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Opp Bobcats Beat Andalusia 11-1 On High School Basbeall Diamond To Lock Up Tourney Championship


(Opp, AL) The second day of action at the Butch Youman's Spring Break Baseball Tournament at Opp High School was very exciting for Bobcats fans. The Opp baseball team beat the Brantley Bulldogs in a 5-run shutout during their 2:00 match-up on the diamond.

Nightengale: Can hitters strike back in 2015?


USA TODAY AL regular season preview: Fearless predictions In short: Start swinging that bat, boys. Early. And often. In case you snoozed through the 2014 season, turned off by three-hour pitchers' duels, baseball suffered its lowest offensive return in ...

Post-March Indians expectations charted by Klubots


Michael Brantley made the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four ...
CBS Sport’s Matt Snyder has also jumped on the Indians bandwagon as he ranks the Indians first in the AL Central and second in the American League (to the Mariners). Even ESPN’s Buster ...

Are you relieved that BayFest has been saved? Think again.


But the lineup seems strong - with Alabama, Brantley Gilbert, The Roots, Foster the People, Earth Wind & Fire, Jane's Addiction, Ludacris, Stone Temple Pilots and Kid Rock - and the weather is fine. Attendance is soft, however, with crowds clearly down ...

ANDREW BONE: Alabama offers recruits during visits


Alabama signed Anfernee Jennings ...
Jacob Free, a quarterback from Brantley High School, visited on Friday. Austin Troxell, a Rivals100 offensive tackle from Madison Academy High School, visited on Saturday. Troxell stands 6-foot-8, 275 pounds and ...

Cleveland Indians 2015 payroll biggest since 2001, but last in AL Central


While Gomes won the AL Silver Slugger award for catchers last year ...
David Murphy, $6 million. 6. Michael Brantley, $5.875 million. 7. Gavin Floyd, $4 million. 8. Jason Kipnis, $4,166,667 million. 9. Mike Aviles, $3,833,333 million.

Gregor: Trout has the tools to repeat as AL MVP


Miguel Cabrera was the AL MVP in 2012-13, but he dropped to ninth place last ...
Indians left fielder Michael Brantley made a strong MVP push last season and finished third after batting .327 with 20 home runs and 97 RBI. Only 27, Brantley is right in ...

Sizing up the best talent in AL Central


The division features Cy Young winners Corey Kluber, David Price and Justin Verlander and three of the top four 2014 AL MVP vote-getters in Michael Brantley, Victor Martinez and Jose Abreu, not to mention the vaunted bullpen from the defending AL champion ...

2015 AL Central Preview: Watch Out, Detroit — Cleveland’s Coming


While the AL Central does include one also-ran in the Twins ...
None Biggest Projected Hitter/Pitcher Decline: Michael Brantley, minus-2.6 WAR/600 PA; Carlos Carrasco and Zach McAllister, minus-1.6 WAR/200 IP Best Offseason Move: Trading Joe Wendle ...

Sheryl Lynn Davis


Sheryl Lynn Davis, age 61, of Brantley, AL died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at her home. Memorial services will be held from Hayes Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be at Hayes Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday ...

Brantley Ranked 43rd in Baseball Tonight's Top 100 Players


as promised, ESPN's Baseball Tonight unveiled their Top 100 Players going into 2015 on March 30 and 31. the players ranked 100-51 were revealed on the afternoon of March 30 online, while the players …

Brantley Officials: Alleged child molesters used social media as tool


NAHUNTA, Ga. (WJCL) — Two men are facing charges including child molestation after allegedly using social media to attract their victims. According to the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office, James Haro…

Top high school baseball team in nation remains unbeaten


ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – When you’re the No. 1 high school baseball team in the nation in both the USA Today and MaxPreps rankings each game feels like so much is on the line. Orlando’s Olympia High …

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Two people injured in accident, including 13-year-old driver


HINESVILLE, Ga. (WJCL)- Vehicle accident sends two to the hospital after a 13-year-old driver allegedly slams into a tree in Hinesville. The accident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eagl…

Who’s the ____ in LF


So in our leagues the outfielders are position specific; so I’m going to try and focus on the guys who will play that outfield spot. The Best; Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians. There are two camps…

Binge Watching on Broadway! Theater Critics DO Like Theater. The Week in New York Theater


The annual April Broadway marathon begins this coming week — 14 openings in 21 days, with two of these shows opening on the Tony eligibility cut-off date of April 23, 2015. The shows opening in April …

So We Are Clear: Jana Kramer’s New Song Is NOT About Brantley Gilbert


Jana Kramer‘s new song ‘I Got The Boy’ is a catchy little tune. It describes how maturity can come into play with a young love. We’ve all been there. Where we put in the sweat and tears into a relatio…

Kid’s Baseball Coach Strikes Out in Defamation Suit


It’s the bottom of the 9th, two outs, and a runner on 2nd.  The home team is down by one.    The batter steps up, swings and misses.  Count is full.   The pitcher eyes the batter, and he lets it rip… …

Indians Confident They’ll Contend And Maybe Do More In 2015


CLEVELAND (AP) — While their AL Central rivals jockeyed during the offseason, one trying to outdo the other to improve their chances of winning a World Series title, the Indians watched. That was the…




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The Guardian and a warning to BRANTLEY 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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What do you know about abuse of women in BRANTLEY ALABAMA ?

Click the red escape button above to immediately leave this site if your abuser may see you reading it.

Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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What do you know about abuse of women in BRANTLEY ALABAMA ?

Click the red escape button above to immediately leave this site if your abuser may see you reading it.

Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

Return to top

Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

Return to top

More information on Am I being abused?

Read more from womenshealth.gov

Explore other publications and websites

Connect with other organizations

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