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Clay shoot to fund classroom technology at Perdido
Last year’s successful Perdido School PTO fundraiser generated more than $16,000 for a new athletics facility, and members of the parent-teacher group are anticipating a repeat of that success this year. The initial response indicates that the second annual Pull for Perdido Benefit Clay Shoot, which will take place Saturday, March 3, at Bushy Creek Clays, will easily match or even exceed last year’s numbers. Businesses and individuals have already…
Heart to heart
February is Heart Health Month, and members of Gamma Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma took that to heart in their meeting Thursday, February 8. Guest speaker Mary Jane Schrock, RN, spoke on heart health – women’s heart health in particular. She talked about factors – age, diabetes, race, and whether an immediate family member had died of a heart attack. Symptoms that are common for men experiencing a heart…
UBCD announces creation of $7M loan fund
UB Community Development, LLC (UBCD) President, Alex Jones, announced the creation of a new $7 million New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) loan pool following the company’s successful funding of its previous $9M NMTC loan pool. The new $7M NMTC loan pool is designed to encourage small business growth and economic development across Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. UBCD partnered with community development partner, United Bank, to create the loan pool.…
ECMS students shine at statewide science fair
The stellar performance of Escambia County Middle School students in a statewide mathematics competition is apparently rubbing off on students who are proficient in other areas. Fifty of the school’s sixth-grade and eighth-grade students traveled to Birmingham for the February 10 Black History Month Science Fair and brought home trophies representing a first-place, a second-place and two third-place finishes in the statewide event. Students had to select an African-American scientist,…
Sales tax holiday is Feb. 23-25
As severe weather season approaches, Alabama residents will for the seventh year enjoy a three-day period during which participating cities and counties waive sales taxes on items that are directly or indirectly related to riding a storm out or otherwise preparing for weather-related disasters. And, for the seventh straight year, Atmore will not be a part of the special weekend, which will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, February 23,…