Peek inside 2010 Progress

Published 9:02 am Thursday, February 25, 2010

By By Adam Prestridge
Mixed emotions are felt each year during the months of January and February.
Right on the heels of the holidays, the Advance publishes an in-depth, multi-section edition in late February highlighting people and businesses throughout Atmore with feature stories and photos.
This year, the Advance is again publishing an in-depth “Progress” edition as we are calling it this year, but we have changed the format. For the 2010 edition of the much-anticipated edition, it was decided that it would be printed in magazine form.
This year’s Progress edition has been a huge task for the Advance’s staff with new changes that we are sure our readers will enjoy. Late nights, lots of caffeine and pure adrenaline have kept us pumping out stories, snapping photos and sending pages to the press. It’s a miracle one of us hasn’t fallen asleep at our desk.
It takes a lot of hard work from many people to make Progress possible. Not only does our staff have its hands in the production of stories, photos and advertising copy, but there are many who aid us along the way. Don’t forget to look at the contents page to see who they were.
The only hints I’ll give you this year other than it being changed to a magazine is that it is title “Atmore: Past, Present, Future” and it is 80 pages.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our faithful advertisers for supporting the magazine. Not only is the staff excited about the new format, but advertisers are as well. In fact, the magazine will be placed in all 236 rooms of the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel and the rooms at the Muskogee Inn and Holiday Inn Express, which is also exciting.
As with most huge projects, it takes a lot of dedication and hard work to produce a product to be proud of. And this year, the staff rose to the challenges once again, and in my opinion compiled a first-class magazine everyone is sure to love. But who am I to ask, I’m biased. Take a look for yourself as it hits the newsstands Saturday.
Adam Prestridge is publisher of the Atmore Advance. He can be reached at 368-2123.

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