Author: IrishPat

Concealed Carry Reciprocity passes House

Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins was a co-sponsor and managed the rule debate on the floor for H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow people who are lawfully permitted to carry a concealed firearm in their home states to carry concealed firearms in other states that allow the practice. H.R. 38 passed

A 2nd Special Counsel?

With partisan politics weaving its way into the independent Department of Justice it is not surprising to hear calls for a second special counsel. In fact an op-ed in today’s Real Clear Policy by Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins makes that very case. Americans are well-stocked with outstanding questions about how the DOJ handled these issues,

Reasons to give Thanks

2017 has been an interesting year so far and still 5 weeks to go. As I reflect back on all the traditional reasons to give thanks, there are a couple of “out of the ordinary” events for which I am especially thankful. Midday June 23 when I had finished cleaning up a fallen tree in

Federal Criminal Justice Reform, Judiciary and Gubernatorial Prospects?

Last Thursday we spoke with 9th District Congressman Doug Collins as part of our bi-weekly interview for WJRB/WJUL’s Mountain Mornings radio show. Among other topics we asked him about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ reaction to his proposed criminal justice reform legislation – the Redemption Act. While skeptical about most reform attempts, the AG had a

Congressman Collins salute to Veterans

As a veteran himself, 9th District Congressman Doug Collins sends this video message to veterans across the district, the state and around the world. In 2002, Congressman Collins joined the United States Air Force Reserve as a chaplain. He ministered to service members both at home and at Balad Air Force Base in Iraq, completing

Senator Isakson salutes our Veterans

Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following video statement honoring Veterans Day on Nov. 11, 2017. The Senator had this reminder for all Americans: …we should never take for granted the sacrifice that many Americans have given so that you and I can be free to talk,

We have elections in the Mountains

The race for Mayor of Hiawassee was hotly contested with charges of tax increases and counter charges of franchise fees playing a major role in the race. In the end former Mayor Pro-tem Liz Ordailes prevailed over Barry Dearing with 70% of the vote. Nancy Noblet won Hiawassee Council Post 5 In Blairsville, the Mayor