MLK’s life honored in community celebration

Published 4:48 pm Monday, January 16, 2017

HOGANSVILLE- The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Hogansville featured plenty of awards being handed out.

Councilman Reginald Jackson presented the Humanitarian Recognition to God’s Bread Basket, a food ministry in Hogansville. Councilman Fred Higgins awarded special recognition to the Hogansville Six. Two members, Lucy Johnson and Carolyn Cameron, were in attendance to speak and receive a certificate. Former professional basketball player and Hogansville native Garfield Heard received the Key to the City from Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz.

The Troup County Community Choir and God’s Grace Dancers performed throughout the program. Former state Representative, the Rev. Carl Von Epps was the featured speaker.


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