Bill is a retired educator who spent his career at both the University of Georgia and Mercer University. When he retired, he and his wife, Sara, moved to their lake home on Lake Hartwell. Bill is a freelance writer and photographer working in the Hartwell area. He is active in First United Methodist Church, the YMCA, the Art Center Photo Guild and the community. He enjoys his work with The Hartwell Sun and North Georgia Living magazine. The Powells have three grown daughters and two granddaughters. Bill and Sara enjoy traveling and spending time at the beach on the South Carolina coast.