Why Small-Town Service is a Big Deal to Us

As the only locally owned and operated bank in Athens, Reliance Bank is used to being different. But more than that, we're working to make a difference by focusing on where we are, why we're here and most importantly, who we serve. (The big banks would say, 'whom.') Athens isn't our headquarters. It's our home. And when we say 'our,' we also mean yours.

Reliance Bank Christmas Parade

In 2004, Reliance Bank became the sole sponsor of the Athens Limestone County Christmas Parade. When the previous sponsor withdrew, we stepped to the front to make sure this long-standing community tradition continued. Part of the Christmas spirit is, after all, community spirit.

Pitching In to Help

In 2005, we built batting cages for the Athens Dixie Youth Baseball League. Before we stepped up to the plate, many kids and coaches had to leave town to hold practice. Now that they have their own batting cages, the only things that leave their park are their home runs.

Being True to Our School

We understand the importance of a quality education. As part of the Partners in Education program, we're proud to help local schools with reading awards, honor roll incentives and office supplies. We also sponsor three scholarships for our local university, Athens State. The scholarships, in the names of James E. McClary, Sr., Mrs. Mary Ann Woodroof and Mr. Homer V. Dunnavant, are awarded to the best and brightest youth each year. For us, it's literally about investing in our youth's future.