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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 Launches New Diploma Program

Chattahoochee Technical College’s CNC Technology instructor Jack Dempsey
Chattahoochee Technical College’s CNC Technology instructor Jack Dempsey works on installing new equipment in the program’s lab, located on the North Metro Campus.

Chattahoochee Technical College has rolled out a new diploma program and early registration for the spring semester begins Nov. 4 for new and current students. The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technology program will be offered at Chattahoochee Technical College’s North Metro Campus in Acworth, and leading the class will be Jack Dempsey of Polk County.

Dempsey has 20 years of experience in the machining industry, including manual machining, programming 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-axis CNC machines, planning and quoting, as well as managing and owning his own shop. Through his experience, he has observed trends in the industry and said that the CNC Technology program will provide students with the essentials to succeed in the 21st Century machining industry.

“CNC Technology is the way of the modern machine shop,” Dempsey said. “You have to stay up on the new technology and machining trends to be competitive in the machining industry today.”

CNC machining is a process used in manufacturing that involves the use of computers to control machine tools. CNC technicians are responsible for loading the machine instructions into a computer, setting up the machine and tooling, and then starting the machine. The machine will make the part with minor interaction until it’s time for another part.

“The CNC Technology program will include setup, programming and operation of CNC machining centers and CNC turning centers,” Dempsey said. “There are many available jobs in our service area for CNC technicians, and career opportunities include general manufacturing, fabrication/prototyping and production. Our program will be providing the learning experience with new modern machinery and equipment.”

On their way to becoming CNC technicians, students will learn blueprint reading, layout and math for machining, as well as the basics of machining on manual mills and lathes. The program, which is designed to take 64 weeks to complete, also includes lessons on setting up a CNC machining center, manual programming techniques and basic MasterCam programming (CAD/CAM programming).
“The best part of the experience is that the students will learn how to apply all these skills on the shop floor by programming, setting up and running the machines,” Dempsey said.

For more information about the CNC Technology program, visit www.ChattahoocheeTech.edu/cnc-technology.

LATE TROOPER TANNER HONORED BY ROAD DEDICATION IN POLK COUNTY

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden and Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner Colonel Mark McDonough are pleased to announce that a section of State Route 6 in Polk County will be named in honor of State Trooper Billy Arthur Tanner who lost his life in line of duty on April 11, 1970.

The dedication ceremony, in accordance with a legislative resolution, will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Wimberly Hill Baptist Church, located at 200 Wimberly Hill Loop, Cedartown, GA 30125.   The public and the media are invited to attend the ceremony, which is scheduled between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

A native of Cedartown, Georgia, Trooper Tanner attended the 35th Trooper School and was assigned to service in the city of Calhoun and exhibited extraordinary devotion to duty, outstanding loyalty to his colleagues and the State of Georgia, meticulous attention to details in his work and effective leadership.

Tragically, the life of this dedicated law enforcement officer was cut short after a patrol car crash on State Route 225 in Calhoun.  To honor his life, Georgia General Assembly passed a resolution to designate the portion of Georgia Highway 6 from the US 27 Bypass to the western city limit of Rockmart in Polk County as the Trooper Billy Arthur Tanner Memorial Highway.