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Storm brings wind, rain, but little damage
A spring storm featured a lot of bark but little bite as it passed through Atmore and Escambia County on Monday, April 3. The weather system brought strong wind gusts and included a barrage of thunder and lightning as it dumped a large amount of rain, but left behind relatively little structural damage. The storm was nowhere near as intense as forecasters had warned. Classes were cancelled at schools and…
Wreck causes traffic snag on I-65
A three-vehicle crash on I-65 resulted in one injury and restricted traffic on one side of the interstate for more than two hours Monday afternoon (April 3). According to preliminary reports filed by Alabama State Troopers, the mishap occurred around 2:55 p.m. at the interstate’s 64.7 mile marker when a 2013 Acura, a 2016 Peterbilt tractor-trailer rig and a 2011 Kenworth tractor-trailer collided. The driver of the Acura, an unidentified…
Victory in CSX case Ruling could return more than $10 million to state schools 
(MONTGOMERY) — Attorney General Steven T. Marshall and Revenue Commissioner Julie P. Magee announced Thursday, March 30, that the federal District Court for the Northern District of Alabama has dismissed CSX Transportation’s lawsuit challenging the application of Alabama’s four percent sales tax to CSX’s purchase of diesel fuel, a ruling that could return more than $10 million in unpaid taxes to Alabama’s Education Trust Fund. Beginning in 2008, four railroad…
Gulf Winds FCU earns 5-Star rating
Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union, Pensacola, announces it is once again a top performer, earning a coveted 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank and Credit Union Rating Firm. (A five-star rating indicates that this credit union excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.) Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union has earned and maintained this top rating for 91 consecutive quarters. Gulf Winds Federal Credit…
ACM, RP, ECMS meeting set
A meeting will be held Thursday, April 6, 5 p.m., at A.C. Moore Elementary School to discuss the proposed consolidation of A.C. Moore, Rachel Patterson Elementary and Escambia County Middle schools. Under the proposed plan, third-graders at A.C. Moore will go to Rachel Patterson, and fourth-graders will go to Escambia County Middle. Also, the two pre-k classes at ACM will go to RP. A.C. Moore will be closed. Superintendent John…