The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services honored Union County's Jose and Paula Bachman as Foster Caregivers of the Year during an appreciation luncheon and awards ceremony on May 20 in Atlanta. The Bachman's are known for their willingness to foster difficult-to-place children. They embrace them as their own while still working to ensure that the children maintain connections with their birth families since reunification is the goal when possible.
At this week's Cherokee County meeting, Commissioners approved the school project list and the updated Health Dept Fee schedule with no increases. Commissioners declined that offer from the state to take over the now closed Auto License agency in the county. Commissioners did approve a contract up to $10000 with McGill Engineering to provide cost estimate on the development of the North Carolina DOT site as a potential location for EMS Station #1 for comparison with the costs associated with the well drilling site.