Habersham County recognizes the lifetime service of a local resident

By Steve Winslow Anchor/Reporter
Posted 6:04AM on Saturday 20th April 2024 ( 1 month ago )

Habersham County Emergency Services recognized one of its longest serving employees during the county board of commissioners meeting on Monday, April 15.

82-year old Jimmy Yon first came to Habersham as a young man from Athens, attending Tallulah Falls School.  After schooling he moved on to a job working for Georgia Power Co. within the hydro plant maintenance and operation departments.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and served as a radio operator stationed in Germany. After the war, he returned home to his family and his job with Georgia Power Co., retiring after 40 years with the company.

Yon has served Habersham County since 1972, starting in the fire service at Tallulah Falls Fire Department in multiple roles during his time there, from firefighter to fire chief. 

Today, Yon still serves as Habersham County Emergency Services quartermaster. His role is crucial to maintaining the county’s fleet of fire equipment, and anything else that may need a repair or upgrade.

Yon previously has also served as mayor of Tallulah Falls for six years.

He is married to Mrs. Martha Yon, who is also a public servant of Habersham County for many years including previous service as director of our 9-1-1 communications center.

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