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Chamber honors top citizens

Shown are, left to right, William

Shown are, left to right, William “Pee Wee” Powell (Citizen of the Year) and his wife, Ann; Elliott Faircloth, Robert Faircloth Sr. and Robert Faircloth Jr. of David’s Catfish House (Business of the Year); and Dr. Ullysses McBride (Lifetime Achievement Award).

Dr. Ullysses McBride, president emeritus of Reid State Technical College, was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at Thursday evening’s 68th annual meeting of the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce.

David’s Catfish House was selected as the Business of the Year, and William “Pee Wee” Powell was named the 2013 Citizen of the Year.

After receiving his award, McBride challenged those in attendance to continue doing what they could to make Atmore great.

“Please leave here tonight ready to pay any price, and endure any burden, to keep Atmore No. 1,” he said.

For more on this story, please see the Wednesday, Feb. 26, edition of The Atmore Advance.