Micah Newsome, his girlfriend and two Boston terriers drove from Augusta, Georgia, to Seaside in the midst of the pandemic last summer.
“It was a joint decision. She has family in Washington County and we both like the area,” said Newsome, Seaside’s assistant librarian. “We both applied for jobs before moving, and planned to move if either of us was offered a position. We were fortunate enough to both be offered positions. We’re living with family in Washington County right now, so that was our deciding factor.”
Newsome’s hometown of Harlem, Georgia, is famed as the birthplace of Oliver Hardy, the more rotund half of the classic comedians Laurel and Hardy.
His parents were teachers and Newsome can’t remember a time before he went to the library.
He nursed his passions for science fiction and survival tales before he discovered J.R.R….