Montgomery native takes command of US Navy destroyer
Sherry Bradley, Special to the Advertiser 2:49 p.m. CDT October 2, 2015
Commander Walter Mainor, a native of Montgomery, took command of the navy guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence on June 11. Commander Mainor is the son of Myrtle Mainor and the late Walter Mainor and the grandson of Ovetta Caver.
Mainor graduated from Sidney Lanier High School and enlisted in the Navy in June of 1987, where he served as a Sonar Technician Submarines in USS Francis Scott Key. He graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997. He attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and received a Master of Business Administration degree in 2005.
Commander Walter Mainor, a native of Montgomery and graduate of Sidney Lanier High School, took command of the navy guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence Sidney on June 11.(Photo: Contributed/U.S. Navy)
2015-2016 Hall of Fame
Ethan Bernal, Montgomery Advertiser7:02 p.m. CDT August 19, 2015
Sidney Lanier lost a legend.
It’s more than just wins and losses. Bill Moseley was a legend because of the impact he had on lives, not games.
Sad news swept through the Lanier community on Tuesday. The legendary coach died on Tuesday morning. He was 92 years old.
Long after his football coaching days with the Poets and the University of Kentucky, Moseley continued to be a role model for his former players. To quantify his influence, one of his former players, Paul Turner, put it best: “How many coaches do you know after 60 years are still meeting with their ball players?”
“Bill’s Boys,” as Turner called them, frequently went golfing with Moseley and met for lunch every other month. Like with many of his former players, Moseley and Turner stayed in touch after high school and grew to be close friends later in life.