Mrs. Glovis South
My name is Glovis Gore South and I am the library media specialist at Heard County Middle School. I was born in Franklin and reared by God-fearing parents who took me to church each Sunday. My father was a farmer, Justice of the Peace, owned a country store at Roosterville, and was later a bus driver for our school system. Though I grew up as an "only child," I claim close cousins as my brothers and sisters because we stayed together during the early farming years. I spent many hours -- many days -- standing and holding onto one side of an old Massey Fergusen tractor. My cousin, Bruce, stood and clung to the other side while one of the "Gore brothers" (Lewis or Charles) plowed, "layed by" rows or gathered field crops around the Roosterville community. Once, we were almost completely covered with dry corn as our fathers loaded a wagon with a noisy, dusty corn-picker. We ate May Pops and saved the over-ripe ones to throw at each other. 
I followed foot paths through thick woods, stepped across old log bridges to cross creeks and learned early to watch for snakes and poison. I dug periwinkles and worms for bait and was a patient fisherman. 
I spent many afternoons sitting in the Mimosa trees that surrounded our house or curled up somewhere reading a book. My mother used to read the "funnies" to me after church on Sunday afternoons. My father read the Bible and studied for his Young Adult Sunday School Class. My grandmother read the Upper Room aloud and read scripture each night. She lived with us when my mom died in 1970. I was 12. Reading and writing have been important to me throughout my life. For 10 years, I edited a newspaper and later researched local history, freelancing the articles in a regional Georgia magazine.
My husband and I have been married for 37 years. We have two children, Sabrina (Jacob) Thompson and Cullie. We have two grandsons, Tucker and Kade.
My son has a high tunnel on our family's farm and we grow vegetables without pesticides or GMOs. We have added honeybees and hope to produce honey in the near future.
The library media center is a wonderful place and I consider it a privilege to be here. Though technology brings instant information through computers and electronic gadgets, the library media center is still a critical repository of resources. My goal is to help patrons figure out which information is true and vital; my goal is to steer patrons to great books, unforgettable characters and a true love of reading.