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Road name to honor teacher

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:45 PM
Last updated 8:14 PM
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The section of 15th Street between Laney Walker and Martin Luther King boulevards will be renamed Ruth B. Crawford Highway Saturday.

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A dedication ceremony will take place in the Haygood Holsey Hall circle at Paine College off 15th Street at 11a.m. The renaming was spurred by a House resolution proposed by Rep. Wayne Howard in the Georgia General Assembly.

A 1939 graduate of Paine College, Crawford worked as a teacher with the Richmond County Board of Education for 38 years.

She retired in 1977 and founded the Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, where she assisted the elderly, provided food and shelter for the needy and helped educate youth. She is also known for working with the court system to rehabilitate first-time offenders.

She continues to contribute financially to Paine while participating in various educational and civic organizations.

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nocnoc 03/21/13 - 07:03 am
She earned the respect

but why not name an educational building after her instead of a street? It would sure cut down on the growing confusion of what street is where or what it is called today vs. yesterday.

She earned the recognition, I just think it could have been done better and where it would mean something to people that use what her name was applied to.

itsanotherday1 03/21/13 - 03:32 pm
Yes, it would be nice to have

Yes, it would be nice to have renamed the center she founded; not to mentioned we have gotten carried away with naming roads, etc. after the living.

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