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Laura Joyce King

Laura Joyce King, of Brown Acre Road, Guntersville, and formerly of Albertville and Fyffe, died Wednesday ...
Mrs. King was born in Scottsboro, Alabama, on March 29, 1940, to Paul Joe and Lucille Harkey Dudley. She was a homemaker. Mrs. King is survived ...

Rainsville cooperative evaluating Huntsville fiber-optic RFI

At least one North Alabama Internet provider may respond to Huntsville's ...
which includes Rainsville, Fyffe and Fort Payne. The company hopes to provide gigabit speed Internet to approximately 84 percent of their customers by summer 2015.

2 men arrested in meth lab bust

FYFFE, AL (WAFF) - Monday, bail bonding agents went to a home on County Road 44, in the Fyffe area, looking for a person when they noticed what looked like a meth lab. Drug Task Force agents responded to the home with a search warrant. During the search ...

On this day in 1989, tourists flocked to Alabama town of Fyffe after UFO sightings

On Feb. 11, 1989, several people reported seeing UFOs over Fyffe, Ala. The sightings would become a national story. Here is a story I wrote about it for the 25th anniversary in 2014: "FYFFE, Alabama - The prospect of seeing a UFO lured more than 4,000 ...

Fyffe rallies to win 2A title with 28-17 victory over Elba

The following is from the AHSAA: AUBURN, AL - The Fyffe Red Devils rallied from a 9-0 first-half deficit Friday to beat Elba 28-17 to claim the 2014 Super 7 Class 2A state football championship at Auburn University's Jordan-Hare Stadium. The state ...

Fyffe 42, Ranburne 14: No. 1 Red Devils roll into Class 2A title game

FYFFE, Alabama -- Students and supporters of Fyffe football may have a hard time recognizing their stadium in 2015, after it undergoes a major renovation. Right now, excuse them if they don't want to change a thing -- you never want to mess with a good thing.

A DeKalb County Basketball Coach Has Backing of Alumni After Parents Accused Him of Bullying Rather Than Coaching Their Children

FYFFE, AL, (WDEF)-Everyone has a different opinion on what it takes to win titles as a high school coach. "Blood, sweat tears, commitment" Some former Fyffe High School players say coach Thrash did what it took to bring success to "The Red Machine" and ...

Fyffe Ala. commemorates 1989 UFO sightings with annual festival Saturday

FYFFE, Alabama – The tiny DeKalb County town of Fyffe, with a population hovering at about 900 souls, will celebrate its reputation as a UFO mecca Saturday with its annual festival. Fyffe UFO Day Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday in ...

Last two Fyffe police officers quit, entire force being replaced

FYFFE, Alabama -- The entire Fyffe police force walked off the job and is being replaced, WAFF 48 reports. The last two remaining officers from the Fyffe Police Department resigned Monday, WAFF reports. The relationship between the police department and ...

Fyffe, Alabama Vacation Rentals

Fyffe, Alabama 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 Fyffe, AL, there's surely a great local vacation home rental available to ...

Fyffe Club

Hello everyone! It’s been two weeks since our last post and so much has happened since our last update. Norm & Christy took us to Mt Fyffe where we became the first team ever to make it to the summi…

Clarenceville’s Fyffe earns all-state accolade

Livonia Clarenceville High School senior Cameron Fyffe earned all-state recognition with a seventh-place finish in the Division 3 state wrestling tournament March 5-7 at The Palace of Auburn Hills. F…

Rio Grande Valley Day 2 Part 3 in 4K by Danny Fyffe | March 18, 2015 at 10:00PM

Video Title: Rio Grande Valley Day 2 Part 3 in 4K This video has upload by Danny Fyffe Date: March 18, 2015 at 10:00PM Original Source (Youtube video ID dWo4fFMbip8) Rio Grande Valley Day 2 Part 3 …

Things to do in Cherokee County Monday, March 23

The Latest Local News from the Cherokee County Herald Centre Rotary Club meets at noon on the second floor of First Southern State Bank on Main Street in Centre. The local Party Bridge Club meets M…

Rio Grande Valley Day 2 Part 3 in 4K by Danny Fyffe | March 18, 2015 at 10:00PM

Video Title: Rio Grande Valley Day 2 Part 3 in 4K This video has upload by Danny Fyffe Date: March 18, 2015 at 10:00PM Original Source (Youtube video ID dWo4fFMbip8) Rio Grande Valley Day 2 Part 3 …

Mount Fyffe and The Pink Hike

Because of a sprained ankle, a wisdom teeth surgery already booked and grapes just out of the gate in the winery, I ended up signing myself for “The Pink Hike” on the 7th of March. All the circumstanc…

The Forest in the Clouds — Hapuku, New Zealand

The Forest in the Clouds - Hapuku, New Zealand Hapuku, New Zealand Day 177 The morning's steady drizzle made us feel great about ducking into a cafe in town for a charg…

Caroline Fyffe - Tagesanbruch in Montana

Originaltitel: Montana Dawn Verlag: AmazonCrossing (Oktober 2014) Klappentext:  Montana-Territorium, 1883Als Luke McCutcheon auf Faith Brown trifft, die gerade in ihrem heruntergekommenen Wagen ein …

Last full day in NZ — Kaikoura, New Zealand

Last full day in NZ - Kaikoura, New Zealand Kaikoura, New Zealand Still in Kaikoura enjoying the sounds of the sea breaking just outside the sliding door. nice da today…

Brustkrebs-Spendenaktion: Marsch auf den 1602 m hohen Mt Fyffe

Anja an der Rasthütte von Mt Fyffe – Blick auf Kaikouras Halbinsel. So, im Rahmen einer Spendenaktion für die Brustkrebsbekämpfung sind am Samstag, den 7.3.2015 so ca. 65 Menschlein (mehrheitlich wei…


The Guardian and a warning to FYFFE 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 [6]


Cautions with Jasbug in FYFFE ALABAMA

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]

Avoiding job scams in FYFFE ALABAMA

Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn’t the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.

Signs of a Job Scam

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam:

You need to pay to get the job

They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. But after you pay, the job doesn’t materialize. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.

You need to supply your credit card or bank account information

Don´t give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you´re familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something. Anyone who has your account information can use it.

The ad is for "previously undisclosed" federal government jobs

Information about available federal jobs is free. And all federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov. Don’t believe anyone who promises you a federal or postal job.

Job Placement Services

Many job placement services are legitimate. But others lie about what they’ll do for you, promote outdated or fake job openings, or charge up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job. In fact, they might not even return your calls once you pay.

Before you enlist a company’s help:

Check with the hiring company

If a company or organization is mentioned in an ad or interview, contact that company to find out if the company really is hiring through the service.

Get details — in writing

What’s the cost, what will you get, and who pays — you or the company that hires you? What happens if the service doesn’t find a job for you or any real leads? If they’re reluctant to answer your questions, or give confusing answers, you should be reluctant to work with them.

Get a copy of the contract with the placement firm, and read it carefully. A legitimate company will give you time to read the contract and decide, not pressure you into signing then and there. Make sure any promises — including refund promises — are in writing. Some listing services and "consultants" write ads to sound like jobs, but that’s just a marketing trick: They´re really selling general information about getting a job — information you can find for free on your own.

Know whether it’s job placement or job counseling

Executive or career counseling services help people with career directions and decisions. They may offer services like skills identification and self-evaluation, resume preparation, letter writing, and interview techniques, and general information about companies or organizations in a particular location or job field.

But job placement isn’t guaranteed. Fees can be as high as thousands of dollars, and you often have to pay first.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers some tips on finding and choosing a career counselor, and explains the different types of counselors active in the field.

Check for complaints

Your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General´s Office, and the Better Business Bureau can tell you whether any complaints have been filed about a company. Just keep in mind that a lack of complaints doesn’t mean the business is on the up-and-up. You may want to do an internet search with the name of the company and words like review, scam, or complaint. Look through several pages of search results. And check out articles about the company in newspapers, magazines, or online, as well.

Where to Look for Jobs

You’ve read the many resume and interview tips from respected sources available for free online, and scoured online job boards and newspaper classifieds. Some other places to look for leads in your job search include:


Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state, including programs for people with disabilities, minorities, older workers, veterans, welfare recipients, and young people. For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov.

State and county offices

Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too. They can give you the names of other groups that may be helpful, such as labor unions or federally-funded vocational programs.

College career service offices

Whether it’s a four-year university or community college, see what help yours can offer. If you’re not a current or former student, some still may let you look at their job listings.

Your library

Ask if they can point you to information on writing a resume, interviewing, or compiling a list of companies and organizations to contact about job openings.

Report a Job Scam

If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC.

For problems with an employment-service firm, contact the appropriate state licensing board (if these firms must be licensed in your state), your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency.

To learn about credit and background checks when you’re looking for a job, read What to Know When You Look For a Job.



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