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Milkshake loaded with drugs lands officer in jail

BOWIE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A milkshake loaded with tobacco and marijuana has landed a Bowie County correctional officer in jail. Officer Billy Wayne Whitley, 57, of DeKalb, was arrested Wednesday and charged with having a prohibited substance in a ...

Blue Bell products pulled from DeKalb School District sites

School spokesman Quinn Hudson said the district will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that safe, nutritious food is available to DeKalb students. The Brenham, Texas-based company has voluntarily recalled all products currently on the market made ...

Cow in Northeast Texas defies odds, gives birth to 4 calves

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A cow in Northeast Texas has apparently defied ...
Barling's wife, Dora Rumsey-Barling, owns the couple's 20 or so cattle outside of DeKalb, near the Arkansas and Oklahoma borders. Rumsey-Barling's granddaughter named the four ...

Athens area schools stop serving Blue Bell ice cream

Representatives for some of Georgia’s largest school systems, including DeKalb, Cobb and Cherokee counties ...
All of those schools no longer serve the ice cream. Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries this week issued a voluntary recall for all of its ...

Schools not required to pull ice cream but some do

Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries this week issued a voluntary recall for all of its products on the market after some samples tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. In DeKalb County Schools, spokesman Quinn Hudson said no Blue Bell ...

DeKalb schools: no Blue Bell products will be served

The DeKalb County School District has pulled all Blue Bell products ...
said it does not have a contract with any ice cream company. The company, of Brenham, Texas, has voluntarily recalled all products on the market made at all of its facilities including ...

State: Schools not required to pull ice cream but some do

Representatives for some of Georgia's largest school systems -- including DeKalb, Cobb and Cherokee counties -- say they've stopped serving Blue Bell ice cream after the company announced a voluntary recall. Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries this week ...

Midland County’s property taxes among lowest in Texas

Natural gas production tax made up 1.8 percent, or $1.89 billion, of Texas’ tax revenues. Across the country, the two most expensive counties were De Kalb and Whiteside counties in Illinois, which came in at 3.27 and 2.9 percent respectively. De Kalb ...

DeKalb writer’s show to premiere in Chicago

.30-30 Productions will present the world premiere of “How to Field Dress in Lilly Pulitzer,” the one-woman show written and performed by Cora Vasseur of DeKalb, at 8 p.m. April 29 at the Gorilla Tango Theatre in Chicago. The show tells the tale of a ...

Dashcam released multi-state high speed chase from OK to TX

The chase started in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, after the suspect nearly hit a deputy's car in front of the sheriff's department in Idabel on Tuesday. It was all caught on dash cam video, which was released to KSLA News 12 on Friday. DeKalb, Texas police ...

Gardeners in DeKalb County, Illinois Set Their Sights on Food Hub

A possible new food hub is on the horizon in DeKalb, Illinois. Dan Kenney of DeKalb County Community Gardens came up with the idea after seeing the success of community gardens in the county. The cou…

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Readers select Jason Simpson as ‘Best Weather Outlet in DeKalb Co.’

FORT PAYNE, Ala. – WHNT News 19 Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson was selected Best Weather Outlet in DeKalb County for the 2015 Times-Journal Annual Reader’s Choice Awards. The Times-Journal notifie…

Hattie Neal in DeKalb Medical Hospital

The "disappearing" Johnnie Cochran Firm office had been in Atlanta for over a decade, and DeKalb Medical Hospital had been here probably for over a hundred years, but The Cochran Firm did not see fit …

Bob Lundsten Indicted In DeKalb: A Fall From Grace

 by George Chidi  A DeKalb County grand jury indicted Bob Lundsten last month on nine charges of theft and making false statements, accusing him of using his government-issued purchasing card for buyi…

Bob Lundsten Indicted In DeKalb: A Fall From Grace

A DeKalb County grand jury indicted Bob Lundsten last month on nine charges of theft and making false statements, accusing him of using his government-issued purchasing card for buying things for pers…

Are Conversion Charter Schools Doomed in DeKalb County?

Reposted from ‘Dunwoody School Daze‘ blog >> Chamblee Charter High School has now joined other Conversion Charter schools (Peachtree MS, Kingsley ES, Chesnut ES) in requesting a Charter Term Extensio…

Construction work on I-69 in DeKalb Co. set to begin

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will replace two bridges on Interstate 69 in DeKalb County as part of a project that won’t be finished until 2016. The brid…

Police Suspect Racing was Cause of Crash that Killed Two Children in DeKalb County

I was saddened to read about a tragic car accident in DeKalb County that claimed the lives of two children. Two of three children injured in a Sunday evening car accident have died, Marietta Patch rep…

A raise for teachers hides the truth about the extreme rise in administrative costs in DeKalb

Tonight at the DeKalb County School Board meeting, Mr. Thurmond, superintendent, announced a plan to give teachers up to a 4% raise in the FY16 budget, which is now being built. Although that is good…


Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in DEKALB TEXAS

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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There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in DEKALB TEXAS.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) [2]

  • Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in DEKALB TEXAS

    With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

    You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

    1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

    2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

    3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

    4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

    5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

    6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

    7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

    Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

    What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

    If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

    This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]


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