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Emilie Mims honored for her service, dedication

By By Adrienne McKenzie
It was a bittersweet moment for Emilie Mims and former colleagues Tuesday afternoon as the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce and 2008 corporate partner First National Bank &Trust hosted a reception in honor of the former Chamber executive director.
Mims was executive director at the Chamber for 17 years before accepting the position of probate judge for Escambia County last month. Her last day at the Chamber was March 28 and she is now fulfilling her new position in Brewton.
Mims said she has enjoyed her time in Brewton thus far.
But, Mims said one thing she misses most about working at the Chamber is “all of my friends.” She said she also misses being able to use her creativity through the Chamber.
The reception yesterday afternoon was held at FNB&T’s main branch located on South Main Street. Many Atmore area residents gathered to wish Mims well in her new endeavors.
The community gathered around heavy Hors d’oeuvres, catered by What’s Cookin’, along with punch as Mims opened special gifts. Mims received a vase crafted by Larry Manning from the Chamber’s board of directors, a nameplate reading “The Honorable ‘M’” by Chamber treasurer Lisa Reynolds and administrative assistant Shelly Williams and a bouquet of flowers by FNB&T.