Bank of Waynesboro News

January 2018

Community Bank of Lawrence County is pleased to announce the opening of a second, full-service branch in Lawrenceburg. With the continued success and growth of our North Locust branch, the Bank has been in need of additional space to provide the kind of personal service and convenience our customers have come to expect and deserve.

When the old Commerce Union Bank building on North Military Avenue became available in early 2017, the decision to expand became easy. The close proximity to downtown and the building’s historical connection to banking made it a perfect fit. The building has operated as a local banking center since the late fifties. The basement has served, not only as a bomb shelter during the cold war, but a meeting and gathering place throughout the years for the community in general and numerous civic and local organizations. “I’d be terribly surprised if most Lawrence County folks over 50 do not have a personal connection to this building and location,” stated Bill Bryant, President/CEO. “They were either bank customers or an attendee to some of the many, many community events and meetings held here. I know it is that way for me. I banked here years ago and when I walk in now it seems like I’m being greeted by an old friend,” Bryant continued.

The purchase of the location was finalized in July 2017. Evers Construction Company was selected to perform the renovations which started in September 2017 and were recently completed.    

Bryant also said, “I am proud to announce that Lisa Moore will be Branch Manager at the new location. For Lisa, it is a homecoming. She started her banking career at this very location 32 years ago! We are thrilled to have her and the other new staff members joining her here.” Assisting Mrs. Moore in operating the branch is Rhonda Brown, Assistant Branch Manager, Kayla Self, New Accounts/Loan Processor, and Meleah Green, Head Teller. Shalee Mattox, Savannah Patterson and Lisa Shelton are the tellers for the new branch.

The new branch is located at 225 North Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg and officially opens Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Branch hours of operation for both the lobby and drive-thru will be Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm, and Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. There is also an ATM located in the fourth Drive-Thru lane.

Community Bank of Lawrence County is a branch of The Bank of Waynesboro, which was founded in 1904, continually serving the great citizens in Wayne and Lawrence County, Tennessee since then. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender

Familiar Faces, Different Bank, Same Great Service.
Staff of the North Military branch of Community Bank of Lawrence County.

Left to right: Lisa Shelton, Teller; Rhonda Brown, Assistant Branch Manager; Shalee Mattox, Teller; Lisa Moore, Branch Manager; Savannah Patterson, Teller; Meleah Green, Head Teller; Kayla Self, New Accounts/ Loan Processor.

April, 2017

5-Star The Bank of Waynesboro: Once Again a Top Performer

April 2017: The Bank of Waynesboro, Waynesboro, Tennessee proudly announces it is once again a top performer, earning a coveted 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm. (A five-star rating indicates that this bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.) The Bank of Waynesboro has earned this top honor for five consecutive quarters.

“The Bank of Waynesboro is a prime example of a community bank excelling at what a community bank was meant to do,” explains Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “It employs locally, thereby having the same personal investment in the community as its customers; it makes decisions locally, often for neighbors and friends; and it focuses on quality as opposed to quantity. That focus has paid off for both The Bank of Waynesboro and for its community.”

The Bank of Waynesboro was established in 1904 and has been providing quality banking services to its neighbors and friends ever since. Today, after 113 years, it operates through four conveniently located offices in Collinwood, Lawrenceburg and Waynesboro and can also be found on the web at

The Bank of Waynesboro: “Your 5-Star Community Bank”

Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

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