NEWNAN, GA (March 25, 2021) – Southern States Bank, in partnership with Tomco Construction, held a small groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, March 15, 2021 celebrating the start of construction on its new bank building.  Coming soon, the new building will be located on the corner of Oak Hill Boulevard and GA-34. 

Southern States Bank is currently located in the White Oak Center on GA-34 but has quickly outgrown the space and wants to provide an upscale banking facility to its customers.  “We are very excited about our new building and anticipate being in and operating in early 2022.  We feel our customers need a banking facility that provides all the modern amenities and atmosphere of a welcoming banking experience,” said Brett Johnston, President of Coweta and Fayette Counties.

About Southern States Bank

Southern States Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for Southern States Bank, an Alabama state chartered commercial bank founded in 2007. The Bank is headquartered in Anniston, Alabama with 17 offices located in Alabama and Georgia. Visit us at or on Facebook at    

About Tomco Construction

Since Tomco Construction first opened its doors on the square of Newnan, Georgia their mission statement has been “providing quality workmanship at a competitive price”.  Tomco has completed several large-scale projects in the Newnan area.  You can view their work showcase and current project list at

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From L-R: Mark Chambers, President, Southern States Bank; Brett Johnston, President of Coweta and Fayette Counties; Melanie Higgins, Branch Manager Newnan; Tom Crymes, Tomco Construction; David Ridgeway, President of Metro Atlanta; Jack Swift, Chief Operations Officer, Southern States Bank; Steve Whatley, Chairman and CEO of Southern States Bank