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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…
Atmore residents receive UA degrees
The University of Alabama awarded approximately 5,000 degrees during spring commencement May 5-7 in Tuscaloosa. Degree recipients included the following students from Atmore: Caitlyn Bruley, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Colton Cumbie, Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Information Sciences; James McKinley, Master of Business Administration; Jamieka McMorris, Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration; Sarah Ziglar, Bachelor of Science in Education.  
Judge: Juvenile dependency cases job’s most troubling aspect
Escambia County District Judge Jeff White didn’t let a lapse in electrical service stop his June 15 presentation to a group of more than two dozen local business people on the highs, lows, whys and wherefores of his elected office. But it was obvious that one aspect of the dim environment caused him a degree of anxiety. “Is the coffee ready yet?” White would jokingly ask on occasion during his…
Nothing up his sleeve
I was standing right there, watching every move. There really was nothing up his sleeve. I turned to Library Director Hope Lassiter several times and asked, “How did he do that?” She didn’t know either. Magician Gary Ledbetter brought his show to the Atmore Public Library summer reading program Friday, June 16. Working alone and with volunteers from the audience, Gary performed a number of tricks that baffled all of…