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‘Failing schools’ list released – Designation based on 1 exam
Alabama public high schools received a jolt last week with the release of the Alabama Department of Education’s “failing school” list. The determination of whether or not a school is a “failing” school is based on one test taken one time by tenth-grade students. Escambia County High School is one of 75 public schools statewide that have been designated by the Department of Education as “failing schools,” based on the…
FNB&T receives 5-Star Rating
BauerFinancial, the nation’s premier bank rating firm, has announced that First National Bank & Trust has attained its highest 5-Star superior rating. A 5-Star rating indicates that First National Bank & Trust is one of the strongest banks in the nation. Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, commended FNB&T for maintaining a strong capital position while fulfilling its commitment to solving the financial needs of their community. “Community banks aren’t pushing…
Mayor issues mentoring proclamation
The Atmore City Council eased into 2017 Monday, January 9, with a meeting that centered on the issuance of a proclamation honoring mentoring programs, a resolution related to fair housing and an amendment to a city ordinance. The council also formally revoked the license of a business where a shooting occurred in November and approved the transfer of an alcoholic beverage license. The council voted unanimously to bring an end…
Chamber accepting award nominations
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Citizen of the Year, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Business of the Year Award. The selection committee welcomes nominations through Tuesday, January 17, at 5 p.m. Nominations may be mailed to 137 North Main Street, Atmore, or emailed to director@atmorechamber.com. The Citizen of the Year award is designed to recognize an individual’s outstanding achievements and / or contributions…
‘Move Over, Florida!’
This month, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding all motorists to Move Over for stopped law enforcement, first responders, service and utility vehicles and Road Rangers during its second annual Move Over, Florida! campaign. In 2016, there were more than 200 crashes that occurred and 5,518 citations issued for failure to move over in Florida. DHSMV and its Division of the Florida Highway Patrol…