Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Closed Offices and Ice on the Roads in Augusta

Area Re-opened:
·         FLYOVER BRIDGES I-20 AND 1-520 HAVE BEEN REOPENED. Salt and sand have been put down, use caution if traveling.

AUGUSTA, Ga – Information from the Emergency Operations Center. Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Deputy has reported ice on the road at the following additional locations:

Monday, January 27, 2014

Net Neutrality: Goodbye Free Speech?

Imagine a world in which access to your favorite websites and apps is determined by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) — a world in which AT&T, Verizon, or Comcast can slow or even block online content and services they don’t like while speeding up access to those they favor.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Purchasing Online Could be Dangerous

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office would like to ensure the public is aware that robberies do occur at times when purchasing items found on the web when meeting in person.  Extreme caution should always be used if you plan to meet someone you don’t know from sites such as Craigslist or Backpage.

México lamenta ejecución en Texas de Edgar Tamayo

MEXICO, D.F. (Comunicado No. 023) - El mexicano Edgar Tamayo Arias fue ejecutado el día de hoy en Texas. La ejecución viola la Convención de Viena sobre Relaciones Consulares y contraviene el fallo de la Corte Internacional de Justicia dictado en el Caso Avena (2004). Esta decisión ordenó a Estados Unidos a revisar y reconsiderar los veredictos de culpabilidad y la pena capital impuesta al señor Edgar Tamayo, así como a otros 50 connacionales, cuyo derecho a la notificación y asistencia consular fue violado por las autoridades de Texas al momento de su detención.

Record LEO Suicide Rate and PTSD

The Georgia Division of the Southern States PBA, Inc. and the Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. have partnered with In Harm’s Way and the Mississippi L.E.A.P.S. programs to educate law enforcement administrators, law enforcement officers and their family members about the hidden dangers of PTSD and its connection to the high rate of law enforcement suicide.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Conservative Minority Outreach in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - The CSRA Minority Engagement, in partnership with the Georgia Black Republican Council, is proud to host Rev. C.L. Bryant, creator of the critically-acclaimed documentary, Runaway Slave, for its inaugural conservative minority outreach event.  This first-of-its-kind affair will take place on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, in Candler Hall on the campus of Paine College.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Martin Luther King 25th Memorial Observance at FPC

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670 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901 : P 706.262.8900

Saturday, January 18, 2014

3rd Annual Literary Festival in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (Corey Washington) - The Augusta Literary Festival is proud to announce the winner of the 2014 Yerby Award. The Yerby winner is Charmaine Zimmerman-Brackett, a local writer. Her teary eyed reaction was priceless, as she accepted her award in an arm sling. She beat out a very talented pool of authors. Charmaine’s win is even more impressive since her book, The Key of Elyon, is her first.

Missing 8 Years Old Child in Augusta Found

UPDATE: On Saturday January 18, at 0315 hours 8 year old Michael Mosqueta was located safe and unharmed. Details on where Mosqueta was located are not available at this time.

Missing 8 year old child H/M Michael Mosqueta 4'06/70lbs last seen 7pm leaving 3008 Clakston Road off Bel Air Road in the Granite Hill subdivision wearing a towel. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Sheriffs Office at 706-821-1080.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

GAGOP: Republicans Are Good Deal for Georgians

Atlanta, GA (GAGOP) - Following the Georgia State of the State address by Republican Governor Nathan Deal, gubernatorial candidate Senator Jason Carter (D-42) delivered a Democratic response. After Carter's speech, the Georgia Republican Party issued the following statements:

Monday, January 13, 2014

Seguro médico en línea de Obamacare activo en Georgia

El sitio cibernético en español para los ciudadanos hispanos de Georgia está activo y si los interesados se registran ahora tendrán acceso de cobertura para febrero. Cabe apuntar que los indocumentados no pueden obtener el servicio del Affordable Care Act u Obamacare y tendrán que comprar directamente de las aseguradoras o recibir atención sanitaria en centros hospitalarios comunitarios o clínicas privadas. El último día de inscripción es el 31 de marzo.

Visite el sitio para inscribirse en Georgia aquí.

Georgia Regents Medical Center Limits Visits Due to Flu

AUGUSTA, GA (Denise Parrish) – Georgia Regents Medical Center is temporarily restricting hospital visitation of friends and family under age 12 in an effort to help prevent the spread of influenza virus and other circulating respiratory illnesses. In addition, guests who are experiencing flu-like symptoms should not visit patients at the medical center or Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Georgia Democrats Hopeful of Regaining Power in 2014

GRU to Go Downtown Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (Christen Carter)– More than 50 local merchants and community organizers are calling Georgia Regents University students, faculty, and staff to “Go Downtown” Thursday, Jan. 16, for a day complete with music, discounts, and fireworks. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Seven Locations for GA US Senate Debates

ATLANTA, GA (GAGOP) - The Georgia Republican Party will host seven debates throughout Georgia for candidates seeking the U.S. Senate seat now held by retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss.  By organizing debates in all four corners of the state, the Georgia GOP will provide voters with more access, more information, and more opportunities to interact with the Republican candidates for Senate. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

GRU to Release 12 Bands of Christmas CD

AUGUSTA, GA (Christen Carter)  – Georgia Regents University and The 12 Bands of Christmas will celebrate local bands with ties to the university with the release of a new CD featuring their music. 
Volume I, which includes music by GRU students, alumni, faculty, staff, and supporters, features tracks by Black Swan Lake, Eskimojitos, Funk You, Impulse Ride, Jeremy Graham Band , People Who Must, Snapdragon, The Radar Cinema, The Ramblin’ Fevers, and Will McCranie.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sheriff Won't Need Search Warrant to Inspect Businesses

UPDATE: Ordinance 7409 was approved January 7, 2014. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office will have the responsibility for the enforcement of the Second Hands Ordinance. The Sheriff, or his(her) representative, will have the authority to inspect establishments licensed during the hours in which the premises are open for business. These inspections should be made for the purpose of verifying compliance with the requirements of the ordinance and state law. The Richmond County Commission will vote to approve on January 7, unless some Commissioner changes his/her vote at the last minute.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Tameka Allen is the Interim Administrator of Richmond County

From the City's Website   
UPDATE: Tameka Allen was appointed Interim Administrator effective January 7, 2014, of Richmond County until a permanent one is found and hired. The Mayor can't have two salaries and absolute power after all. The information was learned from other sources than the city officials. Fred Russell was fired last month by the Commission during a closed door emergency meeting. Later the Commission elected the Mayor to fill the Administrator duties. According to the information we have received the Mayor by law can't have both positions. 

Part of the January 7, 2014 session:

First Culinary Graduation at Helms College

AUGUSTA, GA (Barry Paschal) - Helms College, Augusta Campus, will celebrate the success of its first graduating class of culinary students with a ceremony set for 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road at Fury’s Ferry Road.