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DRA awards $200K for Rivercane access road
Delta Regional Authority announced Thursday, February 23, that the city of Atmore had been awarded a $200,000 grant to help develop the Rivercane Industrial Park, a project that includes the expansion of Huntsville-based Brown Precision to the Atmore area. The DRA grant is in addition to approximately $1.9 million in EDA grant funds the city received in 2016 for the project. The city also received approximately $1.6 million from the…
ACM Pre-K registration under way
Alabama’s nationally recognized First Class Pre-K is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year at A. C. Moore Elementary School. Enrollment is open to all children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2017. Open registration will be held March 1-31. Applicants must register online. School code 781430 Pre-registration Form in English = http://alpreK.education/A Pre-registration Form in Spanish = http://alpreK.education/B Completed on-line registration plus most recent utility…
Taking better care of our veterans
By Congressman Bradley Byrne I’ve held over 75 town hall meetings since being elected to Congress, and these meetings allow me to get a feel for what issues are most important to the people I represent. At every single town hall meeting, I get at least one question about problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We have all read different stories about the VA in the newspapers –…
UB announces officer transitions
United Bank’s President and CEO Robert R. Jones, III, recently announced the transition of two bank officers. The officers and their new positions are * Lisa Hastings, Vice President, Atmore Branch Manager * Kellie Odom, Vice President, Consumer Small Business Credit Officer Lisa Hastings, Atmore Branch Manager, joined the bank in February of 2012 and is responsible for management of both the Atmore Main Branch and Southside Branch. Hastings earned…
Atmore Community Fund
I sat next to Edie Jackson at a meeting recently. She said something that really made me and the other folks at the meeting pause to give thought to her comment. I don’t remember exactly how she said it, but the gist of it was that the Poarch Creeks do everything with the thought of sustaining (or benefitting) the next seven generations. That’s a mind-boggling thought. And, at the meeting,…