Quitman Branch

Community

Recent Events by First State Bank Employees in the Community

United Way of the Pine Belt

United Way of the Pine Belt

Broc, Mark, Emily and Lowell attended the United Way of the Pine Belt's annual meeting.

Pine View Health and Rehabilitation Center

Pine View Health and Rehabilitation Center

FSB donated moon pies for the Mardi Gras parade held at Pine View in Waynesboro.

Wayne County High School

Wayne County High School

Emily spoke to a US History class at Wayne County High School.

South Jones High School

South Jones High School

Emily spoke to the Workforce College Class at South Jones High School.

Quitman High School

Quitman High School

Frank and Emily spoke to a class at Quitman High School as part of the Mississippi Bankers Association "A Banker in Every Classroom."

Wayne County High School

Wayne County High School

FSB sponsored the reception at the WCHS Veterans Day program.

Vitalant

Vitalant

FSB was presented an award for the 2023 Small Business Blood Drive of the Year.

Jones College

Jones College
Jones College 2

First State Bank attended the two-day College and Career Fair at Jones College in October. Over 1500 students passed through their booth during the event. Employees Emily, Casey, Amber, Bethany, & Vicki worked the FSB booth.

West Jones High School

West Jones High School

First State Bank sponsored the pregame meal for the West Jones Football team on Friday, September 29. Darron, Anna Claire, Lindsey, and Jeanna helped serve.

United Way of East Mississippi

United Way of East Mississippi

Jennifer and Paula volunteered at the Power of the Purse fundraiser for United Way of East Mississippi.

United Way of the Pine Belt

United Way of the Pine Belt

First State Bank employees attended the United Way of the Pine Belt Campaign Kickoff Breakfast in Laurel in September.

Leakesville Elementary School

Leakesville Elementary School

Emily and Kathy represented FSB at Leakesville Elementary School’s Mississippi Day on October 13. They presented savings lessons to 12 different groups of students, reaching over 350 students.

Clarke County Stand Against Cancer

Clarke County Stand Against Cancer

The Quitman branch participated in the Clarke County STAC event.

Wayne County High School

Wayne County High School

First State Bank sponsored the Graduation Reception at Wayne County High School on May 26 for local school officials, school board members, and local government officials. Emily, Brook, and Shannon represented the bank.

Laurel Elementary School

Laurel Elementary School

On May 19, Emily represented the bank at Laurel Elementary School’s career fair. Over 250 students stopped by First State Bank’s booth.

Wayne General Hospital

Wayne General Hospital

First State Bank stopped by Wayne General Hospital in Waynesboro with a treat for the nurses during National Nurse Appreciation Week.

United Way of the Pine Belt Back the Blue

United Way of the Pine Belt Back the Blue

During National Law Enforcement Week, First State Bank was the primary sponsor of the United Way of the Pine Belt’s “Back the Blue” Breakfast. Pictured are FSB employees Lowell and Amber with local law enforcement officers.

Vitalant Blood Drive

Vitalant Blood Drive

First State Bank held a blood drive in Waynesboro on April 27.

Quitman Junior High

Quitman Junior High

Emily Cooley and Frank Jadzinski represented First State Bank at Quitman Junior High School's Career Fair. Over 130 students participated.

Wayne County School District

Wayne County School District

First State Bank donated pullovers to the newly formed Wayne County School District Police Department. Pictured are Emily Cooley and Jarrod Frasier with Chief Chris Sargent and Officers Lola Dubose and Jeremy Carr.

Clarke County Information Expo

Clarke County Information Expo

Tiffany Payne, Nancy Chandler and Frank Jadzinski represented FSB at the Information Expo in Clarke County

WCCTC

WCCTC

Emily Cooley represented FSB at the Wayne County Career & Technical Center's Career Fair.

Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts

Each Christmas, First State Bank purchases two Christmas gifts for students in special needs classes at Wayne County High School and Waynesboro Riverview School.

Buds & Burgers

Buds & Burgers

First State Bank was the sponsor of the Buds & Burgers event held on October 22 in downtown Meridian. Employees Ty Sharp, Landry Lyon, Allen Waller, and Logan Turner cooked burgers as part of FSB’s team. Employee Jason Armstrong serves on the committee responsible for the event. ALL proceeds from the benefit L.O.V.E.'S KITCHEN of Meridian.

South Jones High School

South Jones High School

Ellisville employees volunteered to work in the concession stand at a South Jones football game.

West Jones High School

West Jones High School

Darron Dodd, Landry Lyon, Amber Page, Jeanna Cox and Mitch Bryant worked the concession stand at the West Jones football game.

Jones College

Jones College

Vickie McLaurin and Laura Rigdon represented First State Bank at Jones College’s Meet the Bobcats night.

United Way

United Way

First State Bank employees Mark Waller, Emily Cooley, Heather Owen, Amy Greenwood, Amber Page, Jeanna Cox, and Anna Claire Burge attended the United Way of the Pine Belt Pacesetter’s Campaign Kickoff Breakfast in Laurel.

Mississippi Main Street Association

Mississippi Main Street Association

The Laurel Leap Day Tournament hosted by the Main Street Assoc., and sponsored by FSB, received the Outstanding Community Engagement Effort award from the MS Main Street Assoc. This award recognizes an that brings a diverse cross-sector of the community together for a common purpose. Pictured are Laurel Main Street Rep., Thomas Steinwinder, and FSB employee, Darron Dodd.

Wayne County High School

Wayne County High School

Demetris Jones was the 2022 Wayne County High School Recipient of the First State Bank scholarship. He is pictured with Jarrod Frasier.

Wayne Academy

Wayne Academy

Ashlyn Henderson was the 2022 Recipient of the First State Bank scholarship. She is pictured with Broc Koen.

Wayne County High School

Wayne County High School

First State Bank sponsored the Graduation Reception at Wayne County High School for local school officials, school board members, and local government officials. Emily Cooley, Brook McCarty, and Shannon Phillips represented the bank.

Clara School

Clara School

Emily Cooley spoke to 3rd grade students at Clara School about saving and being smart with their money.

Leakesville Elementary School

Leakesville Elementary School

Emily Cooley and Paul Walters participated in Leakesville Elementary School’s Field Day.

Quitman Elementary School

Quitman Elementary School

FSB Secret Agents Tiffany Payne and Nancy Chandler presented a “Secret Agent Savings” lesson to 3rd graders at Quitman Elementary School.

South Jones Elementary School

South Jones Elementary School

First State Bank provided breakfast to the teachers at South Jones Elementary. Bethany Herrington and Laura Rigdon represented the bank.

South Jones Elementary School

South Jones Elementary School

Laura Rigdon and Bethany Herrington presented a lesson on saving to South Jones Elementary School kindergarteners.

Wayne County High School

Wayne County High School

First State Bank sponsored the Mississippi Scholars Breakfast at Wayne County High School. Emily Cooley, Heather Owen, and Broc Koen represented the bank.

Meridian High School

Meridian High School

First State Bank sponsored an Appreciation Breakfast for 9th grade teachers at Meridian High School. FSB employees Sarina Dupree, Jennifer Robinson, and Jennifer Mosley represented the bank.

Vitalant

Vitalant

First State Bank held a blood drive in Waynesboro in April.

Clarke County Chamber of Commerce

Clarke County Chamber of Commerce

Quitman Employees, Anita Strickland, Lia Cremeen, Tiffany Payne, and Frank Jadzinski attended the Clarke County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet in March.

Moselle Elementary School

Moselle Elementary School

Laura Rigdon and Bethany Herrington spoke to kindergarten students about saving.

Quitman Junior High

Quitman Junior High

Frank Jadzinski and Heather Owen represented First State Bank at the Quitman Junior High Career Fair.

Buckatunna School

Buckatunna School

Emily Cooley spoke about saving to 1st graders at Buckatunna School.

Clara School

Clara School

Emily Cooley and Shannon Phillips spoke about saving to 5th and 6th graders at Clara School.

Clara School

Clara School

Emily Cooley spoke about saving to 1st graders at Clara School.

Laurel Leap Day Tournament

Laurel Leap Day Tournament

FSB hosted the second annual Laurel Leap Day Tournament.

United Way

United Way

First State Bank was a 2021 Campaign Pacesetter Company and received the Innovation Reward for their 2021 United Way campaign. Lowell Howell was presented an award for being a dedicated UW volunteer for 12 years.

Annual Charlie Brown Christmas Jazz Concert

Annual Charlie Brown Christmas Jazz Concert

First State Bank helped sponsor the Annual Charlie Brown Christmas Jazz Concert at the Laurel Little Theatre on Friday, December 16. The concert is put on each year by John Milham of Laurel and his band The Joe Cool Trio. A portion of the event’s proceeds benefits The Laurel Jones County Animal Rescue League.