News and Announcements


- 2010 -

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Miss Something?

    As in years past, we get asked about an old news article or pictures (the Halloween costume pictures are quite popular) that were posted on the News and Announcements page from time to time.  The ease of access to those old articles is continuing with the 2009 News and Announcements Archival page that was updated through out last year.  And at the top of the 2009 archival page is a link to the 2008 archival page, and 2007 can be accessed from there.  Click here, on the picture on the right, or on the link at the top of this page to see the 2009 News archives.  An archival page for 2010 will be built and made available as soon as practical.

posted Thursday 7 January 2010


    The 2010 Census is about to get under way...and the bad guys know it.  Inevitably, some fraudsters will be using this legitimate event to try and swindle people out of their money.

    To protect yourself, you need to know that it's very possible a Census worker will knock on your door, call your home, or send you a letter through the U.S. Postal Service.  However, the Census Bureau WILL NOT be sending any e-mails to anyone.  Census workers will be collecting various bits of information, possibly even a salary range.  But they will not ask for specific information like Social Security, bank account, and credit card numbers.  The Census Bureau also doesn't want any of your PIN numbers or passwords.  So, protect your information and remember that you are only required by Federal law to provide the number of people living at your address and to verify your address.

    You can visit the U.S. Census Bureau website (click here or on the picture above) and learn more about what they do and how they do it.  You can also visit our Customer Awareness page and learn of other resources to protect yourself from various other types of fraud.

posted Friday 8 January 2010

SecureCode Techno-Point

    Some folks are having a bit of trouble when trying to register their Security Federal Savings Bank debit card with SecureCode.  On the SecureCode registration page, it asks you to enter your name " it appears on the card.".  Most of the debit cards issued through Security Federal do not include the user's middle initial on the front of the card.  The checking account(s) associated with that card may have the middle initial and that's where the trouble is coming from.

    So, if you receive an "Invalid information" error when trying to register your debit card, try it again and include your middle initial.  It's that simple.

    You can reference the SecureCode Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and register your card with SecureCode by clicking here or on the picture above.

posted Friday 15 January 2010

Awww, How Sweet

    Why go out of town when you can have a fabulous evening right here? The Heritage Alliance is proud to present "Downtown By Moonlight" on Saturday, February 13th from 5:00PM until Midnight in beautiful historic downtown McMinnville.  There will be entertainment at the Main Street Bakery, The Magness (formerly Capalano's), the City Cafe, and the New York Grill. You can come sit on the crescent moon, located in the Park Theatre lobby, with your sweetheart and have your picture made by photographer Krystal Tanner.  Some downtown stores will be staying open through the day and into the evening so you can get that extra special gift for your Valentine.  Take a stroll with your darling around historic McMinnville to enjoy the pretty lights and the lovely water fountain.  To top off the night, have a wonderful white carriage ride around picturesque Court Square (sponsored by Dr. Pepper Bottling Company)...Oh, what could be more romantic?

   For more information call Carla King at 931-474-2717.

posted Wednesday 3 February 2010

Sweets For Your Sweetie

    Do you need something special for that extra special someone this Valentine's Day?  Something you just can't pull off a store shelf?  Like last year, on Friday (February 12th), Security Federal will be selling home made cookies, pies, cakes, and candies all wrapped up impressively in pretty Valentine's colors in the lobby of the Main Street branch all day long...or as long as supplies last.  Stop by and pick up a few goodies to make a special day even better for you and your special someone.  Also like last year, all proceeds go to Relay For Life.

posted Wednesday 3 February 2010

Happy Birthday To Us

    On Tuesday, January 5th, 1960 Security Federal Savings and Loan Association opened it's doors on Court Square.  Since then, there's been a few changes to mention:  we are now a full service bank, we have three locations, and provide some of the latest banking technology available. But some things stay the same and we are proud to have the pleasure of working with the wonderful people of McMinnville and Warren County for the last half century...and we're still the friendliest bank in town.  Although plans are not finalized, watch for more news about a small celebration we may be having later this year.  And also keep an eye out for trivial facts on the News page about Security Federal through out the year.

posted Monday 8 February 2010

5 For 5

   Security Federal is having a special offer this Spring (starting now) on new car or lawn mower loans of *5 years at 5%. If you’re in the market for a new car or lawn mower loan and have any questions about qualifying factors, come talk to one of our loan officers on Main Street (Ken Martin, Danny Martin, Lisa Hillis, or Scott Holmes), on New Smithville Highway (Tracie Travis), or at our new location on the Manchester Highway (Kari Marcum or Michael Griffith) next to Kidd Ford. Of course, can also reach us at 931-473-4483 or send an e-mail to as well.



*5 years at 5%, APR 5.42% based on $25,000 loan, certain restrictions apply

posted Friday 26 February 2010

Big Blue

    Security Federal Savings and Loan Association built the Main Street building and moved from the Bank’s original location on Court Square in 1969.  At about 8,300 square feet on both floors, the concrete and metal girder structure boosts the beautiful angular free floating staircase inside the glass enclosed arboretum that also houses dozens of live plants and a chandelier.  The neomodern free-standing sculpture of six arched megaliths at the Main Street entrance, over the years, has become a familiar local landmark.  Although there have been several refurbishments and small construction projects along the way (the biggest being the addition of three lanes to the drive-thru), the building is basically the same as when it opened 41 years ago.

posted Tuesday 2 March 2010


    Security Federal Savings Bank will be presenting the Second Annual Clay Busters Tournament this coming March 13th.  The 50 shot course will be held at the Prairie Shooters Club in Hillsboro again and will start at 8:00AM.  Registration includes a continental breakfast, sporting clays, a ball cap, and lunch.  In addition, the Clay Busters will be taking $10.00 donations towards a Beretta Tomcat 22 pistol to be given away at 12:00.  As just a reminder, participates must provide their own shells and all children must be supervised by an adult.  Pre-registration is highly encouraged and that deadline is March 8th.  Sign in time is from 8:00AM to 8:45AM on the 13th.  Just like last year, all proceeds will go to Relay For Life.  Click here or on the picture above to see some pictures of last year's inaugural event.

    For more information contact Michael Griffith at 931-473-4483 or 931-808-3853.

posted Wednesday 3 March 2010

Boom Boom Pow

    The rain may have deterred a few, but not many. Security Federal's Second Annual Clay Busters Tournament fund raiser pulled in just over $3,200 at the event and that will be going towards our goal for this year's Relay For Life.  Look for the clay shooting tournament to keep going next year and we all hope to see a bigger crowd and a bigger donation for a great cause.  To see some pictures from the tournament, click on the picture to the left or just click here.

   For more information about the Clay Shoot, call Michael Griffith at 931-473-4483.

posted Wednesday 16 March 2010

Peter Cottontail's Gettin' Ready

    To raise money for Relay For Life, Security Federal will be selling gift wrapped and ready to give Easter baskets.  Although each are somewhat different (we even have a couple of camouflage buckets) each gift basket is stuffed with a variety of toys, candy Easter eggs, games, stuffed animals, etc., some wrapped in cellophane decorated with the traditional pastel colors of Easter.  The items will be sold for $10 or $15 depending on basket size and contents.  The sale starts at 8:00AM on Thursday, April 1st and will go as long as we have baskets available through Friday afternoon. So, hop on in as soon as you can and scoop up your Easter baskets before they're all gone!

    For more information contact Kayla Mullican at 931-473-4483.

posted Thursday 18 March 2010

Have A Seat And Sit A Spell

   The Bank's booth at the Home Show this year; held every year at the McMinnville Civic Center, was another brain-child of Barbara Page, Executive Assistant to President/CEO.  The display was the front porch of an old-timey bank that was well built by Phillips Construction and Services.  The Phillips were even nice enough to deliver the structure and set it up (many thanks, gentlemen).  Click here or on the photo to the left to see some pictures of the rather interesting display.  And keep them eyes pealed, the display may be reappearing soon.

posted Monday 29 March 2010

To Protect And Serve

    Around the world, there are just a few foreign countries that the majority of fraudulent debit card transactions are generated from.  As of May 1, 2010 Security Federal will be restricting those countries from the debit card profile to protect you as a cardholder.  After May 1st, please notify us if you plan to travel abroad and we can release the restrictions for your card for specific countries for the time you will be traveling.

    For more information contact our Customer Service Department at 931-473-4483.

posted Friday 2 April 2010

Reach Out

    In 1977, Joe Pugh (currently President/CEO) was working with Rhonda Pelham (currently employed with the DeKalb County School System) at the newly opened Smithville branch of Security Federal Savings & Loan.  There was a part-time teller occasionally, but Joe and Rhonda pretty much took turns being tellers, loan officers, branch managers...just about anything that was needed to keep the mobile banking facility (at the present day Pizza Hut location) open for business.  Although the branch was closed in 1982, Security Federal still enjoys and appreciates some of the customers from DeKalb County that started out with us back in the day and have stayed with us over the years.

posted Monday 5 April 2010

Outdoor Deals

    We're having a big yard sale on the West Lawn next Friday, May 7th from 7:00AM to 4:00PM.  Our employees will be bringing in all kinds of neat stuff to include children's and adult's clothing and all manner of household items.

  For more information, please contact Sherry Clendenon at 931-473-4483.

posted Monday 26 April 2010


    The local Lions Club International chapters will be having a Lions Awareness Day get-together on the West Lawn this coming Saturday, May 1st. The Lions will be presenting a karaoke contest, an inflatable bouncer for the kiddies, a rock climbing slide, games, and other entertainment for the whole family. The event begins at 12:30PM with an auction starting at 3:00PM.

    For more information, please contact David Williams at 931-473-7544.

posted Tuesday 28 April 2010

Three Dog Night

    Security Federal Savings Bank is proud to sponsor Leadership Warren's showing of All Dogs Go To Heaven on Saturday, May 15th on Security Federal's West Lawn for the 9th Annual Schools-out (& Dogs Day Out) Family (& Pet) Movie Night.

    The 1989 animated feature is a United Artists production about a dog that forsakes his place in Heaven to seek revenge for his killer.  The voice talents of (Oscar nominated) Burt Reynolds, (Golden Globe and Emmy nominated) Dom Deluise, Judith Barsi, and (two time Golden Globe winner) Vic Tayback sparkle through this very endearing story of right vs. wrong.  As they say, nothing warms the heart like a cold nose.

    Leadership Warren will be the night's concessions vendor as well as providing games and activities that includes a door prize.  This year's activities also involve pet vendors, a guest appearance by the Fire Dog, and a dog costume parade (prizes to be awarded)!  The food, games, and activities start at 6:00PM, the dog parade at 7:00PM, and the movie will begin at 8:00PM.

    For more information, call us at Security Federal Savings Bank at 931-473-4483.

posted Friday 30 April 2010

Taco que Anda

    Friday, May 14th, Security Federal is hosting a Walking Taco luncheon (some assembly required) from 11:00 to 1:00 in the Trust and Operations Building.  For only $5.00 you can have a great lunch of a taco salad, dessert and a drink.  However, we do need an RSVP to make sure we'll have enough for everybody.  If you would like to have lunch with us, enjoy a visit, and raise some money for Relay For Life, just send an e-mail to to let us know you'll be dropping by.

posted Sunday 2 May 2010


    Security Federal Savings Bank would like to extend hearty congratulations to all the Warren County High School's Class of 2010.  Specifically, Justin Tyler McGregor, Cynthia Guzman, and Matthew Shawn Martin.

    We would also like to recognize one of our own.  Kayla Hale will be graduating from Motlow State Community College with an Associates of Business Administration.

    From all of us at Security Federal...We wish all of you the very best that life has to offer!

posted Thursday 13 May 2010

Family Movie Night

    Leadership Warren's presentation of All Dogs Go To Heaven for Schools-out Family Movie Night has been postponed until Saturday, May 22nd due to the weather.  The event will still occur on Security Federal's West Lawn and the times will remain the same.  Please see the article Three Dog Night posted Friday 30 April 2010 or for more information contact us here at the Bank at 931-473-4483.

posted Monday 17 May 2010


    Technology made a big leap at Security Federal in 1983 when the Bank’s first computer was installed for savings accounts. “It was a monster.” Joe Pugh said about the behemoth that stood some four and a half feet high. “And it had those old (vacuum) tubes inside of it.” The Unisys computer was wired to the Bank’s core processor in Cincinnati, Ohio through modems in a couple of locations between here and there. Another positive step in the direction of modernization came a year later when the Bank began entering mortgage loans into the same computer in 1984. Though humble in its abilities, that computer heralded the new technological age of today that includes conveniences like Automatic Teller Machines, Internet Banking, On-Line Statements, and Check Imaging.

posted Monday 17 May 2010

Family Movie Night

    Leadership Warren has decided to postpone its presentation of All Dogs Go To Heaven for Schools-out Family Movie Night until some time later this Fall.  The event will still occur on Security Federal's West Lawn and the times will most likely remain the same.  The date for the event will be posted here on the News page as soon as a date is determined. Please see the article Three Dog Night posted Friday 30 April 2010 for more information about the movie and other festivities.

posted Tuesday 18 May 2010

Security Bancorp, Inc. Releases 2009 Annual Report
    Security Bancorp, Inc., the holding company of Security Federal Savings Bank, recently released the 2009 Annual Report.  Please click here, on the picture to the left, or on the Current Financial Data menu item in the upper left menu or the menu at the bottom of this page.

  (Viewing the report requires Adobe Acrobat)

posted Tuesday 18 May 2010

 One Century, Eight and a Half Decades

    On Saturday, June 5th The Eagle Fund, Inc. will celebrate the 185th anniversary of the Dr. Thomas Black House located at 301 West Main Street.  From 4:00PM until 8:00PM there will be live gospel, bluegrass, instrumental, and jazz music by The Caravan Singers, The Classic Country Entertainers, The Company I Keep, and the Lund McVey Quartet.  There will be tours of the historical Black House at only $3.00 for children (6 to 12) or $4.00 for adults (ages 12 and up) and concessions will be available also.  So, bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy an evening at the Black House.

    For more information, contact Main Street McMinnville at 931-507-5335.

posted Friday 28 May 2010

 Looks Familiar

    No, we haven't opened a West Lawn Branch of Security Federal.  However, we have erected this year's Home Show display building (with a few modifications) out there.  The display celebrates our 50th anniversary this year by representing an old-timey bank, was the concept of Barbara Page, and was built by Phillips Construction.  Main Street McMinnville will be using the front porch during the Main Street LIVE! concert series this Summer to sell CD's of the performing artists, provide information, and pass out literature.  The original article about the display can be found on the 2010 News and Announcements Archival Page.  You can click here or on the banner above to see pictures from the Home Show and there are some new photos of the display at it's new home on the West Lawn (added at the bottom of the picture page).

    For more information about Main Street LIVE!, contact Main Street McMinnville at 931-507-5335.

posted Thursday 3 June 2010

Music In The Evening Air

    Concert time is upon us with Main Street LIVE!'s first performance coming next week.  Friday night June 11th will have Entice kicking it all off with 60's & 70's Motown.  On June 18th the Eagles tribute band 7 Bridges will provide the ultimate Eagles experience.  Filling in for an unexpected cancellation, Patton James & The Synchromatics will be playing 40's and 50's Swing on June 25th.  Returning for the third year in a row The Boomers will belt out American Rockin' Blues on July 2nd.  July 9th brings back a crowd favorite with the ever popular beach party theme and Four On The Floor playing Baby Boomer Classics.  Ross Moore will present Traditional and Celtic music on July 16th.  Rock, Blues, and Country music will be the subject matter of the Diana Pelham Band performance on July 23rd.  Wrapping up the series this year is Warren County's own Joe Harvey Band playing Classic Rock.

    Concession vendors open at 6:00PM and the concerts start at 7:00PM and, like always, the concerts are free.  So, bring some lawn chairs, the whole family, and all your friends to enjoy some of the finest music you'll hear around these here parts.  If you have any questions, please call the Main Street McMinnville office at 931-506-5335.  You can also click here or on the logo above to go to the Main Street LIVE! web page.

posted Friday 4 June 2010

The Effort

    The annual Relay for Life fund raising event held Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th was a great success and raised lots of money for the fight against cancer with the wonderful employees of Security Federal Savings Bank raising over $16,000.

    As always, the event itself was quite amazing with this year's theme of "The Official Sponsor Of Birthdays".  Click here or on the logo to the right to see pictures from that night.

    Security Federal would like to thank all of our employees, especially our team captains Lisa Hillis, Sherry Clendenon, Teresa Hennessee, and Chassidy Baker as well as all of the marvelous people that make the contributions and do so much to make Relay for Life such a great event.

posted Monday 7 June 2010

Aerodynamics and Entertainment

    The Heritage Alliance will be presenting "USO Night At The Airbase", a City of McMinnville Bicentennial event, at the Warren County Memorial Airport on Saturday, June 26th.

    For a mere $5.00 donation (children 5 and under admitted free) you can witness a warbird fly-by with a pyrotechnic show in addition to reviewing a static display of vintage aircraft that will include (but not limited to) a P-51D Mustang, T-6 Texans, and AT-11 Kansan. The Tennessee Warbird Squadron intends to be participating in full force (weather permitting) making the potential of there being some 30 aircraft for viewing.

    But that's not all, folks!  There will also be a car show featuring automobiles and trucks from the 1920's up through the 1970's.  The USO Show itself will have special guest (impressionist) performances including your host Bob Hope, Marilyn Monroe, The Temptations, Abbot & Costello, The Rockettes, and many more.  For your listening and swing dancing enjoyment, the South Jackson Street Band will get the live music kicked off after the USO Show so you can swing dance the night away. Also, you can enjoy cjow in the Mess Hall with concession sales from all sorts of food vendors that will be on hand just outside the hangar doors.

    Get your tickets at the Chamber of Commerce, The McMinnville Civic Center, Magness Library, The Warren County Memorial Airport or you can buy them at the gate on the 26th.  The gates open at 4:00 for the car show, aircraft displays, and food vendors.  The fly-by with the pyrotechnics show is at 6:15, and the USO Show starts at 7:30 with a run time of about an hour and a half.  And then the swing dance will get you all fired up for the rest of the evening.

    For more information, click here or on the small flier to the left.  For more information about the car show, contact Kendra Foust at 931-808-5004.  For more information about the USO Show, call Main Street McMinnville at 931-506-5335.

posted Wednesday 16 June 2010

Appreciation All Around

    One of Security Federal's Board of Directors, Earl Barr and his wife Hazel was presented with the McMinnville Noon Exchange Club's Humanitarian of the Year Award last Tuesday night at the annual banquet.  The couple has been actively involved in the community (Partners In Education, church involvement, Noon Rotary, Warren County Home Builders, Gideons International, etc.) for so many years. Earl has made missionary trips to Brazil for the past 13 years and plans to continue the mission trips for years to come.  Congratulations to Earl and Hazel, a couple deserving of this recognition.

    Also being recognized for civil activities at the annual McMinnville Noon Exchange Club banquet was the Main Street branch's Head Teller/Assistant Vice-President Sabrina McKnight with the presentation of the club's Exchangite of the Year Award.  Sabrina's fund raising efforts and her diligence as the club's Secretary has resulted in her being the only person in the club's history to receive the Exchangite of the Year Award two years in a row.  We're all proud of you Bree.


    Security Federal Savings Bank is proud and honored to have received the award for the Most Money Raised By A Business in the Cookeville District at the Relay For Life Awards banquet held last Monday night.  We owe this achievement and distinction to our great team captains and all our wonderful employees because they are the ones that put in the long hours and hard work to get all those donations.  Thank you everyone for doing so much for such a good cause.

posted Thursday 24 June 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

    The two year period from 1995 to 1997 was a time of progression here at Security Federal. In ’95 we changed our name to Security Federal Savings Bank.  In 1996 the Bank’s assets exceeded forty million dollars and our first ATM was installed on Main Street. In ’97 Security Federal converted from a mutual savings bank to a stock savings bank with shares initially sold at $10.00 per share and first trades at about $13.50. We also expanded our facilities and convenience for customers by opening the New Smithville Highway branch. In October of that year we also installed a new computer system at both locations and, by the end of that year, the Bank’s total assets reached over $50 million.  No doubt, there was a lot happening in those two years!

posted Tuesday 6 July 2010

Rockin' The Yard!

    Main Street LIVE! swung into action last month and the crowds are as big as about 1,800 people on the West Lawn.  Click here or on the logo above to see pictures from the first four concerts.

    The entertainment just keeps on a comin' through the end of July with returning favorites and a couple of local favorite bands too.  All the concerts are free and happen on Security Federal's West Lawn.  Concession vendors open up at 6:00pm and the music starts at 7:00pm every Friday night and usually wraps up at 9:00pm or 10:00pm.  So, grab a lawn chair and a friend and we'll see you there!

    For more information contact Main Street McMinnville at 931-506-5335.

posted Friday 9 July 2010

Blast From The Past

    The Heritage Alliance Bicentennial Group along with Dr. Neil Shultz and Security Federal are presenting a showing of photographs of buildings from McMinnville's past that are no longer with us.  The photos will be displayed in the lobby of the West Main Street branch all day on Friday July 16th.  In addition to the photograph gallery, the Silver and Gold Band will be playing on the West Lawn from 5:30pm to 6:30pm before the Main Street LIVE! concert begins at 7:00pm. So, bring a lawn chair, cruise through the lobby for some local history and then get a good ear full of some great music.

    The picture on the right? That's the Cumberland Presbyterian Church which, in 1865, was destroyed by fire and is represented in one of the oldest known photographs taken in McMinnville.  In that very location now is the Security Federal Savings Bank's Trust & Operations Center.  Click here or on the picture to see a larger version.

posted Monday 12 July 2010

A Matter Of Trust

    In the Winter of 1998, the Board of Directors had decided Security Federal needed a Trust Department. By happenstance, in the Spring of 1998 Joe Pugh bumped into Ken Smith at a Tennessee Bankers Association meeting in Nashville and mentioned the idea to Ken, in the event he was ever interested. Ken was already looking at a move, “I could have gone to Memphis, St. Louis or Athens, TN.”. Ken said of the options he had that year. “But we stayed right here in McMinnville.”. The Trust Department of Security Federal opened up for business in July of 1998 with Ken and Shannon Haston at the wheel and they have built up assets of over $100 million over the years. Stop by and visit with Ken and Shannon the next time you're around. They’re in the Trust & Operations Center next to the Main Street branch.

posted Wednesday 28 July 2010

Gear Heads and Beach Bums

    The inaugural occurrence of Biker Church will be held on the West Lawn of Security Federal Savings Bank. The event is a joint effort of Rickey Minton and Rodney Boyd and will feature music by Chris McDaniel (formerly of Confederate Railroad) and testimonials from a variety of people. Biker Church kicks off at 5:30PM on Saturday, August 7th.  Bring a lawn chair, friends and family and join in for an afternoon of "taking church outside of church".

    While the rain was pouring down outside, the phones were ringing off the hook inside.  Main Street McMinnville's annual Main Street LIVE! Beach Party was cancelled on July 9th due to inclement weather.  But due to the very large number of calls and a bit of luck, Main Street McMinnville was able to get Four On The Floor rescheduled for Saturday, August 7th!  Like all the Main Street LIVE! events, this years Beach Party has free admission and parking, the concessions vendors open at 5:00PM, Biker Church at 5:30PM, and the concert starts at 7:00PM.

    Due to Main Street LIVE! being extended, the second half of the annual Security Federal website Main Street LIVE! picture pages will be published as soon as practical following the Beach Party.  Click here to see some pictures from last year's Beach Party and other concerts from last year.

    For more information about Biker Church or Main Street LIVE! contact Main Street McMinnville at 931-506-5335.

posted Monday 2 August 2010

Thank you. Thank you very muchhhh...

    Main Street LIVE! 2010 reached another attendance record by topping over 2000 people in attendance at the annual beach party...Wow.  Just plain "wow".  Since pictures are worth a thousand words, take a gander at the July concerts by clicking here or on the logo above.

    Security Federal Savings Bank is very proud to be a part of Main Street LIVE! and would like to thank all of the sponsors and everyone that helped to make this year's events so wonderful!

    For more information about Main Street LIVE!, please contact Main Street McMinnville at 931-506-5335.

posted Monday 16 August 2010

Smokin' 'Em

    Security Federal's BBQ cook-off team, Prime + 1, did some serious cooking this weekend at the 2nd Annual Smokin' In McMinnville barbecue competition by getting 2nd place in chicken and 3rd place overall in the back-yard division.  As you may remember, the team placed 4th in ribs and 5th in chicken last year.

    The Prime + 1 cooking team is Joe Pugh, Danny Martin, Larry Brown, and Michael Griffith in addition to getting some assistance from Richard Grissom, Tanarra Grissom, Kari Marcum, Noemi Guzman, and Tracie Travis.  Congratulations guys!

    To see some pictures from this year's cook-off click here or on the chef above.

posted Monday 16 August 2010

Spreading Out

    2010 is not only the 50th anniversary of Security Federal Savings Bank, it's also the 10th anniversary of the Trust And Operations Center.  When the Ford dealership moved to their new location on Highway 55, Security Federal took the opportunity to purchase the property on the East side of the Bank. The building next to the bank not only provided sorely needed storage space, it was remodeled to house the Trust and Investments department, the Accounting Department, a documents vault, the Board Room, and all the other operations personnel.  Since the Trust and Operations Center was opened in 2000, the Mortgage Department and a dedicated state of the art computer room has been added to the interior of the building.  In addition to the Trust and Operations Building, the land purchase provide for a large parking lot and also allowed the Bank to expand the drive-thru from only one lane with one teller station to the current four lanes with two teller stations.

posted Monday 30 August 2010




    Once again we've had a couple of birthdays! So, in typical Security Federal fashion, we had a little get together to wish Barbara Page, Executive Assistant to CEO/Senior Vice-President and Ken Martin, Loan Officer/Senior Vice-President a happy 60th birthday.  Click here or on one of the photos above to see some pictures from the little get together.

    From all of us at Security Federal...Happy Birthday, y'all.

posted Monday 13 September 2010

Cell Phone Fraud Alert

    There is a new scam that is attempting to get debit card PIN's and card numbers.  Many of our customers are getting automated message calls on their cell phones saying that their debit cards have been "locked-out" and to please press 1 to reactivate the card. After pressing 1, the recording continues to prompt for the Personal Identification Number and the card number.  The recording is referencing several banks in the area (Coffee County Bank, Peoples Bank, Security Federal Savings Bank, Bank of Manchester, etc) and may continue to expand to other financial institutions in the area.  Of course, DO NOT provide any protected personal information (like a PIN or a card number) to a recording.  Financial institutions do not utilize automated methods for retrieving or verifying customers personal information.

    For more information about protecting yourself, please visit our Customer Awareness page.

posted Monday 27 September 2010

308 West Main Street

    In 2001, Security Federal bought the old "C.R. Morton" house and land next door to the Bank for expansion. Although steeped with history, the old house was just too far past the point of no return and had to be taken down. In 2005, with the downtown renovation project in full swing, Main Street McMinnville started hosting Main Street LIVE! on Security Federal’s West Lawn. The elevated driveway on the West side of the Bank provides for a natural stage with the lush green grass and towering trees of the Lawn making for a pleasant and inviting audience area. The West Lawn has become a location for many other types of events to include Leadership McMinnville’s Autumn Street Fair, Warren County High School’s Pork And Bands, Leadership Warren’s Family Movie Night, Biker Church and even a couple of yard sales too, just to name a few. And, for those that surf, there’s even a Wi-Fi hot spot provided by Ben Lomand Communications that allows for internet access. Due to concert crowds reaching upwards of 2000 people, there are plans afoot to have the vendor area moved to the North parking lot that fronts Morford Street. This move will allow for more vendors and for the overflow of the concert crowds to go between the Atrium Office Buildings I and II. Although it’s just a small plot of land, the West Lawn has plenty of history and provides plenty of entertainment and serenity for lots and lots of folks.

posted Friday 22 October 2010


    Security Federal Savings Bank has held another employee pumpkin decorating contest this year. But, since this is our 50th year serving Warren and surrounding counties, the decoration had to include "50".  Just like last year, the competition was here or on the Jack-O-Lantern on the right  to see pictures of the amazing concepts and applications by our very imaginative employees.

posted Saturday 30 October 2010

All Dressed Up

    Although the participation in the costume contest was slight compared to years gone by, we still had lots of fun last Friday.  In addition to employee antics we enjoyed visits from little ones participating in Main Street McMinnville's "Trick-or-Treat On Main Street".  Click here or on the happy little witch to the left to see some pictures from this year as well as review costumes of years past.

posted Friday 5 November 2010


    In 2005 Security Federal implemented Internet Banking and Bill Pay for our customers.  Internet Banking offers the advantages of the latest in technological features, including:  Account balances and histories, viewing and printing checking account statements, view and print check images, one time and recurring funds transfers, account information downloads, 128-bit Cipher Encryption strength all from the comfort of any internet accessible computer.  Many of our customers signed right up for the new feature filled service right off the bat and many more have logged onto the technology wave since the beginning.  The extra added service of Bill Pay allows Bank customers to schedule recurring monthly or other periodic payments or setup a one time payment for something special.  If you have questions about Internet Banking or Bill Pay, feel free to call upon our Customer Service Representatives at any one of our three locations.

posted Monday 22 November 2010

Seasonal Festivities

    Downtown McMinnville will be all a buzz with activities galore planned for the next couple of weeks.  Here's a run down:

    The Historical Black House is hosting it's "Candy Cane Christmas" tours.  The tours started last weekend on the 28th and will continue on Saturday, December 4th from 4:00PM to 8:00PM, Sunday the 5th from 2:00PM to 8:00PM, Saturday the 11th from 4:00PM to 8:00PM, and Sunday the 12th from 2:00PM to 8:00PM.  There is a small admission fee of $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 6 to 12 years old.  Children under 6 are free.  The House interior has been decorated by All-O-K'sions, Flowers & Ceramics, and Flowers On Main and the exterior has been decorated by the Black House Board.  For more information, contact Jeanette Lowery at 931-668-5050 or 931-273-3847.

    The City Of McMinnville will be proudly presenting the Annual Christmas Parade on December 4th with this year's theme being simply...Christmas.  Step off is scheduled for 4:00PM and the route will be from the Civic Center, down Main Street, and will end at the Farmer's Market.  For more information, call 931-473-1200.

    The 25th Annual Christmas In The Park will be held in historic downtown McMinnville on The Square from 6:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, December 7th.  In addition to the lighting of the City's Christmas Tree, there will be all kinds of Christmas activities that have become traditional for this event, even Santa and Mrs. Clause will be showing up.  The event is sponsored by the McMinnville Junior Auxiliary. For more information, contact Ashley Wright at 931-607-6599 or Kim Chisam at 931-473-4483.

The 1940's themed "I'll Be Home For Christmas" was such a smash hit last year, the Heritage Alliance and Main Street McMinnville is doing it again this year.  The familiar vintage automobiles and hordes of personalities will be back as well as singing at Magness Library, dancing by Paula's Dance Academy, a movie and a Swing Dance at The New York Grill, and an ice skating rink in The Square....That's right, a portable ice skating rink! So, don't be a "fuddy-duddy", bring your "fly chick" downtown all decked out in your "niftic threads" for a great time.  For more information, visit Main Street McMinnville's web site or call Carla King at 931-506-5335.

posted Tuesday 2 December 2010

Open Horizons

    On May 8th, 2009 Security Federal celebrated the opening of the Manchester Highway Branch with a festive ribbon cutting ceremony.  The day's activities included introductions of the new branch staff, community involvement, a welcome by Joe Pugh, President/CEO, and remarks by County Executive John Pelham, Representative Charles Curtis, Representative Judd Matheny, Senator Eric Stewart, and the Tennessee Commissioner of Banking and Finance Greg Gonzales.  We had lunch for those that stopped by and also held a raffle for a 42" big screen TV.  The winner of the TV, Rosanne Caten and her family, had recently switched a few of their accounts to Security Federal because of the convenience of the new location on the Manchester Highway.  To see some pictures from the big day, click here.

    As the next 50 years begins for us, we would like to thank you all for reviewing and reliving just a small handful of memories and events that have made and shaped so many of our lives in the first 50 years with these tiny tid bits of trivia through out this last year.  The officers and employees of Security Federal Savings Bank are always happy to help the community that we work and live in.  It is truly our pleasure to be The Friendliest Bank In Town.

posted Monday 27 December 2010

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