*Elachee Nature Science Center is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year and on Saturday, Nov. 11, which is Veterans Day, will offer free admission and parking to all veterans and all Hall County residents. Details here
Discovery Saturday- Hall Co. Residents Day/Veterans Appreciation – Elachee Nature Science Center
*In addition, the Corps of Engineers will again, continuing a tradition that began in 2006, be waiving day-use fees at recreation areas on Lake Lanier and on other Corps-managed reservoirs. More information can be found here
USACE WAIVES DAY-USE FEES AT RECREATION AREAS IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY > Mobile District > Press Releases (army.mil)
*The Melvin Douglas and Victoria Kay Ivester Foundation, Inc. has established the Mary Louise Roddy Scholarship to benefit Brenau University students. Read more about it here
Brenau announces new endowed scholarship
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.