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Flowers releasing new memoir

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off on Flowers releasing new memoir

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Montgomery, Ala. – Few states have as fascinating a political history as Alabama, especially in the post-World War II era. Moving onto and off the state’s electoral stage during this time period of remarkable transformation have been some of the most interesting figures in 20th-century American government and politics. Now, the backstage intrigue of Alabama […]

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Stolen truck recovered

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The Atmore Police Department (APD) responded to a complaint of a stolen vehicle from the Atmore area on July 26, at approximately 12 p.m. The vehicle was described as a 2013 Ford DRW super duty silver pick-up truck, silver with a large welding machine on the back with an Auburn decal and very large dual […]

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UB creates $12 million loan fund

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Atmore, Ala. – United Bank President and CEO Robert R. Jones, III, recently announced the creation of a $12 million loan pool designed to encourage small business growth and economic development across Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. The pool is the first of its kind from an Alabama-based Community Development Entity (CDE) to leverage bank […]

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MT receives Boeing Silver Award

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Muskogee Technology has recently learned it received the 2014 Boeing Silver Award. The Boeing Co. issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Muskogee Technology maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2013, to Sept. 30, 2014. The awards are presented […]

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AFD receives ISO upgrade

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The Atmore Fire Department (AFD) received its most recent rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO) and the news was positive for the department and the community as a whole. The ISO is an organization that inspects city services and reports their findings to all insurance companies. This organization’s findings are then used by the […]

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Escambia County Bar Association recognized

By   /  July 22, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off on Escambia County Bar Association recognized

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The Escambia County Bar Association was recently presented the Alabama Sate Bar Award of Achievement. Local Bar Commissioner Eric Coale, left, accepted on behalf of Escambia County. At right is Rich Raleigh, Alabama State Bar President. The award was received as a result of the application completed and filed by Escambia County Bar Association President […]

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Sales tax holiday coming up

By   /  July 22, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off on Sales tax holiday coming up

Beginning in 2006, a sales tax holiday was enacted in Alabama to help families with back-to-school items. Actually, everyone can benefit whether or not the items are purchased for students. Consumers can buy certain school and office supplies, computers, books, and clothing with less or no sales tax. The sales tax holiday falls on the […]

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BOE approves personnel recommendations

By   /  July 22, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off on BOE approves personnel recommendations

The Escambia County Board of Education held a called meeting Wednesday, July 15, to consider personnel recommendations. Among the items was the transfer of Stewart “Buddy” Powell, from his position as W.S. Neal assistant principal, to principal of Pollard-McCall Junior High School. The principal’s position was open due to the sudden death of principal Hugh […]

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Bentley denounces PCI offer

By   /  July 22, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off on Bentley denounces PCI offer

On Monday, July 20, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley publicly belittled an offer made by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) to assist with the state’s looming budget crisis, calling the offer “disingenuous” and denying that the offer ever took place. According to published reports, Bentley was speaking to a gathering of economic development recruiters […]

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Accident on Hwy 21 injures one

By   /  July 17, 2015  /  Featured, News  /  Comments Off on Accident on Hwy 21 injures one

A three car accident on Highway 21 in front of Oak Hill Cemetery resulted in one injury and a massive traffic jam in the middle of the day Friday, July 17. The accident occurred at 11:45 a.m. and closed down both lanes of Highway 21 for about 45 minutes. One driver was ejected from his […]

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