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Postal rates going up
The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the price changes that United States Postal Service proposed in October. The changes will raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.9 percent, while most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9 percent price increase. Here are the current and new prices, which will take effect January 21: * Letters (1 ounce): 49 cents (current), 50 cents (new) * Letters (additional ounces): 21 cents…
Column’s start addressed pink underwear
By Nina Keenam Editor’s note: We are happy to welcome columnist Nina Keenam to Atmore News. Her column will be a regular feature on our opinion page. This column began one afternoon when I sat down and wrote about turning my husband’s underwear pink. I had unknowingly tossed something pink that faded in my washing machine. I got up the nerve the next day to show the column to The…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers In March of this year, the Alabama Community College System took a giant leap forward when it brought on a giant in state government and one of Alabama’s preeminent leaders, Jimmy Baker, to be Chancellor. When you have a conversation with Chancellor Baker, he uses words that you do not normally hear in the same sentence, like exciting and community college. He says it is an exciting…
National Rural Health Care 2017
To the editor: At Atmore Community Hospital, we are proud of the vital role we play in Atmore and surrounding areas. On November 16th, we’ll join hospitals nationwide to celebrate “National Rural Health Day.” It’s a time to recognize the men and women who work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week caring for our community. This year, I hope you will join me in thanking these dedicated hospital…
Baker announces state candidacy for 2018
Editor’s note: The following announcement was submitted by the candidate. Expressing his continued full-time service to the citizens in being an active and accessible Legislator, Alan Baker (R) of Brewton officially announced his candidacy for State Representative of District 66 which includes Escambia and Baldwin counties. Baker, a retired educator who resides in Brewton, quickly acknowledged the honor and privilege it has been for him to serve in fulfilling his…