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Retired staffer pens autobiography

The Village and Beyond: Memoirs of a Cotton mill Boy
William Hale

A former associate director at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education for 27 years, William Hale grew up during the Great Depression. In a neighborhood jammed with look-alike clapboard houses in a South Carolina cotton mill village, Hale was an inquisitive boy who climbed trees, played sandlot baseball and learned his greatest life lessons from unexpected places. Now 88, he recounts those lessons in The Village and Beyond: Memoirs of a Cotton mill Boy.

Hale details how he grew from a boy into a man and realized the impact of his choices that eventually led him in a different direction.

The Village and Beyond offers one man’s reflections on life as he revels in the powerful world of the human spirit and discovers that he will never be without questions.