News and Announcements


- 2011 -

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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 in 2011 with the reorganizing of the News and Announcements Archival pages.  At the top of this page (News and Announcements) is a link to the new News and Announcements archival page which has links to all the archival pages since 2007.  Click here, on the picture on the right, or on the link at the top of this page to see the News archives.  An archival page for 2011 will be built and made available as soon as practical.

posted Thursday 20 January 2011

Saving Trees, Time, and Effort

    Security Federal is proud to announce that we can offer our customers eStatements.  eStatements provide individual customers with monthly account image statements instead of monthly printed paper statements.  eStatements provide 18 rolling months of statements available at any time, day or night.  Plus, there is an option to save the file to your home computer in a PDF (requires PDF viewing software).  eStatements are normally available for viewing in the afternoon of the second business day after your account cycle ends - which is about 5 to 7 days sooner than receiving a paper statement in the mail.  After you sign up, you will receive a notification e-mail every month when the eStatement is available for viewing and download.  Individual customers can simply click here, on the picture to the right, on the "eStatements" menu item to the left, or the menu item at the bottom of this page.  Business customers can partake of the features and advantages of eStatements as well.  However, business customers must come to one of our three locations to have one of our friendly Customer Service Representatives set up the account for eStatements.  Questions?  Please feel free to contact us at 931-473-4483.

posted Saturday 22 January 2011

Personnel Advancements

    At the regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday night, the Security Federal Savings Bank Board of Directors approved the Officer List for 2011.  Among the officers, this year, there has been a promotion.

    Angela Brown, CPA received a BA from Middle Tennessee State University and then obtained her Certified Public Accountant license in 2003.  She started with Security Federal as Controller in 2004 and was promoted to Controller/Vice-President in 2006.  Now Angela is our Chief Financial Officer/Vice-President.  She's married with two children, is a member of and sits on the Board Of Directors of the McMinnville Noon Exchange Club.

    Congratulations to this fine young lady!

posted 27 January 2011

Downtown Cupid

    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 12th from 5:00PM until 10:00PM in beautiful historic downtown McMinnville.  Main Street Restaurants will be open with live entertainment, the Hot Point Youth Center will have a FREE Variety Show, there will be a photographer available at the Chamber of Commerce Community Room, plus there's romantic carriage rides sponsored by Dr Pepper, and the Warren County Heritage Museum will be open for visitors.  Running behind?  You can shop late at our downtown flower and gift shops for that perfect gift.  Also, listen for the "KISS" on WCPI 91.3 for your chance to win a Valentine Package...Oh, what could be more romantic?

   For more information call Carla King at 931-506-5335.

posted Wednesday 6 February 2011

Sweets For Your Sweeties

    Our "Sweets For Your Sweeties" sale seems to be a big hit with the romantic crowd.  So, like the last couple of years, this Friday (February 11th), 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.  As in previous last years, all proceeds go to Relay For Life.

posted Tuesday 8 February 2011

Walking Taco Time!

    Friday, March 18th, 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 Tuesday 8 March 2011

Third Times A Charm

    Security Federal Savings Bank will be presenting the Third Annual Clay Busters Tournament this coming April 9th.  The course has been upped from 50 to 100 rounds this year, will be held at the Prairie Shooters Club in Hillsboro, 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 $300 voucher that can be redeemed at The Outpost that will 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 April 1st.  Sign in time is from 8:00AM to 8:45AM on the 9th.  Just like the past years, all proceeds will go to Relay For Life.  Click here or on the picture above to see some pictures of last year's event.

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

posted Tuesday 23 March 2011

The Very, Very Best

    All of us here at Security Federal Savings Bank are as proud as we can be of Shannon Wiser!  Shannon has just been voted 2nd in the Southern Standard's Best Of The Best Teller by the people of Warren County.

    Shannon started with the Bank as a Teller in October of 2005 and later went upstairs to the Loan Servicing Department in July of 2008.  Just last October she returned to familiar territory when she was needed as a Teller again.

    So, the next time you're pulling in the drive-thru or  strolling through the lobby at the Main Street branch, be sure and tell Shannon congratulations and how happy we are for her.

posted Wednesday 6 April 2011

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, 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 $3, $5, $10, $15 depending on basket size and contents.  The sale starts at 8:00AM on Friday, April 15th 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 Sabrina McKnight at 931-473-4483.

posted Friday 15 April 2011

Knockin' 'Em Out Of The Sky

    Unlike the first two years, Security Federal's Third Annual Clay Busters Tournament fund raiser enjoyed warm temperatures and sunny skies on Saturday.  The popular event pulled in over $3,600 and all 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 above or just click here.

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

posted Saturday 16 April 2011

Shoppin' and Munchin'

    For the third year in a row, we're having a big yard sale on the West Lawn Friday, May 6th 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.

  But this year we're adding extra treats!  We'll be cooking up hamburger plates (includes a freshly grilled burger, chips, dessert, and a drink) for only $5.00.  On top of that, our very own Prime + 1 Banker's BBQ Crew will be smoking pork picnic shoulders for $25.00!  To get your smoked picnic shoulder, place your order at any of our three locations (or by sending an e-mail to by Monday, May 2nd.  The shoulders will be ready for pick up between 2:00PM and 4:30PM at the Yard Sale on Friday, May 6th.

  All proceeds from the Yard Sale, Hamburger Plates, and Smoked Pork Picnic Shoulders go to Relay For Life.  For more information, please contact Cyndi Cantrell about the Shoppin' or Lisa Hillis about the Munchin' at 931-473-4483.

posted Tuesday 26 April 2011


    Security Federal Savings Bank would like to extend hearty congratulations to all the Warren County High School's Class of 2011.  Specifically, Macaulli Clendenon, Atlanta Crutchfield, Kali Page, and Chad Womack.

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

posted 9 May 2011

The Very, Very Best

    All of us here at Security Federal Savings Bank are as proud as we can be of being voted the Southern Standard's Best Of The Best Bank by the people of McMinnville and Warren County.

    For over 50 years Security Federal employees have considered it a privilege to serve our customers the best we can by doing our best to provide our customers with the best products and services we can that suit our customer's needs.

    We also do our best to re-invest in our community by helping with Relay For Life, Main Street LIVE!, several civic organizations like Leadership McMinnville, the Exchange Club, The Lions Club, Main Street McMinnville, to name a few.  And we aren't always striving to be the friendliest bank in town just because of some policy.  We live here too and this is our community as well.  We want to help McMinnville and Warren County to be the best place it can possibly be.

    So, we are very proud and very honored to offer a belated "Thank you." to everyone that voted us the Best Of The Best Bank in Warren County.  We sincerely appreciate it.

posted Monday 16 May 2011

Music And Lawn Chairs

    This year's Main Street LIVE! concert series will be kicking off the Summer in just three and a half weeks.  The first performance, Friday night June 10th, will have Rubber Soul returning to pay tribute to those boys from Britain with an all Beatles music show.  On June 17th Utopia plays Rhythm and Blues, while Freefall will be playing Southern Blues and Rock on June 24th.  The Heartbreakers will be paying tribe to Buddy Holly on July 1st.  July 8th brings back a crowd favorite with the ever popular beach party theme and Four On The Floor playing Baby Boomer Classics.  Pink Cadillac will present a foray of 60's Music on July 16th and Thunder Creek does 70's Music on July 22nd.  Wrapping up the series this year will be Cody McCarver Band playing Country.

    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 Wednesday 18 May 2011

Dividends Announced

    Security Bancorp, Inc. announced that the Corporation’s Board of Directors has declared an annual cash dividend of $1.00 per share on the Corporation’s outstanding common stock.  The cash dividend will be payable on July 1, 2011 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 1, 2011.

    Security Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Security Federal Savings Bank of McMinnville, TN, a Tennessee state-chartered financial institution headquartered in McMinnville, Tennessee.  At March 31, 2011, the Corporation had total assets of $161.8 million and stockholders’ equity of $14.7 million.

    For more information, please review the Security Bancorp 2010 Annual Report or contact Security Federal Savings Bank at 931-473-4483.

posted 26 May 2011

The Effort

    The annual Relay for Life fund raising event held Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th 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 $19,000.

    As always, the event itself was quite amazing.  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 Tracie Travis 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 Tuesday 7 June 2011

Au revoir, Mon Bon Ami

    One of our dearest co-workers has retired after seven and a half years with Security Federal.  Lois Cates, Receptionist has been with us since 2003 and recently decided to pursue other interests a little closer to the house.  We all wish her well and she will be missed terribly.  Click here or on Lois' picture to the right to see some pictures from the retirement party.

posted 14 June 2011


    Security Federal is proud to announce that we've had some promotions!

    Meredith Woodlee began her career with Security Federal in July of 2004 as a Teller.  She was made Head Teller of the New Smithville Highway Branch in 2006, Assistant Branch Manager in 2009, and now she has been promoted to Branch Manager of the New Smithville Highway Branch.  She’s married with two girls and enjoys going to games to watch her daughters as Eastside Bulldog cheerleaders.


    Kari Marcum started out as a Teller in November of 2000 and has served as a New Accounts Representative and a Loan Processor.  In May of 2006 she became the Assistant Branch Manager for the New Smithville Highway branch.  In 2008, she became a Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer and in 2009 became a Loan Officer as well.  Her primary duty is Branch Manager/Assistant Vice-President of the Manchester Highway Branch and she holds a business management degree from Motlow State Community College.  Now Kari will take on the collateral duty of being Security Federal's Bank Secrecy Act Officer.  She's married with two boys and is a member of the Morrison Ruritans.

Congratulations to these fine young ladies!

posted Tuesday 21 June 2011

Third Time

    This year is the third annual Smokin' In McMinnville and is a 3-day family festival presenting live entertainment, amazing food and beverages, sports competitions, a children's play zone, assorted vendors, and access to the fabulous Gilley Swimming Pool. There will be 40 professional Kansas City Barbeque Society teams, plus backyard grill masters, vying for $15,000 in total prize money in this Tennessee State Championship Competition.  Smokin' In McMinnville is scheduled for August 11th - 13th at the McMinnville Civic Center.

Security Federal will again be sponsoring a BBQ cook-off team called Security Federal's  Prime + 1 for the third year in a row.  The Prime + 1 cooking team is Joe Pugh, Danny Martin, Larry Brown, and Michael Griffith in addition to several other employees volunteering their time to help out.

    For more information about the Smokin' In McMinnville cook-off, click here or on the picture above to visit the official website.  Or you can call 931-473-6611.

posted Saturday 2 July 2011

Half A Century Young

    It is so hard to believe that Sherry Clendenon is half way to 100!

    Several folks at Security Federal put in the extra effort to make sure this momentous occasion didn't go by unnoticed.  Click here or on the picture to the right to see some pictures of the festivities.

    From all of us at Security Federal...Happy Birthday, Sherry.

posted Monday 11 July 2011

So Far, So Good!

    In June, Main Street LIVE! got rockin' and rollin' and the crowds are as big as ever out in the yard.  Click here or on the logo above to see pictures from the first four concerts for this year.

    The shows continue through the end of this month with a couple of new groups on the schedule.  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 Monday 18 July 2011

Three Dog Night Revisited

    Security Federal Savings Bank is proud to sponsor Leadership Warren's showing of All Dogs Go To Heaven on Saturday, August 20th on Security Federal's West Lawn for the 9th Annual Family 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 will also involve a guest appearance by the Fire Dog and the McMinnville Fire Department!  The food, games, and activities start 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 Thursday 4 August 2011

Another Fabulous Year!

    Main Street LIVE! 2011 put a big punctuation on the end of this year's concert series with the inaugural Downtown After Dark 5K Fun Run/Walk.  Expecting about 50 to 70 runners, the organizers were thrilled to get... (wait for it) ...200!  So, in addition to the great music, you can expect to see another running event next year too.

    And once again, there were all the wonderful performances! You can have a look see at the July concerts pictures 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 fantastic!

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

posted Friday 12 August 2011

Still Smokin' 'Em!

    The Security Federal Savings Bank Prime +1 BBQ competition team kept the tradition going again by taking another award at this year's Smokin' In McMinnville's 3rd Annual Cook-Off.  Prime +1 took home a respectable 2nd place in the Best Of The Butts contest.

    The Security Federal Savings Bank's Prime +1 team members are Larry Brown, Michael Griffith, Kari Marcum, Danny Martin, and Joe Pugh.  The team had a bunch of help from Chassidy Baker, Tannara Grissom, Lisa Hillis, Sabrina McKnight, Kayla Mullican, Tracie Travis, Shannon Wiser, Jamie Womack, and Meredith Woodlee.

    Congratulations to a great team!

posted Saturday 20 August 2011

Fall Deco

    Security Federal Savings Bank has had a Fall decorating contest between all of our branches and the results are in!  Most Creative went to the Manchester Highway Branch, Most Natural Resources was awarded to the Main Street Branch, Best Theme went to the Trust and Operations Center, and Best Over All goes to the New Smithville Highway Branch (click here or on the banner above to see some pretty pictures of each display).

    Congratulations everyone!

posted Friday 28 October 2011

Spookin' Time

    Once again the Security Federal Savings Bank employees have pulled out the needle and thread and come up with some pretty darn good costumes.  Click here or on the Jack-O-Lanterns to the left to see what the whacky folks here at the Friendliest Bank In Town came up with this year!

posted Monday 31 October 2011

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 City Of McMinnville will be proudly presenting the Annual Christmas Parade on December 4th with this year's theme being "It's a Dr. Seuss Christmas".  Line up is at 12:00PM with step off scheduled for 2:30PM with the parade ending at the Farmer's Market.  For more information, call 931-473-1200.

    The 26th Annual Christmas In The Park will be held in historic downtown McMinnville on The Square from 6:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, December 6th.  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" has been such a smash hit in years past,  Main Street McMinnville and the Heritage Alliance is doing it again.  From 2:30PM to 9:00PM on December 10th, the familiar vintage automobiles and hordes of personalities will be back as well as singing at Magness Library, a live window display at Paula's Dance Academy, a movie, and the Dr Pepper "Jump! Jive! & Jingle" Swing Dance on the Square.  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 29 November 2011


    Six federal financial industry regulators teamed up recently to make your accounts more secure.  New supervisory guidance from the government will help all banks strengthen vigilance and make sure that the person signing into your account is actually you.  The new supervisory guidance is designed to make online transactions of virtually all types safer and more secure.  Click here to read more about the important points of Multifactor Authentication and how it effects you.

posted Monday 19 December 2011

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