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Warrior BonfireRecently, 1st Franklin Financial Corporation made a donation of $50,000 to the Warrior Bonfire Program in Clinton, MS.

The Warrior Bonfire Program caters to Purple Heart Veterans through a communication therapy system. The program arrange trips comprised of small groups of veterans throughout the year to various parts of the country. The veterans are encouraged to speak about their experiences and the difficulties they have faced when dealing with the trauma of war. The organization receives no Federal or State funding, relying solely on donations to serve over 120 Purple Heart Veterans in their care.

Each year, 1st Franklin Financial looks for ways to support local organization in and around their branch office communities.

Pictured: Chad Frederick, Regional Operations Director: MS, Andy Wilson, Branch Manager of our Pearl, MS branch, Marty Marty Miskelly, Regional Operations Director: MS, Sasha Wood, Customer Service Rep at our Tupelo, MS branch, and Kim Raines, Administrative Assistant.

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Warrior Bonfire Program
Clinton, MS 39060
(769) 230-0789

January 11th, 2018

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Ginger Herring, President and CEO of 1st Franklin Financial Corporation, was recently elected Chair of the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) at the association’s 101st Annual Meeting last week in Washington, D.C.

During her one-year term, Herring will preside over the AFSA Board and Executive Committee meetings, serve as an ex-officio member of all AFSA committees, and represent AFSA at industry and association-sponsored conferences and meetings.

She has served as President of 1st Franklin Financial Corporation since 2001 and became CEO in January 2015. She is also the owner of The Learning Tree Academy, a pre-school and after school child care center located in Toccoa, Georgia.

Herring has served on AFSA’s Independents Section Advisory Board, serving as chair in 2012, on the board of the AFSA Education Foundation (AFSAEF), serving as chair in 2016 and 2017, and on AFSA’s Professional Development Committee.

Additionally, Herring is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO GOLD) and is active with several networks through that membership. She has served on various community boards including Northeast Georgia CASA, Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County, Camp Fire USA of Georgia and is currently serving on the board for the Boys & Girls Club of Toccoa/Stephens County.

Herring holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia and is an active member of First United Methodist church of Toccoa, Ga.

January 4th, 2018

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1st Franklin Financial President and CEO Ginger Herring recently announced the opening of a new 1st Franklin Financial office in Savannah, TN. “We are very excited to have this new office open to meet the needs of our customers in this area of Tennessee.” The address for the new 1st Franklin office is 1800 Wayne Road, Suite D, Savannah, TN 38372-5150. The telephone number is (731) 925-0031.

1st Franklin Financial is known for its customer care within the financial services industry. Herring continues, “We take time to get to know our customers and their families. Even before the team from 1st Franklin goes into a new city or town, plans are being drawn up about how the company can become a part of the community and support those who live, grow, and play there each day.

“We look forward to becoming a part of new communities and working together to build strong relationships with both the people and the community at large. There is no place like being in a hometown community, and we understand this and seek ways to support area growth at every level.”

Since 1941, 1st Franklin Financial Corporation has had one goal — to serve the financial needs of friends, families, and neighbors. With over 309 loan offices in six states, the company continues to provide personal loans to their customers. 1st Franklin Financial provides personal loans that have a fixed interest rate throughout the life of the loan.

1st Franklin Financial offer loans for auto repairs, home improvements, or debt consolidation. Herring says, “We offer Retail Sales Financing to help our local small businesses grow. Whatever the need, we can answer our customer’s loan questions and help them find the right solution.”

January 4th, 2018

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For the fifth year in a row, 1st Franklin Financial was the Title Sponsor for The Joy FM’s (FM 91.5) T-Shirts for Turkeys, a promotion which helps to fill up food pantries that provide a holiday meal for hungry families. This year the radio station kicked off its annual T-Shirts for Turkeys promotion on November 14th, and with the help of 1st Franklin, generous listeners, and other sponsors, thousands of people sat down to a holiday meal.

During the annual T-shirts for Turkeys promotion the radio station collected over 5,000 turkeys in the form of frozen turkeys or “paper turkeys” (cash or checks). During a 4-day period, November 14th through 17th. There were 12 live, on-air “Turkey Stops” at area Chick-fil-As, which included the presence of 1st Franklin employees.

Jerry Brannon, spokesperson for the event, said: “For five consecutive years, T-Shirts for Turkeys has been made possible by the generous partners at First Franklin Financial. Without their financial support we could not bring this opportunity to our listeners. Their support at each of our events means a lot as they come out every year to support The JOY FM, and the local Food Banks.”

This year’s holiday drive was timed one week prior to Thanksgiving provided a holiday meal for the homeless, hungry and those who are less fortunate. The promotion served 10 different local organizations in 11 different counties, who feed the hungry during the upcoming holiday season.

The JOY FM is a network of non-commercial, listener-supported contemporary Christian music stations serving Metro Atlanta, Middle Georgia, & East Alabama since 2011. It is owned by Radio Training Network, and is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization.

Since 1941 home offices for 1st Franklin Financial Corporation have remained in Toccoa, Georgia. The company’s original goal is still in operation—to serve the financial needs of friends and neighbors with respect and personal service. Today, 1st Franklin has 308 loan offices in six states, and it continues to provide investment options and personal loans along with retail sales financing.


Lynn Lewis, Regional Operations Director for 1st Franklin, and her team take time to pose with the Chick-fil-A mascot.


More Friendly 1st Franklin Folks collect turkeys and donations.

January 4th, 2018

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