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Sen. Tolleson Reports from the Capital

--Submitted by the Senate Press Office, written by Senator Tolleson.

Every year, I enjoy visiting with all the bright and talented students from the 20th Senate District who visit the State Capitol.  This week I met with the Youth Leadership of Warner Robbins, a program designed by the local Chamber of Commerce to expose young leaders to the dynamic community and encourage their input and creativity.  Also from Warner Robbins were several members of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) who visited the Capitol during National FCCLA Week to celebrate this student organization that helps young men and women become leaders.   

Upper Oconee Planning Meetings Scheduled

The Upper Oconee Regional Water Planning Council plans to hold a series of meetings.

These meetings will focus on the preliminary draft Water Conservation and Development Plan with local government and utilities.

The purpose of the meetings is to gain initial input and feedback from groups that will have primary responsibility for implementing the recommendations in the preliminary draft of the regional water plan.

The three meetings are scheduled for:

February 8 from 9 until 11 a.m. at the Bobby M. Snipes Resources Center, located at 780 Barber St. in Athens.

February 10 from 9 until 11 a.m. in the Legislative Chambers at Georgia Military College, located at 201 Greene St. in Milledgeville.

February 10 from 3 until 5 p.m. in the McGrath Keen Sr Community Center, located at 1200 Bellevue Ave. in Dublin.

For more information, e-mail Kevin.Farrell@dnr.state.ga.us

RSVP by e-mailing Tina Bennett at Tina.Bennett@ch2m.com

Sen. Tolleson Comments on Dublin Plant Closure

 

Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) made the following statement today regarding the closure of the Case New Holland (CNH) plant in Dublin, according to the Senate Press Office:

“The closure of the CNH plant represents a great loss to our community.  CNH was an important local partner and greatly contributed to our local economy,” said Tolleson.  “The resulting job loss underscores the urgent need to improve Georgia’s economic competitiveness.  The manufacturing industry is crucial to Georgia’s economic health, and I am committed to working with my colleagues at the legislative level to create an environment that encourages job growth and retention.”   

Dublin Resident Donates to Museum of Aviation

Dublin Resident Donates to Museum of Aviation

Bob Walker from Dublin, Ga. and Rick Drury, Museum of Aviation Foundation Vice Chairman, recognize Walker’s recent $5,000 donation to the Museum of Aviation Foundation Capital Campaign, a museum release says.

Walker is a member of the Museum of Aviation Foundation Board of Directors and also a member of the Dublin-Laurens Chambers of Commerce and Development Authority.

Holiday Gift Wrap to Benefit American Red Cross

On Dec. 16 and 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. gift wrapping will be available at the mall and the proceeds will benefit West Laurens High School Chorus.

On Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit Central Ga Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Gift wrapping will be located between Bath & Body Works and Kay Jewelers.

Gift wrapping prices range from one dollar to four dollars.

Proposed Plant Washington Hearing Tonight

A public hearing on pollution levels for proposed Plant Washington coal-fired plant will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Ridge Road Elementary School.

The hearing subject is the water withdrawal permit and the water discharge permits (NPDES permit).

According to a news release, if Plant Washington is built, the water would be piped in 30 miles from the Oconee River and draw from 15 groundwater wells near the proposed plant site.

Much of the water drawn from the Oconee will be evaporated during the cooling process in the Ogeechee River Basin, therefore an Inter-Basin Transfer is taking place, which requires notice and public comment.

GSE is a coalition of energy, citizen and environmental organizations from across Georgia, including Washington County residents.

Proposed by Power4Georgians, LLC, the coal-fired power plant would be located near Sandersville in Central Ga.

Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Washington Coal Plant

A public hearing on pollution levels for proposed Plant Washington coal-fired plant will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Ridge Road Elementary School.

Georgians for Smart Energy (GSE) will host an information session at 6 p.m.

At 7 p.m., the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) will conduct a public hearing about Plant Washington.

Proposed by Power4Georgians, LLC, the coal-fired power plant would be located near Sandersville in Central Ga.

The hearing subject is the water withdrawal permit and the water discharge permits (NPDES permit).

According to a news release, if Plant Washington is built, the water would be piped in 30 miles from the Oconee River and draw from 15 groundwater wells near the proposed plant site.

GSE is a coalition of energy, citizen and environmental organizations from across Georgia, including Washington County residents.