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State bicentennial main topic of council meeting
During their Monday, February 27, meeting, Atmore City Council members took care of some housekeeping issues related to the new industrial access road at Rivercane Industrial Park, heard plans for the local celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial and approved the use of a public park for a May fundraiser. City governors spent just over two minutes on three items related to Rivercane, while the two future events took up the remainder…
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…