Council elects officers
The Area 2 Advisory Council elected officers Thursday during its monthly meeting.
Kenneth Hopkins was re-elected as chairman and Darrell Blocker was elected vice chairman. Blocker was elected to the position after first tying with council member Cary Hutto.
The council also introduced a new member, Toi Bowie.
Fox Creek election
Fox Creek High School will have elections from 7 a.m. to
7 p.m. Thursday for the board of directors vacancy it announced in December.
Voting will take place in the conference room of the school at 165 Shortcut Road. The winner will be determined by popular vote.
Charlie Pitts, originally of North Augusta, donated a kidney to a woman in the Atlanta area.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named him a Holiday Hero for his deed. He was nominated by his daughter, Caitlin Pitts.
Pitts, who now lives in Cumming, Ga., responded to a radio announcement on a Christian station that said a donor was needed.
Emory Healthcare Transplant Center let him know in the spring that he was a match and in May, he donated his kidney to 58-year-old Peggy Brannen, according to the Journal-Constitution.
The Sgt. Berry Benson Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Acacia Masonic Lodge on Brookside Avenue.
Three members will present ‘‘stories, artifacts, letters, pictures passed along generation to generation for 150 years,’’ according to a news release.
The meeting is open to the public.
For more information, call (803) 279-9169, (803) 279-9258 or (803) 279-0921.