Brandon Bates Hollifield was awarded the General Billy Mitchell Award at the Effingham Cadet Squadron meeting of the Civil Air Patrol on Aug. 5,. This award honors the late Gen. Mitchell, an aviation pioneer, advocate and staunch supporter of an independent air force for America.
The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership from a Christian perspective.
Destiny Bradshaw, program manager for the United Way Effingham Center for Working Families, spoke to the Exchange Club about CWF, a non-profit, community-based organization providing services intended to help families.
While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, there remains an urgent need for platelet donors, as well as donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood. Right now blood products are being distributed to area hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in.