• Working after Crossover Day

        COLUMN Contact:          Ines Owens, Acting Director Ines.Owens@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 Working after Crossover Day By: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) Crossover Day was a wild ride for everyone involved, but like every year, we made it through—even if it was late into the night. Starting this week, the Senate will be voting on bills […]

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  • There have been several instances of Rabies in the area

    There have been several instances of Rabies in the area. Rabid skunks have been spotted in Murray County.  A report of a rabid raccoon bit a dog and a rabid cat bit a woman in Whitfield County. It’s very important to the health of your family, both fur and human that you are up to […]

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  • Parents, make-a-date to vaccinate your preteen

    For Immediate Release March 3, 2017   Contact: Jennifer King, (706) 529-5757, ext. 3191 / Jennifer.King@dph.ga.gov   Parents, make-a-date to vaccinate your preteen   North Georgia – Let’s face it – nobody likes getting shots – but a shot lasts a second: diseases last much longer.   In an effort to protect every adult and […]

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  • Senators Perdue, Cotton Propose Rational Changes To Legal Immigration

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: February 7, 2017 Megan Whittemore, 202-228-1023 Caroline Vanvick, 202-224-6594   Senators Perdue, Cotton Propose Rational Changes To Legal Immigration   RAISE Act restores historic immigration levels to meet needs of economy   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) today unveiled the Reforming American Immigration […]

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  • Over 652K vehicles involved in latest Takata air bag recall

    Over 652K vehicles involved in latest Takata air bag recall  Thirteen automakers are recalling more than 652,000 vehicles in the U.S. in the latest round of dangerous Takata air bag inflator recalls. Automakers with front passenger inflator recalls posted Thursday are Audi, Nissan, Jaguar-Land Rover, Subaru, Daimler Vans, Tesla, Mitsubishi, BMW, Ferrari, Mercedes, Mazda, McLaren […]

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  • Missing Person Update

    ***********UPDATE************ Mr. Dillard has been located and is safe! Thanks for all that shared and assisted!!!! The Murray County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in locating a Missing Person. Mr. Doyle Dillard, 58 years old of Chatsworth, Ga. was last seen on 12/31/2016 wearing a dark colored short sleeved shirt with writing on […]

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  • Collins Fights to Protect Due Process in Civil Asset Forfeiture Cases

    Jessica Andrews (202) 225-9893 Jessica.Andrews@mail.house.gov March 30, 2017 Collins Fights to Protect Due Process in Civil Asset Forfeiture Cases “Our citizens and my neighbors deserve robust protections surrounding their property and due process rights. Government bureaucrats should not be allowed to seize privately held assets without meeting a higher burden of proof than the ‘preponderance of […]

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  • Finalizing Georgia’s Budget

    COLUMN Contact:          Ines Owens, Acting Director Ines.Owens@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 Finalizing Georgia’s Budget By: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) As the General Assembly marches closer to Sine Die, our constitutional duty of passing a balanced budget for Georgia’s government has become our biggest priority for the last few legislative days. The Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) general […]

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  • Collins Supports Protecting Second Amendment Rights for Veterans

    Jessica Andrews (202) 225-9893 Jessica.Andrews@mail.house.gov March 16, 2017 Collins Supports Protecting Second Amendment Rights for Veterans “It is odd that federal entities seem to find certain liberties—like the right to bear arms—less inalienable than others. I will continue to guard the constitutional rights of all Americans against groups that would undermine them, and I look forward […]

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  • Stephens County and Flowery Branch Students Admitted to Service Academies

      Jessica Andrews (202) 225-9893 Jessica.Andrews@mail.house.gov March 10, 2017 Stephens County and Flowery Branch Students Admitted to Service Academies WASHINGTON— Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) is pleased to announce that Nikhil Patel and Braden Parks have received fully qualified offers of admission to attend U.S. Military Service Academies as part of the class of 2021. Congressman […]

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  • Remembering the Forgotten: Collins Statement on President’s Joint Session Address

      Jessica Andrews (202) 225-9893 Jessica.Andrews@mail.house.gov February 28, 2017 Remembering the Forgotten: Collins Statement on President’s Joint Session Address WASHINGTON—Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) attended President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress and issued the following statement in response: “This evening, President Trump highlighted America’s forgotten men and women, the people who have felt strangely exempted […]

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  • The Halfway Point

        Column Contact: Ines Owens, Acting Director Ines.Owens@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028   The Halfway Point By: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) This week marked the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session and the end of week six here at the state Capitol. From committee meetings, to the many special guests we honored on the […]

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