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Historical Society gets $22,000 grant

By By SHERRY DIGMON
Advance Staff Writer
The Atmore Historical Society received a grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs to help with renovations on Dr. Webb's building which was relocated from North Main Street to Heritage Park.
The $22,300 grant will be used for external renovations.
Sen. Pat Lindsey and Rep. Skippy White delivered the check to AHS officers Wednesday. Accepting the check on behalf of the society were Dot Faircloth, president; John Garrard, treasurer; and Joyce Bolden and Taylor Faircloth, committee chairmen.
According to Faircloth, renovations will begin to the outside of the building.
Faircloth said there is an amazing amount of history in Atmore.
The Atmore Historical Society plans to apply for additional grant money to make the renovations to the inside of the building.
Once the restoration is complete, the Peavy-Webb building will serve as a museum.