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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Camden County Receives Grant for Weather Stations

The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA).

The $4,672 grant will assist in purchasing and installing six weather stations.

“We are working with our local communities to give them the latest communication tools that are labor and time savers allowing them to focus on being ready to respond...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Camden County Celebrates Reopening of Federal Shrimp Fishery

On January 24, 2018, federal waters off the coast of Camden County, Georgia were closed to shrimping under the direction of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration due to a prolonged period of water temperatures at or below 9°C in the region.

While the closure of this fishery was critically necessary to protect the population of spawning shrimp, local shrimpers and others have not worked or earned any income related to the shrimp harvest since the closure.

Camden County is working with shrimper...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Camden County Receives Grant for Weather Stations

The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA).

The $4,672 grant will assist in purchasing and installing six weather stations.

“We are working with our local communities to give them the latest communication tools that are labor and time savers allowing them to focus on being ready to respond...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Camden County Earns National Achievement Awards

Camden County, Georgia has been recognized with two (2) Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

“I am very excited about the announcement of two of Camden County’s programs earning National Achievement Awards. This allows Camden County to share our best practices with other counties across the nation,” said County Admin...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

ABL Space Systems Visits Camden County

ABL Space Systems visited Camden County on May 7, 2018.

Camden County Joint Development Authority (JDA) Executive Director, James Coughlin along with County Administrator and Spaceport Camden Project Lead, Steve Howard welcomed ABL CEO, Harry O’Hanley and CFO Dan Piemont to Camden County on Monday to...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Camden Residents Encouraged to Take Action during Hurricane Preparedness Week

The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared May 6-12, 2018, to be Hurricane Preparedness Week.

Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) urges all Camden County citizens to take time to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season that begins June 1, 2018.

This year Camden County EMA is participating in the National Level Exercise 2018 (NLE 2018)...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue of Georgia Endorse Spaceport Camden

In a joint letter to Acting FAA Administrator, Dan Elwell, United States Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue offered their support for Spaceport Camden.

In their letter the Senators stated, “[Spaceport Camden] is important to the economic future of coastal Georgia and represents an excellent opportunity to augment America’s space launch capability,” and go on to note that “Spaceport Camden will advance a ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Camden County Receives Gold Award for "2018 First Coast Healthiest Companies"

The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council and the Mayor’s Council on Fitness & Well-Being is recognizing the Camden County Board of Commissioners with a Gold Level Award for the First Coast Healthiest Companies.

The formal recognition will take place at the 10th Annual First Coast Worksite Wellness Conference on April 25, 2018, at the University of North Florida.

The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council (FCWWC) awards and recognizes the 2018 Healthiest Companies,...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

ABL Space Systems Visits Camden County

ABL Space Systems visited Camden County on May 7, 2018.

Camden County Joint Development Authority (JDA) Executive Director, James Coughlin along with County Administrator and Spaceport Camden Project Lead, Steve Howard welcomed ABL CEO, Harry O’Hanley and CFO Dan Piemont to Camden County on Monday to...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue of Georgia Endorse Spaceport Camden

In a joint letter to Acting FAA Administrator, Dan Elwell, United States Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue offered their support for Spaceport Camden.

In their letter the Senators stated, “[Spaceport Camden] is important to the economic future of coastal Georgia and represents an excellent opportunity to augment America’s space launch capability,” and go on to note that “Spaceport Camden will advance a ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Jacobs Engineering Authors 'The Right Place at The Right Time' Report on Spaceport Camden

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., one of the world's largest providers of technical, professional, and construction services has authored a feasibility study on Spaceport Camden titled “The Right Place at The Right Time.”

Jacobs Engineering and its subsidiaries are intimately familiar with the space industry, currently serving as the prime contractor of NASA's Test and Operations Support Contract at Kennedy Space Center.

“Jacobs Engineering knows the space industry and it k...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

FAA Extends Spaceport Camden Draft EIS Comment Period

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it would extend the Spaceport Camden Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) comment period until June 14, 2018.

After hearing comments from the community and the desire for residents to take part in this important process, the Camden County Board of County Commissioners formally requested the FAA extend the total comment period to 90 days on last Thursday. &nbs...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Gubernatorial Candidate Hunter Hill Announces Support for Spaceport Camden

Gubernatorial Candidate and former State Senator, Hunter Hill, offers his support for Spaceport Camden.

Tuesday, at an event on St Simons Island, Gubernatorial Candidate and former State Senator, Hunter Hill, offered his support for Spaceport Camden stating, “Georgia Tech is the number 2 ranked aerospace engineering school in the country and Naval...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Georgia Association of REALTORS® Commissions Poll on Spaceport Camden

UGA Research Project Finds Broad Support for Space Activities in Coastal Georgia

Trey Hood, Professor of Political Science and Director of the School of Public & International Affairs Survey Research Center at the University of Georgia presented findings on coastal Georgia’s opinions on a proposed spaceport at a meeting ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

FAA Releases Spaceport Camden Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Spaceport Camden has achieved its most significant milestone to date with the release of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The EIS process for Spaceport Camden began in the fall of 2015 and for the last two and a half years, the FAA has been evaluating the environmental impacts of all proposed construction and operational activities, including those from launches of orbital a...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Spaceport Camden Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ABL Space Systems

Steve Howard, Camden County Administrator and Spaceport Camden Project Lead announced that ABL Space Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with Camden County officials to explore future launch operations at Spaceport Camden.

The MOU outlines how ABL Space Systems will work with Spaceport Camden to test, manufacture, assemble, and launch orbital vehicles in Camden County. The MOU is a precursor to a larger definitive agreement to be negotiated and signed no later than July 31,...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Georgia Receives Expanded Role on National Space Council

Vice President Mike Pence, Chairman of the National Space Council, announced individuals selected to serve on the National Space Council’s Users Advisory Group (UAG).

Nominees for the Users Advisory Group include former astronauts, policy makers, military leaders and industry participants. The purpose of the UAG is to “foster close coordination, cooperation, and technology and information exchange” ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Spaceport Camden Project Lead Steve Howard Named Transportation Technology Game Changer

Camden County Administrator and Spaceport Camden Project Lead, Steve Howard, has been named one of Georgia’s ten Transportation Technology Game Changers by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).

TAG’s membership includes Georgia’s most innovative technology companies and has become one of Georgia’s premiere economic development engines. With 35,000 members, 2,000 member companies, and more than 200 events per year, T...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Spaceport Camden Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Public Comments

Spaceport Camden Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Information

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the availability of the Spaceport Camden Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). A copy of the Draft EIS is available here for dow...

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