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University of West Alabama commencement

Centreville: Thomas Elliott ...
Linden: Costella Duke. Livingston: Essmeel Al Motawa, Jason Spinks. Loxley: Adrienne Ramsey. Madison: Stefanie Cook. Marion: Courtney Friday. Millport: Kristi Ables. Mobile: Latricia Bright, Alison Sullivan, Heather Weaver.

Church Calendar 05-22

Al-Anon meeting, 5:30 p.m. Every Wednesday ...
Bluegrass jam, 7 to 10 p.m. First Monday of each month. Info: 410-397-3575. Centreville United Methodist Church, singing with Harmony on the Bay, 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Women invited to join.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015: When and where to watch, live stream, nominees, who's performing

Hubbard still has relatives in Tuscaloosa and Centreville. -- Casting Crowns, nominated for top Christian artist and top Christian album, for "Thrive." The group, based in Georgia, is led by Alabama native Mark Hall. Hall, a singer, songwriter and youth ...


Alabama. USBI operates one commercial banking subsidiary, First US Bank (the "Bank" or "FUSB"). As of March 31, 2015, the Bank operated and served its customers through nineteen banking offices located in Brent, Bucksville, Butler, Calera, Centreville ...

33rd annual Limestone County Sheriff's Rodeo starts today

ATHENS — It’s not often Blade Elliott’s nomadic life of a rodeo cowboy brings him to his home state of Alabama. So the Centreville native is looking forward to competing in the 33rd annual Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo, which starts today at the ...

Alabama HS Basketball Game Ties Record for Lowest-Scoring Game with 2-0 Score

With the Bibb County (Centreville, Alabama) Choctaws and the Brookwood (Alabama ...
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Woman stabbed to death in Centreville

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation, State Troopers and Bibb County Sheriff's Department are assisting in the investigation. If anyone has information about the case, contact the Centreville Police Department.

Centreville bank president took out large loan in customer's name, authorities said

CENTREVILLE, Alabama - The president of a Centreville bank branch is in jail after authorities said he took out a fraudulent loan in the name of the one of the business's customers. Authorities arrested John Kevin Vann, 53, on Monday, said Jim Ransom ...

The Selma Times‑Journal

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Police Seek Help Locating Missing Centreville Man

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Woman found dead in van near Centreville, Illinois

CENTREVILLE, IL (KTVI)- Police are investigating after a woman’s body was found in a wooded area Wednesday morning in Centreville, Illinois. A witness called 911 after seeing skid-marks into the woods…

Woman found dead in van off Highway 157 near Centreville

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Tips to Prevent Data Theft in CENTREVILLE ALABAMA

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.



Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in CENTREVILLE ALABAMA

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Office on Violence Against Women


The importance of local education funding in CENTREVILLE ALABAMA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



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