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“During these meetings, we discuss traffic enforcement issues, such as DUIs and speeding, and we try to come up with solutions to these problems,” said ATTEN Coordinator and Blairsville Police Department Lieutenant Russell Walker. “Attendance and participation at these meetings also enables agencies to be eligible for grants and funding.”
Guest speaker Alan Carter of Brain Injury Advocate Services of Georgia presented the group with information on traumatic brain injuries. YHC President Cathy Cox also attended the event and welcomed officers to campus. “We are honored to host this meeting at YHC and are grateful to our local law enforcement officers for their service,” said President Cox. “They work diligently to keep our roads safe and often put their own lives on the line in the process.”
For more information, contact Lieutenant Walker at (706) 835-1692.
About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,000 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit yhc.edu.