County Fire Rescue's Annual Toy Drive.  Each toy drive began collecting the donated toys in November, up until December 12th when Toys for Tots & the Baldwin County Fire Rescue would begin collecting the toys. 

 
 
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Outreach 
Operation x-mas shoebox

One of our Milledgeville branches decided to take part in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Outreach.  We made a total of 13 boxes. These boxes will be delivered to children from the ages of 2-14 years old.  The Ivey Baptist Church will collect these boxes and then they will ship them to children in other countries.  We enjoy helping our local communities but decided to share the love to other countries. 

A special thank you to Claire, April, Brittany, & Dawn you ladies are always so willing to step up and work together as a team! 

 

 
Food Drive 
Food drive
One of our Milledgeville branches participated in a food drive for two different churches the Ivey Baptist Church in Wilkinson County and the Café Central (the Freedom Church) in Milledgeville.  We began collecting non-perishable food items in early November and then all the donations were picked up on November 17th.       



October 2022

The Not-So-Scary Grayberry Spectacular 
Trunk or Treat - Br. 2

We’re so happy that we had the chance to be a part of The Not-So-Scary Grayberry Spectacular!  There were so many amazing costumes and themes from everyone at the event.  We’re already looking forward to participating in this fun event next year!

A special thank you to Terry, Brandi, & Giselle for participating in this event.  The Candy Crush theme looked fantastic!  We really appreciate everything all of you do to represent MSB in our community!


113th Anniversary Prize Winners 
113th Anniversary Prize Winners

In celebration of Magnolia State Bank's 113th Anniversary we held a giveaway for our customers to enter a drawing at the chance of winning a Yeti cooler or an Instant Air Fryer.  For a customer to enter the drawing for these prizes all they had to do was visit one of our locations: Eastman, Gray and Milledgeville.

Pictured above are two of our MSB employees with the prize winners (from left to right).  We have Joseph Hinton (the winner of the Yeti cooler) with Assistant Branch Manager April Thompson and then Pauline Harper (the winner of the Instant Air Fryer) with our Milledgeville Market President David Dyer! 


 

Mr. Angel "Georgia Prize Pack" Winner 
Georgia prize pack winner
Congratulations Carlton Gardner on winning the Georgia Prize Pack!!
 
Mr. Angel, the first English Bulldog to serve the University of Georgia as its mascot from 1944-1946. Mr. Angel’s hometown and where his statue resides in Eastman, GA is where our Eastman Branch is located.  We wanted to hold a giveaway for our customers, in which they would have the chance of winning our Georgia Prize Pack in honor of Mr. Angel.  The Prize Pack was full of goodies from all over the state of Georgia!   

Read more information regarding Mr. Angel's History        

Pictured above is Mell Merritt, our Gray Market President, and Carlton Gardner our winner. 

Reality Check 
Reality check
We had a wonderful time at the Reality Check event!  Milledgeville-Baldwin Chamber hosted the Reality Check event at the Georgia Military College Prep School for their 10th grade students.  The students pretended to be 25-year-old, some were married with children, and some were single, with monthly budget to work within.  The students then had to determine how much they were going to spend and budget accordingly.  Some of the different stations included Auto, Education, Utilities, Retail, Law & Order, Just for Fun, and etc. 

A special thank you to April & Claire for participating in this event.  We really appreciate everything both of you do to represent MSB in our community!

September 2022

 2022 - 2023 Junior Board  
2022 -2023 Junior Board

Magnolia State Bank's Junior Board of Directors is a highly innovative program designed to immerse local high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in the business of banking, leadership and community service opportunities. In return, Magnolia State Bank will provide education in banking services, investing, careers in banking and local economy, and leadership skills you will find helpful in the future.

 


August 2022

 Bowling for Business 2022
 
Bowling for Business

 Pictured above are a few of our Magnolia State Bank team members at the MBC Chamber of Commerce Annual Bowling for Business. We look forward to this event each year and its always a pleasure to spend time with our coworkers and other business leaders in our community. Also, a little friendly competition never hurt anyone!


 

Milledgeville Downtown First Friday

First Friday

We had a great time at Milledgeville's First Friday this month!  We had a “Color A Classic” Contest to win a MSB goodie bag.  We had a ton of entries for the coloring contest.  We end up dividing all the entries into three different age bracket 1) 2 years - 5 years old, 2) 6 years - 8years old, and 3) 9 years & up. 

Our three winners from each bracket are:

2 years to 5 years – Winner: Annabell  

6 years to 8years – Winner: Addi (Pictured above)

9 years & up – Winner: Garrett                 

And a shout-out to Catelynn for taking the lead for this event. We couldn't do this without our amazing team!


July 2022


 Magnolia Spotlight - Meet Our New Assistant Branch Manager April Thompson 

April Thompson - Spotlight

 

#MagnoliaSpotlight - Magnolia State Bank is proud to announce that April Thompson has been promoted to Assistant Branch Manager of the Milledgeville branch, located at 2451 N. Columbia Street. Ms. Thompson joined the bank in 2021 and in that brief period of time has proven to be a great asset to our institution. In her role as Assistant Branch Manager, Ms. Thompson will be responsible for overseeing and directing the overall performance of the branch, including attracting, expanding, and retaining client relationships, as well as consumer and small business lending.


March 2022

Happy St. Patrick's Day St. Patricks's DayThese little leprechauns were running amok when we arrived at the bank! We caught them pouring out their pot of gold everywhere. There were coins in every little nook and cranny!  We know they will be back next year to cause as must chaos as possible.  Pictured above are some of our Magnolia State Bank team members, Tawnya Schmitt, Sarah Paul, and Greg McRee.


February 2022

 Visiting our Milledgeville Customers

Milledgeville, Ga customers

We pop by a few of our customers place of business in the Milledgeville area on February 14th, to visit with them and see how they were doing.  At the same time, we delivered a special treat to each of them.  Pictured above representing Magnolia State Bank is Catelynn Duncan & Ariel Bowley.  Pictured above are a few of our customers from round the Milledgeville area from left to right; C&B Meat Market LLC, Bug House of Milledgeville, Fowler-Flemister Concrete Inc, Dr. Nazir with the Baldwin Medical Center (staff member), Twin Lakes Physical Therapy, PrimeCare Home Care Services Inc, and Castco Investment Group LLC.


 January 2022

 Magnolia State Bank's Appreciation Gift for Essential Workers 

CRA - Law Enforcement

Magnolia State Bank presented the Dodge County/Eastman essential workers, from the Police, Fire, and Sheriff's Departments, with a gift consisting of The Butcher Block gift certificates on January 25th.  To show our appreciation for the outstanding job they do for everyone in our community.  Pictured above are our team members Becky Howell, Otis Goolsby, Jolene Carroll, Allen Long, and John Jessup.  The picture on the left is the Eastman Police department represented by officer Shawcroft, Josh King, Chief Becky Sheffield, Asst. Billy Cooper, Sargent Wesley Dyal.  The top right picture is the Fire department represented by Buddy Noles, mark Sheffield & Fire Chief Scotty Whitten.  The bottom right picture is the Sheriff's department represented by Sheriff Brian Robinson.

 

December 2021 

Christmas 2021
Saver Squirrel Giveaway

Saver Squirrel Winners 2021

Every year Magnolia State Bank holds a coloring contest, where the winners are given a special Christmas present.  The holiday season is all about giving back, so seeing a child's face light up when they receive a gift makes everything worthwhile.

Pictured above are the winners of our Saver Squirrel Nintendo Switch Lite giveaway. A winner was chosen in each of our market areas out of all of those who were entered into the drawing. The winners are Ryder Holt (Eastman), Kason J. Lumley (Gray), and (not pictured above) Cayden D. Juhan (Milledgeville). Congratulations and Merry Christmas! 

 

October 2021 

Halloween 2021
Halloween 2021
Happy Halloween! Pictured above are some of our Magnolia State Bank team members that participated in our annual costume contest at each of our locations.  Top left is our Milledgeville location sporting an Atlanta Braves all-star team being led by Jesse Law. Top middle is our overall winner, Becky Howell, with the amazing costume of "The Claw" machine from Toy Story.  Top right is our Downtown Milledgeville showing their team spirit for the Georgia Bulldogs.  Bottom left is our Gray location where they're always busy as a bee.  The bottom right is our Eastman location where we had Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas, an Iron Chef, a homeless man, Tyler the Creator, and Wednesday Addams. 
 
112th Anniversary Prize Winners
Prize winners - 114th anniversary
In celebration of Magnolia State Bank's 112th Anniversary we held a giveaway for our customers to enter a drawing at the chance of winning a Traeger Pellet Grill or Fire Pit.  Also, if any child had a Saver Squirrel savings account, then you could enter the drawing for a Nintendo Switch Lite + Super Mario Bro. U Deluxe game prize.  For a customer to enter the drawing for these prizes all they had to do was visit one of our locations: Eastman, Gray and Milledgeville.

Pictured above are a few of our MSB employees with our prize winners (from left to right). Market President David Dyer with Mazi Simmons our winner of the Nintendo Switch Lite, Catelynn Duncan & Amber Johnson with Addie Pierce our winner of the Fire Pit, and President Jolene Carroll with Phillip Harrell our winner of the Traeger Pellet Grill! 
 
112th Anniversary Celebration
114th anniversary
 
Magnolia State Bank welcomes everyone to come join them in celebration of their 112th Anniversary at all of our locations.  We're looking forward to the next 112 years of serving our communities needs!

Pictured above are a few of our MSB employees (left to right). In the top left corner picture we have Catelynn Duncan, Kacey Underwood, and April Thompson.  In the top center left picture we have our Gray Market President Mell Merritt.  The top center right picture we have Otis Goolsby, Sherri Barber, Jolene Carroll, Corey McCarthy, Greg McRee, Allen Long Sarah Paul, Jamie Sheffield, Frederick Miller, and Ariel Bowley.  The top right corner we have Kelsea Willis, Chloe Kell, Terry Ramsey, and Mell Merritt.  In the bottom left corner we have Ariel Bowley.  In the bottom center we have Tatjana Thompson-Robards, Chloe Kell, Kelsea Willis, and Terry Ramsey.  Then in the bottom right corner we have Blair Portwood, De Cannon, Sandy Smith, Amber Johnson, David Dyer, Cheryl Underwood, and Tiffany Ward.       


customers 114th anniversary

Here are a few of our customers that stopped by to help celebrate our Anniversary with us!
 
112 Years in Business

magnolia state bank anniversary celebration ad



September 2021 

 
Nikki Graham Memorial Scholarship

ariel bowley giving check to woman

Magnolia State Bank sponsored a hole for the Nikki Graham memorial scholarship gold tournament. 


Bowling for Business 2021
 
8 magnolia state bank employees take photo at bowling alley.

Pictured above are some of our Magnolia State Bank team members at the MBC Chamber of Commerce Annual Bowling for Business. We always enjoy being a part of this event each year and be able to spend time with other business community leaders.


2021 - 2022 Junior Board
 
2021 -2022 Junior Board

Magnolia State Bank's Junior Board of Directors is a highly innovative program designed to immerse local high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in the business of banking, leadership and community service opportunities. In return, Magnolia State Bank will provide education in banking services, investing, careers in banking and local economy, and leadership skills you will find helpful in the future.


April 2021 


Magnolia Spotlight: Meet Our New Head Teller Connie Jordan
 
Spotlight photo of Connie Jordan

#MagnoliaSpotlight Meet Connie! She's the new head teller at our Eastman Office. Ever since Connie joined our bank family, she has been an individual that will go above and beyond to help anyone that walks through our doors. She provides guidance to co-workers, who benefit from her 13 years of banking experience. We’re grateful to have a member like Connie be a part of our MSB family. #MagnoliaStateBank #BankLocal #CommunityBank  


December 2020


Bank of Eastman Name Change Letter

Magnolia State Bank's Christmas Gift for Essential Workers
Christmas meals for essential workers at the sheriff department, fire department, and police department.

Magnolia State Bank presented Dodge County/Eastman essential workers, from the Sheriff, Police, and Fire Departments, a Christmas gift consisting of Shug’s BBQ gift certificates. Pictured above are our team members Jon Butler and Jamie Sheffield, along with the Eastman MSB Jr. Board of Directors.

 
 
W. L. Jessup Memorial Scholarship Winners for 2020

Collage photo of the four junior board scholarship recipients.

The W. L. Jessup Memorial Scholarship Award has been instituted for more than 18 years at Magnolia State Bank, and was established in the memory of Mr. W. L. Jessup, one of our banks founding fathers. The scholarship was created to assist with the continuing education costs for those interested not only in our locally owned financial institution, but also for seniors who serve on the Magnolia State Bank's Junior Board of Directors. This award has been granted to more than 100 graduating seniors, and has substantially contributed to their paths for higher education.  This scholarship has been instrumental in helping form lives that contribute positively to local and surrounding communities.

Recipients this year were:  1st place Cayden Studstill, 2nd place Brayden Studstill, 3rd place Leslie Watson, 4th place MacKenzie Thomas.  These four not only held offices on the board but also led in several projects during the year.



Saver Squirrel Giveaway

Saver Squirrel giveaways Christmas 2020

Magnolia State Bank holds a coloring contest each year, where the winners receive a wonderful Christmas gift. Christmas time is the season of giving and we can’t go without taking care of the little ones. Seeing smiles on kids’ faces when they get their gift makes it all worth it.

Pictured above are the winners of our Saver Squirrel bicycle giveaway. A winner was chosen in each of our market areas out of all of those who were entered into the drawing. The winners are Adam Smith (Eastman), Izabella Sharpe (Gray), and Cayden Juhan (Milledgeville). Congratulations and Merry Christmas!



Bowling for Business
Bowling for Business December 2020

Pictured above are some of our Magnolia State Bank team members at the MBC Chamber of Commerce Annual Bowling for Business. It’s always a pleasure to unwind with coworkers and other business community leaders with a little friendly competition.


October 2020

Bras for a Cause

bra with a note on it

Every October, The Brick in Milledgeville, GA holds their annual Bras for a Cause contest to raise money for Georgia Cancer Support during breast cancer awareness month. Each participant submits their own bra design, with some flair. Magnolia State Bank has had the honor of being the reigning Champ since 2017!


January 2020

100th Day of School

man with several kids

The kids at Baldwin County’s Early Learning Center love to celebrate their 100th day of school! They took a special field trip to visit our Milledgeville Office and were able to cash in their 100 pennies for a cool, crisp dollar bill. It’s always great to see their smiling faces!


August 2019

Saver Squirrel
2 picture collage of the Magnolia State Bank Saver Squirrel giving balloons to kids.

What better way to end a summer break than to have a Back to School Bash in downtown Milledgeville with Magnolia State Bank’s Saver Squirrel. Milledgeville Main Street was able to do just that to help the kids end their summer on a high note, plus they got to hang out with the Saver Squirrel!


July 2019

Back The Blue Cookout
2 picture collage for July 2019 Back the Blue Cookout.

Our First Responders do so much for our community. Hosting a cookout to provide them with a good meal was the least we could do for them. It’s always an honor to give back to them when we can.


June 2019

Chamber Gala
2 picture collage of 2019 Chamber Gala event.

Each year, the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce recognizes the Small Business of the Year, along with other notable community awards. In 2019, our very own Jordan Norville was named Chamber Ambassador of the Year for his volunteer work with the Chamber and the local business community.

Congratulations to Jordan Norville on being named Ambassador of the Year for the Milledgeville Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce. Jordan regularly attends Chamber functions and positively represents Magnolia State Bank. This is quite an honor, as there are over 20 Ambassadors involved in the program. Way to go Jordan! Also, shown in the picture is MSB Market President, David Dyer.


June 2019

Beach Bash
2 picture collage of June 2019 Beach Bash community event.
Milledgeville Main Street’s annual Beach Bash brings a small taste of the beach to downtown Milledgeville.


May 2019


2019 Milledgeville Hometown Celebration

plinko booth

If you’ve ever attended one of Milledgeville’s Hometown Celebrations, it was very likely that you stopped by our table and walked away with free stuff! It’s always a great event, with a turnout that grows every year. We have a blast with everyone who stops by, and love talking to members of the community!



January 2019


Reality Check

four adults smile at camera

The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce held their Reality Check 2019 event at Baldwin High School. Our very own, Jesse Law, was there to give the kids an idea of what to expect after graduating!



University of Georgia Mascot Buried at Magnolia State Bank Eastman Office
Collage of Mr. Angel the UGA mascot

Mr. Angel, The first English Bulldog to serve the University of Georgia as its mascot.  Today, this type of bulldog has become one of the nation's most famous collegiate symbols with the continued use by the University of Georgia.
 
Click here for a deeper look into Mr. Angel's history
 
 



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