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Katherine Euteva Granger


She was raised in Moultrie, Georgia and was a member of the Funston Baptist Church until she married Don on May 13, 1944. She lived in Merritt Island and Cocoa for 26 years, raising four children. She and Don retired to Koshkonong, Missouri for 18 years.

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two step-sisters, Carol Howard, Thomasville, Ga., Erma Parker of Jacksonville, Fl ; five grandsons, two grand-daughters, and five great grandchildren. Dr. Tampling pastored the following; Antioch Baptist, Live Oak, Fl, First Baptist , Funston , Ga.,

Margaret Young Arrington


The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m., today, March 10, at Cobb Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Funston Baptist Church, P.O. Box 130, Funston, Ga., 31753. Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

Funston, Georgia Vacation Rentals


Funston, Georgia offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Funston, GA, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

One adult, two children injured in Funston crash


Sgt. Culpepper with Georgia State Patrol tells FOX 31 that an adult and two children have taken to the hospital by helicopter after their vehicle hit a tree Tuesday night in Funston. Police say a GMC Yukon, driven by an older male, was travelling down ...

Paul Jackson was badly wounded during the war


Paul Andrew Jackson was born on March 8, 1923, and grew up in Funston, Ga. His parents were D.C. Jackson and Florence Carter. He was married to Elene Yoemens and they had four children together, but lost one in 2001. After Elene passed away, he married ...

Raiford Bishop Everett


CAMILLA-Raiford Bishop Everett, 89, of Sale City died August 21 ...
Reverend Tim Bozeman will officiate. Born July 13, 1925, in Funston, GA, Mr. Everett was a member and Deacon Emeritus of Sale City Baptist Church. In his life he has worked as a farmer ...

Funston Farms’ Earp a finalist for multistate ‘Farmer of the Year’


Now, Earp–who has farmed for 60 years at Funston–is vying for that title on a southeastern U.S. scale, in the 2013 Swisher Sweets-Sunbelt Expo competition, whose winner will emerge at its Oct. 15-17 annual gathering in Moultrie, Ga. It’s billed as ...

Cotton Hit By Supply Concerns


president of Funston Gin Co. in Funston, Ga., which processes about 80,000 bales of cotton a year. For that reason, "about 30% of the cotton in our area is struggling," Mr. Stallings said. And despite recent rains in Texas, the state already had "lost ...

Dr. Andrew Thomas Morgan


The Lord called his faithful servant, Dr. Andrew Thomas Morgan, home to his eternal rest on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at 11:40 a.m. He was born in Princeton, Fla., on Oct. 29, 1934. His family later settled in Funston, Ga. He graduated from Moultrie High ...

Fort Funston 3/28/2015


My Dear Colin, What a day! We went to a dog friendly beach today – what a perfect combination for you. Your first beach visit, with your favorite animals! It was a .7 mile hike to the beach, and alon…

Photos: Eucalyptus splits and falls onto Funston near Clement; damages truck


Late this afternoon, a part of a eucalyptus tree in the Park Presidio greenbelt fell across the 200 block of Funston near Clement. Reader Ronald H. sent us the above photo that his wife took while pi…

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: On March 23, …


Click to view slideshow. 1400 – The Trần Dynasty of Viet nam is deposed after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule by Hồ Quý Ly, a court official. 1540 – Wa ltham Abbey is surrendered to King Hen…

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[edit]1400 – The Trần Dynasty of Viet nam is deposed after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule by Hồ Quý Ly, a court official.1540 &ndash ; Waltham Abbey is surrendered to King Henry VIII of England; t…

Today in History


1657France and England form an alliance against Spain.1743Handel's Messiah is performed for the first time in London.1775American revolutionary hero Patrick Henry, while addressing the House of Burge…

my story: Kristin Funston


one of the things i love are stories.  stories of how people became who they are; of how life tried to knocked them down or how plans drastically changed (for the seemingly worse).  i love hearing how…

the-two-germanys:Frederic k Funston, who ran down and captured...


the-two-germanys: Frederick Funston, who ran down and captured Aguinaldo in the Philippines in March, 1901. Hmm, on a personal note the street where first home my mother bought is named Funston. Wonde…

Honours even for Shels and Harps in league opener


The familiar booming sounds blared around Tolka Park as the new First Division season kicked off with hosts Shelbourne welcoming their visitors from Donegal, Finn Harps. Both sides came into this fixt…

This Day, March 5, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin


March 5 363: Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which will bring to his own death. Julian followed Constantine to the throne a…

Rad Racing NW Shares Methods to Success in Junior Nationals Win and Top-Ten Finishes in Austin


At the 2015 Cyclocross National Championship, Scott Funston had a brilliant technical ride mixed in with well-executed runs to take a great win in the ...
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The Guardian and a warning to FUNSTON 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.

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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in FUNSTON GEORGIA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]




The importance of local education funding in FUNSTON GEORGIA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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