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Clay shoot to support family Friday
William Solomon

Clay shoot to support family set for Friday

The Dorchester Shooting Preserve, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and Midway Police Department will host the “Warriors for William” sporting-clay shoot at noon Friday at the Shooting Preserve, 2460 Sunbury Road in Midway.

The shoot will raise funds to support Solomon’s family and medical bills. The cost is $400 for a four-person team.

Prizes will include a guided-quail hunt for the winning team. Other prizes include a Mossberg 835 shotgun,
a Savage Axis bolt-action rifle, private sporting-clay lessons with Harry Wooley and private shooting lessons with Mark Rich.

For more information or to register, call Shonda Meekins-Fletcher at 912-977-8333.

It’s been one month since former Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority Police Officer William Solomon was struck by a tractor-trailer while directing traffic.

The accident nearly killed Solomon, and for quite some time, he clung to life in the intensive-care unit of Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.

Solomon’s wife, Aida, has rarely left his bedside and posts updates on her husband’s recovery on his Facebook page. The religiously faithful family has been celebrated the tiniest of milestones — the shrugging of a shoulder or movements in an arm or leg.

His wife recently reported that Easter Sunday brought the family another major blessing.

“Today they took out the IV and the only thing in William’s body now is a feeding tube,” Aida posted on her husband’s Facebook time line, adding that she thanked God for his many blessings. “William was moved from ICU on Friday and brought to a regular room where the nurses were coming every three hours to check his vitals and now today they tell me that they are great and that he is absorbing all nutrients.”

Aida Solomon said that because her husband was doing so well, the nurses reduced his vital checks to every six hours.

She said she was moved to tears, overwhelmed in what she called God’s power to help her husband heal.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Robert Lee Turner, was charged with DUI in Chatham County, bonded out but was arrested in Liberty County for violating his probation on a previous DUI charge in Liberty. Turner has a history of traffic citations on record.

A probation revocation hearing for Turner was brought before the court on March 19 but continued until May 5, pending toxicology reports from Chatham County.

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