More than a century ago, fourteen men petitioned a bank to be built in Soperton, a community which housed a rail station for the M. D. & S. Railroad, which had extended its line from Dublin to Vidalia in 1900. Opening its doors on June 1, 1903, The Bank of Soperton began with $11,000.00 in capital and $2,035.43 in deposits.
From then until today, customers have continued to rely upon the bank to meet their financial goals and obligations. According to President/CEO Chandler Maurice Beasley III, “Today we reach a much broader and more diversified base of customers, much different from the early days of the bank when the majority of business was based upon agricultural demands and naval stores operations.”
In 1999, the growth of the bank propelled it into its fourth building and current location at 1202 Second Street North in Soperton. From its beginning in 1903 in a small building on dirt Main Street in Soperton to its present site, the bank continues to be trusted by customers facing changing times. “As times have changed, so have the many services offered by the bank. Providing excellent customer service will always be our top priority, while the bank is also committed to progress by offering additional products that meet the needs of our customers,” said Beasley.
As the bank continues to grow, so does our footprint in neighboring communities. In the fall of 2015 we decided to open our first location outside of Treutlen County. The decision was made to open an LPO (Loan Production Office) in Vidalia, Ga. due to proximity and the fact the two (2) communities have always complimented each other so well. Our progress in Vidalia since the opening of the LPO has been exceptional and that brings us to where we are today. Million Pines Community Bank, A Division of The Bank of Soperton is officially open as a full service bank located at 121 Church Street in downtown Vidalia, Ga. to handle all the banking needs of our customers.
We are committed to community banking and to the needs of our customers. Please feel free to visit either of our locations in Soperton or Vidalia and let us know how we can be of assistance.