ASHVILLE ALABAMA
News and Blog


Latest News - ASHVILLE ALABAMA

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7-9


Local governments had until July 7 to notify the Alabama Department of Revenue of their decision to participate in this year’s holiday. This year, 301 localities are participating, including Argo, Ashville, Childersburg, Leeds, Munford, Oak Grove ...

2015 Soccer Preview: Alabama A&M


The Bison beat the young Alabama A&M squad behind three goals from Nia Walcott, including one penalty kick. This year Alabama A&M will face new opponent UNC Ashville, as well as Georgia State for the first time since 2010.

A twist on traditional: Bigman’s offers a menu all its own


Located on Alabama 25 just off of U.S. 280 ...
first opening Gator Grill in Ashville, then Gadsden, and finally Bigman’s in Harpersville. Bigman’s is a family owned and operated business, and guests can always expect to see either Smith or his son ...

Auburn Lands Commitment From 2017 4-Star Athlete Alaric Williams


Alaric Williams, a four-star athlete in the 2017 class, has committed to Auburn. The 6-foot, 195-pound prospect out of Ashville, Ala., chose the Tigers over Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky, among other programs. He’s ranked the No. 9 player at his ...

Meeting about roundabout on US 411 coming next week


The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will hold a meeting this month to receive input on its proposal to install a roundabout at the intersection of US 231, US 411 and County Road 33. This intersection is located south of Ashville. This pubic ...

Former Ashville HS teacher arrested on 3 counts of having sex with a student


ASHVILLE, AL (WBRC) - Ashville authorities and the Ashville City Schools superintendent confirm that an Ashville High School coach has been arrested for having sexual contact with a student. The city jail confirms that Anthony Rice is in custody on a $ ...

Aluminum processor building new facility in Ashville


ASHVILLE, Alabama -- Groom's Aluminum Processing is building a new facility in Ashville, the St. Clair County Economic Development Council announced. The project is a new venture led by Dwayne Grooms, who is experienced in the aluminum processing and ...

Ashville High School student killed when car struck school bus in St. Clair County (updated)


ASHVILLE, Alabama -- An Ashville High School senior was killed this morning when her car struck a school bus, the St. Clair County Coroner told AL.com. Coroner Dennis Russell identified the victim as 17-year-old Ashley Cartier. Cartier was driving to ...

T-34 Crash Near Ashville, Alabama


MILTON, Fla (NNS) -- At approximately 3:45 p.m. March 14, a T-34C Turbomentor, a two-seat training aircraft, assigned to Training Squadron 6 based out of Whiting Field in Milton, crashed approximately 60 miles north of Birmingham, Ala. while conducting ...

Safety camp offered in Chautauqua County


ASHVILLE – The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Village is offering a day camp the week of August 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Safety Village, located at 2695 Route 394 in Ashville...
. Read More Link:…

The Biltmore Estate – A forward Looking Vision of Life in the Nineteenth Century (Ashville, North Carolina)


The Biltmore Estate. There are as many different reviews of the Biltmore, in Asheville, as there are reviews themselves. There have been books, research papers, and articles too numerous to mention w…

Woodstock in Florida, Arts in Illinois, Tea Party in Boston, Motorcycles in New York


blog copyright janet groene, all rights reserved. To ask about placing an ad or sponsoring a post, email janetgroene@yahoo.com&nbs p; See Janet Groene’s official bio. Scroll down, down down Enter my contes…
Jobs from Indeed




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR ASHVILLE

The Guardian and a warning to ASHVILLE ALABAMA: 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.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [6]

ASHVILLE ALABAMA tspan:3m ASHVILLE ALABAMA




Campaign in ASHVILLE ALABAMA: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.

[8]



The situation of health coverage in in ASHVILLE ALABAMA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 


2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.


3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 


4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 


5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 


These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 

[32]








We selected ASHVILLE ALABAMA LAST NEWS AND IMPORTANT ISSUES. Share!

Feed Widget





If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
Thomas Sowell

Newsof.org. Selected the top stories of the city of ASHVILLE ALABAMA. Political events, traffic accidents on highways, downtown events, neighborhoods and inside. Also researched local newspapers and social networks, as well as the site of City Hall. Crimes, are always subject to demand generally for information. Also the tragedies and disasters such as fires, floods, flooding, rain, hail and winds. Tags: Breaking News, ASHVILLE ALABAMA, City, Indoors, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Car, Crash, Elections, Beating, Accident, Crime, Police, Criminal, Police, Road, Highway Access, Elections, Party, Hail, Rain, Flood, Anniversary, Award, Month, Week End , Today, Yesterday, Female, Male, Family, Child, People.