Friday April 16th, 2021 3:52AM

Sam Irvin honored for serving Habersham County for 42 years

By Rob Moore Reporter

CLARKESVILLE – A man with more than four decades of law enforcement service to Habersham County has retired.

Sam Irvin, code enforcement officer the past 15 years, was recognized during the most recent Habersham County Commission meeting.

“Mr. Irvin has served in various positions during his employ with Habersham County beginning in May of 1977, including serving as a deputy jailer, a communications operator, a deputy sheriff, an investigator, chief investigator, chief marshal, and … as code enforcement officer for Habersham County since 2004,” said Commission Chairman Stacy Hall.

During the meeting, Hall read a proclamation honoring Irvin for his service to the county and the community, mentioning Irvin’s membership in the Clarkesville Masonic Lodge and Mountaineer Shrine Club, and stating “Sam’s dedication has been an excellent example and service to people throughout our community.”

Irvin received a standing ovation.

Later in the meeting, Irvin’s friend Douglas McDonald spoke.

“I’ve known Sam and his family for over 50 years,” McDonald said. “I have worked with Sam for over 42 years. He’s put his life on the line for the people of Habersham County for 42 years. He’s honest, forthright, upstanding – never any kind of scandal at all relative to the time of his service to the community.”

Irvin’s retirement is effective as of July 31.

  • Associated Categories: Homepage, Business News, Local/State News
  • Associated Tags: retirement, Habersham County, Habersham County Commission, Code Enforcement Officer Sam Irvin
© Copyright 2021
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier, local businesses launch fundraiser
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier are encouraging back to school shoppers to pitch in and help the clubs with their after school and other programs during the new school year.
8:00PM ( 15 hours ago )
Northeast Ga. Medical Center Lumpkin sees almost 200 patients during opening week
Nearly 200 patients came through the doors of the new hospital in Dahlonega during opening week.
3:00PM ( 20 hours ago )
Gainesville man remembered for his antiques mall, his work with state film industry
A Gainesville man is being remembered for his Cumming antiques mall and his pioneering work with the state's film industry.
5:59PM ( 1 day ago )
Business News
Lanier Canoe and Kayak paddler helps set new sprint canoe national record
A paddler with the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club, Edward Surles, has helped set a new American sprint canoe record.
10:00AM ( 1 hour ago )
Democrats tussle over health care at Nevada labor forum
Democratic presidential candidates' tussle over health care reform and Barack Obama's legacy is continuing at an event with union workers in Nevada
6:28AM ( 4 hours ago )
Open house scheduled for proposed Flowery Branch apartment development
The city of Flowery Branch will host a second open house next week for a proposed apartment and commercial development on Hog Mountain Road.
6:00AM ( 5 hours ago )
Local/State News
Hooper won’t seek re-election as Banks County chairman
While he has indicated for some time this would be his last term in office, Banks County Commission Chairman Jimmy Hooper made it official Tuesday night.
7:01AM ( 1 month ago )
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce President announces plans to retire
The Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce will be seeking a new leader after the current President and CEO announces plans to retire.
7:00PM ( 6 months ago )
Survey: Most Georgians unsure about retirement
A new survey by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards showed 58% of Georgians believe it will be difficult to retire on time.
9:00PM ( 6 months ago )
Glover recognized for service to Forsyth County Board of Registrations and Elections
The Chief Registrar and Chairman of the Board of Registrations and Elections for the past 5 years in Forsyth County plans to retire at the end of the year.
3:00PM ( 7 months ago )
Gainesville moves forward with benefits update for same-sex couples
The Gainesville City Council is set to approve a resolution updating its retirement benefits plan in conjunction with the Obergfell v. Hodges Supreme Court ruling.
10:50AM ( 3 years ago )