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UB receives 5-Star rating
United Bank announces it has maintained its 5-Star Superior rating for strength and security from BauerFinancial, the nation’s leading independent bank rating firm. The 5-Star award recognizes United Bank’s financial strength and performance and is based on profitability, capital, level of delinquent loans, charge-offs, repossessed assets and liquidity. The rankings announced last week are based on the bank’s September 30 financial results. BauerFinancial recommends that all financial institutions earn a…
Plant a tree! ADF offers 10 free flowering trees
Residents in this area may receive 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2017. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crabapples, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns, and three white flowering dogwoods. “These beautiful trees will beautify your home with lovely flowers of pink, yellow and white colors,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of…
UB, PHD hosting credit education workshop – Learn more about credit, mortgage financing
United Bank representatives Bryan Chandler and Scott Hehman will be joined by PHD Realty LLC in hosting a complimentary workshop Tuesday, January 24, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., at the Atmore Chamber of Commerce. Vice President Chandler manages United Bank’s Mortgage Services division. Hehman manages the United Bank office in Loxley and is a former Consumer Credit Counseling Specialist. With more than 50 years combined experience in mortgage lending and…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers The passing of Governor Albert Brewer on January 2nd at 88 years old, marks the passing of an era in Alabama politics. Albert P. Brewer was a good man and a true public servant. Brewer was born in Tennessee, but his folks moved to Decatur when he was very young after his father accepted a job with the Tennessee Valley Authority. He graduated from Decatur High School…
Perfect attendance at Perdido E/M School
For the second quarter, 134 students at Perdido Elementary / Middle School had perfect attendance. During a school-wide assembly, excitement built, as students, faculty and staff who had not missed a day during the second quarter anxiously awaited the drawings to see who would walk away with $50 gift certificates. This quarterly event, is an integral part of Perdido School’s Incentive Program that focuses on students being in school, and…