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Coosa Valley Medical Center to hold nursing home pageant

The five contestants are Annie Taylor, Chloe Morris, Lularene Solley, Troy Brown and Evelyn Castleberry, all of whom will compete ...
also receive the opportunity to participate in the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant, to be held in late July.

Prep Report: Loaded Leopards shine at Pasco Invite

Frank Mattson, a longtime assistant of Pat Fitterer’s at Highland and Eisenhower, has been elected to the Hall along with Jim Castleberry and Al Kawashima as assistant coaches. Jim Stinson, a coach and author, will receive the Ed Pepple Service Award.

Kentridge coach Dave Jamison among 8 selected for WIBCA Hall of Fame

Assistant coaches Jim Castleberry (Richland), Frank Mattson (Yakima area) and Al Kawashima (former Franklin and O’Dea assistant and head coach at Eastside Catholic). Longtime coach Jim Stinson, who authored a book chronicling the state B basketball ...

Kentridge basketball coach to be inducted into WIBCA Hall of Fame

and Al Kawashima (multiple Seattle area schools). Doug Burge (Zillah), Phil Neill (Richland, Jim Castleberry (Richland) and Frank Mattson (Yakima/Highland area) will be honored in an eastside banquet on July 22 at the Richland Shilo Inn. Coach and former ...

Gandy new pastor at London Baptist Church, Castleberry

Nicholas Gandy has been called to pastor London Baptist Church in Castleberry, Alabama. He was raised in Pace, Florida and his parents are current residents. Brother Nick will start on Easter Sunday.

Two vehicle crash claims woman's life

Trooper Maloy said the truck driver, Archie Taber of Georgia, was not hurt. Brown was from Castleberry, Alabama. Saraland police tell FOX10 News they are investigating a shooting. Officials said the man told them he was at a gas station in Prichard when ...

Castleberry police chief: 'Our little town has been hung out to dry' without police dispatch (updated)

CASTLEBERRY, Alabama-- In a small Conecuh County town, residents are trying to figure out why the city's police department has not been sent to respond to emergency calls for nearly two weeks. "A lot of the citizens think there's no 911 coverage ...

Bellingrath son, Walter Duncan, excelled as entrepreneur

and Catherine Jean Bellingrath. Born in 1869 in Atlanta, he was only a few years old when his family moved the remote area of Castleberry, Alabama, during the early 1870s. Although the entire family was somewhat anxious about leaving their orderly lives in ...

Doss and Castleberry unite in marriage

The First United Methodist Church of Atmore, Alabama, provided the setting for the wedding of Miss Erin Kaylie Castleberry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Edsel Castleberry of Atmore, to the Reverend Joshua Shea Doss, son of the Reverend and Mrs. Bradford ...

The Selma Times‑Journal

Great-grandchildren are Leina Tsou Cook and Anara Tsou Cook of Rolling Hills, CA, and Samuel Rikard Cook of Castleberry, AL. Also surviving her are her sisters- and brothers-in-law, Rose Mary Nettles of Arlington, AL, John D. Lavender of Moundville ...

Today in History for April 24, 2015

Union Admiral David FarragutApril 24, 1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, The Boston News-Letter, was published in Boston, Mass. April 24, 1781 - British General William Ph…

Kawhi Leonard has career-defining performance in Spurs' Game 3 rout of Clippers

San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) posts up against Los Angeles Clippers small forward Matt Barnes (R) in game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. —Soobu m Im, U…

Blue Point Capital hires Red Ventures exec as principal

Blue Point Capital Partners has hired Brian Castleberry as a principal in the Charlotte office. He was most recently a vice president at Red Ventures. He previously worked as a vice president at Blue …

DAR Members Visit Internment Camps in Southeast Arkansas

(L to R) Jennita Peek; Carol Rudder, Regent; Linda Kercheval; Edith Castleberry Captain Robert Abernethy Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently visited the Japanese-America…< /li>


For this third week of National Poetry Month, I’d like to honor Michelle Castleberry. Michelle was recommended to me by Collin Kelley. And then I read her. And whoa nelly! Michelle Castleberry grew up…

Today in History for April 19, 2015

Captain James CookApril 19, 1692 – In connection with the Salem witchcraft trials, Abigail Hobbs, Bridget Bishop, Giles Corey and Mary Warren were examined. Deliverance Hobbs confessed to practicing w…

Today in History for April 15, 2015

Sir James Clark RossApril 15, 1452 – Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy. April 15, 1741 – Painter, soldier and scientist Charles Peale was born in Chester, Province of Maryland, British Americ…

Castleberry: Players united in dream

In a 24-hour span, two college basketball players at schools in North Carolina made it known that they were going pro. Castleberry: Players united in dream

2nd Friday Art Stroll in Castleberry Hill

On the 2nd Friday of the month, it’s time for the Castleberry Hill Art Stroll. For one night each month, the art galleries stay open late, giving you a chance to browse through the works of emerging &…

Best School Districts for Your Buck in Dallas-Fort Worth

The largest metropolitan area in Texas — Dallas–Fort Worth, population 6.5 million — has many attractive qualities: jobs, short commutes and clusters of family friendly suburbs. But what keeps familie…


Protect Your Business in CASTLEBERRY ALABAMA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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Victms of discrimination in CASTLEBERRY ALABAMA

The EEOC enforces the prohibitions against employment discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA), and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information, as well as reprisal for protected activity. The Commission´s interpretations of these statutes apply to its adjudication and enforcement in federal sector as well as private sector and state and local government employment.

The EEOC has held that discrimination against an inpidual because that person is transgender (also known as gender identity discrimination) is discrimination because of sex and therefore is covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See Macy v. Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 0120120821 (April 20, 2012), The Commission has also found that claims by lesbian, gay, and bisexual inpiduals alleging sex-stereotyping state a sex discrimination claim under Title VII. See Veretto v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120110873 (July 1, 2011),; Castello v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Request No. 0520110649 (Dec. 20, 2011),

While discrimination based on an inpidual´s status as a parent (prohibited under Executive Order 13152) is not a covered basis under the laws enforced by the EEOC, there are circumstances where discrimination against caregivers may give rise to sex discrimination under Title VII or disability discrimination under the ADA. See Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities,

Federal government employees may file claims of discrimination under the Part 1614 EEO process on any of the bases covered under the laws EEOC enforces, and/or may also utilize additional complaint procedures described below.

Civil Service Reform Act

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), as amended, also protects federal government applicants and employees from discrimination in personnel actions (see "Prohibited Personnel Practices" based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or on conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the applicant or employee -- which can include sexual orientation or transgender (gender identity) status. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC),, and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB),, enforce the prohibitions against federal employment discrimination codified in the CSRA. For more information, see OPM´s Addressing Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment at, OPM´s Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Inpiduals in the Federal Workplace at, and OSC´s Prohibited Personnel Practices and How to File a Complaint at

Executive Orders

Additionally, federal agencies retain procedures for making complaints of discrimination on any bases prohibited by Executive Orders reviewed below. For example, some lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees may file complaints under both the agency´s Executive Order complaint process (for sexual orientation discrimination) and 1614 process (for sex discrimination), as these are separate processes.

Executive Order 11478, section 1 (as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152) provides:

It is the policy of the government of the United States to provide equal opportunity in federal employment for all persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or status as a parent, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative program in each executive department and agency. This policy of equal opportunity applies to and must be an integral part of every aspect of personnel policy and practice in the employment, development, advancement, and treatment of civilian employees of the federal government, to the extent permitted by law.

Executive Order 13152 states that "status as a parent" refers to the status of an inpidual who, with respect to an inpidual who is under the age of 18 or who is 18 or older but is incapable of self-care because of a physical or mental disability, is: a biological parent, an adoptive parent, a foster parent, a stepparent, a custodian of a legal ward, in loco parentis over such inpidual, or actively seeking legal custody or adoption of such an inpidual. The Executive Order authorized OPM to develop guidance on the provisions of the Order.


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in CASTLEBERRY ALABAMA

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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