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Obits for Saturday, Feb. 28

Visitation will be at 2 p.m. today followed by the celebration of life service at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Church, 2845 Nixon Road, Georgiana AL 36456 with Johnson Funeral Home directing arrangements. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Kenneth Edward Herron

Kenneth Edward Herron, born April 14, 1932 in Natural Bridge, Alabama, passed away Wednesday ...
Johnson Funeral Home, Georgiana; (205) 376-2500

Women's Tennis Recaps- February 18-21

Alabama State University (1-5 ...
Alcorn State was defeated 4-0 Saturday evening at the McCarthy Gymnasium. 1) No. 77 Georgiana Patrasc (MSU) def. Aida Kelic (ASU), 7-6 (4), 6-0 2) Jasmine Lee (MSU) def. Ivana Boberic (ASU), 6-1, 6-1 3) Timea Guibe ...

Top prospects on campus Saturday

Archer: Unranked inside backer claims a UAB offer. -Jacquez Payton, WR, Georgiana (Ala.): An in-state recruit with a South Alabama offer. -Je'Vionte’ Nash, OG, Orange Park (Fla.) Oakleaf: The unranked lineman has two offers and is drawing a good bit of ...

A.L. Johnson 72, Georgiana 68: MVP Shermon Kennedy, Eagles stun No. 3 Georgiana in 1A South Regional

I had a feeling he would play well.” Ford was right. Kennedy had a career-high 28 points and 13 rebounds as the 10th-ranked Eagles stunned No. 3 Georgiana 72-68 in the Class 1A South Regional final on Tuesday night at the Dothan Civic Center. He was ...

The hometown legends behind 15 quirky Alabama beer names

In 1997, the Alabama Legislature voted to name a portion of Interstate 65 "Hank Williams Memorial Lost Highway." The stretch starts at Georgiana where Williams was raised and runs to Montgomery, where he once lived and where he is buried in the Oakwood ...


Michael Lamar Golden Michael Lamar Golden, 38 ...
6:30 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Georgiana, Alabama. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2014 at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Corey Smith and Rev. Jim Carpenter ...

Elderly woman's slaying rattles Georgiana community

GEORGIANA, Alabama — A killing has rattled a normally quiet town in south Alabama. Authorities say 72-year-old Dorothy Leatherwood was found dead in her home in Georgiana a week ago. Now, police say it appears the woman knew the killer. Butler County ...

Hank's Home - Georgiana

Georgiana, AL (WSFA) - He's a country music legend, and he grew up in our backyard. Hank Williams spent a good chunk of his childhood just south of Greenville in Georgiana. And you can learn all about the country music legend, his old home is now a museum.

Georgiana, AL To Host 31st Annual Hank Williams Festival

The 31st Annual HANK WILLIAMS FESTIVAL will be held in GEORGIANA, AL on JUNE 11th and 12th. SAMMY KERSHAW, BILLY JOE ROYAL, the DRIFTING COWBOYS, JETT WILLIAMS AND THE MEN OF STEEL are among the artists set to perform at the festival. The festival will ...

Designer Liz Williams in Buckhead, GA. Erica George Dines photo...

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Assignment: Learning to Love, Hawt Men In and Out of Uniform 2 by Honor James

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Atletism: Georgiana Anitei, doua medalii de aur in Finala Campionatul National de juniori 2

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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 GEORGIANA 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) [2]


    Two years of community college free for responsible students in GEORGIANA ALABAMA

    The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

    In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.

    The numbers:

    If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

    • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
    • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

    Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.

    The requirements:

    • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
    • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
    • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

    Expanding technical training programs:

    President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

    • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
    • Provide accelerated training
    • Accommodate part-time work

    Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.


  • Avoiding cyberbullyng in GEORGIANA 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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