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NHS’s Ward selected for Blue-Gray game

By   /  July 20, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on NHS’s Ward selected for Blue-Gray game

Northview High School wide receiver Luke Ward has been selected to participate in the annual Blue-Gray All-American Bowl, a football game that pits high school seniors from across the country’s northern and southern regions against each other in front of a bevy of college recruiters and scouts. Luke, son of Carl and Melissa Ward, was […]

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Short named FNB&T VP, IT director

By   /  July 20, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on Short named FNB&T VP, IT director

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The Board of Directors of First Suncoast Trust Bancshares, Inc. and subsidiary bank, First National Bank & Trust, have named Toby Short a vice president and IT director. President and CEO Glen Davis said, “I am pleased that Toby has joined FNB&T. With his eighteen years of banking experience, he will be a valuable asset […]

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FNB&T becomes a Certified CDFI

By   /  July 20, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on FNB&T becomes a Certified CDFI

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund has certified First National Bank & Trust as a Community Development Financial Institution. “We are proud to count you as a certified CDFI and a supporter of our mission to increase economic opportunity and promote community development investments for underserved populations and in distressed communities in the United States,” […]

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BOE approves personnel recommendations

By   /  July 20, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on BOE approves personnel recommendations

Personnel items were the order of business at a called Escambia County Board of Education meeting Wednesday, July 13. The following recommendations by Superintendent John Knott were approved by the board. Resignation 1. Courtney Harrison, 6-hour lunchroom worker, Flomaton High School, effective July 7, 2016 2. Derek Roberts, English teacher / head football coach and […]

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Sheriff orders interaction training for all ECSO personnel

By   /  July 13, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on Sheriff orders interaction training for all ECSO personnel

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Escambia County Sheriff Grover Smith said this week he was personally and professionally affected by last week’s shooting of five Dallas, Texas police officers, along with an increase in instances of violence nationwide by or against law enforcement officers. And, the sheriff said, he plans to take steps immediately to head off the possibility that […]

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AFD honored

By   /  July 13, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on AFD honored

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The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce recognized the Atmore Fire Department as Business of the Month Thursday, July 7. Shown at the presentation are, from left, kneeling, Stephen Gehman, David Weber, Derik Kidd, Eli Godwin, Jessica Franco, Ariel Whatley; standing, Sheryl Vickery, Brandy Giger, Chris Singleton (back), Michelle Uriegas, Chris Harrison, Donna Gilman, Chris Hughes, […]

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Jay honored at council meeting

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Veteran Atmore policeman Jimmy Jay, who retired from active duty on July 1, was formally honored this week for his 33-plus years of service and dedication to the city. An expression of appreciation to the quiet-spoken Jay, one of the most respected members of the local police force over the past three decades, was the […]

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PCI Gaming Authority purchases Louisiana Margaritaville

By   /  July 6, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on PCI Gaming Authority purchases Louisiana Margaritaville

PCI Gaming Authority (PCI) d/b/a/ Wind Creek Hospitality (WCH), an authority the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and Bossier Casino Venture (Holdco), Inc. (BCV), owner and operator of the Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier city, Louisiana, announced that PCI and BCV have entered into an agreement whereby PCI will acquire 100 percent of BCV’s interest in […]

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Join the Arbor Day Foundation – Help high-need national forests

By   /  July 6, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on Join the Arbor Day Foundation – Help high-need national forests

Forests across America are a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each new member who joins in July by planting 10 trees in forests that have been […]

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BOE approves personnel changes

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on BOE approves personnel changes

The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at the board’s regular meeting Thursday, June 23. Resignation 1. Phillip Drake, PE teacher, Escambia County Middle School, effective June 30, 2016 2. Carole Burleson, 7th grade Life Science teacher, Escambia County Middle School, effective May 31, 2016 3. Bradley […]

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