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Funding solution needed

There is also a major need for four-laning US 31 from Flomaton to Bay Minette. Without a doubt, a new I-10 Bridge over the Mobile River is the most important transportation project for Southwest Alabama. Anyone who has driven on Interstate 10 during rush ...

Ledford, Merrill Ethan

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Flomaton High School Scholarship Fund, 21200 Highway 31, Flomaton, Al 36441. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home (251) 368-2176 in Atmore, AL is in charge of the arrangements. Sign the quest book at www.dothaneagle.com ...

Merrill Ethan Ledford

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Flomaton High School Scholarship Fund, 21200 Highway 31, Flomaton, AL 36441. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of arrangements.

Solunar Information for Flomaton, AL

The moon has long been viewed as a crucial component in creating an environment suitable for the evolution of complex life on Earth, but a number of scientific results in recent years have shown that perhaps our planet doesn't need the moon as much as we ...

Firefighters battle wildfire near Flomaton

Firefighters from Alabama and Florida battled a wildfire last night about eight miles north of Flomaton, AL. By dark,the fire had consumed over 500 acres and continued to burn. Late last night, the alabama division of forestry was still on the scene ...

Wildfire Consumes Over 500 Acres

Firefighters from Alabama and Florida battled a massive wildfire Saturday about eight miles north of Flomaton, AL. By dark, the fire had consumed over 500 acres and continued to burn. Several structures were threatened by the fire, but none were damaged ...

Alabama Gang's Red Farmer living up to his motto at age 81

FLOMATON, Alabama - When Duffy Hall walked through the gate at Flomaton Speedway on Saturday evening, his T-shirt gave away why he'd driven over from the Mobile County community of Fairview to the quarter-mile dirt track. Hall wore a shirt commemorating ...

AL.com readers pick Flomaton vs. Chickasaw as Coastal Alabama Game of the Week

That is a very special community.” Cottrell was head coach at Flomaton from 1985-87. Ironically, current Hurricanes’ coach Doug Vickery played on one of those teams. The first Coastal Alabama Game of the Week poll garnered 1,890 total votes.

FDLE Announces the Arrest of the Flomaton Alabama Police Chief

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Pensacola Regional Operations Center and the Office of the State Attorney (SAO), First Judicial Circuit arrested Geoffrey Ashley McGraw, 30, of Flomaton, Ala. for one count of false imprisonment. McGraw is ...

Flomaton barber charged with selling pornographic material

FLOMATON, Alabama -- Police raided Gene’s Barber Shop on Wednesday and seized alleged pornographic movies, the website NorthEscambia.com reported. Garvin Eugene Chancery, 60, the barber, was charged with two counts of distribution of obscene material ...

BUCKET LIST UPDATE No. 202: Visit the Escambia River L&N train trestle in Flomaton

The Escambia River L&N train trestle in Flomaton.Last April, I finished reading a book called “Rube Burrow, Desperado” by Rick Miller of Harker Heights, Texas. This outstanding book detailed the crimi…

Today in History for March 1, 2015

General Thomas RosserMarch 1, 1498 - Vasco de Gama landed at what is now Mozambique on his way to India. March 1, 1642 – Georgeana, Massachusetts (now known as York, Maine), became the first incorpora…

Today in History for Feb. 27, 2015

Civil War photographer Mathew Brady.Feb. 27, 1776 – During the American Revolutionary War, 1,000 Patriots troops under the command of Richard Caswell defeated 1,600 British Loyalist militia at the Bat…

The Evergreen Courant's Sports Flashback for Feb. 26, 2015

33 YEARS AGOFEB. 25, 1982 “Jackets wins area, region championships: The Lyeffion High School Yellow Jackets won the Class A, Region I basketball championship by defeating A.L. Johnson, 72-58, Saturday…

Today in History for Feb. 25, 2015

James W. FanninFeb. 25, 1692 – During the events leading up to the Salem witchcraft trials, Mary Sibley, a neighbor of the Samuel Parris family, told John Indian, the husband of Tituba, the recipe to …

Today in History for Feb. 19, 2015

General Francis Preston Blair Jr. Feb. 19, 1473 - Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, a city in north-central Poland on the Vistula River. The father of modern astronomy, he was the first modern Eu…

Wildfire Consumes Over 500 Acres

Firefighters from Alabama and Florida battled a massive wildfire Saturday about eight miles north of Flomaton, AL. By dark, the fire had consumed over 500 acres and continued to burn. Several structur…

Highlights & scores from Thursday’s action at regionals

Hanceville, Ala. – (WHNT) Maia Hill’s three-pointer at the buzzer sent Hazel Green to Tuesday’s NE Regional final, and her father may be eating his words. “he fusses at me all the time. says those sho…

One Critically Injured In Flomaton Bridge Crash

One person was critically injured in a three-vehicle crash on the Big Escambia Creek Bridge on Highway 31 in Flomaton just before 5:00 Wednesday afternoon. A 40-year old woman was transported by ambul…

24 Methamphetamine labs found in house in Escambia County; Melissa Wells, 29, and Eric Dean Vickers, 30, arrested

A search for a Brewton man wanted on felony domestic violence charges ended Friday, but not before leading police to one of the largest clandestine methamphetamine operations seen in the county. Chie…


Avoiding cyberbullyng in FLOMATON ALABAMA

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Why Cyberbullying is Different

Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.

  • Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
  • Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
  • Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

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Effects of Cyberbullying

Cell phones and computers themselves are not to blame for cyberbullying. Social media sites can be used for positive activities, like connecting kids with friends and family, helping students with school, and for entertainment. But these tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether done in person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar.

Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to:

  • Use alcohol and drugs
  • Skip school
  • Experience in-person bullying
  • Be unwilling to attend school
  • Receive poor grades
  • Have lower self-esteem
  • Have more health problems

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Frequency of Cyberbullying

The 2010-2011 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.

The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 15% of high school students (grades 9-12) were electronically bullied in the past year.

Research on cyberbullying is growing. However, because kids’ technology use changes rapidly, it is difficult to design surveys that accurately capture trends.

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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 FLOMATON ALABAMA.

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) www.ssa.gov/work [2]

  • Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in FLOMATON ALABAMA

    By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

    America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

    Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

    · Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

    · Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

    · Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

    · Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

    · Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

    Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

    · Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

    · Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

    Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

    America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



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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.
    Thomas Sowell

    Newsof.org. Selected the top stories of the city of FLOMATON 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, FLOMATON 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.