Alabama Power customers warned of phone scam
Officials with Alabama Power have issued a warning that the company’s customers are the latest targets of phone scammers who try to bilk them out of their money. Here’s how the scam works: The caller claims to be a representative of Alabama Power and tells customers their account is past due and that electrical service will be turned off if a payment isn’t made immediately. The scammer then provides a telephone number to call,…
Grants available for nonprofits
Several representatives of local nonprofits met Friday, January 5, to learn about grants available from the Atmore Community Foundation (ACF), an affiliate of The Community Foundation of South Alabama. ACF was established in April 2017 to serve as a vehicle to receive donations and bequests to benefit the community in perpetuity. The ACF Advisory Committee recently announced its first competitive grant-making cycle which will award grants to local nonprofits. In…
American Legion Junior Auxiliary on a mission
By MARY STANLEY Special to Atmore News On December 22, American Legion Post 90 Junior Auxiliary made their annual trip to Ronald McDonald House and U.S.A. Women and Children’s Hospital to deliver what this group had collected as their community service projects. This group collects drink tabs which Ronald McDonald House uses to assist in funding for relatives to stay at McDonald House while children are confined to the hospital…
PCRC helps out at Christmas
Progressive Civic and Recreational Club distributed turkeys to families in the Atmore community for Christmas. The club was assisted by donations. PCRC is a non-profit organization. Officers are Herbert Payne, President; Robert White, President Elect; Barbara Poole Harris, Secretary; Alfred Johnson, Treasurer; Fannie Rivers, Chaplain; Frank Jones, Parliamentarian; Robin Kidd, Historian; Board members are Delois Gandy, Cornell Torrence, Annie Poole, Ruby White, Geraldine Jefferson. Members are Daniel Lyles, Mildred Poindexter,…