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Baseball: Jackson County blasts Elbert County


ELBERTON -- Jackson County baseball scored 14 runs in three innings in route to a 14-2 win over Elbert County on Tuesday in Elberton. The Panthers (7-8, 2-5 Region 8-AAA) were led on the mound by Chris Griggs (3-2), who pitched a complete game, scattering ...

Hardman Enjoys First Look At Auburn


Elberton, Ga.--One of the top athletes in the country, speedy wide receiver Mecole Hardman made his initial trip to Auburn on Tuesday to see the Tigers on the practice field and also catch up with Gus Malzahn, Rhett Lashlee, Dameyune Craig and Lance Thompson.

Katie Lowe


Katie Smith Lowe, 97, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Baptist Village Center in Waycross, Ga. Mrs. Lowe is originally, a resident of Atlanta, Ga., later Elberton, Ga., and Brunswick, Ga. She resided in Baptist Village in Waycross for a number of ...

Georgia House favors turtles, local control


Tom McCall, R-Elberton, chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture and Consumer Affairs. But Rep. Debbie Buckner, D-Junction City, said elected officials in coastal Georgia have a right to protect their tourist income. “Not many of us want to go to a ...

Straight from the Hawkeyes


Russell State Park -- the site of the 1996 Olympic rowing course. After a lovely day of travelling, the Hawkeyes have landed in the outskirts of Elberton, Georgia, the granite capital of the world. Once we arrived, we got comfy in cute little cottages ...

Curry speaker for Chamber of Commerce meeting


He served as head football coach for Georgia Tech (’80-’86), the University of Alabama (’87-’89), and the University of Kentucky (’90-’96). In 1989, Bill was recognized as the nation’s top coach with the Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year ...

Elbert County product focuses on weight loss, speed in spring ball


“He’s just more confident and as a result just playing well.” The Elberton, Georgia, native and former top-20 prep running back suffered a back injury in 2013 that forced him to redshirt. Then, a few weeks before 2014’s spring practice, Dye tore ...

Clemson’s Tyshon Dye puts more spring in his step


Dye, a sophomore running back from Elberton, Georgia, missed the entire 2013 season while recovering from a back injury. During the following February, Dye tore an Achilles tendon. He could not participate in any of the spring or summer training sessions.

Slimmer, healthy Tyshon Dye ready to make a name for himself


View Full Profile returned to action last November, many Clemson fans wanted to see the Elberton, Ga., native carry more of the load as the Tigers dealt with injuries at the running back position. Dye admitted Monday, however, that he wasn’t physically ...

Mrs. Wynelle Morris: Obituary


Ga; Sisters Erlene Burden of Elberton, Ga, Lucile Evans of Dawsonville, Ga, Six Grandchildren and Five Great Grandchildren also survive. Funeral Services Are scheduled for 2:00 pm Monday, March 23 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Rev. Steve ...

How HB 170 Votes Changed From Original Vote to Final Passage


Below, a table of how House and Senate members voted for House Bill 170 when it was first on the floor, and how they voted last night on the conference committee version. I’m only listing the members…

The Enigmatic Georgia Guidestones – (updated)


kind of creepy that they never mention these in school ~You should all read this (especially Americans) and see what was built by people in power and still stands in Elberton Georgia to this day. A…

The Georgia Guidestones


  On one of the highest hilltops in Elbert County, Georgia stands a huge granite monument. Engraved in eight different languages on the four giant stones that support the common capstone are 10 Guides…

The Georgia Guidestones


The explanatory tablet identifies the structure and the languages used on it, lists various facts about the size, weight and astronomical features of the stones, the date it was installed and the spon…

Americki Stounhendz


"Američki Stonehenge" podignut je na brdu iznad Elbert County, Georgia (SAD) 22.marta 1980. godine s kraćim napisima na sumeranske, egipatskim hieroglife, klasičnom grčkom i sanskrtu, kao i glavnim te…

Georgia Guidestones


The Georgia Guidestones is a granite monument erected in 1980 in Elbert County, Georgia, in the United States. A set of ten guidelines is inscribed on the structure in eight modern languages, and a sh…

PharmacyThisWeek: How to network when you have no time to network. 190 New Jobs!!


Welcome to PharmacyThisWeek & Happy St. Paddy’s Day! I was recently invited to speak on the topic of work-life balance. When first asked to present, I jokingly (sort of) told my spouse that my ent…

If you have never been to the Granit eBowl in Eleberton and you have kids 6-14, the Falcons would like to meet you there March 24


Subject: Atlanta Falcons Heads Up Football Clinic - Elberton Hello: My name is Amanda Dinkel and I am the Community Relations Coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons. I wanted to reach out and let you kn…

Coach Jones Continues to be Innovative in Recruiting


Butch Jones continues to be innovative when it comes to recruiting.  Today four star athlete Mecole Hardman from Elberton, GA, tweeted out three pictures of Coach Jones and others wishing Hardman a ha…

P.Y. Waters Decendents


Here is some of what we have on the Waters family. P.Y. Waters Parents: James Polk Waters was born April 29, 1847 and died August 11, 1903.  He was the son of Samuel Waters and Bashie Hamilto…




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The Guardian and a warning to ELBERTON GEORGIA: 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 [6]

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The Guardian and a warning to ELBERTON GEORGIA: 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 [6]



People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015

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