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Bob Jones appointed member of the Community Development Advisory Board
United Bank President and CEO Bob Jones has recently been appointed by President Donald J. Trump to serve on the Community Development Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of Treasury. Jones will serve as a member of the Community Development Advisory Board for a four-year term. Jones was selected as a member in recognition of his services, advocacy, and commitment to the banking industry and elevating the roles CDFI banks…
APCO named Business of the Month
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce named Alabama Power Company as the October Business of the Month. Chamber board members, Chamber Ambassadors and community leaders joined employees at the presentation Wednesday, October 4. Shown are, from left, Mallorie Beachy, Bill Henderson, Kamryn Mothershed, Myrna Monroe, Brigitte Finley-Taylor, Jackie Lee, Ricky Martin, Pat Danley, Bub Gideons, Chris Singleton, Keyaira Wilson, Lazarrian Boykin.
Food scores released
The following Escambia County food / lodging establishment ratings were released by the Alabama Department of Public Health for September. Ratings are ranked by score, low to high. FSE = Food Service Establishment Lil Angels Infants and Toddlers, Atmore, 87, daycare food service Pizza Hut #2074, Atmore, 91, FSE Anchor Café, Atmore, 91, FSE Little Caesars, Atmore, 91, FSE Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Atmore, 92, FSE Fastlane Convenience Store, Atmore, 92,…
Juvenile arrested – Accomplices sought in auto break-ins
Atmore police arrested last week a teenager who is believed to be a principal participant in a string of vehicle break-ins that occurred recently within the city’s southwestern quadrant. Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported that the 17-year-old male was taken into custody during the wee hours of October 5 after tracking dogs led officers to the spot where he was hiding. Police were summoned after a resident of the area…
Convicted felons arrested – Atmore man, relative had shotgun, assault rifle, ammo
  An Atmore man and a relative, both convicted felons, were arrested October 3 outside a Pensacola, Fla. restaurant on weapons-related charges after the local man was reportedly seen “huffing” canned air at a Pensacola building supply store earlier that day. According to Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office reports, 49-year-old Ronald Clark Roddenberrry of Atmore, who has six previous felony convictions, and 28-year-old Christopher Aaron Roddenberry of Cantonment, who has…