Honoring his memory

Race raises money for scholarship named after late Liberty runner

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

LIBERTY — After a year off due to COVID-19, the second annual Honor Abe 5K was held on Saturday at Liberty High School.

The event is held in honor of Abraham Balawi, known as Abe, who was a standout student-athlete at Liberty High School who earned all-state honors in cross-country and won the Class 2A state championship in the 1600-meter run during the 2014 track season.

Balawi earned both academic and athletic scholarships to attend Mercer University in Macon, Ga., and

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