September 12--  The area Thunderbolt Junior ROTC Regiment has new training facilities at the Southeastern Early College and Career Academy in Vidalia.

{mosimage}The new rappelling tower and indoor firing range will be used by cadets from school systems in Vidalia and Toombs, Montgomery and Treutlen counties.

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Officials held a ribbon cutting for the new facilities. (L-R) Montgomery County School Superintendent Randy Rogers, SECCA CEO Shelly Smith, Vidalia City School Superintendent Dr. Garrett Wilcox, Vidalia High School Principal John Sharpe, SECCA Board Chair Jeff Raiford, Toombs County High School Principal Dr. Tosha Middlebrooks, Southeastern Technical College President Cathy Mitchell, Treutlen County School Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Conley, Montgomery County Board of Education Member Henry Price, and SECCA Director of High School Programs David Avery. (Photos courtesy The Advance)