Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Georgia GOP Counties Competition

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (PR) - Contests in local, state and federal elections are heating up, and there's no doubt that County Republican Parties will be the MVPs in our candidates' campaigns.  The Community Service Committee of the Georgia Republican Party is encouraging county parties to participate in another type of contest: earning the title of Most Generous County Republican Party in Georgia.

Abandonan Secure Communities por seguridad

Bajo la orden de un nuevo comisario en el condado de Walla Walla, en el estado de Washington, ya no se honrarán las solicitudes de U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) para mantener en custodia a inmigrantes que de lo contrario serían liberados, reportó UB. También afecta al condado de Kitsap, se informó.

Donald T. Sterling is No Aberration

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling is no aberration. On an audio recording that allegedly captures Sterling telling a girlfriend that he doesn’t want African-Americans at “my games”  and it ignited a furor. But it’s part and parcel of an increasingly rotten and ugly saga that has become all too familiar in recent days.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Signing of Georgia Health Care Freedom Act is Applauded

SMYRNA, GA (PR) - After Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 943, which contains the Lindsey Amendment prohibiting the use of taxpayer dollars for the implementation of Obamacare in Georgia, Republican lawmaker and candidate for Congress in Georgia's 11th Congressional District Rep. Ed Lindsey issued the following statements:

SPLOST VII is Vital to Pass for Sheriff Roundtree

“There have been some concerns surrounding some of the other items that have been included in the package and I too acknowledge that it is not a perfect package. I would urge you in the future to hold your elected officials strictly accountable for the operation of our city. But if the current SPLOST does not pass, there is currently no other funding source to obtain the items I have listed, which are vital to the operation of the Sheriff’s Office.”

Monday, April 28, 2014

Millions of Amended Tax Returns Expected

WASHINGTON, DC (PR) — As of April 18, almost 46 million returns were e-filed from home computers, more than the total from home computers for all of 2013. The IRS has received more than 131 million returns, of which 88 percent were e-filed.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Pro Family

ATLANTA, GA (PR) - The Steering Committee of Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates is thrilled to announce the endorsements for the Georgia 2014 Primary Elections.  Only candidates in contested primaries were considered for this round of endorsements.  General election endorsements will be made following the Primary (and Primary Runoff, if required).  To our incumbent endorsees, we thank you for your leadership and support during the 2014 legislative session!  For new candidates, we applaud your willingness to enter the electoral process.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Why Senator Carter Supported “Gun Bill”

The debate around gun rights can be incredibly polarizing, and there’s no question that some of the provisions of this particular bill — and my vote in favor of it — have left many people confused or disappointed. Let me tell you my thoughts about this vote.

Inaccessible Small Business Owners Missing Out On Big Bucks

Many people’s major concern when running errands or shopping is whether they can fit all they need to do into the time available. For people with disabilities, however, particularly for those who have physical disabilities, their major concern is whether they can get into the stores or buildings in the first place and, once in, whether they have access to the goods and services they need.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Misrepresenting Obama's Immigration Policy

White House advisor Cecilia Munoz is falsely claiming that President Obama cannot stop the deportations decimating immigrant communities — even though we all know that President Obama has the power to stem the flood of deportations his Administration has unleashed on immigrant communities.

Job Fairs in South Augusta, Aiken

AUGUSTA, GA, AIKEN, SC (PR) - In celebration of the annual Goodwill Week, May 5-9, Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA will hold a series of spring job fairs throughout its 35-county service area, including two in the CSRA. The job fairs will be preceded by “boot camps” designed to help job seekers in their search for employment, and all of the opportunities are provided free of charge.

Voting Options for May 20 Elections

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - Voters in Georgia have many options available to them for casting their ballot in the upcoming May 20, 2014 General Primary and Non Partisan Election. Voting by Mail began Friday, April 4, 2014 and will continue through Friday, May 16, 2014. Interested persons must apply in writing with the Board of Elections office.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - Free oral, head, and neck cancer screenings will be offered at Georgia Regents University in recognition of National Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (April 20-26). Screenings will be offered Thursday at the GRU Cancer Center and again on Saturday in conjunction with the GRU Oral Cancer Walk 2014.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Unused or Expired Prescription Drugs "Take Back"

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - On Saturday April 26th, 2014 between 10:00 and 14:00 hours, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s national program will be hosting a Pharmaceutical (Drug) “Take Back” at two locations. The pharmaceutical drop box will be accepting unused prescription drugs and / or expired prescription drugs (Only).

GA 12 District Congressional Candidates Debate

(PR) - The Coffee County Republican Party will host a Primary Debate for the 12 District Congressional Candidates. This debate will be held on Thursday May 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Coffee Middle School Auditorium. This debate is an opportunity for the public to examine each candidates views on various topics of interest to the citizens of Coffee County and the entire 12th Congressional District.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sexual Assault Awareness Rally

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Georgia Regents University, in partnership with Paine College, East Georgia State College, and Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services, will host the 18th Annual Take Back the Night Rally to increase awareness and promote prevention of sexual violence.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

MARTA Increases Service, Expansion Ahead

ATLANTA, GA (FOOTNOTES#83) - The last decade has been a tough one for supporters of public transportation, largely characterized by funding and service cuts, missed opportunities to get commuter rail going and general treatment as a political punching bag. However, it now seems as though we have turned a corner, and the future of public transit in Georgia continues to grow brighter with the Atlanta Streetcar nearing completion, the Atlanta BeltLine continuing to make progress and support building for it around the region as people flock to the Eastside trail. MARTA’s new CEO, Keith Parker, has made great strides in his first year to put MARTA’s house in order. Last week, MARTA announced the system will be restoring some of the rail and bus services cut in recent years, which will decrease waiting and help draw more customers as using the service becomes a faster and more convenient alternative.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Second Major Delay Against Keystone XL

The Obama administration announced a major delay in its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. The State Department will take more time to consider the impacts of the as-yet-undecided route through Nebraska, and other concerns raised in the more than 2.5 million public comments submitted earlier this year. This will likely push a final decision until after the 2014 midterm elections or later.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fair Housing Month Celebration

AUGUSTA, GA (Al Dallas) - Mayor Deke Copenhaver will announce on April 21, 2014, the celebration of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program’s 40th Anniversary and Fair Housing Month Celebration.  The Mayor will begin the celebration by reading the Proclamation on Monday, April 21, 2014 in the Lee Beard Commission Chamber at 10:00 a.m.

Literatura universal de duelo con ida de Gabo

Ayude bailando a Clínica Latina

Hola a todos! Por favor acompáñanos el sabado 10 de Mayo a Surreal at Surrey (en el Surrey Center) para una noche de baile y diversion en apoyo de La Clinica Latina, una clínica local ofreciendo servicios gratuitos de atención primaria a pacientes sin seguro del CSRA.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Enseñanza gratuita de inglés en Aiken

More Than 100,000 Georgians Enrolled to Obamacare

ATLANTA, GA (PR) – With the end of the 2014 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens today released data which represents the number of Georgians who sought health insurance coverage through the Federal Healthcare Marketplace.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2015 Tuition Rate at GRU Up 4 Percent

ATLANTA, GA (USG) - The 2014-15 academic year will mark the third year in row tuition to attend the majority of the University System of Georgia’s colleges and universities will rise just 2.5 percent.

“Tuition and fees in the University System continue to be an excellent value for students, but we are both mindful and sensitive to ensuring broad access to college,” said Chancellor Hank Huckaby. He noted that among the 16 states of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Georgia ranks tenth among four-year and seventh among two-year institutions for tuition and fees.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Doomed...SPLOST VII - See You in November

New Laws for Georgia in 2014

Georgia Gun Bill Signed by Governor Deal from AnibalShow

4/13/2014 - Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law SB 365, legislation that will help rehabilitated offenders successfully re-enter society by removing barriers to employment, housing and education.

This legislation strikes the proper balance between opportunity and accountability. Along with the previous two phases of my criminal justice reform, this law will pay dividends to taxpayers and improve the quality of life for all Georgians. -ND — at Antioch Baptist Church.

4/12/2014 - Gov. Deal signs HB 794, an important step towards enacting a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Georgia is one of the first states to commit to bringing fiscal responsibility to Washington.

4/4/2014 - Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law legislation that creates a new tax credit for Georgians who choose to purchase and operate alternative fuel trucks or buses. 

"Alternative fuel vehicles, especially trucks, help companies cleanly and efficiently transport their products, increasing our prominence around the world as a go-to location for business." –ND

Source: The Governor's Facebook

               -->  2014 Bills Signed <--

Friday, April 11, 2014

Informe sobre leyes de inmigración

Comunicado consular para beneficiarios mexicanos del DACA

ATLANTA, GA (Consulado) - A los jóvenes mexicanos beneficiarios del programa de Acción Diferida para los llegados en la Infancia (DACA), se les le informa que el pasado 4 de abril el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos (USCIS) difundió una versión preliminar de las formas que habrán de utilizarse y las instrucciones que habrán de seguirse para el proceso de solicitud inicial y de renovación de DACA.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fight Georgia Corruption

I try to avoid discussing specific candidates who are running for office but in light of the condition of the Georgia House I am making an exception to write you a personal note on what I believe to be arguably the most important race in Georgia this year. This race is not even in the general election during November but occurs next month on May 20 in the Georgia primaries. It is the 7th District race between Speaker of the House, David Ralston and coach Sam Snider. Most of you know who the speaker is but do not know Sam Snider. Sam is a remarkably successful high school wrestling coach with a work ethic that has resulted in 13 state championships. Coach Snider has a deep faith in God and strong family values, anchored by his 28 year marriage and two grown sons.  He is a citizen with little political experience who wants to serve the district, not a career politician encumbered with a huge burden of special interests. Mr. Snider is challenging the speaker in the Republican primary even though the Democrats will not field a challenger in the general election.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hearing: Crisis of Violence in Georgia Prisons

The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) and Senator Vincent Fort will host a legislative hearing on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. on the epidemic of violence and the escalating level of trauma and violent deaths in the Georgia prison system. At this hearing, family members of men who were killed in Georgia prisons will testify about what happened and ask legislators to help them obtain answers and accountability from the Georgia Department of Corrections. 

Tag Office Moving to West Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (Press Release) - The East Augusta Tag Office at 925 Laney Walker Boulevard will serve its last citizens at the current location on Thursday, April 10th. The office will re-open as the West Augusta Tag Office on Wednesday, April 16th at 12:00 p.m. at 2816 Washington Road in the Publix Shopping Center. The opening will be preceded by a ribbon cutting and Open House at 10:30 am on Wednesday morning. Customers who live in or prefer to do their transactions downtown will be able to take advantage of expanded tag services in the Tax Commissioner’s Office in the Municipal Building along with the tax services they have always received.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

1 de cada 4 bebés nacen de madres adolescentes

Aunque la cantidad de bebés nacidos de las madres adolescentes entre 15 y 17 años ha disminuido, todavía representa más de un cuarto de los nacimientos en la adolescencia; es decir, casi 1700 nacimientos por semana, según el informe de este mes de Signos Vitales. Esto resalta la necesidad de crear intervenciones dirigidas a esta población para prevenir los embarazos en la adolescencia, dice el informe de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades.

Monday, April 7, 2014


AUGUSTA, GA – All zones in Richmond County have been cleared of ice storm debris and the contractor will not be making additional passes.   Citizens are reminded that they are now under the terms and conditions of their normal solid waste collection guidelines for yard waste.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Convocatoria para estudiar en Leadership Institute

Como parte de las acciones llevadas a cabo por la Embajada de México en Estados Unidos y la Red Consular Mexicana para fomentar la integración y empoderamiento de la comunidad mexicana, mexicoamericana e inmigrante en Estados Unidos, le informo sobre la convocatoria del Center for American Progress para obtener una beca para estudiar en su Leadership Institute.

Stop Deportations March and Other Events in Atlanta

Immigration Tragedy from AnibalShow on Vimeo.
Saturday, April 5

National Day of Action Against Deportations / Caminata para ni una deportación más 

Where: Georgia State Capitol 260 Washington Street Atlanta GA 30303

When: 10am

For more information visit their Facebook event

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Narcotics Arrest in Augusta

6/18/2014 The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and Agents with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, executed 3 drug related search warrants.

The addresses include 26 Thornberry Dr, 3893 Murray St and a storage unit at a local storage facility all of which are located in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia. During this investigation the following was seized:  Approximately 9.25 ounces of black tar heroin, $23,745.00 United States Currency and three vehicles.

At this point three arrests have been made:  31 yoa Avery, Michael Vacaro B/M (Charges: VGCSA Trafficking in Heroin and VGCSA Trafficking Heroin within 1000 feet of a school “Warren Rd Elementary School”),  46 yoa Davis, Jason NMN (Charges: VGCSA Trafficking in Heroin and VGCSA Trafficking Heroin within 1000 feet of a school),  21 yoaHunter, Dexter Carmell Jr B/M (Charges: VGCSA Trafficking in Heroin and VGCSA Trafficking Heroin within 1000 feet of a school). INV./TFO Phillip Hambrick was the lead investigator on this case. Other arrests are pending.

On Friday April 4, 2014 at approximately 07:30 hours, Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputies were conducting police action at the Economy Inn (Located at 3061 Deans Bridge Road room #121 Augusta, GA 30906). During the course of this police action, Sheriff’s Deputies witnessed numerous items, which appeared to be narcotic paraphernalia. Richmond County Sheriff’s Narcotic Investigators were notified and responded accordingly.

Further investigation revealed six precursors for successfully manufacturing methamphetamines. Sheriff’s Investigators seized 1.2 grams of methamphetamines and 3 individual containers of cocaine for a grand total of 2.1 grams. The following suspects have been taken into police custody and charged accordingly:

Beasley, Jackie Ray JR
1 felony count of Manufacturing Methamphetamines
1 felony count of Trafficking Methamphetamines
1 felony count of Possession of Cocaine

Studer, Heather (24)
1 felony count of Manufacturing Methamphetamines
1 felony count of Trafficking Methamphetamines
1 felony count of Possession of Cocaine

Sgt. Michael Shane McDaniel SR

---> The Richmond County Sheriff’s office Narcotics Division along with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) conducted a six month investigation into Jerry Ulysses Cullars (B/M, 34yoa, 1315 Emmett Street) and his drug distribution organization in the Augusta Richmond-County area. This operation was led by Investigator Ty Hester and Investigator Richard Cowell with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

On March 28, 2014, Search Warrants were executed at 2030 Steiner Ave, 1315 Emmett St, and 1442 Swanee Quintet Blvd, all in Augusta Richmond County Georgia. Officers arrested Jerry U. Cullars, Lurline Tutt (B/F, 35yoa, 2030 Steiner Avenue) and Laporsha Williams (B/F, 26yoa, 1315 Emmett Street). Seized from those searches include, 1822.2 grams of Cocaine HCL , 192.2 grams of crack cocaine, an assault rifle, a Glock 9mm which had been reported stolen, along with a vehicle, numerous electronics, jewelry and $17469 in US currency.  

                               Attached are the photos of the arrested subjects:

This case is still under investigation.


Jerry Cullars:                    
Trafficking Cocaine
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime
Theft by Receiving Stolen Property

Lurline Tutt:                    
Trafficking Cocaine
Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime
Theft by Receiving Stolen Property

LaPorsha Williams:      
Trafficking Cocaine
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime

Captain Calvin J. Chew