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Reward offered for information on Acworth gun store robbery

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information about the robbery of an Acworth guns store. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said they are seeking tips about the April 3 theft of firearms from ...

Commit video: Russell Halimon

Arizona picked up its sixth commitment of the 2016 class late Friday night when Acworth (Ga.) Altoona running back Russell Halimon gave the Wildcats his pledge. The 5-foot-9 prospect visited Tucson last Friday for the Wildcats' spring game and spent some ...

Top Five Toss

Sophomore Josie Hardin (Acworth, Ga.) placed fourth in the Hammer Throw with a mark of 49.01m. "This was a pretty strange setup for the throws. The ring was plywood, as opposed to the usual concrete, and wasn't very stable," said assistant coach Joe Frye.

Reward offered for information on Acworth firearm theft

ACWORTH, Ga. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Atlanta Field Division and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry -- have announced a reward for information leading ...

ATF offering reward in Acworth firearms theft

According to a news release, the firearms were stolen from Liberty Guns, located at 2483 Cedarcrest Road, in Acworth, Ga. The reward amounts up to $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward up to $5,000. The robbery happened April 3 early ...

Mellow Mushroom Acworth to Host Fundraising Event for FedEx Shooting Victim Christopher Sparkman on Sunday, April 19

Acworth, Georgia (PRWEB) April 15, 2015 - Mellow Mushroom Acworth will be hosting a dine out fundraising event Sunday, April 19, benefitting the FedEx Facility security guard shooting victim, Christopher Sparkman. During the daylong event, 10% of sales ...

Mellow Mushroom Acworth to host fundraising event for Christoper Sparkman

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Mellow Mushroom Acworth will be hosting a dine out fundraising event Sunday, April 19, benefiting the FedEx Facility security guard shooting victim, Christopher Sparkman. During the daylong event, 10 percent of sales, along with the server ...

Mellow Mushroom Acworth to Host Fundraising Event for FedEx Shooting Victim Christopher Sparkman on Sunday, April 19

Please join Mellow Mushroom and the Acworth community on Sunday, April 19, at 6121 Cedarcrest Road, Acworth, GA 30101. For more information visit us on the web at http://www.mellowmushroom .com/store/acworth or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook ...

Suspect in 1991 Acworth Murder Back in Cobb: News Near Kennesaw

The man suspected of a 1991 rape and murder in Acworth is finally behind bars at the Cobb County jail. George Gengarelly of Hernando, FL has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, aggravated sodomy, rape, and possession of a firearm during the ...

McLARY, James Augustus Sr.

Mr. James Augustus McLary, Sr, age 82 of Acworth, Georgia passed away April 13, 2015. James (known to family and friends as Jim, Chief and Granddaddy) was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Fred and Sadie McLary. He retired from the United States ...

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Do You Want a Home Improvement!

A home owner knows that home improvement is an important thing. It turns the house into the owner’s dream house. That is why everyone seeks a quality contractor for construction in Acworth. A fine qua…

Enchanted Art at the Acworth Art Fest!

The Acworth Art Fest is this weekend!!! I’m in Booth #161 by the Kidz Zone Rides. Come and see me for Enchanted Art on canvas, wood, prints and T-shirts. Gift yourself or others. Mother’s Day is right…

Acworth Art Fest: April 11& 12, 2015

The fourth annual Acworth Art Fest will take place on April 11 & 12, 2015. True to its name, the Acworth Art Fest features whimsical paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art …

Traton Homes Announces Spring Move-In Homes at McClure Farms in Acworth

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Real estate for sale in Acworth Georgia - MLS# 5384973 by CBATL Homes | April 07, 2015 at 11:27AM

Video Title: Real estate for sale in Acworth Georgia - MLS# 5384973 This video has upload by CBATL Homes Date: April 07, 2015 at 11:27AM Original Source (Youtube video ID tYqWY5UjyLE) Real estate f…

Traton Homes Announces Spring Move-In Homes at McClure Farms in Acworth

Spring is the perfect time to move to McClure Farms in Acworth! Traton Homes announces that buyers of its move-in ready homes will be able to take advantage of the community’s fun-filled amenity cente…

Carpenter Acworth (GA) – Acworth Carpenters

Carpenter Acworth (GA) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Acworth (GA). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Acworth, Georgia work with, builds and fixes items and structures made …

Michael & Bailey | 3.14 Pi(e) Day Wedding {audreygracephoto} Acworth Georgia Wedding Photographer

Michael & Bailey are now married! We had so much fun on their pi(e) day wedding celebration. And you better believe that there was some delicious pie! Take a look at their sweet day. My assista…

Carpenter Acworth (GA) – Acworth Carpenters

Carpenter Acworth (GA) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Acworth (GA). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Acworth, Georgia work with, builds and fixes items and structures made …


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



The Guardian and a warning to ACWORTH GEORGIA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in ACWORTH GEORGIA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



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