Associated Press Georgia Daybook

Associated Press Georgia Daybook for Tuesday, Aug. 6.


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Aug. 6. ALL DAY. SAFETY STAND DOWN — The U.S. Department of Labor s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, along with trade associations and employers throughout Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, will conduct a one-hour safety stand-down at construction sites and workplaces on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The stand-down supports OSHA s nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls.

Contacts: Michael D’Aquino (U.S. Department of Labor), 404-562-2076

On the Net:, Stop Falls information

Aug. 6. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. GREEN TEA COALITION LAUNCH — The Green Tea Coalition is comprised of members across the political spectrum who use common ground to empower American consumers to unlock America s full energy potential.

Location: Atlanta Friends Meeting House

701 West Howard Avenue

Decatur GA.

On the Net:, Green Tea Coalition website

Aug. 7. 10 a.m. ISAKSON-ATLANTA VA FIELD HEARING — U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will chair a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee field hearing in Atlanta, Ga., on Wednesday, August 7, at 10 a.m. to examine the April 2013 reports from the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General detailing mismanagement of inpatient and contracted outpatient mental health programs at the Atlanta VA Medical Center in the wake of three veteran suicides and to address the steps the VA has taken to improve the mental health care provided in all of their facilities.

Location: Georgia State University

University Student Center

44 Courtland Street

Atlanta, Georgia 30379

Contacts: Marie Gordon (Isakson press office), 770-661-0999

Aug. 8 – 22. ALL DAY. AGRICULTURAL TOUR — Congressman Doug Collins, R-GA, will conduct a district-wide tour of various outlets in Georgia’s Ninth District agricultural community. Agriculture and agribusiness remain the top economic industries in Georgia’s Ninth District, and the tour marks Collins’ commitment to farmers throughout Northeast Georgia.

Jaemor Farms – Banks Crossing Grand Opening

When: Thursday, August 8, 2013

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Where: 40081 U.S. Hwy. 441

Commerce, GA 30529

Georgia Farm Bureau Tailgate

(asterisk)(asterisk)Rep. Collins will be the keynote speaker for this event

When: Thursday, August 8, 2013

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: London Farm

316 Vernon London Road

Cleveland, GA 30528

Agricultural & Economic Development Steak & Eggs Breakfast

When: Tuesday, August 13th

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Comer Lions Club

Lexington Road

Colbert, GA 3062

Madison County Farm Tour

When: Tuesday, August 13th

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Where: Moon Farms

3498 Hwy 72 East

Colbert, GA 30628

Franklin County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

When: Thursday, August, 22nd

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Franklin County High School Agriculture Center

6570 Highway 145, Carnesville, GA 30521

Contacts: Loree Thompson (Rep. Collins press contact), 202-809-2285

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