Capt. Anthony "Bubba" Horton, who began his career with the Bluffton Township Fire District when it was largely a volunteer organization, is retiring.
Horton started as a volunteer in 1987 and became one of four original full-time firefighters in Bluffton later that year, according to a news release.
He has seen the fire district grow from that small staff to 87 firefighters and 17 administrative staffers. Horton finishes his career as the company officer at Station 32-Callawassie.