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Roy Barnes treated for prostate cancer

ATLANTA (AP) -- Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes said Tuesday he was treated for prostate cancer earlier this year but is hopeful he has "whipped" the disease.

Barnes told The Associated Press he went through five weeks of radiation treatment beginning in January and had surgery to implant radioactive seeds in March. The Democrat from Marietta said a fresh round of tests is set to determine whether the cancer is gone.

Barnes said he learned he had cancer from a routine physical last year after his failed comeback bid for governor.

"It was a little surprising to me because I have always been disgustingly healthy," the 63-year-old said.

"I've been fine and it's no big deal," he said, adding that although the radiation treatments left him irritable he only missed two days of work.

"I get bored easily," Barnes, a lawyer, explained.

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And the award for Hispanic Businesswoman of the Year goes to...

And the award for Hispanic Businesswoman of the Year goes to...

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's (GHCC) Annual Awards Gala which was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta, hosted by Macy's, UPS, Delta Air Lines... just to name a few. I was even surprised to see Lockhead Martin's table next to ours!

Lawmakers to look for charter school solutions

Lawmakers to look for charter school solutions

ATLANTA -- State lawmakers are planning to meet next week to hammer out solutions for more than a dozen charter schools that face closing after a Georgia Supreme Court ruled the state commission that created them is unconstitutional.

Senate Education Committee Chairman Fran Millar said the meeting is set for June 3 at 10 a.m. at the Capitol. The Atlanta Republican says the goal is to make sure the 16,000 students enrolled in the schools have an "education setting that meets their needs" when school starts this fall.

Millar has invited several state officials, including state schools Superintendent John Barge and Mark Peevy, executive director of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission.

 

The Power of SE HABLA ESPANOL

The Power of SE HABLA ESPANOL


According to U.S. Census Bureau latest report, Hispanic entrepreneurs create 35,000 new businesses each month.  Even so, a recent study presented by the Small Business Administration (S.B.A.) found that the average educational level of immigrant business owners is high school level.

However, more Hispanic enterpreneurs are finding business advice online, particularly on a business portal called El Club de Comerciantes, which can be translated as the "Merchants Club" in English.  At this portal, Hispanics are learning topics from Middle management to Technology.


El Club de Comerciantes has engaged itself with the fastest growing generation of professional buyers.  El Club de Comerciantes provide the bridge that connects companies with this new generation of American Latin owned businesses.  El Club de Comerciantes is able to translate your company’s website into Spanish in order to build trust as well as promoting you to a wider audience.

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Contest opens for new Georgia license plate

Contest opens for new Georgia license plate

ATLANTA -- The state wants a new look for license plates and is open to the public's ideas.

The Georgia Department of Revenue reported Monday a contest for the state's next new license plate in 2012. It began May 23 and ends June 17.

The contest is open to all Georgia residents or companies authorized to do business in the state.

The public will select three semifinalists in an online vote from June 24 to July 8. The three semifinalists will then be presented to Gov. Nathan Deal, who will announce the winning design on July 15.

Complete rules, guidelines, design template and an entry-waiver are available here.

Contest submissions may be sent by e-mail to: Georgia.License.Plate.Design.Contest@DOR.GA.GOV

The new face of America

The new face of America



The 48.4 million  Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2009, makes  people of Hispanic origin the nation's largest ethnic or race minority. Hispanics constituted 16 percent of the nation's total population. In addition, there are approximately 4 million residents of Puerto Rico, a Caribbean U.S. territory.


More than 1 of every two people added to the nation's population between July 1, 2008, and July 1, 2009, was Hispanic. There were 1.4 million Hispanics added to the population during the period.

132.8 million is the projected Hispanic population of the United States on July 1, 2050. According to this projection, Hispanics will constitute 30 percent of the nation's population by that date.

The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in 2007, up 43.6 percent from 2002.
$345.2 billion

Receipts generated by Hispanic-owned businesses in 2007, up 55.5 percent from 2002.
23.6%

DINNERS ON A DIME: Real Southern Bar-B-Que

DINNERS ON A DIME: Real Southern Bar-B-Que

MARIETTA, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in local BBQ. Every Tuesday Where U Live chooses four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal for a price that’s economically feasible in today’s economy.

If you want a restaurant with a rustic feel and a good reputation, check out Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q. The restaurant’s Marietta location is a popular hangout for Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich and many other barbecue lovers in the area. The restaurant offers catering, an online store and a hefty menu. The restaurant has three locations in the metro area. Visit them online for more information.  

Dave Poe’s BBQ is a self-proclaimed “traditional 19th century Pit-Cooked BBQ” restaurant.