TOCCOA, Ga. (AP) A Georgia Army National Guard engineer unit is preparing for deployment to Afghanistan. <br />
Army officials say a departure ceremony is being held Thursday for the 876th Vertical EN Company at 10 a.m. at the Georgia Baptist Convention Conference Center in Toccoa. <br />
Officials say the unit's work overseas will include repair, construction, plumbing and more. <br />
Officials say the group from Toccoa will be deployed with nearly 150 guardsmen.
The Board of Trustees for Riverside Military Academy announced Thursday they have selected a new president to lead the institution. Col. William J. Gallagher, US Army (Ret.), will be the ninth president in the academy's 109-year history