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Hollinger chosen for UA Leadership Academy
Lexie Hollinger was named as an Escambia Academy University of Alabama Capstone Leadership Academy nominee. Having a student tapped for this honor is a first in EA history. She was chosen by her teachers due to her leadership abilities and interest in volunteer service. She was asked to submit an application and essay to the University of Alabama selection committee last fall in hopes of being selected to attend this impressive…
United Bank hosts Ag Appreciation Luncheon
Each year, United Bank hosts an Agriculture Appreciation Luncheon. While the event is always an appreciation, this year’s luncheon was also a celebration. As UB President and CEO Bob Jones said in his opening remarks, it was a good year for agriculture. “The Lord blessed us,” he said. According to information provided by UB, farming employs one in four people and has an economic impact of more than $14 billion…
Rotary offering two scholarships
The Atmore Rotary Club may award two scholarships up to $2,000 per scholarship to two 2017 high school graduates with a 2.5 or higher GPA who enroll as a full-time student in a college program for the 2017–2018 academic year (fall and spring semesters). The scholarships are awarded on the basis of both merit and need. Scholarship application packets are available at local high schools; students should contact their high school…
English places in state expo
John English of Atmore placed fifth in Class 15 Junior Showmanship at the 2017 Alabama Junior Beef Expo. Shown are, from left, Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell; Walker Johnson of Cullman in Cullman County, first place; Abbey James of Prattville in Autauga County, second; Claire Allen of Lafayette in Chambers County, third; Emma Claire Long of Clio in Dale County, fourth; and John English of Atmore in Escambia County,…