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.
A couple of days after an outright win in the general primary in which he avoided a runoff by a wide margin, U.S. Representative Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said he was glad the week was drawing to a close.
With the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaching, the Afternoon News Wrap called upon Capt. Zach Brackett of Hall County Fire Services and Dr. Tawanna Strauther of the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group for some tips and tricks to help keep you safe if you plan on firing up the grill or barbecue.