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Mobile man busted with bogus bill
A Mobile man was arrested recently after he tried to get a local business to change a $100 bill that turned out to be counterfeit. According to a press release issued last week by Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks, Joseph Brad Fallon, 35, was taken into custody June 10 after city police officers responded to the AT&T Store, 813 North Main Street, in response to a report of a subject…
BOE approves Out-of-District agreement
At the June 15 meeting, the Escambia County Board of Education approved the proposed Out-of-District Agreement giving the requirements for students coming into the district from outside the attendance zones for the Escambia County Ala. school system. In the past, the Escambia County school superintendent has been required to issue a letter of release from the district for students enrolling in other school districts. This year, Superintendent John Knott recommended…
United Bank receives 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial 
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 are based on the bank’s March 31, 2017 financial results. BauerFinancial recommends that all financial institutions earn a 4…
Juvenile shooter sought
Atmore police continued this week their search for a 17-year-old juvenile who is accused of last week’s shooting of a Georgia man who was visiting an Atmore resident. APD Chief Chuck Brooks said this week that a warrant has been issued charging the unnamed juvenile, who is believed to be in hiding, with attempted murder. According to a press release issued by Brooks, police were sent to Patterson Street Apartments…
Tropical Storm Cindy approaches – Expected to dump rain, rain and more rain
Although Tropical Storm Cindy was still being called “Potential Tropical Cyclone Three” early Tuesday, the oncoming weather system was expected to dump more rain on an already saturated Gulf Coast as it neared landfall in Louisiana. The system is expected to move north to northwest and hit the Louisiana coast by late Wednesday, but forecasters say the low-pressure center’s impact will likely extend well to the east along the Gulf…