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Welcome, to the official website of The Hayden Collins Radio Program, a Conservative Republican of North West Georgia.  Tune into the Hayden Collins Radio Program on Saturdays at noon.   These sites will keep you up to date on the latest issues of importance to the citizens of North West Georgia, as well as the entire State of Georgia.  This website also includes several community service links of which Hayden has been a part of and associated within his community.  Over the past 20 years, Hayden and his family have served North West Georgia and the State of Georgia as Foster/Adoptive Parents.  Hayden’s other community service includes such groups as the Boy Scouts of America, Civil Air Patrol, ESGR, and the Georgia Youth Challenge.  Please take the time to get to know Hayden.  Hayden@HaydenCollins.org

The Season

The holiday season is upon us and we are busy preparing to make merry, so to all of you Merry Christmas!

As I reflect upon the celebration and traditions of Christmas I am reminded of how fortunate we are even here in Georgia. Austin Collins was lost with the USS Arizona on December 7th and is remembered each Christmas.  My father was in the Pacific, fighting the Japanese in 1940’s during World War II. He did not have a Mess Hall to sit down and have a Christmas dinner. Nor did he see home for almost four years.  I am certain he did not have “shout outs” back home to friends and family. My father’s brother William was in snow covered fields and forest in China with the Flying Tigers during World War II. I can imagine a hot cup of coffee would have been heaven.

We might not be the “greatest generation”, but we sure have worked to enhance our standard as a state and nation. I sometimes think about those who have served before me and ask myself how important is it to worry about what is being served in the Mess Hall or if the Internet will be fast.

This is a time of year we gather with family and friends, give thanks for the blessings in our lives and share our gifts with others.  As soldiers, we dedicate our time and talents all year to serving our state and our nation and preserving freedom around the world.  I am thankful for this noble calling and for the honor of serving with you. Your nation and your leaders have asked a lot of you this past year.  Recognizing the good in our lives and giving thanks is not always easy during challenging times.

We need to support each other.  Remember that when problems arise, they are temporary, localized, and changeable by your own effort.  Whatever personal or professional challenges you face right now, we have people standing by to support you.  Together we can ensure that all have a safe and joyous holiday.

IRMA Ready to Serve your Neighbor

HURRICANE IRMA

Though the landfall and potential impacts of Hurricane Irma are currently unknown, our areas of responsibility including but not limited too Local and County Government is working with internal departments and local agencies to ensure readiness and response. This includes reviewing department plans, verifying continuity of operations and conducting assessments on infrastructure throughout the areas of responsibility.

Fully expect this to initiate the following before we start any support missions.

Family First: If you have damage or your family is in need they have top priority.

If one of our own needs help and call for support, we help.

Do not miss work or use vacation days for support unless you have a bunch, use your best judgement and do not jeopardize your employment over service.

We may lose communications if the power is out in several areas. Do not self-deploy.   Expect to hear from your EMA about missions and deployment as services are restored.  Remember we are an augment service during times like this and our call to service will not be immediate.  We will shine with the sun after the storm.

Be ready to answer the call.

Expect, alert conditions and emergency status to change to reflect storm intensity and please check your E mail and voice mail if conditions change. It’s time to prep for rescue efforts. Be ready to pull neighbors out and care for those who need you.

Charge your cell phone. Do not use it after the storm. However, change your voice mail with messages of your status. For example, the storm passed. Alive and well cleaning up. Change the message daily to keep love ones informed.