Crafty scammers target tax filers
Scammers are using new cons this tax season to trick filers into revealing personal and financial information. To protect yourself, the CyberSafe at United States Postal Service team encourages you to watch out for: • Phishing emails and calls. Scammers often impersonate IRS agents by phone or email to obtain your Social Security number or bank information, or to demand tax payments. Be suspicious of official-looking emails with IRS logos.…
‘Dear Patriot … ‘
Emotional. Smiles and handshakes soon turned to bowed heads and teary eyes. And men’s big hands waved small flags. And everyone applauded as the veterans’ branch of the military was recognized. This was the fourth annual Vietnam Veterans Day program, sponsored by the Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary, held in Atmore. The keynote speaker this year was Judge Jeff White, himself a decorated veteran of Operation Desert Storm and later service…
Concerns over Leader in Me at ACM
Much of the discussion of the Escambia County Board of Education at the regular meeting Thursday, March 23, concerned the proposed consolidation of A.C. Moore Elementary School with Rachel Patterson Elementary and Escambia County Middle schools. Superintendent John Knott said a meeting is planned for Thursday, April 6, 5 p.m., at A.C. Moore. Knott said the proposed plan will be presented and stakeholders will be able to ask questions. Board…
Brown’s ‘footprint’ poured
The Brown Precision manufacturing facility, which will fabricate components for use in the aerospace and medical industries, now has a huge footprint in the red clay of Rivercane Industrial Park. A steady stream of trucks from American Concrete Supply’s Atmore and Flomaton facilities rumbled to and from the site during the wee hours of last Thursday and Friday, dumping more than 1,600 tons of concrete into a pumper to provide…
America named to Hall of Fame
Five area residents will be inducted into the Atmore Area Hall of Fame in April. Billy Conn Madison, chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee, released the names of this year’s inductees: William America, Earl Etheridge, Dr. William T. Hall, Howard Shell, and Eddie Staff. The induction ceremony will be held Saturday, April 29, 6 p.m., at The Club. Tickets for the ceremony and the meal are $25 each. Tickets…