Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Medical Cannabis Study November 12



AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - SR 981 creates the Joint Study Committee on the Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions. The meeting number 4 of the committee will take place November 12 at 1pm at Georgia Regents University (GRU).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Future of US Democracy

ATLANTA, GA (PR) - On Thursday, October 23, 6pm, Georgians from across the political spectrum will have an opportunity to share their views on money in politics, elections, and the future of our democracy with one of the nation’s top elections officials.  Ann Ravel, Vice Chair of the Federal Election Commission, will participate in a public forum hosted by the Emory University School of Law at the Tull Auditorium, 1301 Clifton Road NE, in Atlanta.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Is "Dr. Villain" Fading From Augusta?

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – The University of Nevada at Las Vegas named Azziz as one of three finalists in their search for the next University of Nevada at Las Vegas president. He will be visiting the UNLV campus during the week of November 10 to participate in a number of campus and community forums and meetings with the search committee.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bus Route to Connect Fort Gordon and Mall



AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - UPDATED 10/21/2014: A new route to connect the Augusta Mall and Fort Gordon was voted favorable by the Richmond County Commission. The pilot project set to begin November 3, one day prior the elections, will run for 6 months to adjust the service to the needs of the riders, then might continue normally. The Commission didn't allocate the full fund for the pilot and didn't hire a Director for the Augusta Public Transit (APT) also, yet. Other innovations are being discussed by the private operator and the Citizens Advisory Committee. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

¿Violadores de escolares protegidos?



AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - Cuando un chico estadounidense es violado sexualmente en la escuela la pregunta de un extranjero es: ¿Qué garantías tienen mis niños en la escuela de no ser víctimas? En un foro comunitario organizado por I Breathe I Rise, se hizo un llamado a los maestros honrados y valientes y a los padres a denunciar sospechas de acoso sexual. Los escolares en el condado de Richmond deben ser protegidos, coincidieron, aunque hasta ahora pareciera que los violadores gozan de impunidad.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bloodless Medicine Techniques at Seminar

AUGUSTA, GA (PR)A major principle in Patient- and Family-Centered Care at Georgia Regents Medical Center is that patients have direct input into how their health care is delivered. For instance if a patient doesn’t want a blood transfusion, the hospital can accommodate this request through the Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Leonidas Polk: Confederate Fighting Bishop



AUGUSTA, GA - Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk, of the Army of Tennessee, was killed by a cannon-shot in 1864, while engaged with his associates in command in making observations at the immediate front. Polk changed his mind about continuing as an Army officer and chose the priesthood instead. He also was a plantation owner in Louisiana with 200 slaves, according to scholars.

Saturday Voting in South Cobb

By Rich Pellegrino - I am pleased to share that Saturday voting has been secured in South Cobb on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Drive in Mableton. South Cobb now joins East and West Cobb in this unique Saturday voting option. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Vote Early and #PostThePeach

Bring an interpreter to the poll if needed

ATLANTA, GA (PR) - Voters across Georgia are challenged to vote early and show off their "I'm A Georgia Voter" stickers as part of the #PostThePeach Challenge, kicking off during a press conference on Friday, October 10, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta. 

15th Annual Stand Down for the Homeless

Annual event provides on-site assistance, services and resources to those in need

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - For the 15th year, The Augusta – Richmond County Continuum of Care for the Homeless, a group of local housing and social service providers, in partnership with the local V.A., will present its Annual Homeless Stand Down the Salvation Army Center of Hope, located at 1384 Greene Street.

Attendee registration opens on Friday, October 17th at 8:00 A.M. and continues throughout the event lasting until 2:00 P.M.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Free Book Program



AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in cooperation with Mayor Deke Copenhaver’s Office kicked off the Augusta Book Program as part of this year’s 25th Annual Greek Festival.  Through this new program, thousands of brand new text books from mainline publishers will be distributed during festival hours free of charge to any private or charter schools, homeschool and after school programs, libraries, or to any needy groups or families that may utilize them to enhance and promote higher standards of education among the youth throughout CSRA.

Augusta Commission Did It Again



AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - During the same session was approved the tax excise subsidy on energy for industries while the Augusta Richmond County Commission denied a break to a non-profit organization, Augusta Care Pregnancy Center, for the use of the TEE Center. Commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle insisted that non-profits -including churches- must start paying taxes or fees for city services. On the other hand, a city employee complained for unsafe work environment while law enforcement officers were praised by the Commission for outstanding job in reducing crime in the county.