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  • NNSA announces $5M boost to Savannah River Site workforce, education program
    Posted in In The News on June 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    The National Nuclear Security Administration's first in command, Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, on Monday announced a multimillion-dollar investment in a workforce-development initiative designed to address U.S. Department of Energy needs and bolster the Savannah River Site's future. Gordon-Hagerty that evening introduced a five-year, total $5 million boost to the Workforce Opportunities in Regional Careers program, which is administered by the Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization, a local non... Read more

  • Department of Energy grant to develop area’s nuclear workforce
    Posted in In The News on June 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Five area institutions are getting $5 million to better develop the area’s nuclear workforce and help meet a goal of producing 80 plutonium pits per year by 2030. Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration in the U.S. Department of Energy, was surrounded by the heads of the five institutions – Augusta and Aiken technical colleges, Augusta University and the University of South Carolina’s Aiken and Salkehatchie campuses – along with two U.S. congressmen... Read more

  • NNSA chief to make workforce, education announcement at Aiken Technical College
    Posted in In The News on June 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    The National Nuclear Security Administration's first in command, Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, is scheduled to announce a workforce development and education initiative Monday during a visit to Aiken Technical College. Gordon-Hagerty's afternoon announcement will involve "support for programs at institutions" surrounding the Savannah River Site, according to a June 13 NNSA notice. The event is closed to the public but is open to media. Accompanying the under secretary for nuclear security, who was confir... Read more

  • Disaster Assistance on the Way
    Posted in In The News on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    In October 2018, Hurricane Michael – the first Category 3 tropical storm to make a direct hit in Georgia in more than a century – devastated many areas of our great state. With wind gusts reaching over 100 miles per hour, this storm downed trees and power lines, destroyed poultry houses, obliterated infrastructure, and caused generational crop losses for a number of our farmers throughout South Georgia. During the aftermath of this destructive storm, I traveled through Georgia’s 12th district to... Read more

  • Savannah River pool being discussed on Capitol Hill
    Posted in In The News on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. (WJBF) Capitol Hill will get a chance to weigh in on the CSRA’s Lock and Dam fight. South Carolina congressman, Joe Wilson, has introduced an amendment putting stipulations on the pool level of the Savannah River. The bill, co-sponsored by Georgia congressman Rick Allen and fellow South Carolina congressman Geoff Duncan, would not allow federal funding for any project that would lower the pool level below 114.5 feet. Congressman Wilson says, doing so would violate the 2016 water... Read more

  • NCC: Disaster Relief Package Is Vital for Farmers
    Posted in In The News on June 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    The National Cotton Council expressed appreciation to Congress and the Administration for their support and approval of long-awaited and much-needed disaster and recovery assistance for farmers devastated by Hurricanes Florence, Michael and other natural disasters in 2018 and early 2019. The supplemental disaster assistance package passed by the House, and approved by the Senate on May 23, includes more than $3.0 billion in assistance for lost crops – most of which will be administered through t... Read more

  • Rep. Allen Issues Statement After President Trump Signed Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act
    Posted in In The News on June 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Rep. Rick Allen , R-Georgia, issued the following statement after President Trump signed the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act (H.R. 2157) into law, which provides funding for farmers and ranchers who suffered losses due to natural disasters, including Hurricane Michael and the 2017 late season freeze to blueberry and peach crops in Georgia: "I applaud President Trump for reaffirming his commitment to rural America today by signing this long ove... Read more

  • VA clinic named for longtime Georgia Legionnaire
    Posted in In The News on June 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    The advocacy on behalf of veterans exhibited by former American Legion member Ray Hendrix now is being permanently honored in his home state of Georgia. The Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Statesboro, Ga., recently was renamed to honor the 64-year Legionnaire. The ceremony took place in late May and officially renamed the facility the Ray Hendrix VA Clinic. U.S. House Resolution 3946, passed in December 2018, authorized naming the clinic to honor Hendrix, who started the effort to get a... Read more

  • Coffee High graduate to attend Naval Academy
    Posted in In The News on May 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    Logan Schultz, a 2019 graduate of Coffee High School, is headed to the U.S. Naval Academy. U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) hosted a ceremony Thursday for three young men from Georgia's 12th District who received and accepted an offer of appointment to one of the nation's military service academies. Accepting an appointment obligates the appointees to commit and serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation from the academy. Schultz was one of the three who accepted a... Read more

  • VA clinic christened for Ray Hendrix
    Posted in In The News on May 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    The same breeze that offered some relief from the nearly 100-degree heat assisted Mary Hendrix and U.S. Rep. Rick Allen in unveiling a temporary sign for the newly renamed Ray Hendrix Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic. With House Resolution 3946, the whole U.S. Congress in effect agreed that the clinic, on Northside Drive East in Statesboro, wouldn’t be there without the efforts of Mrs. Hendrix’s late husband, Sgt. Maj. Robert Ray Hendrix. Allen, R-Georgia 12th, introduced the legislation in... Read more

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