After fifty years of teaching, Mr. Herman Ray Long calls it quits. He was born in Pineville, Kentucky, in a family of four sisters and two brothers. He was born in his home. His teaching career began a long time ago when he graduated from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, KY, where he received a B.S. Degree in Education. After graduating from Cumberland College he began teaching in Ohio where he taught four years in two different school systems. It seems his teaching career was interrupted for a couple of years in 1970-71 while he managed a Burger Chef Restaurant. His restaurant work did not last long, because he wanted to go back to teaching. He had a friend in Richmond Hill and decided to apply in school systems in surrounding areas. He put in an application in Appling County and was hired to teach at Appling County Comprehensive High School. He taught Social Science and English for one year and taught Social Science for eighteen years. During this time, Mr. Long taught some courses at Brewton Parker College and also taught many classes in prisons in Georgia. He continued his education during the summer by attending Georgia Southern College where he received a Master’s Degree, a six-year degree, and certification in media library science. He retired from Appling County Comprehensive High School in 1990.