ELBA ALABAMA
News and Blog


Latest News - ELBA ALABAMA

Boyd, Eugene Townsend


Boyd (Lyra) of Enterprise, AL; a daughter-in-law, Dana Boyd of New Brockton, AL; a sister-in-law, Maggie Dean Boyd of Elba, AL; 8 grandchildren: Joe Branch, Boyd Branch, Kailin Fuller Glass, Meredith Fuller, Everett Fuller, Julia Moore, Caroline Moore ...

NATIONAL SECURITY : Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders (form 8-K)


On May 22, 2015 the Annual Stockholders' Meeting for The National Security Group, Inc. was held at the corporate offices in Elba, Alabama. For more information on the following proposals, see the Company's proxy statement dated April 10, 2015, the relevant ...

Mary Ellen Thomas


died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at home with her family by her side. Born February 15, 1925, in Elba, Alabama, she moved to the Winter Haven area in 1954 from Alabama. She was a member of the Inwood Baptist Church and retired from General Foods Company and ...

MACK DONALDSON


Mack Donaldson, 79, of the Curtis Community in Elba ...
c/o Foster Bane, 1255 CR 400, Elba, AL 36323. Mr. Donaldson was born June 27, 1935 in the Curtis Community to the late William Franklin and Jessie Lee Clark Donaldson. He enjoyed his carpentry ...

Winola Jones


Winola Jones, age 81, of Elba, AL, passed away, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Elba Health and Rehab. The family will receive friends at Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 30, 2015. A private graveside service ...

Woman Charged with Assaulting School Principal


When the officer arrived they observed the principal being assaulted by Tunisea Thigpen of Elba, Alabama. Thigpen was apprehended and placed under arrest for Assault 2nd degree. Thigpen was transported to Elba Police Department for processing then placed ...

Elba: Small Alabama town sets sights on growth


ELBA, Alabama – In this small town in south Alabama’s Coffee County, companies and people are doing big things. Take INZI Controls, a South Korea-based manufacturer of injection and blow molded automotive parts that supplies the Hyundai automotive ...

TAYLOR, GRACE


We also are thankful for the compassionate care from the staff of Bethany House and Hospice Advantage. Hayes Funeral Home of Elba, Alabama is serving the Taylor family. Enter a full name, a last name (confirm the spelling) and/or keywords in the search box.

Alabama Department of Corrections inmate denied parole last week escapes from Elba facility


ELBA, Alabama -- An inmate in the state of Alabama’s Elba community-based facility who was denied parole last week escaped from custody Sunday, the Department of Corrections released. Rodney James Hall was unaccounted for during a bed roster count Sunday ...

Officials announce closure of Elba General Hospital


Alabama has announced that Elba General Hospital will close its Emergency Room and discontinue accepting new inpatients as of January 31, 2013. Officials say they're working with area hospitals to transfer any patients who will need continued hospitalization.

ELBA Air Fryer 2.2L 1500W EAF-D2215 Black


Brand : ElbaPower 1500 Watt80-200oC Temperature SettingsHidden HandleOverheat ProtectionCapacity: 2.2L RM 539.00 Before RM 699.00, You save 23% Product DetailsLiving in a generation obsessed with …

I saw a suggestion of Idris Elba as Sam Vimes and usually i’m a bit critical of people using Elba...


I saw a suggestion of Idris Elba as Sam Vimes and usually i’m a bit critical of people using Elba for every single bit of casting but i’m reading Guards! Guards! and his image is all that is in my hea…

Idris Elba Nelson Mandela Docu ‘Mandela, My Dad & Me’ Acquired By A+E Networks


A+E Networks has acquired the exclusive TV rights to Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad & Me,  a one-hour docu by Idris Elba. The film, directed by Daniel Vernon, chronicles the story behind the creation of …

vyria: Idris Elba broke an 88-year-old land speed record in a...


vyria: Idris Elba broke an 88-year-old land speed record in a Bentley I guess if Eon won’t cast him, he’s just gonna go out there and be James Bond on his own.

Chris Pine in talks to co-star in Wonder Woman


Chris Pine in talks to co-star in Wonder Woman Star Trek star Chris Pine is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to play the romantic lead in Wonder Woman, opposite titular star Gal Gadot. Variety repor…

ifuckingloveminerals: HematiteRio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno...


ifuckingloveminerals: Hematite Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

euphorbic:#idris elba looks like good cologne smells


euphorbic: #idris elba looks like good cologne smells

vyria: Idris Elba broke an 88-year-old land speed record in a...


vyria: Idris Elba broke an 88-year-old land speed record in a Bentley I guess if Eon won’t cast him, he’s just gonna go out there and be James Bond on his own.

I’m an ambitious person. I never consider myself in competition...


I’m an ambitious person. I never consider myself in competition with anyone, and I’m not saying that from an arrogant standpoint, it’s just that my journey started so, so long ago, and I’m still on it…

Elba Everlasting – Work featuring Da Boi Ice & Hemi [VIDEO]


Rate This Right Now SOHH First The post Elba Everlasting – Work featuring Da Boi Ice & Hemi [VIDEO] appeared first on For T…




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR ELBA

The Guardian and a warning to ELBA 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.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [27]

ELBA ALABAMA tspan:3m ELBA ALABAMA




Fighting against human trafficking in ELBA ALABAMA

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking


After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.

[16]



The Guardian and a warning to ELBA 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.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [27]








We selected ELBA ALABAMA LAST NEWS AND IMPORTANT ISSUES. Share!

Feed Widget





If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
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.
Thomas Sowell

Newsof.org. Selected the top stories of the city of ELBA ALABAMA. Political events, traffic accidents on highways, downtown events, neighborhoods and inside. Also researched local newspapers and social networks, as well as the site of City Hall. Crimes, are always subject to demand generally for information. Also the tragedies and disasters such as fires, floods, flooding, rain, hail and winds. Tags: Breaking News, ELBA ALABAMA, City, Indoors, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Car, Crash, Elections, Beating, Accident, Crime, Police, Criminal, Police, Road, Highway Access, Elections, Party, Hail, Rain, Flood, Anniversary, Award, Month, Week End , Today, Yesterday, Female, Male, Family, Child, People.