When Frontier Bank in LaGrange failed March 8, 117 days had passed since Georgia’s last bank failure. That marked the longest period without a failure since banks began shutting down in earnest at the end of 2008.
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There have been 85 bank failures in Georgia since the start of the recession, but the number of failures is improving.