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House Passes Firefighter Cancer Bill Sponsored by Rep. Micah Gravley

ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives recently passed House Bill 216, the Firefighter Cancer Bill, which would include cancer as a condition covered by a firefighter’s workman’s compensation in Georgia. HB 216, sponsored by State Representative Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville), passed the House by a vote of 148-19 and will now be considered by the Senate.

“The passage of HB 216 by the House was a tremendous victory for Georgia’s firefighters, and I am grateful to my colleagues who supported the bill and realized the increased risk firefighters have of developing cancer,” said Rep. Gravley. “Under current Georgia law, firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer are not covered under worker’s compensation.  Additionally, they are not even allowed to present medical evidence to demonstrate their cancer was work related, but HB 216 will allow them the opportunity to at least plead their case. If our firefighters have been diagnosed with cancer due to their service and efforts to keep us safe, then they deserve a fighting chance and the opportunity to prove their case with medical evidence.”

HB 216 would add cancer to the list of occupational diseases covered by a firefighter’s worker’s compensation benefit, but only if it is proven that the cancer was caused by the individual’s employment. Individuals would present their evidence before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, who review and decide all cases dealing with worker’s compensation in Georgia.

For more information on HB 216, please click here.

 


Rep. Micah Gravley Receives American Conservative Union Award

ATLANTA— State Representative Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville) was recently recognized by the American Conservative Union (ACU) with the 2015 Award for Conservative Achievement.

“I am honored to be recognized by the ACU as a conservative leader in this state,”said Rep. Gravley. “I am proud to represent strong conservative principles in the House and will remain committed to these values in my role as a state representative as well as my personal life.”

Rep. Gravley was recognized for his score on the ACU 2015 State Legislative Rankings. This ranking is based on the consistency of his votes and support for key conservative principles on a wide range of issues during the 2015 legislative session.

ACU is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. For more than fifty years, ACU has serves as an umbrella organization harnessing collective strengths of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense. As America’s premier conservative voice, ACU is the leading entity in providing conservative positions on issues to Congress, the Executive Branch, State Legislatures, the media political candidates, and the public.

For more information on the American Conservative Union, please click here.

 


Rep. Micah Gravley Offers Assistance to Local Veterans

ATLANTA — State Representative Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville) recently announced that his office will offer assistance to constituents seeking benefits through the Georgia Department of Veterans Services.

“There is nothing that makes me more proud or humbled than when I can assist our veterans in any way,” said Rep. Gravley. “My office is ready to help these citizens, and I hope that in doing so, we will be able to take some of the strain off of those who have given so much of themselves for our state and nation.”

The US Department of Veteran Services office, located at 180 Martin Dr. in Carrollton, provides services to Carroll and Douglas counties and serves more than 19,500 veterans in the area. In 2015, the Carrollton office paid more than $75,000,000 on direct VA monetary payments with approximately $45,000,000 paid to the almost 12,000 veterans in Douglas County.

The Cartersville Veteran Services office, located at 320 W. Cherokee Ave., provides services to Barrow and Paulding counties and serves more than 17,000 veterans in the area. In 2015, the Cartersville office paid more than $39,000,000 on direct VA monetary payments with approximately $25,000,000 paid to the almost 12,000 veterans in Paulding County.

For more information on receiving veteran’s assistance through the US Department of Veteran Services Office in Carrollton and Cartersville, please contact Rep. Gravley’s office at 404-656-0152.


Rep. Micah Gravley Presents Union Elementary School with State Flag of Georgia

ATLANTA – State Representative Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville) recently visited Union Elementary School in Temple where he presented a new State Flag of Georgia. The flag was presented to the students of Union Elementary School, along with the school’s Principal, Teresa Benefield.

Rep. Gravley with the students from Union Elementary.

“I was extremely honored to present the new flag to the students and to Principal Benefield,” said Rep. Gravley. “The students took tremendous pride in displaying their new flag, and it was certainly a great blessing to be part of the event. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of those who helped and joined me for the presentation.”

Rep. Gravley was joined by Paulding County School Superintendent Dr. Cliff Cole and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Brian Otott for the flag presentation.

Commemorative flags of the United States and the State of Georgia are available through the Georgia Building Authority.  These flags are presented in remembrance for veterans, family, friends, current members of the armed services, or to honor someone for a special accomplishment, service or retirement. Each one of these memorial flags has flown over the State Capitol and comes with a certificate of authenticity including the date on which it was flown.

 


Rep. Micah Gravley Visits Brighten Academy Charter School

ATLANTA – State Representative Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville) recently visited the 5th grade classes at the Brighten Academy Charter School in Douglasville where he presented a new Georgia flag to the school’s Director, Lisa McDonald.

Rep. Gravley presenting the State Flag of Georgia to the Brighten Academy students.

“I had the great pleasure and distinct honor of presenting a new Georgia Flag to the faculty and students at Brighten Academy Charter School,” said Rep. Gravley. “During my visit, the students shared with me what they had recently learned about the Bill of Rights. I commend their teachers, Mrs. Cadman and Mrs. Camp, and am grateful for their invitation to visit the school. I am very proud of these students.”

The Brighten Academy Charter School was established in 2006 and operates under the Douglas County School District. In 2014, Brighten Academy was chosen by the Georgia Charter School Association as the Georgia Charter School of the Year.

“Brighten Academy is one of Georgia’s top ranked Charter Schools, and I am extremely proud to call them ours in Douglas County,” added Rep. Gravley.

For more information on the Brighten Academy Charter School, please click here.


Rep. Micah Gravley Named Vice Chairman of House Code Revision Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments named State Representative Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville) as the Vice Chairman of the House Code Revision Committee. Rep. Gravley currently serves as a member of the House Economic Development & Tourism, Judiciary Non-Civil, and Public Safety & Homeland Security committees.

“I am humbled to have been chosen by the Speaker and the Committee on Assignments to be the Vice Chairman of the Code Revision Committee,” said Rep. Gravley. “I am honored to serve on a committee tasked with overseeing and maintaining the integrity of Georgia’s Official Code.”

The House Code Revision Committee, chaired by Rep. Gerald Green (R-Cuthbert), is tasked with technical and grammatical revisions of Georgia’s Official Code.

The House Committee on Assignments, chaired by House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), is charged with making all House committee assignments for the members of the Georgia House of Representatives.

For a complete list of all House Committee assignments, please click here.


Rep. Micah Gravley Comments on Medical Cannabis Bill Signing

ATLANTA — State Representative Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville) today commented on the bill signing of House Bill 1, or the Haleigh’s Hope Act, by Governor Deal. Rep. Gravley, co-sponsor of HB 1, attended the bill signing event for HB 1, which took place on April 16, 2015 where the bill became effective upon Governor Deal’s signature.

“Yesterday was a victorious and historic day for the citizens of this state,” said Rep. Gravley. “Now that HB 1 has been signed into law, I will finally have the chance to meet Caden Clark in person because he and his mother, Kim Clark, can now come back home from Colorado. It was Kim’s email about her son Caden and the need for medical cannabis in Georgia that first encouraged me to support this treatment in our state. I look forward to seeing how much this legislation will help Sydney Wages as well. Both of these children from Paulding County have touched and impacted my life in ways I never have imagined, and I am proud to see this legislation be signed into law to help their families, and so many more Georgians just like them.”

HB 1, which became effective upon Governor Deal’s signature, will provide immunity for the possession of cannabis oil for individuals with certain medical conditions who have obtained cannabis oil legally in another state. Qualifying conditions under HB 1 include cancer, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, mitochondrial disease, and sickle cell disease. These individuals can only possess cannabis oil with a maximum of 5 percent THC and a maximum amount of 20 fluid ounces of cannabis oil. HB 1 also requires that potential patients register with the Georgia Department of Public Health and be placed on the “Low-THC Oil Patient Registry.” After a recommendation from their physician, these individuals will receive a registration card that exempts them from prosecution in Georgia for possession of medical cannabis oil that has been legally obtained in another state and meets the aforementioned requirements.

The bill also creates the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis which will be charged with making a recommendation for the potential regulatory infrastructure for creation of in-state growth/distribution model of medical cannabis. The commission must make its recommendation to the Governor and General Assembly by December 31, 2015. The members of the commission will include the commissioner of the Department of Public Health, the director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the director of the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, the commissioner of agriculture, the Governor’s executive counsel, members of the General Assembly, medical professionals, law enforcement officials, and pharmacists. Lastly, the bill directs Georgia’s university system to continue the Governor’s initiative to undertake clinical studies on medical marijuana.

For more information on HB 1, please click here.


House Passes Medical Cannabis Legislation, Co-Sponsored by Rep. Micah Gravley

ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives yesterday passed House Bill 1, or the Haleigh’s Hope Act, by a vote of 158-2. HB 1, sponsored by State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon) and co-sponsored by Rep. Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville), would decriminalize the possession of medical cannabis in Georgia.

“This has certainly been a rewarding and tough journey, but one that has resulted in the passage of a bill that will protect families and citizens from prosecution for simply being in possession of a medicine,” said Rep. Gravley. “I am honored to have worked alongside Rep. Allen Peake on this bill. Our work is not done, we must now move the bill though the Senate and I hope it remains in its current form and no further diagnoses are removed. Each diagnosis represents a Georgia citizen and we need to keep them all.”

HB 1 would provide immunity for the possession of cannabis oil for individuals with certain medical conditions who have obtained cannabis oil legally in another state. Qualifying conditions under HB 1 include Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Seizure disorders, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, mitochondrial disease, sickle cell disease, and Fibromyalgia. These individuals would only be allowed to possess cannabis oil with a maximum of 5 percent THC and a maximum amount of 20 fluid ounces of cannabis oil. HB 1 would also require that potential patients register with the Georgia Department of Public Health and be placed on the “Low-THC Oil Patient Registry.” These individuals will receive a registration card that exempts them from prosecution in Georgia for possession of medical cannabis oil that has been legally obtained in another state and meets the aforementioned requirements.

The bill also creates the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis which will be charged with making a recommendation for the potential regulatory infrastructure for creation of in-state growth/distribution model of medical cannabis. The commission must make its recommendation to the Governor and General Assembly by December 2015. The members of the commission will include the director of the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, the director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the director of the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, the commissioner of agriculture, the Governor’s executive counsel, members of the General Assembly, medical professionals, law enforcement officials, and pharmacists.

House Bill 1 will now go to the Senate for consideration.

For more information on HB1, please click here.


Rep. Micah Gravley Assigned to House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments recently appointed State Representative Micah Gravley (R- Douglasville) to the Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee. Rep. Gravley is also a member of the Code Revision, Economic Development & Tourism, and Judiciary Non-Civil committees.

“I am honored and excited to be appointed to serve on this committee, as public safety is an area that I am deeply passionate about,” said Rep. Gravley. “I have worked diligently in my district to honor our public safety officials and gather feedback from those who are a part of the public safety community. Serving on this committee will allow me to continue to best serve the needs of our officials in Douglas and Paulding counties, as well as all public safety officials throughout the state.”

The House Committee on Assignments, chaired by House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), is charged with making all House committee assignments for the members of the Georgia House of Representatives.

For a complete list of all House Committee assignments, please click here.

 


Rep. Allen Peake and Rep. Micah Gravley Announce Online Release of “Growing Hope” Documentary

ATLANTA— State Representatives Allen Peake (R-Macon) and Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville) today announced that the Growing Hope film, which recently premiered in Dallas, Georgia, is now available in full length online. Growing Hope is a documentary that follows the life of HB 885 and focuses on decisions parents in Georgia are making to receive treatment for their children.

“Now that the film is available for all to access online, I encourage everyone to take 45 minutes to watch this documentary,” said Rep. Peake. “Growing Hope helps our efforts to increase awareness of the need for medical cannabis for our families here in Georgia, and I hope that you will help us spread this message by viewing and sharing the film.”

The documentary film, produced by filmmaker, Drew Alexander, follows Georgia’s fight to provide medical cannabis to children suffering from various forms of Epilepsy, as well as other Georgia patients who would benefit from the medicinal use of cannabis oil. The Growing Hope film features many Georgia families who have been fighting for their children. The film also includes interviews from Georgia legislators including Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon), Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), Rep. Scot Turner (R-Holly Springs), Rep. Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville), and Sen. Butch Miller (R-Gainesville).

“It is extremely important that we keep this conversation about medical cannabis alive as we continue our fight for this treatment in Georgia,” said Rep. Gravley. “We hope that the online version of the documentary will draw a large number of viewers and inspire them to be active in this conversation about cannabis.”

The Growing Hope film premiered on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Dallas Theater in Dallas, Georgia. Ticket sales from the event will go to Journey of Hope Fund, a nonprofit that aids Georgia families who travel to other states to obtain cannabis oil for their children.

House Bill 885 was introduced in the 2014 legislative session and authored by Rep. Peake and co-signed by Rep. Gravley. The bill was designed to increase treatment options for children suffering from seizure disorders, and other specific medical conditions, by restricting and regulating the distribution of cannabidiol, an oil-based derivative of the cannabis plant. HB 885 failed to pass during the 2014 session, but led to the creation of the Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions Joint Study Committee, ultimately created by SR 981. The committee has held several meetings to hear from families who are seeking this treatment, in addition to law enforcement officials, the medical community, and leaders from other states with similar legislation.

To view a copy of the full length Growing Hope film, please click here. Drew Allen, the film’s producer, can be contacted at (706) 616-1525.

For more information on the Growing Hope film, please click here, and for more information on the Journey of Hope, please click here.

 


Rep. Allen Peake and Rep. Micah Gravley Host Successful Premiere of “Growing Hope” Documentary

ATLANTA— State Representatives Allen Peake (R-Macon) and Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville) hosted the premiere of the Growing Hope film, a documentary that follows the life of HB 885 and focuses on decisions parents in Georgia are making to receive treatment for their children on Thursday, November, 6 in Dallas, Georgia.

“Last night was a huge success,” said Rep. Peake. “These Georgia families that were featured in the documentary opened up their homes and hearts to share their stories with us in an effort to keep the conversation of medical cannabis alive; these are some of the most courageous people I know. This film was moving, powerful, and emotional, yet despite all of that, you could feel a great amount positive energy in the theater. These families are steadfast, hopeful, and optimistic, and I will continue to do everything in my power to fight for them.”

“I am deeply honored and thankful to be a part of this “big family” and a part of something as monumental as this,” said Rep. Gravley. “Within the last year, we have looked at this issue, learned of the struggles that families have to go through, and solidified relationships – all centered around the push for medical cannabis in Georgia. I think that this film does a great job of portraying the issue. I am inspired by the families that I have formed relationships with, and am grateful to be a part of this fight.”

The documentary film, produced by filmmaker, Drew Alexander, follows Georgia’s fight to provide medical cannabis to children suffering from various forms of Epilepsy, as well as other Georgia patients who would benefit from the medicinal use of cannabis oil. At the film’s premiere, Alexander encouraged the audience to continue discussions about the film and to share what they saw with others.

At the event, Dallas Mayor, Boyd Austin, welcomed citizens and expressed his support for medical cannabis in Georgia. Also in attendance were several local officials, State Rep. Howard Maxwell (R-Dallas), State Rep. Paulette Rakestraw-Braddock (R-Powder Springs), and Sen. Curt Thompson (D-Tucker). Following the showing of the film, legislators and the filmmakers opened up a forum for any questions from the audience.

The film features many Georgia Families, including Paulding County’s Wages Family, who has been fighting for their children Sidney and Caden. The film also includes interviews from Georgia legislators including Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon), Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), Rep. Scot Turner (R-Holly Springs), Rep. Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville), and Sen. Butch Miller (R-Gainesville).

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Journey of Hope Fund, a nonprofit that aids Georgia families who travel to other states to obtain cannabis oil for their children. The film will be made available to the public online in coming weeks; information will be forthcoming.

House Bill 885 was introduced in the 2014 legislative session and authored by Rep. Peake and co-signed by Rep. Gravley. The bill was designed to increase treatment options for children suffering from seizure disorders, and other specific medical conditions, by restricting and regulating the distribution of cannabidiol, an oil-based derivative of the cannabis plant. HB 885 failed to pass during the 2014 session, but resulted in the creation of the Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions Joint Study Committee, ultimately created by SR 981. The committee has held several meetings to hear from families who are seeking this treatment, in addition to law enforcement officials, the medical community, and leaders from other states with similar legislation.

For more information on the Growing Hope film, please click here, and for more information on the Journey of Hope, please click here.


Rep. Allen Peake and Rep. Micah Gravley Announce the Premiere of “Growing Hope” Documentary

ATLANTA— State Representatives Allen Peake (R-Macon) and Micah Gravely (R-Douglasville) today announced the premiere of the Growing Hope film, a documentary that follows the life of HB 885 and focuses on decisions parents in Georgia are making to receive treatment for their children. The film will debut on Thursday, November, 6 in Dallas, Georgia.

“This powerful and emotional film gives viewers a brief glimpse of the struggles that Georgia families with children with seizure disorders are facing and also provides proof of what cannabis can do for the quality of life for our children and citizens who are suffering,” said Rep. Peake. “This film and the positive feedback that it has already received, proves that the work that we are doing to help these families has not been in vain. Growing Hope showcases several Georgia families that I have come to know and love, and I hope that this film will help more people understand why it is so crucial to bring this treatment to Georgia. I welcome and encourage everyone to come out and support Growing Hope.”

The Growing Hope film will premiere on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Dallas Theater in Dallas, Georgia. The premiere event is open to the public; tickets are $5.00, and all proceeds will go to Journey of Hope Fund, a nonprofit that aides Georgia families who travel to other states to obtain cannabis oil for their children. Those interested in attending can purchase tickets through the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce or at the door on the day of the event.

“I am honored and proud to support this film, and extremely humbled that its premiere is being held in my home county,” said Rep. Gravley. “Our community is excited for the debut of this film, which features families from our area with whom I have been working since the inception of HB 885. The unveiling of a documentary of this nature in our state proves to me that there is growing support among citizens for medical cannabis in Georgia. We have made unprecedented strides in the last year as we continue to increase awareness of this type of treatment, and I look forward to continued progress.”

The documentary film follows Georgia’s fight to provide medical cannabis to children suffering from various forms of Epilepsy, as well as other Georgia patients who would benefit from the medicinal use of cannabis oil. The Growing Hope film features many Georgia Families, including Paulding County’s Wages Family and the Clark Family who have been fighting for their children Sidney and Caden. The film also includes interviews from Georgia legislators including former State Rep., Dr. Ben Watson (R-Savannah), Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon), Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), Rep. Scot Turner (R-Holly Springs), Rep. Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville), and Sen. Butch Miller (R-Gainesville).

House Bill 885 was introduced in the 2014 legislative session and authored by Rep. Peake and co-signed by Rep. Gravley. The bill was designed to increase treatment options for children suffering from seizure disorders, and other specific medical conditions, by restricting and regulating the distribution of cannabidiol, an oil-based derivative of the cannabis plant. HB 885 failed to pass during the 2014 session, but resulted in the creation of the Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions Joint Study Committee, ultimately created by SR 981. The committee has held several meetings to hear from families who are seeking this treatment, in addition to law enforcement officials, the medical community, and leaders from other states with similar legislation.

For more information on the Growing Hope film, please click here, and for more information on the Journey of Hope, please click here.

 


Rep. Micah Gravley Earns ‘A’ Rating from NRA

ATLANTA – State Representative Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville) recently received an ‘A’ rating from the National Rifle Association of America. This grade serves as an evaluation of Rep. Gravley’s support of Second Amendment issues during his time in office.

“I am honored to be recognized by the NRA with this distinction, as I have always been a strong supporter of pro-second amendment rights,” said Rep. Gravley. “The second amendment is one of the founding principles upon which our country was built, and it is extremely important to me to protect the constitutional right to bear arms for all Georgians.”

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. More than five million members strong, the NRA strives to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The NRA also provides firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services.

For more information on the NRA, please click here.


Rep. Gravley Issues Statement on Fatal Auto Accident Involving South Paulding Teens

ATLANTA— State Representative Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville) today commented on an auto accident that recently occurred in Carroll County, which claimed the lives of two teens, injured a Georgia State Trooper and two others. Rep. Gravley issued the following statement:

“I am saddened to learn about the horrific accident that took the lives of two South Paulding students and injured three others involved.  Our community mourns their loss,” said Rep. Gravley. “I want to offer my condolences and prayers to the families of the South Paulding teens who lost their lives, as well as the students, faculty, and staff at South Paulding High School, as an entire community is grieving today.  I also pray for a quick and healthy recovery for the other three individuals who were involved in the accident.”


Rep. Gravley Comments on Journal of the American Medical Association Report

ATLANTA— State Representative Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville) commented today on the recent report issued by the Journal of the American Medical Association. The report, composed of five papers, supports the organizations’ stance that cannabis oil be used for medicinal purposes and is supported by “high-quality evidence.” Rep. Gravley issued the following statement:

“I am extremely happy about the report of the nation’s top medical organization formally recognizing cannabis as having medicinal qualities which can be useful in treating a multitude of diagnosis,” said Rep. Gravley. “In Georgia, the legislature recognized this almost 35 years ago and again in 2015.  This report further confirms what hundreds of Georgia patients and families have been fighting for, and I am proud to have been a part of that fight.”

For more information on the JAMA report, click here.


Rep. Gravley Welcomes Douglas County Commissioner and Coroner to State Capitol

ATLANTA— State Representative Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville) recently led the Georgia House of Representatives in recognizing Douglas County Tax Commissioner Todd Cowan and Douglas County Coroner Randy Daniel. Commissioner Cowan and Coroner Daniel were each recognized by House Resolutions for their accomplishments.

“It was an honor to welcome Commissioner Cowan and Coroner Daniel to the State Capitol,” said Rep. Gravley. “These distinguished public servants received awards from their respective associations as the commissioner and coroner of the year for 2014. We are blessed to have such outstanding officials serve the people of Douglas County.”

House Resolution 155 commends Commissioner Cowan for being named Tax Commissioner of the Year by the Georgia Association of Tax Officials. Cowan received the award at the Georgia Association of Tax Officials annual conference and was selected by 159 county Tax Commissioners from across the state.

House Resolution 409 congratulates Coroner Daniel for being named 2014 Coroner of the Year by the Georgia Coroners Association. The award is given annually to recognize outstanding public service as coroner and as a citizen of the county in which the coroner serves. Daniel was nominated for the award by Deputy Coroner Nathan Mitchell, Sheriff Phil Miller, Fire Chief Scott Spencer, and Douglasville Police Chief Chris Womack.

For more information on House Resolution 155, please click here.

For more information on House Resolution 409, please click here.


Reps. Gravley and Hightower Meet with GDOT in Douglas County to Discuss Problem Areas

ATLANTA— State Representatives Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville) and Dusty Hightower (R-Carrollton) recently met with officials from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) in Douglas County to tour the area’s troubled roadways.

“Over the past year, I have met with and spoken to constituents and county leaders about problem areas dealing with eases of access, traffic flow, and most importantly the public’s safety on our roadways,” said Rep. Gravley. “I have been working with Commissioner Ann Jones-Guider, Senator Dugan and Representative Hightower to address these concerns with our Georgia DOT. By visiting Douglas County, GDOT officials had a first-hand look at our local needs. Senator Dugan and Representative Hightower share my concerns, along with Chairman Worthan and Commissioners Jones-Guider and Mulcare.”

“I want thank the local commissioners that met with us to tour Douglas County with GDOT,” said Rep. Hightower. “We spent close to three hours traveling across the county with GDOT personnel and engineers in an effort to put boots on the ground to fix some of Douglas County’s intersections and roads. Today we often rely too heavily on emails and texts, but sometimes to addresses a need, you must to go straight to the source and have a first-hand look at the problem. I think we are making great strides in the right direction, and GDOT seemed eager to help address the concerns of our Douglas County constituents and our commissioners who were fighting for those they represent.”

GDOT Officials, including Regional Engineer Rachel Brown and Douglas County DOT Director Randy Hulsey, met with Douglas County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Worthan and Commissioners Ann Jones-Guider and Mike Mulcare. The group toured troubled areas including the following intersections: West Banks Mill-Poole Road and Big A Road at Highway 5, John West Road at Highway 5, Berea Road, and Highway 5, Alexander Parkway and Highway 5, and the off-ramps at Highway 5 in the Bill Arp Community.