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Published 7:48 pm Saturday, December 21, 2002

By Staff
50 Years Ago
December 18, 1952
Chamber To Name "Man Of The Year"
The Atmore Chamber of Commerce announced this week that efforts have now begun toward selecting the 1962 "Man of the Year."
The Chamber this week mailed letters to 20 organizations, primarily members of the Council of Clubs and Churches, asking that each group turn in a written nomination indicating its choice.
The honoring of the "Man of the Year" was begun by the Chamber in 1950. The two previous "Man of the Year" winners have been Claude Kelley and Marshall Patterson.
25 Years Ago
December 22, 1977
Tractors Worth $30,000 Stolen Here; Police Investigation Continues
The investigation of the theft of four tractors valued at about $30,000 from Hendric Tractor Co. on Dec. 14, has failed to produce any information leading to the tractors or persons who stole them.
The apparent time of the theft was established from statements of witnesses and evidence available indicates at least five parties were involved in the theft.
Four persons apparently managed to start the tractors and drive them out of town in the early morning hours to a heavily wooded area along the Escambia-Baldwin County line.
Inmates Jump Jailer; Escape County Jail
Two of five inmates who escaped Tuesday night from the Escambia County Jail in Brewton were apprehended here in the early morning hours Wednesday by Atmore Police officers.
The five men lured a jailer into opening the door to their cell, and before the jailer realized the men's intentions, they rushed and overpowered the officer, taking his keys and making their escape.
10 Years Ago
December 20, 1992
School Repairs Save Money, Energy
A contract with Honeywell has netted area schools updated equipment and is saving the Escambia County Board of Education money.
Superintendent Archie Trawick told board members Thursday afternoon that Honeywell has completed some extensive projects which allow schools to operate more efficiently.

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