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ICBA Congratulates PrimeSouth Bank for 45 Years of Membership

Friday, September 09, 2011

Washington, D.C. (August 2011)-The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) congratulates PrimeSouth Bank in Tallassee, AL for reaching an important milestone as an ICBA member. This marks the community bank's 45 years as a member of ICBA, the only national trade association dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of the nation's more than 7,000 community banks.

"ICBA is fortunate to have PrimeSouth Bank as a member of the association for 45 years," said Camden R. Fine, ICBA president and CEO. "Community banks such as PrimeSouth Bank are relationship bankers that are passionately committed to serving the needs of their local customers and communities. It's community banks like PrimeSouth Bank that drive economic stability and prosperity on Main Street and make their communities a better place to work and live."

Community banks reinvest in their communities everyday because they are an integral part of the economic, financial and civic fabric of thousands of towns and cities across America. They are common-sense lenders that do right by their customers and exist solely to serve the needs of their local customers and communities.

"As an ICBA member, PrimeSouth Bank is proud to be part of a nationwide network of community banks that advocate on behalf of this great industry and its valued customers," said Mrs. Jodi Turner, Chief Financial Officer of PrimeSouth Bank. "PrimeSouth Bank looks forward to continuing its role with ICBA to help strengthen and preserve the community bank industry so that consumers across the nation can experience the difference of working with a local community bank for years to come."

ICBA-member community banks employ nearly 300,000 people in more than 20,000 locations throughout the U.S.

About ICBA
The Independent Community Bankers of America, the nation's voice for community banks, represents nearly 5,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types throughout the United States and is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and the communities and customers we serve. For more information, visit H'lnv.icba.org .

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Fireman's Fallout Saturday

Thursday, September 08, 2011

By Michael Butler

The Tallassee Volunteers Fire Association is having a fundraiser Saturday at its training facility in the industrial park. It's called the "Fireman's Fallout." Monies raised will go towards purchasing a turnout gear extractor.

Travis Jones is assistant fire chief. He has helped in organize the event. "We've been needing an extractor for our firefighting gear for years now," he said. "We have applied for grants but no luck."

The idea to have a concert came up at the annual street dance. "I heard a lot of people my age saying they wished there was something later in the year when it was cooler with music they enjoyed," Jones stated. "We needed a fundraiser that would produce good returns and saw there was an opportunity."

The turnout gear extractor will extend the life of the uniforms, which are about $1,800 per set. "It removes the carbons, carcinogens and other contaminants that remain in the gear after a fire," Jones noted.

The concert will cater to a variety of musical genres. Former Tallassee firefighter Johnathan Stuckey, who owns a nightclub on Vaughn Road in Montgomery, assisted with booking the artists. "He helped make some suggestions on what his local crowd likes," Jones added. "After reviewing some playlists, these bands were chosen."

The concert starts at 6:00 p.m featuring Markus Brunson, Kanye Twitty, Trotline and Legs n Liquor.

The state of the art training facility will be showcased for those who attend. "We are proud of our facility as it was the first of its kind in Alabama," Jones said. "We need to capitalize on the entire facility to help support funding for the fire department. We hope since firefighters are hosting the event that other firefighters will come out to support us and see what we have to offer as far as training as well."

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the show. Firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMS personnel and military get in for $10 each.