RAY CITY -- Moody Support representatives will request that state legislators name a portion of Bemiss Road as Moody Air Force Base Highway. The name would be assigned to the 6-mile stretch from Moody's North Gate to Ray City.

"We felt the importance of this is to recognize Moody," said William Sirmans, of Georgia Department of Transportation.

Sirmans, who has been with Moody Support for 27 years, said plans for the road sign developed about a year ago after an Air Force official had difficulty locating the base. "We want to recognize Moody having a name of its own so when new people come in they don't have any problem finding where it's at."

Sirmans revealed a version of a road sign with the Air Force's logo to officials at the Moody Support and local development meeting on Monday. The stretch of Bemiss Road from Moody's South Gate to Inner Perimeter Road will remain the Parker Greene Highway.

In addition, Mayor Carl Camon recognized John Gavin, of Moody Support, for sponsoring the Moody AFB Support Dinner for 10 years. Camon said the dinner attracts about 70 people each time.

"We appreciate what you do," Camon said. "We don't take it for granted what you do. Moody has a positive economic impact on Ray City."

Gavin said he began supporting the base after he retired as a young military personnel.

"It's my effort to put back into the community what it's given to me," Gavin said.

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