Newnan Opens as Full Service Branch


 ANNISTON, AL (October 11, 2018) – Southern States Bank is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Newnan, Georgia at 1421 Highway 34 E., in the White Oaks Shopping Center. The Newnan office is the sixth location in Georgia for Southern States Bank and marks the expansion of the Bank’s footprint in the Georgia market.

David Ridgeway will serve as the Market President for the Metro Atlanta market, including Bremen and Carrollton and upcoming expansions into Cobb County, as well as manage the SBA efforts for the Bank.  Brett Johnston has joined the Bank as President of Coweta and Fayette Counties and will head up the Newnan office. Collectively, David and Brett have over 40 years banking experience and both have worked in the Metro Atlanta market for years.  They have called Newnan home for more than 15 years and are active in the local community.

According to Steve Whatley, Chairman, CEO & President of Southern States Bank, “We are thrilled about the opportunity to expand our footprint in the Metro Atlanta market with our office in Newnan. We believe Newnan is a dynamic market and it will complement our current locations in West Georgia.  David and Brett are experienced bankers who are heavily involved in the community and are a great addition to our senior management team.”