AS 2010 ends, it’s apparent that the year was one of leadership transition in Barrow County. A lot of things changed during 2010, some for the good, some not.
The demise of Peoples Bank during the year was one of the major tragic events. Although not unexpected due to the economic situation, the bank’s failure was a huge psychological blow to the community. Long a stalwart leader of Barrow County, the bank’s demise represented something much deeper than just an economic transaction. It was as if a living part of the community had died; it was a personal, not just a professional relationship many in the community had with the bank.
And the bank provided leadership. It spent both dollars and time in a variety of community leadership roles, making its employees available to serve in a variety of leader capacities.