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GNTC Cosmetology Students Host a Spa Day for Women
Monday, 20 February 2017 16:33


The GNTC Cosmetology students and instructors that participated in the special Valentine’s Spa Day are: back row (from left to right) Susan Stephens, Barbara Wilson, Robert Kimmel, and Barbara Gould. Middle row (from left to right) Jill McGill, Sheliah Hogg, Nikki Allred, Jada Rosser, Kamaria Peavy, Ashley Hatcher, and Katie Bishop. Front row (From left to right) Azaria Hunt, Cayden Litesey, Chelsey Peterson, Isela Moraga, Jessica Tant, Makayla Martin, Brittany Sofia Valle-Dominguez, Kathline Leeks, and Anna Williams (not pictured: Ashton Lord and Cyrstal Odgers).

 

Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Cosmetology program on the Floyd County Campus hosted a special Valentine’s Spa Day for women from the Floyd Training Center and Highland Rivers Outreach that volunteer regularly for Angle Express, Inc.

The students provided free haircuts, hair styling, makeup services, and full service manicures and pedicures.

“Our students have shown a great passion for helping others and thrive on the experience of giving back,”said Anna Williams, instructor of Cosmetology at GNTC.

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City Gives Go-Ahead For Rebuilding Of Fairway Rec
Monday, 20 February 2017 11:48

Summerville officials hired a contractor to build a new Fairway Recreation Center off Senior Drive.
The original center burned in Dec. 2015. For months, the council has tried negotiating a price that is suitable for its budget.
This has meant some things are going to be included.
"The original proposal was for $412,690," City Manager Tony Carroll said.
The city had not allotted to spend that much on the rebuild. The city received a $325,000 insurance settlement from the fire. 
Council members wanted to keep within that price range. So they started removing items from the construction list to lower the cost. Those items include:
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Council Approves New Benefit For Itself, Employees And Firemen
Monday, 20 February 2017 11:40
By JIMMY ESPY
Staff Writer
The Lyerly Town Council voted 2-0 to approve a new benefit for the town’s firefighters, employees, council members and mayor. 
The town will spend $880 this year with Rome-based Air MedCare to provide coverage for helicopter-based transportation costs in a medical emergency. All members of the households are covered.
For $55 a year per household the company guarantees payment on any emergency flight transportation bill from a participating partner of the AirMedCare Network (minus the standard insurance payment.)
Councilwoman Ellen Wyatt made the motion for the town to cover the costs of 16 employees and office holders: 10 firefighters, two council members, three employees of the maintenance department and the town clerk. Councilwoman Gwen Fisher seconded the motion and the two women voted 2-0 to approve the plan.
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Lyerly Reduces 2017 Budget
Monday, 20 February 2017 11:36
By JIMMY ESPY
Staff Writer
Lyerly will spend less money from its General Fund and from its Water Department in 2017 than it did in 2016.
The Town Council approved on Tuesday a General Fund budget of $293,691. That’s down from $312,391 in 2016.
Water Department spending is pegged at $395,850, down from $442,250.
There were no questions or discussions of the spending plan.
The town expects to take in more than $51,000 from beer, wine and liquor sales but will receive less grant money this year.
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SUMMERVILLE EARNS TREE CITY USA HONOR
Monday, 20 February 2017 08:26

      The city of _Summerville _ has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. In partnership with the US Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, the Arbor Day Foundation recognizes communities for their commitment to effective urban forest management through the Tree City USA program. Summerville earned its designation on Tuesday, February 14, during Georgia's Arbor Day celebration at Trees Atlanta.

Four requirements have to be met for cities to earn the Tree City USA title. They must have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budge of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

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