• 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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  • ACTION NEEDED to save American lives in Georgia

    The Dustin Inman Society February 24, 2017 Dear D.A., ACTION NEEDED to save American lives in Georgia: Please take five minutes to help make GBI share information on released criminal aliens with your sheriff! The Dustin Inman Society *ACTION NEEDED! Four phone calls! HB 452 *Please help us save lives by passing HB 452 in […]

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  • Mountain Emergency Animal Center ~ Snake Bites & Pet Safety

    It’s Warming Up!!! If you are enjoying the warmer weather now, so are the snakes! As a matter of fact, while driving home, a Garter Snake slithered in front of my car while at a stop sign. Some of my neighbors have told me that they’ve seen Copperheads about. Venomous snakes injure over 150,000 dogs […]

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  • TROUT STOCKING WILL BEGIN EARLIER IN 2017

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TROUT STOCKING WILL BEGIN EARLIER IN 2017 GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Mar. 7, 2017) – Take advantage of beautiful spring weather and plan a trout fishing trip to the north Georgia Mountains! How about an early trout stocking to sweeten the deal? The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

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  • Joyce Barrett’s response to Women’s March

    Response :  County residents attend Women’s March I am terribly saddened by the view of America expressed by these women who were quoted in this article.  It is not the same American in which I, and all the women in my family, live. Or, their perception is terribly skewed. Perhaps by personal events, but I […]

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  • OBAMACARE VICTIM ACCOMPANIES COLLINS TO JOINT SESSION

    OBAMACARE VICTIM ACCOMPANIES COLLINS TO JOINT SESSION 02/27/17 WASHINGTON—Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) will attend President Donald Trump’s speech to the joint session of Congress with a guest from Toccoa, Georgia. Members of Congress each receive one guest ticket to the president’s annual speech. Congressman Collins has invited his constituent Brittany Ivey to the joint session. […]

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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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  • NORTHWEST GEORGIA EMERGENCY RESPONDERS AWARDED BY EMS COUNCIL

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2017  Contact: Jennifer King, (706) 529-5757 / Jennifer.King@dph.ga.gov   NORTHWEST GEORGIA EMERGENCY RESPONDERS AWARDED  BY EMS COUNCIL   Ringgold (GA) – Several emergency responders were awarded for outstanding service to their communities at The Colonnade in Ringgold, Georgia on March 16th during the 2017 Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical […]

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  • 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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  • Lt. Governor Cagle Champions Passage of Measure to Prioritize Georgia’s Transportation Initiatives

    State of Georgia Office of the Lieutenant Governor   For Immediate Release                           Contact: Adam Sweat February 22, 2017                                                  404-656-5030                                             Adam.Sweat@ltgov.ga.gov     Lt. Governor Cagle Champions Passage of Measure to Prioritize Georgia’s Transportation Initiatives    ATLANTA, Feb. 22, 2017 – Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Senate Majority Whip Steve Gooch led […]

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  • Blairsville Mayor gives testimony at Joshua’s Warriors breakfast

      Blairsville Mayor gives testimony at Joshua’s Warriors breakfast Joshua’s Warriors, a Christ centered men’s group, hosted Blairsville Mayor Jim Conley to speak at their monthly breakfast on Saturday morning, Feb. 11, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. at Steve’s Steakhouse Restaurant in Blairsville, GA. Pastor Bill Honaker introduced Mayor Conley and briefly described his career in […]

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  • The Amended 2017 Budget

    COLUMN Contact:          Ines Owens, Acting Director Ines.Owens@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 The Amended 2017 Budget By: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) This week, the Senate passed one of the most important pieces of legislation that we will see all year: The Amended 2017 Fiscal Year (FY) budget. The AFY 2017 budget (also known as the “little budget”) […]

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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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