News and Announcements


- 2012 -

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    As in years past, we get asked about an old news articles 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 2012 with the continuation of the News and Announcements Archival pages.  At the top of this page (News and Announcements) is a link to the News and Announcements archival page which has links to all the archived 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 2012 will be built and made available as soon as practical.

posted Friday 13 January 2012

Personnel Advancements

    At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting last Thursday night, the Security Federal Savings Bank Board of Directors approved the Officer List for 2012.  Among the officers, this year, there has been some promotions.

    Sherry Clendenon started in the Data Processing Department at a local bank just a few days after she graduated high school. Over the years, she served as a teller, a loan servicer, in loan compliance, and as a loan officer.  In 2003 she came to Security Federal to help out with loan processing and ended up staying as our Compliance Officer, getting a Community Bank Compliance Officer certification in 2008. Now Sherry is Senior Vice-President/Compliance and Training Officer.  Sherry has a daughter attending the University Of Tennessee Chattanooga and is a member of the McMinnville Noon Exchange Club.

     Kelly Basham, CNA started with Security Federal as a computer consultant back in 1995 until he was hired full time as the Information Technologies Officer in 2001.  A Certified Network Administrator, he has also earned two banking diplomas, supervisory certification, and additional certifications in basic and advanced network administration since joining the Bank’s ranks.  Now Kelly is the Information Technologies Officer/Vice-President.  He is married, has three children, eight grandchildren, sits on the Main Street McMinnville Board of Directors and is a member of the McMinnville Noon Exchange Club.

    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 and Branch Manager of the Manchester Highway Branch as well.  Now, Kari holds the title of Branch Manager/Vice-President.  She's married with two boys and is a member of the Morrison Ruritans.

    Wendy Kell started with Security Federal in 1998 as a teller then moved to the newly formed Proof Department in 2000, to the Trust Department in 2001, to Operations as the Operations Assistant in 2002, became the Operations Officer in 2003 and was promoted to Assistant Vice-President in 2007.  Now, Wendy is the Operations Officer/Vice-President.  She’s married with a daughter and a son and serves as the Treasurer of the PAT of Covenant Academy.


    In addition to our promotions, we would also like to welcome Matt Rains into the Security Federal fold as he joins us as a Consumer Loan Officer Trainee.  A Warren County native, graduate of Warren County High School, and graduate of MTSU, he has been in the accounting field for some seven years.  Matt is married, has a son, enjoys sports and hunting, and just got started in the current Leadership McMinnville class.

    Congratulations to all these fine young ladies and gentlemen!

posted Thursday 25 January 2012

Sweets For Your Sweeties

    Looks like it is once again time for our "Sweets For Your Sweeties" sale!  So, like the last few years, next Friday (February 10th), 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 Friday 3 February 2012

Cupid On The Square

    Why go out of town when you can have a fabulous evening right here?  Main Street McMinnville is proud to present "Downtown By Moonlight" Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th from 5:00PM until 9:00PM in beautiful historic downtown McMinnville.  The Main Street Bakery & Cafe will be open with live entertainment, the Magness Library will be showing a movie about chocolate at 5:00PM, 6:00PM & 7:00PM...along with a Vintage Valentine's display, and Krystal's Pixels will be available with Moonlight Portraits in the Chamber of Commerce Community Room.  The Warren County Heritage Museum will be open and showing the Elvis Movie Love Me Tender along with a Civil War display and tour.  Highland Rim Music & Art will be open with live entertainment and snacks available for purchase.  And again, there will be romantic carriage rides around Court Square, sponsored by Dr Pepper.  Be listening for the "KISS" on WCPI 91.3 for your chance to win two FREE tickets on the carriage ride!

   For more information call the Main Street McMinnville office at 931-506-5335.

posted Friday 10 February 2012

Let's Get It Going!

    Security Federal Savings Bank is gearing up for a few rounds of Relay For Life fund raising events with some favorites from past years on the schedule:

    Friday, March 23rd, we are hosting a Walking Taco luncheon (some assembly required) from 11:00 to 1:00 in the Trust and Operations Building.  For only $6.00 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 or to let us know you'll be dropping by.

    We will be presenting the Fourth Annual Clay Busters Tournament this coming April 7th.  As in years past, it will be 50 rounds, 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 selling $10.00 donations towards a Ruger LCP 380 Carry Pistol with a Desantis Holster (and a box of ammo!) 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 March 30th.  Sign in time is from 8:00AM to 8:45AM on the 7th.  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.

    We 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, and $20 depending on basket size and contents.  The sale starts at 8:00AM on Friday, March 30th and will go through Friday, April 6th.  So, hop on in as soon as you can and scoop up your Easter baskets before they're all gone!

posted Monday 12 March 2012

Top Shot

    It was a beeeee-u-tiful day for Security Federal's Fourth Annual Clay Busters Tournament fund raiser on Saturday the 7th.  The popular event pulled in over $3,400 and all that will be going towards our goal for this year's Relay For Life.  We expect there will be another clay shoot next year and we all hope to see even bigger crowds and bigger donations for a great cause next year.  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 Wednesday 25 April 2012

The Best We Can Be

    All of us here at Security Federal Savings Bank would like to give a great big hardy "Thank You!" to all of our great customers for voting us the Southern Standard's Best Of The Best Bank.

    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, The Rotary Club, and 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 again offer a big "Thank you." to everyone that voted us the Best Of The Best Bank in Warren County.  We sincerely appreciate it.

posted Saturday 28 April 2012

Shopping Spree

    For the fourth year in a row, we're having a big yard sale on the West Lawn.  It will be on Friday, May 4th 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.

  Like last year we'll be cooking up hamburger plates (includes a freshly grilled burger, chips, dessert, and a drink for only $5.00) to stave off that inevitable hunger that always comes with yard sale shopping.

  All proceeds from the Yard Sale and Hamburger Plates will be going 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 Sunday 29 April 2012

Summer Breeze

    This year's Main Street LIVE! concert series will be kicking off the Summer in just two weeks!  The first performance, Friday night June 8th, will have Little Queen paying tribute to the Wilson sisters with a Heart music show.  On June 15th Entice plays R&B and Motown with Midnight Flyer playing Country on June 22nd.  Thunder Creek will be paying Classic Rock on June 29th.  July 6th has Timeline playing a Beatles tribute while the ever popular beach party, with Four On The Floor, is on July 13th.  Cody McCarver returns from last year's series to hammer out some Country Rock on July 20th and a local favorite, The Joe Harvey Band, wraps it all up with Rock-N-Roll on July 22nd.

    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 25 May 2012

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 2, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 1, 2012.

    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, 2012, the Corporation had total assets of $162.0 million and stockholders’ equity of $15.5 million.

    For more information, please review the Security Bancorp 2012 Annual Report or contact Security Federal Savings Bank at 931-473-4483.

posted 25 May 2012

The Effort

    The annual Relay for Life fund raising event (celebrating it's 10th year in Warren County) held Friday the 1st and Saturday the 2nd 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 Friday 8 June 2012

Fired Up!

    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 some local favorite bands 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 Wednesday 18 July 2012

Another One Hits The Grill

    This year is the fourth annual Smokin' In McMinnville and is a 2-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 $12,000 in total prize money in this Tennessee State Championship Competition.  Smokin' In McMinnville is scheduled for August 10th and 11th at the McMinnville Civic Center.

Security Federal's nearly infamous  Prime + 1 Banker's BBQ Crew is looking forward to seeing everyone come by and cast a vote for us this year as we are sponsoring the Troy McCormick Memorial Kids in the Outdoors Day.

    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 Tuesday 7 August 2012


    Security Federal's BBQ cook-off team, Prime + 1, did some serious cooking at this year's Smokin' In McMinnville and pitched in to make this year's event a rousing success.

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

posted Wednesday 22 August 2012

Take A Bow

    Main Street LIVE! 2012 was just plain great!  Although the amplifiers and guitars have been packed away, reliving the memories are as close as clicking here to see pictures from the June performances and by clicking here to see some pictures from the July performances.

    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 Wednesday 13 September 2012


    Due to technology upgrades, Security Federal's Internet Banking and Telephone Banking will be unavailable from 10:00PM Saturday, October 27th until 2:00PM Sunday, October 28th.

  We apologize for any inconvenience.

posted Thursday 25 October 2012

Scary Stuff

    The tradition continued today as we had several employees dressing up for Halloween again as well as bunches of kiddies coming in for Treat Or Treat On Main Street.

  Please click here or on the stuffed candy bucket to the right to see some pictures from today's festivities.

posted Wednesday 31 October 2012

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