Atlantic Southern Bank branches reopened Saturday under a new name, to the relief of some Macon customers.
Kent Brown, of Macon, drove to the drive-up teller shortly after 9 a.m. to make sure he could deposit money, after hearing a recorded phone message Friday night that told him his bank had closed, he said.
"It was a little freaky," Brown said.
Federal officials took control of the Macon-based bank Friday evening because too many bad loans left it without enough money to operate.
"I thought well another one bites the dust," Michael Bradshaw, a Macon customer, said.
"It's surprising for this bank," Marcel Lundy, of Macon, said, "because it's a good bank and good employees and good people here."
Saturday, the bank opened branches at 8:30 a.m. under the new ownership of Certus Bank, an Easley, South Carolina-based company.
For those who prefer to bank smaller, it's a disappointing blow.