Monday, September 29, 2014

Sunday Early Voting in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - The Richmond County Board of Elections approved during a special called meeting early voting on Sunday, October 26, 2014.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mes de la Hispanidad en Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - En los Estados Unidos, el Mes de la Hispanidad se conmemora del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre para celebrar la cultura y las tradiciones de la gente en los Estados Unidos con raíces en España y países hispanoparlantes de latinoamérica y el caribe.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Debate-Gate: Allen Faced Barrow in Closed Doors

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - UPDATE 9/27/2014 - Rick Allen debated John Barrow in closed doors, since the capacity of the place it is so small to fit all the people wanted to participate in it. There was no audio system for the audience outside to listen, either. The Islamic Center rejected at the last minute by Allen and the Morris Communications could have up to 1000 people inside.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Davis Defends His Vote on Energy Subsidy

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - There are two Kings in Spain, two Popes in Rome, and two Mayors in Augusta-Richmond County. Senator Hardie Davis, to be Mayor January 1, 2015, with Mayor Deke Copenhaver until December 31, 2014, will propose to the Georgia General Assembly next year a legislation that will put in office the elected Mayor no longer than 60 days after the election in May. He also defended his vote in favor of HB 386 eliminating the state sales tax on energy for industries in detriment of revenues for local governments. 

Cyber-Education Summit

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) — As part of its commitment, GRU will host a Cyber-Education Summit from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in the J. Harold Harrison M.D. Education Commons on the Health Sciences Campus. Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, Director of the National Security Agency, and Chief of Central Security, will provide the keynote address.

Georgia Regents University (GRU) has joined leaders in industry, education, not-for-profit, and government to become a National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014 Champion and help promote online safety awareness.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lots of Homework for Pringle

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - The new Superintendent of Schools in Richmond County, Angela Pringle, took a lot of homework from parents. During her second day of listening sessions for the community and faculty/staff parents presented her a variety of ideas on how to make public schools better in the county. The meeting took place at the Technical Magnet School.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Security Breaches Down, Cost Up

While the number of security breaches has decreased, the scale and cost has nearly doubled, according to cyber attacks experts. The overall investment in security as part of total Intelligence Technology budget is increasing across all sectors - even in the most frugal industries. Beyond those alleged spectacular international hackings reported in 2014, some of the worst security breaches were actually caused by inadvertent human error in the United States, not orchestrated in a remote place in Malaysia by a group of cyber terrorists.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Job Fair | Feria de trabajo

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - In recognition of the Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15), Goodwill annually launches a Job Fair to target the diverse populations in the community. Also will be provided resume building support as well as interviewing skills workshops in English and Spanish languages.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Is Augusta a Senior-Friendly City?

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - A request for concurrence with the Augusta Georgia Planning Commission to approve a petition by Mary Kingcannon, on behalf of Joseph Kingcannon, requesting a Special Exception to establish a Family Personal Care Home was denied by the Richmond County Commission. In consequence 3 elder ladies must leave the facility after being in operation for near 5 years without any issues to incommode the neighbors of 3908 Fairington Drive. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Día Nacional de Registro al Voto

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet
En un mundo donde cada día es un día de fiesta – hay el día nacional de la dona, día de Pi (en honor al número 3.14 y celebrado con comer pastel), y el día de hablar como un pirata (ese no es internacional) – se unieron un grupo de organizaciones y decidieron que seguramente uno de estos días debería dedicarse a la inscripción de votantes.

Designaron el día y procedieron a registrar más de 300.000 votantes en su primer esfuerzo - el cuarto martes de septiembre en 2012.

Opposition to Arm Syrian Rebels

WASHINGTON, DC (PR) - U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in opposition to the McKeon Amendment to H.J. Res. 124. The Amendment would authorize assistance to train and arm Syrian rebels to combat the forces of the Islamic State or ISIL.

“Today, 227 years ago, on September 17th, our founding fathers signed our nation’s most precious document – the U.S. Constitution. As we celebrate Constitution Day today, and as the House votes on the President’s request to authorize aid to Syrian rebels and discusses steps to address the rising threat of ISIL – it is important to reflect on the founding principles of this nation.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Harris Isn’t Puppet of Anyone in District 7

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - UPDATE 9/29/2014: Hap Harris was appointed as Interim Commissioner for District 7 by the Augusta Richmond County Commission in open session. He assured the media he is not "puppet" of Super Commissioner Grady Smith.