UB honored with 2017 Bank Enterprise Award
Special to Atmore News United Bank’s President and CEO Robert R. Jones, III announced July 12 that United Bank has been awarded the 2017 Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Administered by the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund, the BEA program provides monetary awards to banks that have successfully demonstrated an increase in their investments in census tracts with at least 30 percent of residents…
Atmore participating in sales tax holiday
The Alabama Department of Revenue Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend. The tax-free period will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 20, and will continue through midnight Sunday, July 22. Below are documents provided by the Alabama Department of Revenue, identifying taxable and non-taxable items. For more information, visit www.revenue.alabama.gov.
15 vie for DYW title, scholarships
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer Young ladies from across the county are participating in the Distinguished Young Women program to be held Saturday, July 28, 6 p.m., Woodfin Patterson Auditorium, Coastal Alabama Community College, Brewton. Tickets, $10 each, are available from each contestant or at the door. Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and…
APL STEM program begins
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer The Atmore Public Library staff started their second initiative of the summer Friday, July 13, with the STEM program. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. The staff decided to start with an engineering project – a marshmallow launcher. Sounded like it might be difficult, but it wasn’t. The parts necessary to build the launcher were divided in containers and each engineer picked up…
Americans are better off now
Two years ago, I joined other Republican House members in unveiling our “Better Way” agenda. The agenda covered everything from national security to tax reform to the economy. It was a bold vision about a different path for America that wasn’t driven by a larger, more powerful federal government. Instead, we advocated for a better way where we got government out of the way and allowed the American people to…