Collins Praises Corps for Heeding Public Input

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My chief concern is that residents near Lakes Lanier and Hartwell have a platform for communicating their interests to the Corps, and we continue to make progress on this front.”

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District has made a decision to allow private floating facilities on Lake Lanier to use security cameras. The USACE repealed the prohibition on cameras after a 30-day comment period during which feedback overwhelming supported the use of cameras. Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) has consistently asked the USACE to seek and consider public comments as it makes decisions regarding northeast Georgia’s lake communities.

“I applaud the Corps’ decision to accept public comment and respond accordingly by allowing Lake Lanier residents to install security cameras on their property. My team and I have tirelessly worked to make our neighbors’ voices heard on the issues that impact them every day. My chief concern is that residents near Lakes Lanier and Hartwell have a platform for communicating their interests to the Corps, and we continue to make progress on this front,” said Collins.

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5th Ranger Training Battalion Parachutes into Lake Lanier on Training Exercise

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters hovered 1,500 feet above Lake Lanier last Friday and about 90 gung-ho Army Rangers from the 5th Ranger Training Battalion based at Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega parachuted into the water near War Hill Park in Dawson County.

To prepare for the exercise, the parking lot was cleared and watercraft were not allowed in the vicinity of the jump. But spectators were welcome and while it was entertaining, the jump had a more important function.

In an email, Captain Nathan Jennings, 5th Ranger Training Battalion Operations Officer, “This training enhances the morale of the unit, builds proficiency in airborne operations, and develops law enforcement and emergency medical service inter-agency capabilities.

Public safety personnel from Dawson, Forsyth and Hall counties were on hand along with the Georgia Air National Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Natural Resources.

 

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