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Celebrating 103rd birthday
Atmore Nursing Center resident Ella Mae Knight, seated, celebrated her 103rd birthday Saturday, September 23. Not only was she surrounded by friends and family, she had a special visitor who brought special greetings. Alabama Representative Alan Baker, right, presented Mrs. Knight with certificates of recognition from the House of Representatives and Governor Kay Ivey. At left, is Mrs. Knight’s son, Robert Knight. News photo by Ditto Gorme
Nonprofits receive $45,422 – Schools, sports league and VFD benefit from Wind Creek Atmore donation
Four local nonprofits are the recipients of a combined $45,422.04 donation from the Wind Creek Atmore (WCA) Ticket In Ticket Out (TITO) program. Monroe County High School (MCHS), Conecuh County Junior High School (CCJH), Uriah Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) and Spanish Forts Sports Association (SFSA) have big plans for the funds they received on Friday, September 15. WCA Property Manager Tim Ramer and Assistant Property Manager Terri Morris presented the…
GWFCU earns 5-star rating
Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union has earned a coveted 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank and Credit Union Rating Firm. (A five-star rating indicates this credit union excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.) Earning and maintaining this top 5-Star rating for 93 consecutive quarters puts Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union in an even more prominent position as a “Sustained Superiority Credit Union.”…
United Fund drive under way
United Fund of Atmore began the 2018 fundraising campaign with a kick off and Business After Hours Tuesday, September 19, at the Atmore Public Library. This year’s drive goal is $32,000. These local agencies will receive UF support – Atmore Area Christian Care Ministry, Atmore Area YMCA, Atmore Babe Ruth Baseball, Atmore Cal Ripken Baseball, Atmore Public Library, Escambia County Cooperative Library System, Escambia County Healthcare Authority – Wheels of…
ECMS, Chamber collecting for hurricane victims
Escambia County Middle School is partnering with the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce in a donation drive for the victims of Hurricane Irma. Items to bring include dog food, cat food, bottled water, linens, toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, towels, Ziploc bags, trash bags, school supplies, diapers, detergent, dish soap, tooth brushes, deodorant, soap, can goods. Please drop off your donation items at Escambia County Middle School by Thursday,…