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'A Thousand Horses' bring country rock sound to Terra Alta

Some of those other dates will be playing the Jackson County Junior Fair in Cottageville at 8 p.m. today as well ...
A native of Newberry, South Carolina, Hobby formed A Thousand Horses with his childhood buddies, Bill Satcher and Bill’s cousin, Graham ...

Three teachers learn about teaching farming | News | The Press and Standard

Colleton County teachers Kathy Polk and Crystal Warren of Forest Hills Elementary School and Kimberly Staiger of Cottageville Elementary School ...
plans into their daily teaching schedules. The South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation (SCFB) hosted its ...

15-year-old dead after motorcycle wreck in Cottageville

COTTAGEVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A motorcycle driver is dead after ...
Officials say Holland was wearing safety gear. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the wreck.

South Carolina police chief refuses to suspend officer after arson indictment

A South Carolina police chief is refusing to suspend an officer ...
According to authorities, both homes burned to the ground and neither was rebuilt in the aftermath. Cottageville Police Chief Charles Long defended Balkom, calling him a “gentleman ...

South Carolina Jury Awards $97 Million in Mayor’s Shooting

A federal jury in Charleston has awarded the family of the former mayor of Cottageville $97 million for his shooting ...
$30 million punitive damages against Price. Family attorney Mullins McLeod told the jury that Price shot Reeves because the ex-mayor ...

As the midterm elections near, it’s unclear who can vote

With less than three weeks until the midterm elections, the rules for voter ...
Catherine Smith looks over a voter ID at the Cottageville Municipal Complex during the presidential election in Cottageville, South Carolina, November 6, 2012.

South Carolina: $97 Million Awarded in Killing

Mr. Reeves’s family sued Mr. Price and the town of Cottageville, saying it should never have hired the officer because he had a troubled employment history. Mr. Price’s lawyer said the mayor had bipolar disorder and was enraged when he confronted the ...

Family of ex-South Carolina mayor shot dead by police officer are rewarded $97 MILLION in damages...
but the officer avoids charges

The family of a former small-town South Carolina mayor who authorities say was shot to ...
$60 million punitive damages against the town of Cottageville and $30 million punitive damages against Price. The family had said in the lawsuit that the town ...

Election Exit Polls Provide Mountain of Data

Poll workers watch over voters at the Cottageville Municipal Complex during the U.S. presidential election in Cottageville, South Carolina, November 6, 2012. Photo by REUTERS/ Randall Hill. Elections produce many things, from balloon drops to new elected ...

South Carolina: Ticket Quota Caught on Audio Tape

Taped evidence that Cottageville, South Carolina officials threatened to fire a police officer if he refused to generate revenue through traffic tickets. A Cottageville, South Carolina police officer captured a conversation where the police chief and the ...

Concert Review: Kristen Kelly & Trent Tomlinson

Kristen Kelly and Trent Tomlinson played the final night of the annual Jackson County Junior Fair on Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Cottageville, WV. While I have been a fan of both Kristen and Trent for …

Southerlyn Farms in Holly Hill, SC – Beautiful Wedding Venue {Charleston Weddings}

I had the best time ever meeting all these new people and being allowed to participate in this amazing styled shoot at Southerlyn Farms in Holly Hill, SC. Just north of Charleston. I would recommend t…
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Register now and request your ballots for the year in COTTAGEVILLE SOUTH CAROLINA

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

  • 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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The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


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> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

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> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

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business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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