Decatur First Bank Requests Bailout Assistance; Worries About Future

The AJC has a great article this morning about a huge overlooked segment of the financial industry in these tough economic times; community banks.

The article prominently features Decatur First CEO Judy Turner and her thoughts regarding the recent crisis and lack of assistance thus far by the feds to smaller banks.  According to Turner, Decatur First will continue to make loans for now “thanks in large part to money raised by its board of directors”, but has also requested $5.2 million from the fed.

So far, no response.