Community

Nokomis VFD annual meeting set
Residents of Nokomis and surrounding communities are invited to attend the annual meeting of the Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department Saturday, January 28, at 10 a.m. at the station located at 163 James Road. This will be an opportunity for residents to offer their input into the community’s fire protection. Of particular interest will be plans to proceed with a new fire station. If you have any questions, please contact Shirley…
Show your support – Monument bricks available
If you’d like to show your support for a loved one in the military or for our Armed Services in general, you have an opportunity to do so – but the deadline is fast approaching. If you’ve visited the Atmore Veteran Memorial in front of city hall, you’ve seen brick honoring the military and the businesses which have supported the monument. VFW Post 7016 and American Legion Post 90 have…
PCI scholarship open for applications
The Poarch Creek Indian Community Scholarship is now open for applications at The Community Foundation of South Alabama. Created in 2015 with an initial investment of $250,000 and an eventual goal of $1 million, the scholarship fund allows for two scholarships to be awarded annually to one male and one female residing in Alabama or the Panhandle of Florida. The Poarch Creek Indians established the scholarship with a goal of…
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…
YMCA fundraisers, new programs on tap
The Atmore Area YMCA is planning a fund-raiser to support existing and upcoming programs at the Y. Also, some new events and programs are planned, so check below and make plans to participate. Super Bowl Butts The Y is selling Boston Butts that could be the hit of your Super Bowl LI party. The pork shoulders, which will be cooked by David Amos, are selling for $30 each, with proceeds…