Judge to be sworn

Published 1:42 pm Monday, April 21, 2008

By Staff
Lydia Grimes – features reporter
Newly appointed Probate Judge Emilie W. Mims will be officially sworn in to the office during ceremonies set for Monday, April 21 at 4 p.m.
Mims began her work in the probate office following a March 25 appointment by Gov. Bob Riley. She said she has enjoyed her time in Brewton thus far.
Mims, who was selected by Riley, will be completing the unexpired term of retiring Probate Judge Rachel Agerton.
The investiture ceremony for Mims will be held at the Escambia County Courthouse with Alabama Supreme Court Associate Judge Lyn Stuart administering the oath of office.
Mims previously served as executive director of the Atmore Chamber of Commerce for 17 years. While at the Chamber, she was responsible for instituting several functions and projects for the city.
Among her creations was a heritage event and Williams Station Day. She was instrumental in beginning many beautification and community enhancement projects.
She also worked with the Atmore Heritage Park on Main Street preserving history for the future.
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.
Members of the Atmore Chamber of Commerce made comments on Mims' tenure in the executive director position of the organization.
“The purpose of this reception is to thank Emilie Mims for 17 years service as Chamber director,” Chamber president Allen Walston said. “She will be greatly missed, but will serve us well in Brewton
Mims said she is excited about her new venture at the probate office.
A special reception was held to honor Mims as she steps down from her offices at The Atmore Chamber of Commerce. The reception, held April 15 in Atmore, was attended by many business associates and friends and was sponsored by the Chamber and First National Bank and Trust.
Among her affiliations are Escambia County Extension Service Advisory Board, 2007 to present; Friends of Education of Escambia County, Inc. Charter Founder 2007; HIPPY Exploratory Grant Committee 2007; Vestry, Trinity Episcopal Church 2004-2006; Escambia County Alabama Community Hospitals Board of Directors, 2001 to present; Escambia County Alabama County Healthcare Authority Board of Directors, 2001 to present, treasurer in 2007; Escambia County Children's Policy Council, 2000 to present; Alabama Preservation Alliance Board of Directors, 1999-2002; Atmore Rotary Club; City of Atmore Strategic Planning Committee, 2001-2005; Coalition for a Healthier Escambia County, 1995-present; Leadership Atmore Steering Committee, 1993-present; Escambia County Department of Human Resources Board of Directors, 1992-1998; and Jefferson Davis Community College Advisory Board.
Adrienne McKenzie contributed to this story.

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