Keep Newport Beautiful is proud to award the Merchants and Planters Bank’s Newport Branch the Business of the Month.  We hope you will visit them and see their improvements.  Pictured is ???, Martha Edwards,  ??? and Ronnie Kay Erwin, V.P. Keep Newport Beautiful.

Merchants and Planters Bank was founded in Jackson County in 1946 by a group of local business owners and farmers.Merchants and Planters Bank is over thirty percent employee-owned and pride themselves on staying true to the community banking principles they were founded upon. “We’re thrilled to receive this honor!” says Martha Edwards, Branch Manager.  “We try to make our community proud by showing them our best.  We’re currently expanding our parking lot to improve traffic flow and better serve our community, so pardon our mess as we are under construction.  We promise it’s going to look and function so much better!” This Branch was built in 1995.