Leadership donates to Atmore Community Fund
The Leadership Atmore Class of 2017 donated $4,000 to the Atmore Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation of South Alabama. Shown at the presentation are, from left, Fund committee member Dale Ash; Fund committee Chairwoman Audrey Moon; Leadership Atmore members Andrew Garner, Paul Chason, Stephanie Bell, Class President Hannah Johnson, Emmie Jernigan, Doug Tanner, Cody Vickrey; Fund committee member Bub Gideons.
United Bank donates to Atmore Community Fund
United Bank recently donated $10,000 to the Atmore Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation of South Alabama. Shown at the presentation are, from left, front, UB employee Leigh Anne Jones, UB employee and Fund committee member Hannah Johnson, Fund Chairwoman Audrey Moon; back, Fund committee members Foster Kizer, Bub Gideons, Dale Ash, Sherry Digmon. News photo by Cindy Colville  
Lifesaving device
Atmore SAIL Center Director Charlotte Purvis displays the senior center’s newly acquired Automated External Defibrillator, used for shocking a heart back into rhythm. Those instrumental in getting the device for the center are, from left, Mayor Jim Staff; retired paramedic Don Smith, who pushed for the life-saving device, and Foster Kizer, who obtained the AED through a grant from the Wedgewood Foundation. Purvis is trained in the use of the…
ACH Auxiliary presents scholarship
Each year, Atmore Community Hospital Auxiliary presents two scholarships to local students in the medical field. This year, one of the recipients is Jennifer Haskew. Shown at the presentation Wednesday, July 19, are, from left, Linda Ellison, Glenda Lowry, Jennifer Haskew and Marlene Forester. Jennifer works in the ACH ER as she continues her education.
Presiding judge discusses digital record-keeping, addiction
Judge Bert Rice, the presiding circuit court judge for the Escambia County Judicial Circuit, pointed out last week that Alabama leads the nation in two separate but related statistics. One, involving the state’s courts, he is proud of; the other, which is helping drive an increase in criminal cases heard in those courts, is not a source of pride. “One of the best things about Alabama’s courts is because of…