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J \\; Tn-'!,) .!', ": ' ..... ii  ....... ;A.L L_,. : .... RSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 Official Legal Organ, City of Hogansville Formerly The Hogansville Herald Mailed Each Week to 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-Grantville Area Contdbud photo I Director Milton E. Nix Jr. (left) announced the recent promotion of Moses Ector. Ector is a HogansviUe . Holt Takes Part Tandem Thrust '99 Reed respond to crisis situations 7"he Home News around the world. While the other services ful- 2Vlrianas-Imagine filled their.. working and training in Holt and his fellow soldiers took where snow, ice and winds are the norm. traagine rapidly picking flying off to a steamy island for weeks of military combat train- missing a beat. to an extreme in climate was just one challenges the son of a faced dur- recent training exercise Tandem Thrust 99. , Pvt. Shadrick D. Holt, Willie B. and Margie D. of 209 Ware St., was among more 000 service members the U.S. Canada and who converged on a South Pacific in elaborate mil- War games. Thrust is a bienni- that calls together units from different and nations and wains to work together to on the responsibility of repelling enemy ground forces and evacuating allied noncom- batants from the island. "My role during Tandem Thrust is to guard the front gate along with the rest of my team and squad," explained Holt, a 1998 graduate of Hogansville High School. During the three-week exer- cise, the Canadian Navy, backed by U.S. Navy aircraft and Marine troops, played the role of the 'bad guys,' representing a fictitious island dictatorship intent on seizing its neighbor's territory. The United States and Australia responded by send- ing air, ground and naval forces to help the besieged republic turn back the invaders. Holt is normally stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, with the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry, an arctic unit that also serves as a quick reaction force, responding to trouble spots in the Pacific region. "At Fort Wainwright we spend most of our_time train- ing and preparing to conduct ' infantry operations in the arc- tic cold weather of Alaska," Holt said. "We try to find bet- ter and more efficient ways to do our jobs in the sub-zero cli- mate." Tandem Thrust posed numerous challenges for the Army, including controlling hostile anti-American demon- strators, safeguarding Ameri- can and allied citizens, and fighting off enemy forces. For many of the arctic war- riors of Fort Wainwright, how- ever, one of the biggest chal- lenges was adjusting to Guam's tropical climate. "It really hasn't been that much of a challenge for me because I'm from Georgia and the heat here is about the same," Holt said. No matter where the hot spots around the world might pop up, when the call goes out, Holt will be ready. / ::i ii ::::::::::::::::::::: m / i,i Ector Named to GBI Post Georgia Bureau of Investigation Directoi: Milton E. Nix, Jr. has announced that Inspector Moses Ector has been promoted to Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) of the bureau. Ector is a native of Hogansville. He began his law enforcement career with the Hogansville Police Department in 1971 and joined the GBI in 1972 as only the second African- American in the bureau. In 1982, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge and was later promoted to spe- cial agent in charge in the Thomaston Regional Office. From 1988-90 he headed the bureau's Atlanta office and later he headed the Atlanta Regional Drug Enforcement Office. In 1992 he was assigned to organize and supervise the Weed and Seed Community Oriented Policing Unit in con- junction with the Atlanta Police Department. When he was promoted to inspector in 1993, he became the highest ranking minority in the bureau's history. Ector is the only GBI agent who has .supervised and con- ducted an undercover investi- gation in a foreign country. In 1978, he worked undercover in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, as part of that city's fencing sting known as "Operation Catch All Crooks." Throughout his career as a special agent, Ector worked extensively in an undercover capacity in various drug enforcement units. In his new position, he will have responsibility for GBI communication center opera- tions, minority affairs - inter- nal and external, the GBI Chaplaincy program, and assist- ing the director with peace offi- cer standards and training (POST) duties and facility inspections. Ector will also have desig- nated legislative liaison assign- ments, represent the director on the Georgia Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) board, represent the GBI on matters related to the regional counter-drug training academy in Mississippi and other special projects as designated by the director and assistant director. He is a 1967 graduate of the former West End High School in Hogansville. Ector received a B. S. in criminal justice from Brenau: College in Gainesville and a M. S. in police administration from Troy State University, Troy, Alabama in 1983. He teaches criminal justice at Atlanta Metropolitan College. Ector is a Viet Nam veter- an, serving in the U. S. Army from 1968-71. He is active in the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and served as the organization's president in 1981. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Black Caucus Advistory Board, and the Georgia Peace Officers Association. He is also a graduate of the FBI national academy. Interest in the GBI runs in the Ector family. His son, Merlin, is also a GBI agent. In Stom One of the prettiest lawns in Hogansville is at 101 Green Street, Brady Toney, the proud owner, stands next to a Rose of Sharron. Harrington Wins W. Ga. Tech Award Natalie Harrington from Callaway High School has been named a 1999 recipient of the West Georgia Tech Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship was estab- lished to help further the edu- cation of young adults in the pursuit of a technical certifi- cate, diploma, or associate degree at West Georgia Tech. The award is offered to area high school seniors who hve demonstrated exemplary aca- demic performance and have received acceptance to the insti- tution. The scholarship is to be applied to cover the cost of attendance at West Georgia Tech. in Guam. D. Holt, an infantryman, was a participant in exercise Tandem Thrust 99, held Margaret Bkmkwell, left, Vk:e President of Student Services congratulates Natalie Harfington, Callaway High Graduate along with Lori Moreman, Career Planner at West Georgia Tech.