Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Caceres from North Augusta Strucked in the Middle of the Road

 On October 29, 2013 at approximately 2121 hours, Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputies answered a call to the Gordon Hwy Bridge (Near the Georgia & South Carolina state line) regarding a traffic accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle. Upon Sheriff’s Deputies arrival, it was learned that the pedestrian (Later identified as Dario Martin Caceres, 32 of North Augusta, SC) was standing in the middle of the Gordon Hwy, according to the Sheriff office report.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Republicans Going Southwest

Atlanta, GA - For the first time in recent history, the Georgia Republican Party will open regional headquarters throughout the state to enhance visibility, strengthen community ties, and drive voter turnout in targeted districts. The GAGOP will open their first regional headquarters in Southwest Georgia on Wednesday, November 6 at Noon in Albany (2516 Dawson Road, Suite D).

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Augusta 2014 Budget

Is Sanity Returning to Congress?

Rep. Jeff Denham (CA-10) announced that he'll become the first Republican to cosponsor H.R. 15, the immigration bill introduced by Democratic leaders in the House just a few weeks ago!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Congress Should Act to Fulfill Voting Rights

Fifty years after the March on Washington, the future of voting rights is uncertain, according to a new Economic Policy Institute paper from Lawyers’ Committee’ President and Executive Director Barbara Arnwine and Voting Rights Project co-director Marcia Johnson-Blanco. In Voting Rights at a Crossroads, the authors examine the ongoing struggle for voting rights 50 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, as a part of EPI’s Unfinished March project.

Conservative Leaders to Push for Immigration Reform

ATLANTA, GA (Tim Isaacson) — With immigration reform the next big topic before Congress, evangelical leaders from the Atlanta area are joining top conservative law enforcement and business leaders and heading to Washington, D.C., next week for “Americans for Reform: Immigration Reform for our Economy, Faith and Security.”

Request to Delay Obamacare Penalty for Individuals

With the shutdown behind us, Congress can actually get back to the work you sent us here to do — like working on a long term plan to reduce our nation’s debt, and ensuring folks in the 12th District aren’t burdened by laws and regulations coming down from Washington.

Augusta Mayor to "Share Success" in Chicago

Mayor Deke Copenhaver will serve as a keynote panelist at the University of Chicago’s Cannon Design Office this Friday, October 25, 2013 in conjunction with the Harris School of Public Policy.

Job Fair Boot Camp in Aiken

There are lots of things happening with Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA, so here’s a quick Friday wrap-up:

Pharmacist of the Year Named by Georgia Society

AUGUSTA, GA (Denise Parrish) – Georgia Regents Health System Pharmacist Patricia Knowles has been named Pharmacist of the Year by the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists, a professional society of pharmacists practicing in organized health care settings. Photo courtesy from GRU.

Celebration of Panama's Mother Country Month

On Saturday 16th of November of 2013, the Asociación Cultural Hispanoamericana will carry out at the Augusta Public Library Auditorium A/B, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., THE CELEBRATION OF PANAMA'S MOTHER COUNTRY MONTH. Members and beneficiaries of ACHA, and the public in general are invited. The Augusta Public Library is located on 823 Telfair Street Augusta, GA 30901. Click here to obtain a map.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Roadblocks Should Be Brought Down in Georgia"

In response to State Court ruling that Bibb County roadblocks violate 4th Amendment rights, the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights issued the following statement: This past Monday, the Georgia State Court ruled unconstitutional Bibb County roadblock practices, on the grounds that violates 4th amendment rights.

Open Letter to Home Depot CEO by GLAHR

Dear Mr. Blake:

The undersigned, the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) respectfully requests your support for a call to Congress and to the President of the United States for a just and comprehensive immigration reform and to put a moratorium on deportations and the resulting separation of families.

"Estamos mejorando"

En las últimas dos semanas y media, millones de personas que viven en Estados Unidos visitaron la página para ver sus nuevas opciones de seguro de salud de acuerdo con la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio. En ese período de tiempo, se han enviado casi medio millón de solicitudes de cobertura de todas partes del país. Este tremendo interés (hasta la fecha hay más de 19 millones de visitas individuales a confirma que las personas que viven en Estados Unidos buscan cobertura de seguro de salud de calidad y a bajo precio, y desean encontrarla en Internet. (Editor: Nos imaginamos que en la página china estará la imagen de dos latinas).

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Armed Alamo March Live

Meth Trafficking From Mexico in the CSRA

AUGUSTA, GA (SDG) - A federal indictment, unsealed in federal court, has charged 14 defendants conspiring to traffic large amounts of methamphetamine from Mexico to Richmond, Columbia, and McDuffie Counties in Georgia, and to areas of South Carolina.

The charges result from a joint investigation by the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force, the DEA, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, State of Georgia Pardons and Parole Office, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Shutdown: The End of a Legislative Coup d'état?

The government shutdown is over, but turning the government back “on” after a shutdown is hardly as easy as flipping a switch. Government websites that were shuttered during the shutdown — including those for Interior Department bureaus that oversee oil and gas development — remained offline Thursday morning.

There are concerns about the impact of the federal shutdown on many states’s economies, among other aspects of public life. But until the Bureau of Labor Statistics gets back to work, it will be hard to quantify its impact on jobs.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Medicare Open Enrollment

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the start of the Medicare Open Enrollment, which begins October 15th and ends December 7th.  CMS encourages people with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage options for 2014.  Medicare’s Open Enrollment is not part of the Affordable Care Act’s new Health Insurance Marketplace, and people with Medicare do not need to do anything with Marketplace plans.


Dear President Obama,

We are is excited to know that the Senate and House have reached a deal to finally re-open the government. It gives us hope that Republicans and Democrats can work together to fix pressing issues facing our country. At the same time, Dreamers and Congress are ready to get back to work to complete immigration reform and finally end record-breaking deportation numbers. Just yesterday, Barack Obama echoed the same sentiment to work on immigration the "day after” Congress re-opens the government.

Malala Told Obama Most Awkward Thing Ever

Well, that was awkward. A Nobel Peace Prize nominee meets with a Nobel peace laureate and his family, and asks him to stop killing innocent people in her country with drones.

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and their daughter, Malia, meet with Malala Yousafzai in the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Sheriff is Seeking Public Help

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect and vehicle.  On 10/14/2013 at approximately 11:45 hours, a suspect pulled up to the gas pumps at 3309 Peach Orchard Road in what appears to be a black newer model Chevrolet Impala.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Public Information Open House for Richmond County

Central Avenue at Monte Sano Avenue Intersection Improvements
The City of Augusta will be conducting a Public Information Open House to present proposed intersection improvements for the intersection of Central Avenue with Monte Sano Avenue.  The public is encouraged to attend and provide input.

Thursday, October 24, 2013
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Trinity on the Hill UMC Cafeteria
1318 Monte Sano Avenue
Augusta, GA 30904

Shutting down entrance to Eloy Detention Center

ATLANTA, GA (Roberto Gutierrez) - On October 11, thirteen members of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) departed from Atlanta to join with other undocumented people, families facing deportation proceedings, day laborers, and immigrant rights organizers in a civil disobedience that will shut down the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency and stop deportations from Phoenix, Arizona, for a day.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Concrete Degradation at Seabrook Nuclear Plant

(Diane Screnci) - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has closed out a Confirmatory Action Letter (CAL) issued to NextEra regarding actions to be taken by the company in response to concrete degradation identified at the Seabrook nuclear power plant. A letter formalizing the CAL’s closure was issued to NextEra today.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Georgia House District 127 Race

The Augusta Richmond County Committee for Good Government endorsed Brian Prince for House of Representatives, District 127, at the end of the presentation from all three candidates. The especial election will take place November 5, 2013.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Children Family Events

Friday, October 4
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Jessye Norman Amphitheatre
*Music and special guest performance
by Georgia Public Broadcasting’s PBS
character Woofster of Super Why!.
Hosted by Lil’ Henry from
Henry’s Corner.

Children’s Week 2013
25 Years of Empowering Children & Families
October 4 - 10, 2013

A Running Chair for Noah

As you may be aware the Richmond County Sheriff Office (RCSO) has a running team which participates in various charity runs in this area. Some of our team members are also members of another running group named Black Girls run and often participate in the same events. During an event, it was learned that Naomi Williams has a 4 year old special needs child named Noah who is pushed by different runners during these events. Because of his disability, Noah has a special wheelchair designed for his safety but is not an ideal chair for running.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Immigration Bill Introduced in Congress

Latino and Democratic leaders have broken the stalemate in the House and introduced an immigration bill with a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans! 

Over 5,000 Firearm for Sale by the Sheriff Office

Starting tomorrow, one day per week for the next four weeks, an advertisement for an Invitation to Bid entitled "Disposal of Forfeited and Abandoned Firearms" will appear in the Augusta Chronicle.  Pursuant to Ga. Law such firearms obtained by Law Enforcement must be sold at auction or stored by the individual agency.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Augusta Commission Meeting Back to 2PM

The Augusta Richmond County Commission went back to its 2 pm meeting after several months of its 5 pm session. Closed door sessions and 2 pm sessions with few public attending the meetings are perfect environments to continue the suspicions deceptions at the Marble Palace, according to many conspiracy theorists.
Minute of October 1, 2013 | VIDEO

ObamaCare Enrollment Now

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has designated the date of October 1, 2013 for the launch of the Healthcare Marketplace. The Healthcare Marketplace is a website where Georgians can view and shop for health insurance policies and prices.

The open enrollment period runs from October 1, 2013 until March 31, 2014. Coverage begins on January 1, 2014.