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Adam Riddle, son of Richard and the late Joyce Riddle, grew up right here in Appling County, a country boy who relished his childhood. He played in the band and graduated from Appling County High School in 2001, after which he went to Darton State College in Albany to become a registered nur…

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Next week, Thursday to be specific, holds both great promise and great dread for Kaylee Merritt, the mother of three-year-old Cole.

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The Rev. Bobby Gale and his wife Nancy live in Savannah; they were childhood sweethearts and have now been married for 41 years. Bobby attended Brewton-Parker College and then went to Candler School of Theology, Emory in Atlanta where he earned his master’s degree of Divinity. He is an ordai…

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Joy Connelley grew up all over the place, a veritable nomad, but she considers Moultrie her hometown. Her family lived there from her first-grade year through her seventh. They moved away but returned when she was a junior and stayed until she graduated from Moultrie High School in 1961. Her…

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Mark Barnes had an idyllic childhood, pretty close to perfect in his opinion. Born at the Appling General Hospital on December 12, 1958 on his parents’ fourth anniversary, he already had one sister, and another would come later. His family lived in a tiny house when the children were young, …