First National Bank Receives Award

First National Bank of Decatur County

January 2016: It is with great pleasure that BauerFinancial Inc., Coral Gables, Florida announces that First National Bank of Decatur County, Bainbridge, Georgia has earned its coveted 5-Star Superior rating. “A 5-Star rating indicates that First National Bank of Decatur County is one of the strongest banks in the nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability and much more. Earning Bauer’s 5-Star designation proves that First National Bank of Decatur County is getting it right,” expressed Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, the nation’s bank rating firm.  

”BauerFinancial has been touting the benefits and mainstays of community banks since its inception in 1983,” Dorway continues. “I am thrilled to be able to say that the January 2016 issue of Consumer Reports agrees. According to its own surveys, Consumer Reports concluded that smaller banks are best for personal service as they ‘tend to focus more on relationships’; over three-quarters of respondents indicated they were’ highly satisfied’ in the CR survey.”

“First National Bank is very honored to receive this prestigious rating”, said Brad E. Barber, CEO of First National Bank.  “It is a testimony to the team at the Bank and the customers we serve.”

First National Bank operates through a conveniently located office on East Shotwell Street in Bainbridge and can also be found on the internet at

First National Bank of Decatur County: “Your Kind of Bank.”

Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting

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