Gainesville metro area's
unemployment rate dropped
to 4.3 percent in April,
down from 4.6 percent in
March and 4.7 percent
from April 2014 to equal
the lowest rate among 25
metro areas in Florida
along with Crestview-Ft.
rate was 5.1 percent, and
statewide, 5.2 percent.
The lowest unemployment
rates in Florida were in
Gainesville and in the
Beach-Destin metro areas,
which tied at 4.3
Fort Walton Beach.
Commissioner and Chairman
of the Board Nathan
Boyles will discuss the
matters of importance to
residents. Price is $15
and make reservations at
376-2287. The Pastel
Society of North Florida
will meet at ...
A screening of
Lakes: Jewels of
Florida” will take
place at the Seaside
hard at The Comedy Zone
at The Block on Eglin
Parkway in Fort Walton
Beach at 8 p.m. May 23.
Two comedians are
The honorees’ names
are placed on a plaque,
and in a nearby book
containing a biographical
page for each woman, in
the library at the
University of West
Florida's Fort Walton
received the message
included Flanders, Jeff
Carlson, and other family
members and friends in
the Fort Walton Beach
area. On Oct. 21, 2011,
at the Northwest Florida
Regional Airport (NFRA).
of West Florida Office of
Economic Development and
Engagement has awarded a
$210,000 grant to
SunCoast Converters Inc.
to help the automotive
parts and service company
relocate to a larger
facility in Fort Walton
Beach. The grant marks
accused of killing Marie
Carlson, 37, who
disappeared in October
2011 from Fort Walton
Beach, Florida, where she
lived with Flanders.
Carlson was the mother of
Flanders' child, said
Nathan Alexander, a
deputy U.S. Marshal in
1981 Sterling High School
graduate is running two
at four locations in Fort
Walton and Miramar Beach,
Florida. One is so
popular that it soon
could pop up in other
cities nationwide. Being
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was not Damiano ...
which is open to the
public, is from 6-10 p.m.
at the Ramada Plaza Beach
Resort, 1500 Miracle
Strip Parkway in Fort
Walton Beach ...
so much in Florida. The
results, Perry says, have
uo; “We also
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Penthouse Villa di Mare
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James Flanders Former
pastor arrested in 2011
Posted: May 14, 2015 4:40
PM CST By Jonathan
Andrews, Digital Manager
Walton Beach Airport
LID: VPS) is an airport
within Eglin Air Force
Base, near Destin and
Fort Walton Beach in
Okaloosa County, Florida.
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James Flanders Former
pastor arrested in 2011
Posted: May 14, 2015 4:40
PM CST By Jonathan
Andrews, Digital Manager
will be at The Block in
Fort Walton Beach, FL on
May 14. The venue is
located at 113 Eglin
Parkway. Tickets are
Northwest Florida State
College is a state
college in Niceville,
Florida and part of the
Florida College System.
NWFSC was founded in 1963
as Okaloosa-Walton Junior
College, with its campus
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Force Capt. Jeff Smith
has started some of
his most memorable travel
adventures at airport USO
centers. But they
that way. On one
was traveling home
to Ohio to a…
Sunday! Today is
our 1st wedding
can't believe it's
already been an entire
year since Jason and I
tied the knot on a
gorgeous, sunny spring
day in Atlanta!
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SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR FORT WALTON BEACH
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 FORT WALTON BEACH FLORIDA.
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;
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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:
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The Guardian and a warning to FORT WALTON BEACH FLORIDA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse
Growing up in a Jehovahs Witness family is different. As a child, I didnt 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 theyre abused. But the Jehovahs 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 Lets 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 Jehovahs Witness I could be. Thats why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.
What my parents didnt 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 Jehovahs Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.
It took me learning about Jonathans other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on Californias Megans Law website, the states 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 hadnt 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.
Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in FORT WALTON BEACH FLORIDA
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. Thats
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,
its 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
· 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
· 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
· 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
· 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
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
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 dont
forget to follow America Saves on Facebook
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