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Toccoa and Commerce Students to Attend West Point

GAINESVILLE, Ga.—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) congratulates Avero L’Conde “A.J.” Howard of Toccoa, Ga. and Owen Brown of Commerce, Ga. Both have excelled as students at the U.S. Military Preparatory School and been admitted to West Point as part of the class of 2022.

The son of Mr. Avero Howard and Ms. Uganda Burton, A.J. has served as captain of the Preparatory School’s football team and is a graduate of Stephens County High School.

Owen is a graduate of Commerce High School and will be part of the wrestling team at the U.S. Military Academy. The son of Mr. Stanley and Mrs. Sandra Brown, he has been a squad leader at the Preparatory School and made the Commandments List for his academic achievement.

“I’m proud of A.J. and Owen’s academic and athletic accomplishments at the U.S. Military Preparatory School. Their dedication has earned them spots at West Point, and I look forward to their continued service to our country there,” said Collins, who nominated Howard and Brown to the service academy.

Public Information Open House in Dawson County

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018  from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Georgia DOT will host a public information open house at Riverview Elementary school located at 370 Dawson Forest Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534.

The meeting  will be an informative public meeting and  citizens in  attendance will  learn more about the plans for the future roundabouts on State Route (SR) 9 and Dawson Forest Road.

Citizens will be able to view a layout and also speak with Georgia DOT engineers and staff to provide answers to any questions they may have.

More about this project:
The purpose of the proposed project is to enhance traffic operations and reduce crash frequency.There are two intersections on SR 9 and both provide right turn access to Dawson Forest Road via a connector street. This project will update the current unsignalized intersections by constructing two independent single- lane roundabouts.

Madison County Student Heads to Naval Academy

GAINESVILLE, Ga.—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) has congratulated a Madison County student on his acceptance to the United States Naval Academy. Jarard Ford has successfully completed his tenure at the Naval Academy Preparatory School and is heading to Annapolis.

“Jarard has made his dedication to the Navy and to our country evident, and I’m confident that his career at the Naval Academy will be marked by success,” said Collins.

The son of Ms. Valerie Ford, Jarard was part of the National Honor Society and the captain of the soccer team at Madison County High School.