River City Bank announces it has opened a mortgage and loan office in Blairsville, Georgia. The office is in the heart of Blairsville, near the square, at 215 Blue Ridge Street, Suite A and will be open to clients beginning November 2, 2020.

Jamie Tallent, President and CEO of River City Bank commented, “The Mortgage and Loan Production Office expands River City Bank’s geographic footprint, which strategically aligns with our growth objectives allowing our bank to serve the lending needs of North Georgia. We have assembled a dynamic team of local bankers who together represent over 120 years of combined banking experience to serve the citizens and businesses of Union County and the surrounding North Georgia area. Our goal is to consistently deliver industry-leading customer service by treating our customers the way we want to be treated. Personally, I’m excited for our new team of bankers and feel a real sense of gratitude to have the opportunity and privilege to serve the community where I grew up.”

The team is led by Andy Williams, Market Executive. Andrew Williams III (Andy) was born and raised in Summerville, Georgia. He is a 1971 graduate of Chattooga High School and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1975. Andy has over 42 years of banking experience as the founding President of Eagle Bank and Trust in Statesboro, Georgia (1989-1998) and most recently as the President of United Community Bank of Blairsville, Georgia (1998-June 2019). He served as the Chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association (2009-2010).

Tammy Collins, Relationship Manager, is a native of Blairsville, Georgia. She graduated from the University of North Georgia in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She is also a graduate of the Georgia Banking School in Athens, Georgia. Tammy began her banking career in 1986 at United Community Bank in Blairsville, Georgia where she held positions of teller, loan assistant, and relationship manager. After 34 years, she now joins the River City Bank team.

Kim Walker, Mortgage Loan Originator, has lived in Blairsville and served the North Georgia area in banking for 25 years. Kim has 32 years of banking industry experience, including roles as loan processor, loan closer, attorney closing associate, mortgage underwriter, appraisal apprentice, and most recently as a mortgage loan originator at United Community Bank in Blairsville.

Scott Nanney, Commercial Relationship Manager, graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2001 with a degree in Finance. He is also a graduate of the Georgia Banking School in Athens, Georgia. Scott has served the North Georgia market for the past 17 years as a commercial and consumer lender.

“We take great pride in being a true community bank. For our clients, this means local loan decisions, faster responses, and caring partnerships with local bankers,” Tallent said. The River City Bank Mortgage and Loan Production Office offers a wide variety of personal and business loan products. “We have the right products to fit the needs of the people and businesses of Union County. Our team is proud to serve our great hometown,” stated Market Executive, Andy Williams.