News

GWFCU donates to ECHS choir
Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union Branch Manager Emily Dykes and Regional Vice President Lee Ann Allen presented a check to the Escambia County High School Choir to be used for their upcoming trip to Carnegie Hall. Joining Choir Director Conrad Weber were several choir members. Shown at the presentation Tuesday, February 21, are, from left, Nyteriyah Williams, Anina Wiggins, Conrad Weber, Emily Dykes, Lee Ann Allen, Adonis Williams, Eric McCaskill.…
Wrecks claim former Atmore resident, Mobile men
Orrie Hubert Bradford, 83, a Monroe County resident who formerly lived in Atmore, died Sunday (February 19) while riding his 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle near Stockton, in Baldwin County. Preliminary Alabama State Trooper reports indicate that Bradford crashed into a guardrail, but a family member said survivors have learned that he actually experienced a “medical emergency” while riding “at low speed” and barely skimmed the guardrail. The family member said…
Atmore not participating in weather tax holiday
Alabama’s sixth annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will be held Friday, February 24, through Sunday, February 26, in communities across the state, but only one of Escambia County’s taxing municipalities will take part. A provision in the Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday law allows counties and municipalities to join the state by removing their own local sales and use taxes from the same items during the same…
Cottrell joins UB board
United Bank announced Tuesday, February 21, that Danny Cottrell joined its Board of Directors. The Brewton business owner and community leader begins his term on the bank’s governing body following service as a member of United Bank’s Escambia County Advisory Board. “We are very pleased to have Danny join our board.” said Bob Jones, United Bank President and CEO. “His commitment to community service as well as his success in…
D4 commissioner: ‘Proposed gas tax hike a necessary evil’
Brandon Smith doesn’t like taxes. Neither does he like the condition of the rural roads he and many other rural residents travel each day. But Smith, the Escambia County Commission’s District 4 representative, grudgingly agrees that the proposed statewide gasoline tax increase might be the only solution to the second problem. “Nobody likes a tax, and I don’t either, but at some point you’ve got to figure out a way…