• 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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  • 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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  • Collins, Kilmer Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Stop the Outsourcing of American Jobs

    Jessica Andrews (202) 225-9893 Jessica.Andrews@mail.house.gov March 23, 2017 Collins, Kilmer Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Stop the Outsourcing of American Jobs “We can’t allow the law to be exploited to displace American workers and send their jobs abroad. The Keeping American Jobs Act protects American workers by preventing bad actors from abusing the system in order to […]

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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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  • Fast Approaching Sine Die

    COLUMN Contact:          Ines Owens, Acting Director Ines.Owens@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 Fast Approaching Sine Die By: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) This week marks Day 38 of the 40-day legislative session. We have reached the point where committees are no longer meeting and we are working through the House bills that have been reported favorable by their […]

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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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  • Pride Fund Endorses Jon Ossoff for Congress

        For Immediate Release: March 16, 2017 Contact: Jason Lindsay, (202) 556-0948 press@pridefund.org   Pride Fund Endorses Jon Ossoff for Congress   LGBTQ PAC endorses Congressional candidate in Georgia’s Sixth District Special Election WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 16, 2017 — Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC announces its first candidate endorsement in the 2017 […]

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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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  • GEORGIA FISHING PROSPECTS FOR RIVERS AND RESERVOIRS UPDATED FOR 2017

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GEORGIA FISHING PROSPECTS FOR RIVERS AND RESERVOIRS UPDATED FOR 2017 SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (March 7, 2017) – If you are searching for current fishing tips for Georgia reservoirs and rivers, look no further than the updated fishing prospects on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) website.  These pages […]

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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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  • 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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  • It truly is an honor to serve Union, Towns, Rabun & White counties.

      It truly is an honor to serve Union, Towns, Rabun & White counties. Sometimes that service comes in the form of stress, little sleep and big pressure Other times that service comes in the form of perseverance, fun and excitement. Usually it’s a mix, but one thing that is consistent is that there’s always […]

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  • COLLINS STATEMENT ON AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT

    COLLINS STATEMENT ON AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT 03/07/17 WASHINGTON—Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) has released the following statement in response to the introduction of the American Health Care Act: “With the American Health Care Act, our unified government has begun the process of doing what we promised to do—repealing and replacing the disaster that is Obamacare. […]

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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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