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 Southern Heritage Bank Announces Retirement, Promotions

At the February meeting of the Board of Directors, Len Graham announced his plans to retire as Chairman of the Board effective March 31, 2015.  “It has been a privilege and joy to have served our fellow Bradley Countians as one of the thirteen founding directors of Southern Heritage Bank as well as with the succeeding new directors.  It is most gratifying to have had such wonderful acceptance from our community and shareholders in facilitating our growth and development during these past sixteen years,” said Chairman Graham. To read more, click here.


New Drive-Thru Hours

Effective Monday, March 2, 2015, we will be changing our drive-thru hours of operation.  New SHB drive-thru hours will be Monday through Thursday, 8:00 - 5:30, and Friday 8:00 - 6:00.  Our lobby hours and Saturday hours will remain the same.


Local Attorney, Bryson M. Kirksey Joins SHB’s Board of Directors

CLEVELAND, TENN – Southern Heritage Bank announced the addition of Bryson M. Kirksey to Southern Heritage Bank’s Board of Directors.  Kirksey, who grew up in Cleveland, has been practicing law in and around the Cleveland – Bradley County Community for the past five years with Burns, Henry and Kirksey, PC in Cleveland.  After earning his accounting degree from Carson-Newman College (Jefferson City) in 2005, he earned his law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford Univeristy (Birmingham, Ala.) in 2008 followed by his masters of law in taxation in 2009 from Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.).  Kirksey also holds a CPA license as well as being an Accredited Estate Planner.  Lee Stewart, President and CEO of Southern Heritage Bank said, “Bryce is an exceptional tax attorney and estate planner as well as a CPA having trained under the late Charlie Burns. With Bryce’s knowledge of business and law combined with his deep Cleveland roots, he will make an outstanding SHB board member.”


RCAR Affiliate of the Year

Southern Heritage Bank’s Joe Womac was recognized as the 2014 Affliate of the Year by the River Counties Association of Realtors  (RCAR).  According to RCAR, Joe was selected  for this prestigious award due to his demonstrated professionalism, contributions to RCAR, business achievements and civic involvement. We’re proud you can  Expect a Difference when trusting your home loan to Joe or another member of our market-leading Mortgage Department.  Congratulations Joe!


Southern Heritage Climbs to No. 2 in Bradley County Market Share

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Southern Heritage Bank continues its climb in Bradley County market share of deposits, having reached number two overall based on 2014 market share of deposit statistics released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).  To read more, click here.


Southern Heritage Bank Holds Annual Shareholders Meeting

CLEVELAND, Tenn.  Southern Heritage Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Southern Heritage Bank held its annual shareholders meeting on September 25th at the bank’s main office on Keith Street.  The meeting was held to approve the Agreement and Plan of Merger which was announced in March whereby Southern Heritage will partner with First Citizens National Bank of Dyersburg, Tennessee through a cash and stock merger.  For full captions and to read more, click here.


First Citizens Bancshares, Inc., Creates Statewide Footprint Through Merger with Southern Heritage Bancshares, Inc.

First Citizens Bancshares, Inc. and Southern Heritage Bancshares, Inc. jointly announced today the execution of a Definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger whereby Southern Heritage will partner with First Citizens through a cash and stock merger. To read more, click here.