Morgan, Smith, Bennett lead BCHS, WCHS, PCHS systems
By MYRA THRIFT
Brantley County’s educational system has been known over the years for producing top-notch graduates who’ve gone on to become caring doctors, dedicated nurses, talented engineers, award-winning athletes, world-class chefs, and devoted classroom teachers, principals, and superintendents, all leaders in the field of education.
In years gone by, local hometown heroes grew into leaders in their fields of study including the very astute Dr. Wade Strickland, noted heart specialist, well-known Auburn graduate, an all-American basketball player Layton Johns, a highly sought after 6-foot-7 kid who made a name for himself on the hardwood court.
Brantley County is filled with farmers who took their education and put it to good use, creating food for the world and products that are used on a daily basis. The blueberry phenomenon caught on in Brantley through people like David Lake, Dan Moody, Lamar Thrift, J.M. White, William Wainright, and others, all products of Brantley County Schools.