Free cancer screenings offered – Oral, head and neck cancer
Gulf Coast Cancer Centers and Eastern Shore Ear Nose and Throat will offer free screenings for oral, head and neck cancer on Wednesday, March 7. Board certified otolaryngologists and oncologists will screen adults from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastern Shore Ear Nose and Throat office located at 27961 Hwy. 98, Suite 11 in Daphne. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 60,000 cases of oral, head and neck cancer…
FHP to combat aggressive driving
Florida Highway Patrol officers are participating through March 8 in the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) safety campaign, which is aimed at highlighting the danger of aggressive driving behaviors when interacting on the road with large trucks. “FHP is committed to reducing the number of commercial vehicle-related crashes on Florida roadways and helping ensure (that) motorists arrive alive,” said Florida Highway Patrol Director Col. Gene Spaulding. “Motorists can reduce…
UBCD awarded $55 million in New Market Tax Credits
UB Community Development, LLC (UBCD), a community development partner of United Bank, announced the company has been awarded an allocation of $55M in New Market Tax Credits (NMTC). Through the NMTC program, the CDFI Fund allocates tax credit authority to Community Development Entities (CDEs) via a highly competitive application process. UBCD was one of 73 CDEs awarded an allocation. The NMTC program helps economically distressed communities attract private investment capital.…
Ribbon cutting, open house Chamber After Hours
The ribbon cutting for Healthy Minds Consulting was actually three events in one – ribbon cutting, open house and Chamber Business After Hours. Chamber board members, friends and family attended to wish owner Leilani Mason well in her business. Above, prior to everyone gathering for a group picture, a ribbon cutting was held, from left, Chamber Directory Emily Harp, owner Leilani Mason, Morgan Mason, Chamber President Brandy Giger. Below, from…
Just in case – Active shooter drill conducted at vacant school building
Local and area authorities hope the lessons reaffirmed in last week’s training exercise will never be used. But they want to be ready, just in case. Law enforcement officers from eight area agencies, along with two groups of local firefighters and crews from three emergency medical responders combined for an Active Shooter Refresher Course, held February 21 at the vacant A.C. Moore Elementary School building in Atmore. Chief Deputy Mike…