Congressman Rick Allen visits Columbia County schools, applauds educators

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Augusta Chronicle Amanda King https://www.augustachronicle.com/news/20200826/congressman-rick-allen-visits-columbia-county-schools-applauds-educators Augusta Congressman Rick Allen called Columbia County teachers and leaders warriors for their resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Evans High School graduate visited his alma mater and Grovetown Elementary School on Wednesday morning after be... Read more »

Rick Allen and Georgia delegation aim to save the Lock and Dam

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Augusta Chronicle By: Tom Corwin July 18, 2020 https://www.augustachronicle.com/news/20200718/rick-allen-and-georgia-delegation-aim-to-save-lock-and-dam Work on a bill that could repair New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam and preserve the current pool of water in the Savannah River between Augusta and North Augusta took another step forward last week. U.S. Rep. Rick Allen, R-Ga., said an amendment to ... Read more »

Congressman Rick Allen visits Burke County Middle for Feed My School Day

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BURKE COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - Kids in the Burke County Public School System are learning how to farm. In that class, they are getting their hands dirty. “We have garden, yoga, produce, painting," explained 6th-grade student Trayonna Jones. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Georgia) talked to the kids for Feed My School Day and presented Stemify teams awards they won in a recent competition. Middle schoolers s... Read more »

Corps of Engineers decides on rock weir option for lock and dam

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will replace New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam near Augusta with a rick weir fish passage that results in a lower pool of water in the Savannah River, a move almost certain to be challenged by a lawsuit. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today it will choose an option that will demolish New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam in favor of a rock weir fish passage tha... Read more »

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen tours Montgomery County High School

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MT. VERNON, Ga. (WTOC) - A common challenge rural communities across Georgia and the U.S. face is a lack of broadband internet service. 12th District Congressman Rick Allen toured one school district on Wednesday that he says needs more access. Even with a state-of-the-art school like Montgomery County High, Congressman Allen had questions about the internet access. He also asked students about t... Read more »

La. education superintendent discusses teacher preparation on Capitol Hill

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Louisiana’s education chief testified before a congressional committee on teacher preparation and retention issues Wednesday (July 17). Some representatives in congress are concerned about the teacher turnover rate and some new teachers being ill-prepared for the classroom. Superintendent John White of the Louisiana Department of Education was among several educators from different areas who addr... Read more »

Opinions of SRS plutonium pit production clash at North Augusta public forum

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Open arms and general support for plutonium pit production at the Savannah River Site sharply contrasted with questions, criticism and pushback Thursday night at a government-led public forum in North Augusta. A slew of officials – including Aiken Mayor Rick Osbon, Aiken County Council Chairman Gary Bunker and Jim Marra of Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness – stumped that night, offering th... Read more »

Georgia delegation members urge timely, effective implementation of disaster relief funds

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSAV) – U.S. Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson wrote this week to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to encourage the Trump administration to work with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to get farmers affected by Hurricane Michael the aid they need as soon as possible. According to a release, in the letter, they praised Secretary Perdue for his support of disaste... Read more »

Corps discussing 3 options on lock and dam

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As it prepares to make a final recommendation to its division headquarters next month, the head of the Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been discussing three options for New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam with local, state and federal officials, according to some who have been in those meetings. The two new options would keep the pool of water in the Savannah River between Au... Read more »

Hice, Allen amendment boosts funds for Fort Gordon cyber facility

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U.S. Reps. Rick Allen and Jody Hice announced Friday they secured passage of a spending bill amendment that increases funding for the second construction phase of the Cyber Instructional Facility at Fort Gordon. U.S. Reps. Rick Allen and Jody Hice announced Friday that they have secured passage of a spending bill amendment that increases funding for the second construction phase of the Cyber Instr... Read more »

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