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Atmore Community Hospital employee fired after allegedly recording female co-workers in the bathroom


Police confirmed Wednesday that officers arrested an Atmore Community Hospital employee accused of ...
Authorities arrested Overstreet on July 20. Under Alabama law, criminal surveillance charges are Class B misdemeanors. Upon conviction, the charges ...

Revitalizing downtown Atmore


A small contingent of concerned citizens met at Atmore City Hall Thursday ...
Kizer had speaking with Yolanda Johnson, a small business consultant with the University of Alabama, and she facilitated the meeting. “To move forward, you must first identify ...

Man Charged With Recording Women In Hospital Bathroom


An Alabama man has been charged with using his phone to record women in a bathroom at Atmore Community Hospital. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks told NorthEscambia.com Tuesday night that 49-year old Curtis Overstreet of Jackson, AL, was a part-time ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The way the world sees Talladega


The entire "10 Worst Place to Live in Alabama", list in the order of the worst first: 1. Gadsden, 2. Prichard, 3. Bessemer, 4. Anniston, 5. Atmore, 6. Selma, 7. Talladega, 8. Ft. Payne, 9. Eufaula, & 10. Phenix City.

Looking Back: July 26


A 52-year-old former member of the Roman Catholic parish in Guntersville headed by the Rev. Francis Craven was arrested in Atmore and charged with the ...
the president's office of the Alabama Female College. Deaths this week included Sam Bailey, former ...

Alabama Power donates to United Fund


Alabama Power in Atmore recently donated $1,672 to the 2014-15 United Fund of Atmore. “We are happy to present this check from the Alabama Power Foundation to the Atmore Area United Fund to assist them in continuing our common goal of the improvement of ...

Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel to open in Atmore, Alabama


Located in the Rivercane development and across the street from Wind Creek Casino, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Atmore offers guests convenient access to Atmore Dragway, Rivercane Indian Reservation and Little River State Park. ATMORE, ALABAMA – The 82 ...

Poarch Creeks use advertisting campaign to promote compact


The Alabama Press Association estimates that the Poarch Band ...
The tribe’s Wind Creek casino/hotel complex in Atmore was completed in 2009. Wind Creek Wetumpka, featuring four restaurants and shopping, saw the casino completed in 2013 and the 20 ...

Casino-owning Indians offer Alabama state gaming agreement that includes revenue sharing


ATMORE, Alabama -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is offering the state of Alabama $40-60 million each year as part of a revenue sharing agreement that would give the casino-owning group exclusive rights to class three gaming, according to FOX 10 in Mobile.

Missing Teen Could Be Near Atmore


Authorities say a missing teenager from the Pensacola area could be in danger somewhere near Atmore, Alabama. Santa Rosa County sheriff’s deputies say Mikayla Renee Noble, 17, has been missing since May 27, when she packed a bag and left her Gulf Breeze ...

Today in History for July 31, 2015


Paul Du ChailluJuly 31, 1498 – On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus became the first European to discover the island of Trinidad. July 31, 1715 – Seven days after a Span…

Man Charged With Recording Women In Hospital Bathroom


An Alabama man has been charged with using his phone to record women in a bathroom at Atmore Community Hospital. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks told NorthEscambia.com Tuesday night that 49-year old …
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SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR ATMORE

Register now and request your ballots for the year in ATMORE ALABAMA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at FVAP.gov:

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.

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What do you think about "clemency" being aplied to criminals in ATMORE ALABAMA?

Based on its commitment to address issues of injustice in judgment, President Obama awarded 22 commutations today people serving time in a federal prison. If they had been condemned by the current laws and policies, many of these people would have already served his time and paid his debt to society.Because many were convicted under a regime of obsolete sentence served years - in some cases more than a decade - more than individuals convicted today for the same offense.

In total, 22 commutations granted today underscore the President´s commitment to use all the tools at their disposal to achieve greater justice and fairness in our justice system. We further demonstrate how the exercise of this important Instituition can remedy imbalances and correct errors in judgment. Added to its previous 21 commutations, the President has granted 43 switches in total. To put the actions of President Obama in context, President George W. Bush commuted 11 convictions in his eight years in office.

To further this progress, the President has established a leniency to encourage people who were convicted under laws and policies obsolete switch request initiative. In his address, major reforms have followed, including the enactment of new criteria for potential candidates switching to satisfy even those who pose no danger to public safety, have a clean record in prison, and have been convicted in out of date laws. The Department of Justice has raised awareness about applying switching to ensure that each federal prisoner who believe are worthy of this second invaluable opportunity have the opportunity to ask for it.

Emphasizing the responsibility that brings a switchover, the President wrote a letter to each of the 22 people who received clemency today, recognizing its potential to overcome the mistakes they made and encourage them to make good decisions moving forward.

While today´s announcement represents a major advance, there is more work to delante.La Administration will continue to work to thoroughly review all requests for clemencia.Y while switching is an important tool for those seeking justice and equity in our criminal justice system, it is almost always an option of last resort, which comes after a long trial and years behind bars. That is why President Obama is committed to working with Democrats and Republicans in sensible to our criminal justice system aimed give judges greater discretion over mandatory minimum sentencing reforms. As the Department of Justice has pointed out, sometimes mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in more severe penalties for nonviolent drug offenders that many violent offenders and are not necessary for processing at this level.

Now, a major reform became law. In 2010, the President signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack need for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The President is encouraged by the bipartisan support for improving our criminal justice system, including the promise of legislation to implement front-end changes in sentencing.It also supports bipartisan efforts to provide back-end support through education and work better training for those currently incarcerated and reforming our juvenile justice system to build on the significant reductions in the number Youth held in secure facilities.

Ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system will require ongoing efforts to invest in the types of programs that help prevent individuals turning to crime, such as education and employment, as well as changes in our sentencing laws to ensure that the punishment really fit the crime. As we work to make those improvements, the President will continue to use its authority leniency in certain cases where justice, fairness and proportionality so require, and give eligible and worthy people who have paid their debt to society the opportunity contribute in the sense ways. [7]




The Guardian and a warning to ATMORE 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.

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