Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Black Friday Augustans Left Out in the Cold

South Augusta's Plan for Revitalization

AUGUSTA, GA (Al Dallas) - Today the City of Augusta and Hull Storey Gibson Companies kicked off the redevelopment of Windsor Square shopping center by announcing the additions of Chick-fil-A and Krispy Kreme as part of a revitalization plan to create a new first class retail and restaurant destination for South Augusta.

Young Musicians Awarded by GMEA

Photo by GRU
AUGUSTA, GA (Kelly Jasper) – Two young musicians, including a student and recent alum of the Department of Music at Georgia Regents University, were honored in recent composition contests.

William Dukes, a senior music major at GRU, was a winner in the Georgia Music Educators Association Composition Contest in November. His piece, “Saxophone Quartet in F minor,” will be performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference in Savannah in January.

Monday, November 25, 2013

3 Suspects in Custody for the Charlie Davis Jr. Murder

German-American Chamber of Commerce in Tennessee

Chattanooga, Tenn., (Chanta S. Waller) — The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States, Inc. (GACC South) announced on Nov. 22, the opening of their new Tennessee chapter office and appointment of its new director. The office was dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and welcoming remarks from U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Animals Harmed for Research versus Entertainment

By now you are aware that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has made a number of claims questioning the care and treatment of animals at Georgia Regents University (GRU).

Friday, November 22, 2013

Consulado mexicano móvil en Tennessee

Recuerde que para tramitar su pasaporte y/o matrícula tanto en Consulado General como en Consulado Sobre Ruedas, es necesario obtener una cita a través de Mexitel en cualquiera de los dos modalidades disponibles:

Tel.: 1-877-MEXITEL (639-4835) Internet: sre.mexitel.com.mx/mexitel_web/login


No olvides llevar tus documentos originales para realizar tus trámites.


Acta de nacimiento original.
Identificación oficial vigente con fotografía.
Comprobante de domicilio a tu nombre.

Acta de nacimiento original.
Identificación oficial vigente con fotografía.
Dos fotografías tamaño pasaporte (4.5x3.5cm) (sin lentes, cabeza descubierta, de frente y con fondo blanco).
Si vas a tramitar algún documento para un menor, no olvides:

La presencia de ambos padres con identificación oficial vigente con fotografía.
Acta de nacimiento del menor.
Identificación con fotografía (escuela).
Menores de 6 años pueden presentar cartilla de vacunación y carta del pediatra con fotogtrafía.
*Mujeres casadas deben presentar acta de matrimonio original sólo si requieren apellido de casada en su documento.


Consulado General de México en Atlanta
1700 Chantilly Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

Tel. +1 (404) 266-2233
Fax +1 (404) 266-2302

Hephzibah High Lockdown and More

UPDATE: Richmond County Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Lavarius Kentrez Beasley (Photo Attached) in relation to the Armed Robbery that occurred on 11/17/2013 in the Hephzibah High School parking lot.

Anyone with information regarding Beasley’s whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080.  Callers may remain anonymous.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to 5178 Henderson Road, Hephzibah GA 30815 in reference to a Criminal Attempt  Burglary in progress.  Upon arrival it was learned that the suspects (3 B/Ms) had left the scene travelling in a blue in color Toyota Corolla. Responding deputies in the area spotted the vehicle and a pursuit ensued.

McCallum Running for Congress District 1

Glynn County, Georgia (Wells Ellenberg) - Today, conservative businessman and community leader John McCallum announced his candidacy for Congress in Georgia's 1st District.

"I am running because we are at a tipping point between two vastly different visions for our country's future," said McCallum.  "There are two camps competing for the hearts and minds of the American people.  I believe our country's greatness rests in the power of the American people.  Our opponents believe our greatness lies in our government. These two visions are at war with each other - both cannot win - and liberty hangs in the balance.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Deportations Are Wrong, Not Only for Military Families

As the fight for immigration reform winds through Congress, the President continues to oversee 1,100 unfair deportations each day.  As the White House pushes House Republicans to act, the President has the responsibility to do everything in his power to also grant relief to those who would benefit from reform.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

12 Bands of Christmas to Light-Up Augusta Holidays

AUGUSTA, GA (AL DALLAS) - The Downtown Development Authority and City of Augusta will partner with 12 Bands of Christmas this year and bring the popular Christmas Concert to the Christmas Light-Up Spectacular Celebration December 7th at the Augusta Common.

Robbing an Elder Neighbor for Drug

On Wednesday 11/13/2013 at approximately 11:58 PM the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3314 Blanchard Road, Augusta GA 30906 in reference to a robbery of the resident, 78yoa W/F Janice Donaldson.  

Upon officer’s arrival it was learned that earlier during the day Latasha Rouse (B/F, 34yoa, of 2515 Georgetown Drive) an acquaintance of Donaldson’s from the neighborhood,  came by Donaldson’s residence to borrow money to pay Rouse’ s Georgia Power Bill.  

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Andorra Drive Deadly Incident

On 11/11/2013 at 6:39 PM the Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to 2560 Andorra Drive in reference to shots being fired and one person, Delarrion Smith (B/M, 18YOA, 4126 S. Allendale Court, Hephzibah GA), being down. Upon arrival at the scene officers located Delarrion Smith with a gunshot wound to the chest. Delarrion Smith was transported to GRU (Georgia Regents University) for medical treatment where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Wycliffe Gordon to be Presented with Visiting Professorship

AUGUSTA, GA (Kelly Jasper) – Renowned jazz trombonist and international recording artist, composer, and arranger Wycliffe Gordon will be presented with a visiting professorship in the Department of Music at Georgia Regents University when he takes the stage with the GRU Jazz Ensemble on Tuesday.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Augusta, the Digital City

AUGUSTA, GA (AL DALLAS) - For the fourth year in a row, the City of Augusta’s Information Technology Department ranked among the top digital city governments as announced by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities Program. Ten finalists were chosen in four separate population categories. 

The Information Technology Department ranked #2 in the mid-sized category for cities with a population between 125,000 to 249,999. Augusta is the only State of Georgia municipality to be recognized in this competition. 

Republicans Calling IRS on Better Georgia

(Atlanta, GA) - The budding romance between gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter and Better Georgia, a self-described "progressive values advocacy organization", has reignited curiosity throughout the Peach State regarding the legality of the group's behavior.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Funds to Expand Access to Healthcare

Funding supports new primary care sites in 236 communities to serve more than 1.25 million additional patients.

The U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $150 million in awards under the Affordable Care Act to support 236 new health center sites across the country. These investments will help care for approximately 1.25 million additional patients.

"Now is not time for Atlanta liberals"

(Atlanta, GA) - Today State Senator Jason Carter announced his intentions to run for Governor of Georgia.  Following his announcement, the Georgia Republican Party issued the following statements:

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

GA Women protest at the GOP headquarters

Atlanta, GA - On Thursday November 7th, dozens of women and supporters are joining together
in protest outside the headquarters of the Republican Party of Georgia, to demand that the
Republican Party stands on the right side of history, and support fair comprehensive immigration
reform now.

Women and children make up ¾ of all immigrants, and are disproportionately
impacted by the current failed immigration system, and demand that the US Republican
Representatives of Georgia to join their fellow Republican colleagues Denham, Ros-Lehtinen
and Valadao in fixing this system and keeping families together by passing fair immigration
reform before the end of the year.

Máximo tribunal con dilema divino

La Corte Suprema de Justicia de los Estados Unidos hoy apareció profundamente conflictuada sobre qué tipo de oraciones públicas podría ser aceptable en una reunión pública a la cual los jueces se enfrentan a la delicada cuestión constitucional de separación entre iglesia y estado. La discusión que se inició hoy no arrojó un fallo y se estima que el mismo podría surgir en los próximos días.

Involuntary Loss of Urine Free Seminar

AUGUSTA, GA (Denise Parrish) – Dr. Brent Parnell hears this question often: “Is it normal for me to pee a little when I laugh?”

Friday, November 1, 2013

ObamaCare Site Ready in Georgia

El sitio cibernético del Affordable Care Act (ACA) ya está disponible para los residentes de Georgia. Pulse el siguiente enlace Pre-Registration. Los residentes legales pueden registrarse para obtener seguro médico.
The Affordable Care Act website for Georgia's resident is ready. Click the Pre-Registration link to go to apply for the health insurance of your choice. Only legal residents can apply.

Victoria para cuidado de salud de hispanas

NUEVA YORK (Erin White) — Jessica González-Rojas, directora ejecutiva del Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva, hizo la siguiente declaración en respuesta al fallo judicial del 28 de octubre, que bloqueó dos piezas clave de la controvertida ley del aborto de Texas: