Category Archives: Pickens

Georgia DOT Contracts Awarded for Senate District 51

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) awarded approximately $8.6 million for road projects in Senate District 51 as part of a $54 million statewide construction and maintenance upgrade. Projects for Senate District 51 were announced as part of the 2016 November and December awards.

“Maintenance and upgrades for existing roads continue to be a critical issue for our local communities,” said Senator Steve Gooch(R – Dahlonega). “I commend GDOT for acknowledging the needs within our community and awarding projects to Senate District 51. These projects will increase safety, decrease congestion and ensure that existing infrastructure needs are met.”

Dawson County was awarded a project totaling around $3.8 million. This funding will go toward construction of a roundabout on State Route 53 at State Route 183. The anticipated completion date for this project is May 31, 2018.

A project totaling around $4.5 million was awarded to address approximately 53 miles of plant mix resurfacing and surface treatment paving at five locations across Fannin and Pickens Counties. These upgrades will be completed by November 30, 2017. Along with this award, Pickens County was awarded an additional project totaling $292,243. This project will increase safety throughout the county by funding signing and pavement marking upgrades at railroad crossing location throughout the county. The anticipated completion date for these projects is May 31, 2018.

Information on schedules, lane closures and detours will be made available on the Georgia DOT Website in advance of construction activities.

Details on all projects awarded can be found through the Award Announcement Downloads link at https://www.bidx.com/ga/letting?lettingid=16052001. Click on Award Announcement on the right.

Rep. Tom Graves Announces 2017 ‘County Connection’ Schedule for 14th District

Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today announced the 2017 schedule for the 14th Congressional District’s County Connection Program. The County Connection Program stations members of Rep. Graves’ staff in counties across the 14th District in order to provide a personal link to Congress for Georgians who may not be able to visit the permanent district offices in Dalton and Rome.

Congressman Tom Graves

“Assisting constituents who are having problems with a federal agency is an important part of my job,” said Rep. Graves. “Whether you’re a senior citizen having trouble accessing your Social Security benefits, a veteran denied care at the VA or someone having trouble with any other federal agency or program, my staff is here to help. My staff and I will do everything we can to ensure the federal government serves you as efficiently and effectively as possible.”

Note: The counties of Floyd and Whitfield do not have County Connection days because they are home to Rep. Graves’ two permanent congressional offices that have full-time staff and are open five days per week.

The full 2017 schedule is available below:

Catoosa County
County Administrative Building
800 Lafayette Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
Time: 10-12 p.m.
Dates:
February 7, 2017
March 14, 2017
May 9, 2017
June 13, 2017
October 10, 2017

Chattooga County
Chattooga County Library
Meeting Room
360 Farrar Dr.
Summerville, GA 30747
Time: 10-12 p.m.
Dates:
February 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
April 11, 2017
May 9, 2017
June 13, 2017
September 12, 2017
October 10, 2017

Dade County
Administrative Building
“Commissioners Meeting Room”
71 Case Avenue
Trenton, GA 30752
Time: 10-12 p.m.
Dates:
March 7, 2017
April 4, 2017
June 6, 2017
September 5, 2017
November 14, 2017

Gordon County (Location #1)
Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Gordon County Campus
Building 400, Room 4-103
1151 Highway 53 Spur, SW
Calhoun, GA 30701
Time: 1-3 p.m.
February 28, 2017
April 18, 2017
June 20, 2017
September 12, 2017
October 17, 2017

Gordon County (Location #2)
Fairmount City Hall
2265 Highway 411 SE
Fairmount, GA 30139
Time: 1-3 p.m.
March 21, 2017
May 16, 2017
October 3, 2017

Haralson County
Commissioners Office
Government Complex-Conference Room
155 Van Wert Street
Buchannan, GA 30113
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Dates:
February 21, 2017
March 21, 2017
April 18, 2017
May 23, 2017
June 20, 2017
October 24, 2017

Murray County
Courthouse Annex
121 North 4th Avenue
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Dates:
February 7, 2017
March 14, 2017
May 9, 2017
June 13, 2017
October 10, 2017

Paulding County
Administrative Complex
Conference Room- 2nd floor
240 Constitution Blvd.
Dallas, GA 30132
Time: 10-12 p.m.
Dates:
February 21, 2017
March 21, 2017
April 18, 2017
May 23, 2017
June 20, 2017
October 24, 2017

Pickens County
Hinton Volunteer Fire Department
9273 Highway 53 West
Jasper, GA 30143
Time: 10-12 p.m.
Dates:
February 28, 2017
April 18, 2017
June 20, 2017
September 12, 2017
October 17, 2017

Polk County
Cedartown Municipal Complex
City Hall-City Council Room
201 East Avenue
Cedartown, GA 30125
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Dates:
February 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
April 11, 2017
May 9, 2017
June 13, 2017
September 12, 2017
October 10, 2017

Walker County
Courthouse Annex I
101 South Duke Street
Lafayette, GA
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Dates:
March 7, 2017
April 4, 2017
June 6, 2017
September 5, 2017
November 14, 2017

Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Recognizes 56 students with Scholarships

Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Recognizes 56 students with Scholarships

The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation honored the recipients of 42 different scholarships at a reception held Tuesday, April 26, at Piedmont Church in Marietta. The 56 winners, who represent a wide variety of the programs offered at Chattahoochee Technical College, will be able to use the money and items received to further their education and career goals.

“Today, we are here to celebrate our students. These are students who have proven to donors, trustees and staff at the college that they are a great investment that will pay off in a successful graduate and into a successful career,” CTC President Dr. Ron Newcomb said.

The winners of all the scholarships competed against more than 850 applicants from Chattahoochee Technical College. The recipients are scored by the college’s Board of Trustees and then the top applicants are matched with the appropriate scholarship. In addition to meeting the special criteria for certain scholarships, applicants must meet specific GPA requirements, demonstrate financial need and be enrolled for a required number of credit hours.

“The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation has 42 different scholarships (some awarded to multiple students) and they all have varying criteria. Some are open to all programs and only require a 2.0 or greater GPA and some are for a specific student residing in a specific county,” said Advancement Coordinator Amanda Henderson.

Awards range from several hundred dollars to $2,500.

“In any given year, the state funds about 35 percent to 40 percent of the college’s budget, and, of course, you have revenues from tuition and fees, but, yet, you still end up a little short. Donors, who want to give, help make it possible for students to achieve their educational goals. They are making a difference,” Newcomb said.

Charm & Goodloe Yancey Foundation Diesel Tech Scholarship winner Jeremy Doan, of Ellijay, who is studying Diesel Equipment Technology, said the award will “give me the tools I need to succeed in changing other people’s lives.”

The recipients were:

Bartow County
Augsburg Investments Scholarship
• Joseph Jernigan, of Cartersville, Business Management
Tara Drummond Memorial Scholarship
• Jesse McMillian, of Cartersville, Criminal Justice Technology
Suggs Endowed Scholarship
• Destiny Guyton, of Euharlee, Physical Therapist Assistant

Paulding County
Barrow Family Scholarship
• J’Darius Thomas, of Dallas, Business Management
Rotary Club of Paulding Scholarship
• Tara Little, of Dallas, Health Care Science
• Claudia Zuluaga, of Dallas, Early Childhood Care & Education
Robert and Cheryl Moultrie Endowed Scholarship
• Misty Dolph, of Dallas, Early Childhood Care & Education
Ed Voyles Automotive Group Scholarship
• Nathaniel Welch, of Dallas, Automotive Technology

Pickens County
N.C. Low Memorial Endowed Scholarship
• Angela Wilkie, of Jasper, Early Childhood Care & Education
Phyllis Foster Pool Scholarship
• Kendall Elrod, of Jasper, Business Management
Pickens County Scholarship
• Audrey Wheeler, of Talking Rock, Cosmetology

Gilmer County
Barrow Family Scholarship
• Skyler Banks, of Ellijay, Culinary Arts
Charm & Goodloe Yancey Foundation Diesel Tech Scholarship
• Jeremy Doan, of Ellijay, Diesel Equipment Technology
Tommy Hembree Endowed Scholarship
• Richard Deas, of Ellijay, Air Conditioning Technology