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Garner named Advance news editor

From Staff Reports

Fairhope native Andrew Garner has been named news editor of The Atmore Advance.
Garner joins the Advance after working at the Andalusia Star-News and the Greenville Advocate.
Andrew MugDuring his stint at the five-day-a-week newspaper in Andalusia, Garner served as sports editor since April 2008. In Greenville, he was the paper’s managing editor.
“I am so excited to join the newspaper staff here in Atmore,” Garner said. “I look forward to getting to meet and know people here.”
Garner graduated from Troy University in December 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and public relations. He served on the staff of the student newspaper, The Tropolitan, for almost two years.
Upon graduation, Garner joined the ASN staff as a general news reporter in March 2007 before being promoted to sports editor, a position he held for almost seven years.
While in Andalusia, Garner gained a love of photography that has grown to this day.
Garner is an avid lover of films and sports, especially the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide football team.
“We’re so glad to have Andrew join our team,” Advance Publisher Michelle Smith said. “I know he’ll do a great job.”