Len Dorminey, HeritageBank CEO

In the News

Renasant and Heritage Announce Merger Agreement

"We are excited to partner with Renasant to provide enhanced value to our stockholders, clients, employees, and communities. This merger will provide greater resources and operational scale that will allow us to grow as part of a larger community bank. Renasant’s strong fundamentals and superior service are consistent with our own culture. Their proven track record of profitable growth, ability to successfully execute acquisitions, and similar community bank culture makes Renasant an excellent choice for Heritage. We are confident that this merger will be positive for all of our constituents: our stockholders, clients, employees and communities.”


Len Dorminey l Chief Executive Officer l Press Release

  • Our History
  • Our Community
  • HeritageBank News
  • Career Opportunities
  • Investor Relations

Our History

For the past 60 years, HeritageBank of the South has built a rich history in Southwest Georgia. Since opening our doors in 1955 as AGE Credit Union, we have been blessed with substantial growth, expanding into new markets in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. 

Our first venture outside our hometown of Albany was in 2006 when we joined the Ocala, Florida, community. The following year, we acquired The Tattnall Bank, expanding into East Georgia and opening eight additional branches in the area. Our next acquisitions of Citizens Bank of Effingham and First Southern National Bank resulted in five branch openings. We then expanded into Alabama, purchasing several branches in Birmingham and Auburn. And, most recently, we put our focus back on Florida with the merger of Alarion Bank out of Gainesville. 

On December 10, 2014, we took the most significant step in our journey and announced a merger agreement with Renasant Bank of Tupelo, MS. With the merger finalized July 1, 2015, the conversion of systems is scheduled for August 24, 2015. 



Looking Back to the Beginning of HeritageBank  

1955 l AGE Credit Union opens at the Marine Corps Logistics
          Base in Albany, Georgia

2001 l Converts to a savings bank

2002 l Forms Heritage Financial Group

2005 l Heritage Financial completes first public stock offering

2006 l Opens a temporary branch in Ocala, Florida, before opening two  
          permanent branches in 2008

2009 l Purchases branches in Lake City, Florida, Reidsville and 
          Collins, Georgia

2010 l Purchases branches in Statesboro (2), Adel, 
           Hazlehurst and Baxley, Georgia

2011 l Purchases branches in Springfield, Guyton, Port Wentworth
           and Rincon, Georgia. Acquires a third location in Statesboro.

2012 l Purchases branches in Auburn, Alabama, and Macon, Georgia

2013 l Opens a branch in Valdosta, Georgia; purchases branches from 
          FDIC in Alabama and LaGrange, Georgia

2014 l Alarion Bank merges with and into HBOS 

2015 HBOS merges with and into Renasant Bank 


Our Community

At HeritageBank of the South, our strength is built on the communities we serve. Sponsorships, donations and volunteerism are several ways we support our communities. However, we take the most pride in providing our own creative and educational events to enrich and enhance the lives of our customers and community.


Every year, 10 million Americans become victims of identity theft, the most prevalent, fastest growing crime in the nation. The reason— personal information is easy to obtain and identity thieves are difficult to catch. Fortunately, identity theft can be prevented by shredding your personal documents. 

Together with the professionals at Cintas, we will host our annual Shred-A-Thon on April 25th, 2015 from 9 a.m. to noon local time at the following HBOS locations:
Albany, GA- Main office on Westover
Valdosta, GA
Rincon, GA
Gainesville, FL- Newberry Road office
Chelsea, AL 


HeritageBank of the South is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for students living within the Bank's service areas. 
A total of six scholarships will be awarded at a value of $1,000 each; one per Bank service area. Applications will be accepted March 9th-May 8th, 2015. 

To apply, review the Community Scholarship Guide for directions and additional information.

Teach Children to Save

At HeritageBank, we know learning goes past the classroom. In coordination with the American Bankers Association, HeritageBank has joined the battle for financial literacy.

Sponsorships and Events

In addition, HeritageBank of the South is a proud supporter of many events, non-profit organizations and activities in the communities we serve.  Interested in HeritageBank sponsoring your event, complete the provided Sponsorship Request Form.

HeritageBank News

Press Releases
Merger Highlights
TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI (July 1, 2015) – Renasant Corporation (NASDAQ: RNST) (“Renasant” or “the Company”) today announced that it had completed its merger with Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (“Heritage”), a bank holding company headquartered in Albany, Georgia, and the parent of HeritageBank of the South, a Georgia savings bank. The combined Company has approximately $7.5 billion in total assets with 171 banking, mortgage, wealth management, investment and insurance offices throughout Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Read more here.


Career Opportunities

At HeritageBank of the South, we believe our greatest assets are our people. We pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of individualized service. We strive to put our customers first and seek potential employees who will do the same.

Excellent Benefits 

HeritageBank is a community bank that offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees including:

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • 401(K) Savings Plan
  • Flexible spending program for medical and/or child care expenses
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays
  • Education tuition assistance
  • Career advancement opportunities

Click HERE to view available positions in your area. 


HeritageBank of the South provides an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, genetics, medical history, disability, age, or veteran status.

Investor Relations

Our success is measured in the success of those we serve. HeritageBank of the South is committed to building strong investor relations by maintaining a strong deposit base and solid lending practices. Through innovative banking products and uncompromising customer service, HeritageBank of the South will continue to build success in the communities we serve.

Board of Directors

HeritageBank of the South’s Board of Directors are leaders from all walks of life. Business owners, military officers, accountants and professors, our Board is comprised of accomplished professionals who have each achieved remarkable success in their own lives. Their combined knowledge and experience bring yet another layer of security to HeritageBank of the South.

Meet the Board of Directors


Heritage Financial Group

Heritage Financial Group, Inc. is the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, a community-oriented bank serving Georgia and North Florida. As of September 30, 2011, the Company reported total assets of approximately $1.1 billion and total stockholders' equity of approximately $124 million. 

If you’d like to become a member of Heritage Financial Group, click here for more information.

Annual Report to Stockholders