FROM HALL CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE FACEBOOK PAGE:
“𝐈-𝟗𝟖𝟓 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐇𝐅 𝐑𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐰𝐚𝐲
Several vehicles are involved in a crash on I-985 southbound near Mile Marker 14 in the area of HF Reed Industrial Parkway. All southbound lanes of the interstate are closed at this time. Hall County Fire Rescue and HCSO are on the scene. The Georgia State Patrol will lead the crash investigation.
We are uncertain how long it will take to clear the accident scene, so please take an alternate route if possible.”
About the Author
Ken Stanford is Online News Editor for GLORY 97.5, a position he has held since August 2022.
Ken was born in Moultrie, Georgia, and says he knew from the time he was 5 or 6 he wanted to be a “radio announcer.” That dream was realized when he was hired by Moultrie radio station WMTM in 1960 at the age of 15 as a weekend disc jockey. A 1963 graduate of Moultrie (now Colquitt County) High School, he has spent his whole career in Georgia working for stations in Atlanta, Marietta, and Gainesville – most recently as News Director for 40 years at WDUN in Gainesville. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
Ken retired in 2011 but came out of retirement last year to help GLORY, on a part-time basis, beef-up its online news presence.
He is the recipient of many Associated Press awards and is a former judge of state and national Associated Press broadcast news contests. In 2005, he was presented with the Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters Association’s President’s Award for Excellence in Journalism and in 2019 was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.
He lives in Gainesville with his wife of 52 years, the former Sandra McKnight of Clio, Alabama, and they have one child, a daughter, Lisa, who lives in Cumming with her family.