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Michael Brantley Returns To Lineup For Indians’ Matchup Against Twins

Brantley battled similar back issues throughout Spring Training. The 27-year-old outfielder is a vital member of the Indians. He finished third in AL MVP voting last season. He has one hit in eight at bats this season, contributing an RBI double in ...


Surviving in addition to her mother are her daughter, Lindsey McKeever Newton of Clemson; her brother, Gordon Dale (Linda) Graham of Brantley, Alabama; grandchildren, Gabriel, Seth, Anna and Sara Kate Newton; and two nieces, Kimberly Graham and Erin Knighten.

Sofia Vergara & Reese Witherspoon to Present a Trophy at Sunday's ACM Awards

The two co-star in the upcoming comedy, Hot Pursuit . Keith Urban, Jake Owen , Brett Eldredge , Darius Rucker, Kelly Clarkson , Brantley Gilbert , Thomas Rhett , Alabama , Big & Rich , Lee Brice , Hunter Hayes , Mickey Guyton , Justin Moore , Steven Tyler ...

Brantley remains out; Tribe targets Friday return

Brantley's RBI double DET@CLE ...
up an American League Silver Slugger Award for his breakout showing and finished third in voting for the AL Most Valuable Player Award.

Indians' Brantley out again with back issue

Brantley had a breakout season in 2014, batting .327 with 20 homers and 97 RBIs. He finished third in the AL MVP voting and led the Indians in virtually every offensive category. Francona said doctors have pinpointed the issue in Brantley's back ...

Back issue sidelines Indians’ Brantley again

Brantley had a breakout season in 2014, batting .327 with 20 homers and 97 RBIs. He finished third in the AL MVP voting and led the Indians in virtually every offensive category.

Yan Gomes Injury Could Be Fatal Blow in 4-Way AL Central Race

Entering play Monday, the defending division champion Tigers and defending AL champion Royals each sit at 6-0 ...
All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley is battling a strained back and missed his second straight contest Sunday, an 8-5 loss to the Tigers ...

Indians' Brantley out again with back spasms

Brantley was scratched from the starting lineup Wednesday in Houston and also sat out Thursday's game. He batted .327 with 20 homers and 97 RBIs last season, when he finished third in AL MVP voting.

3 smart ideas to steal from Alabama Media Group

a partnership between the University of Alabama journalism department and the Alabama Media Group. Students taking the class, taught by Birmingham writer Chip Brantley, are currently combing through The Birmingham News’ photo archives and trying to ...

Dwight Kelley

Survivors include: daughter - Mona Kelley Wise and son-in-law – Gappa Wise of Elba and Kim Kelley Lowery and son-in-law - David Lowery of Brantley, AL, along with grandsons - Andrew Lowery, Brantley, Trey Lowery, Brantley, Hudson Wise, Carson Wise ...

Michael Brantley Returns To Lineup For Indians’ Matchup Against Twins

After missing the past four games due to back issues, Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has returned to the lineup for Friday’s three-game series opener in Minnesota. Brantley will bat third and DH…

“In Lou Of”- AL Central Notes Week 2:

After a very exciting opening week, we take a look above at the AL Central standings, six games in. I am not the type of person who puts much thought into April statistics, however, the following play…

Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco hit in face with liner

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco’s face was swollen. His jaw was sore. His head hurt. He was lucky. Carrasco didn’t sustain any major injuries after being struck on the right side of the face with a…

Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco hit in face with liner

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco was struck in the face by a line drive in the first inning and Chicago’s Jose Quintana pitched six strong innings, leading the White Sox to a 4-1 win o…

Hair braider Sues in Federal Court for Right to Teach & Wins

Overregulation of hair braiders lead to Isis Brantley's arrest and her suing in federal court to teach this profession. The post Hair braider Sues in Federal Court for Right to Teach & Wins appeared…

Brantley man arrested on child exploitation, other charges in online sting

NAHUNTA, Ga. (WJCL) — An online messenger sting operation has landed a Brantley County man in an upstate jail cell after he was arrested at his Nahunta workplace late last month. Ryan Anthony, 21, is…

Back Sidelines Indians Outfielder Michael Brantley Once Again

CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The back issue that sidelined Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley for two games earlier this week has once again reared its ugly head. Brantley, after playing in …

Brantley, Glynn Co. men receive sentence in federal firearms case

WAYCROSS, Ga. (WJCL) — A Brantley County man and his Glynn County co-defendant are facing more than nine years in prison on stolen firearms charges, the Department of Justice confirmed, Friday. Benja…

Michael Brantley Returns To The Lineup For Indians Home Opener

CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – After missing two games due to a lower back issue, Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley will return to the lineup for the Tribe’s home opener at Progressive Field o…

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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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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



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