TALLULAH RIVER ROAD; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 153
(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2018)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                          TALLULAH RIVER ROAD


                           HON. DOUG COLLINS

                               of georgia

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2018

  Mr. COLLINS of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to thank residents 
of Tate City for advocating for people who live in and visit Northeast 
Georgia. These Georgians alerted me to the unsafe conditions of 
Tallulah River Road, which runs through Towns and Rabun Counties. This 
road is the sole route to Tate City and provides access to campgrounds, 
fishing streams, and destinations in the Chattahoochee National Forest 
and Appalachian Trail.
  I wrote to the U.S. Forest Service requesting road repair and 
maintenance, and would like to thank them for making timely 
improvements to Tallulah River Road.
  Following that letter, the talented Forest Service team, including a 
bulldozer driver named Brad, went to work clearing out ditches, 
removing roadside vegetation, managing potholes, and leveling and 
adding significant amounts of gravel to the road. Residents of Tate 
City have since reported that Tallulah River Road is easier to navigate 
and the surrounding area has benefited from the improvements.
  None of this would have been possible without the advocacy of 
concerned citizens. I would like to thank the many residents of Tate 
City who reached out to help me represent the interests of Towns and 
Rabun County, including Larry Hample, the Harrisons, the Lovvorns, the 
Masseys, the Gilsons, the Penlands, the Shrivers, the Van Camps, Robin 
Fisher, Brantley DeLoatche, the Lisicias, Steven Sickmond, Anne Taylor, 
the Jareks, Nikolai Len, the Eriksons, William Giordano, Steve Harvey, 
and the Foremans.