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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…
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…
BOE approves personnel recommendations
The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at the regular meeting Thursday, February 23. Leave of absence 1. Andrea Salter, teacher, W.S. Neal Middle School, leave of absence, effective January 3, 2017 through February 10, 2017 2. Megan Moye, teacher, W.S. Neal Elementary School, leave of absence, effective ½ day January 17, 2017 3. Cheyanne Wilson, teacher, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, maternity…
Detained at daycare – Man questioned by local, federal authorities, released
An Illinois man who lingered in his van at a local daycare center didn’t wind up in jail on Thursday, February 23. But he drew plenty of attention from city, county and federal law enforcement officers before he was released. Four Atmore Police Department patrol officers, a city detective, a patrol deputy and K-9 team from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, and two U.S. Marshals eventually wound up at Little…
New coach hired at ECHS
The search for a new head football coach and athletic director at Escambia County High School officially ended last Thursday, February 23, when the Escambia County Board of Education accepted the recommendation of a six-member search committee and hired Aliceville High’s Rico Jackson to fill the vacancy. Jackson, who led the Yellow Jackets to the 2016 Class 2A finals, was one of 64 applicants who sought to replace Royce Young,…