Honor recognizes exceptional service to the community

Southern Bancorp is one of six financial institutions to receive a 2009 Southeast Community Bank “GIVE” Award, which honors exceptional community service. “GIVE” stands for charitable Giving, community Involvement, Volunteerism and employee Engagement. Judges chose the winners from community banks in seven southeastern states based on criteria including objectives, strategies and results.

Southern Bancorp won for its efforts to serve the community, including its mission to reduce poverty in the Mississippi Delta town of Ruleville, where the bank is based. Southern Bancorp has given $1 million in recent years to Ruleville and the neighboring town of Drew to spark revitalization.

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