Category Archives: Member Announcements

Joey Magaddino has been promoted to Regional President of PeopleSouth Bank

PeoplesSouth Bank, a community bank headquartered in Colquitt, Georgia with thirty-one full service locations in Georgia, Alabama and Florida, is pleased to announce the promotion of Joey Magaddino to Regional President over Albany, Americus, Dawson, and Phenix City, Alabama.  In his new role, he will be instrumental in leading his team to pursue excellence and share our philosophy of striving to maintain an environment where the customer and prospective customer will want to bank for a lifetime.

Joey joined PeoplesSouth Bank five years ago as Albany’s City President.  In this role, he demonstrated successful business development skills and leadership skills which had a profound impact on the reputation and profit for the company.

“Joey is an extremely talented banker with strong values. He will be influential in helping our bank continue to grow and prosper.  Joey’s extensive banking knowledge and his high-quality customer service skills will add value to our customers, employees, and shareholders in the communities we serve.  Promoting Joey to the leadership team is well-deserved.” said Erin Stuckey, PeoplesSouth Bank President

Joey is an Albany native who graduated from Albany High School in 1995.  He then attended The University of Georgia – Terry College of Business where he graduated in 1999.  Joey is also a 2010 alumnus of LSU Graduate School of Banking.  He has also successfully completed Leadership Albany, Leadership Lee, South GeorgiaLEADS, and Georgia Academy for Economic Development.

Joey has served on numerous boards in the community, including Chairman of the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the Albany Tech Foundation Board of Trustees, Past President and Chairman of the Artesian City Sertoma Club, Past Vice Chairman of the Community Bankers Association Leadership Division, Past Vice Chairman of the United Way of Southwest Georgia, Past Board Member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, and Past Board Member of Leadership Albany.  He was also recognized as Sertoman of the Year and was a recipient of the Albany Herald 40 Under 40 of Southwest Georgia.

Joey resides in Lee County with his wife, Jennifer, and two teenage children – daughter, Kameron and son, Alex.

Royce Marlin Cannington, III (Beau) joins PeoplesSouth Bank Board of Directors

PeoplesSouth Bank, a community bank headquartered in Colquitt, Georgia with thirty-one full service locations in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, announced the appointment of Royce Marlin Cannington, III (Beau) to the Bank’s Board of Directors.

“Our Commitment to Albany and every market we serve starts with proven leaders who know the region and embrace our southern values and customer service oriented community banking approach.  Beau is an exceptional addition to our board on both fronts.  We are thrilled to have someone of his caliber and reputation on board to help establish our presence and have an immediate impact in the market.” said Caleb Stuckey, PeoplesSouth Bank President

Royce Marlin Cannington, III (Beau) grew up in Iron City, Georgia and attended Southwest Georgia Academy (SGA). After graduating from SGA, Beau then attended Presbyterian College (PC) and graduated summa cum laude with honors in Biology in 1999. After PC, Beau was accepted into medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine where he earned his medical doctorate and graduated in 2004. After obtaining his MD, Beau attended the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville for radiology residency and completed an extra year at UF specializing in musculoskeletal radiology. Upon graduating from the University of Florida in 2010, Beau joined South Georgia Radiology Associates where he has been a partner since 2011.

Beau is married to Erin M. Cannington, MD who practices allergy and immunology in Albany, Georgia. They have two children (Cole and Caroline) and enjoy playing and watching sports, hunting, fishing, traveling, and watching UGA play football on Saturdays in the fall.

Albany State Blue and Gold Scholarship Gala

This year, Albany State University’s Blue and Gold Scholarship Gala will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Proceeds from this event will raise scholarships funds for our current and prospective students. In an effort to reach the community, we are asking businesses to consider placing a window cling about the Gala for their customers to see  

Attached is an example of the window cling design. The theme for this year’s event will be a “Garden Tent Party – En Blanc,” with white-inspired garden chic attire. We hope you will also consider supporting ASU by purchasing tickets or sponsoring the event.

If you are interested in placing a window cling or have any other questions, please feel free to email

Downtown Albany Master Plan Visioning Workshop

Join Downtown Albany Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Imagination Theater @ The Flint RiverQuarium

117 Pine Avenue Albany, GA

We want to update you on the latest results from the Kickoff Meeting, discuss what the Albany Market can withstand in the future, share our latest ideas, and most importantly, offer opportunities for you to provide input on the master plan as how to improve Downtown Albany.

For more information, visit project website:

or Contact: Lequrica Gaskins (City) 229.483.7665

Jia Li (Consultant) 470.751.2521


After School Art Club starts Jan 31st


New Albany Museum of Art Program Is for Middle, High School Students

[For Release Jan 24, 2022 – Albany, GA] ─ The After School Art Club, a new monthly educational program for middle and high school students, debuts Monday, Jan 31 at the Albany Museum of Art.

The club will meet 4-6 pm on the last Monday of the month. Meeting dates are Jan 31, Feb 28, March 28, April 25 and May 30.

Geared toward middle and high school students, the club meetings will begin with a focus on building fundamental drawing skills. AMA Director of Education and Public Programming Annie Vanoteghem will be instructor for the classes.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get together with others who enjoy art while enhancing their skills,” Vanoteghem said. “A creative, supportive environment can be just the spark young artists need to take their talent to a new level.”

Students will learn basic techniques, such as shading, controlling tones, composition, and drawing methods. As the class progresses, students will learn how to recreate an image on paper using pencils, charcoal, chalk pastels, and/or oil pastels. All needed materials will be provided by the AMA.

“Those who have never engaged in art will be able to get a firm grasp of the fundamentals, then expand their skills,” Vanoteghem said. “Students who have already taken art classes will be able to work on their skills and improve them.

“Whatever a student’s personal goal is, spending time with others who enjoy art and seeing your skills progress will be rewarding and fulfilling. Plus, our club members may start new long-lasting friendships with some of their fellow students.”

Each session is $15, or a student can sign up for all five sessions for $60. AMA members get a 20% discount, and a family with more than one child attending the same session receives a 10% discount.


The Way of Life, Works by Ray Pierotti is in the Haley Gallery Jan 20 -April 23, 2022.

Prismatic, Works by Melissa Huang is in the East Gallery Jan 20 -April 23, 2022.

Ordo naturalis, Works by Eric Mack is in the McCormack Gallery Jan 20 -April 23, 2022.

African Artifacts of Spirituality and Identity is in the Hodges Gallery Jan 20 -April 23, 2022.

Escape Plan, installation by Elinor Saragoussi, is in the West Gallery.


The Albany Museum of Art is located at 311 Meadowlark Drive in Albany, Ga., adjacent to Albany State University West Campus just off Gillionville Road. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.  The Albany Museum of Art is open to the public 10 am-5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Admission is free.

For more information about the AMA please visit our website, or call 229.439.8400. Be sure to follow the @AlbanyArtMuseum on Twitter, AlbanyMuseum on Instagram and AlbanyMuseumOfArt on Facebook.