Photo - Juan Watts, Jane Looney Berman, Robin Richardson Churchill and Mary Charles Pinkston McGee attend Saturday's cocktail party and dinner for Sidney Lanier High's class of 1955. / CONTRIBUTED
Spring blooms in the River Region with charitable walks, golf tourneys, proms and graduations. It also is that time of year when friendships are renewed as current and former residents gather in the area to kick off the hot season of reunions.
Last fall, Paul Sweatt and a few of his Sidney Lanier High School classmates decided five years was too long to wait between gatherings. So this past weekend, 150 members of the class of 1955 came from all over to join in the “57½ Year Reunion,” named for the moment in time it was planned.
May 1, 2011
Written by Rick Harmon email@example.com
More than 2,000 people are in Montgomery this week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Morris Dees, 64, founded the SPLC with fellow attorney Joe Levin in 1971. The former SPLC president answered some questions about how the organization came about, what it has accomplished and where it might be headed.
Southern Poverty Law Center founder Morris Dees speaks at the SPLC's 40th anniversary celebration on Saturday at the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery. (Mickey Welsh)
Carolyn Jean Blake McCormack passed away April 4, 2011, at the Baptist South Hospital with her family by her side. She was a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, and 74 years old. She was born January 7, 1937 in Montgomery, Alabama, to the late Madison Moss Blake Sr. and the late Gladys M. Patterson Blake.
Column by Deborah Hayes Moore • August 10, 2010
Many of those who walked Sidney Lanier High School's halls more than 50 years ago opted to take time to reminisce during a special gathering held on the eve of the recent celebration of the school's centennial that was held at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center.