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Men's Soccer Add Nine Newcomers for 2015


Joining the Cavaliers are defender Jamie Whyte (Irvin, Scotland), goalkeeper Miguel Tudon (Castellon, Spain), defender Henrique Cardoso (Lisbon, Portugal) midfielder Jacob Mathis (Griffin Georgia) , midfielder Marco Diaz (Ashboro, NC), goalkeeper Francisco ...

Marabeth Farmer


Marabeth Jonquil Miller Farmer was born July 18, 1945, in Griffin, Georgia, to Wesley and Mary (Bailey) Miller. She passed away peacefully in Tallahassee on Tuesday, May 19 with her loving husband of 45 years, Forbes, and two sons, Seth and Jonathan ...

From Philadelphia to Louisville, Randy “The Gentleman” Griffin!


There have been many fighters from the south come to Philadelphia such as “Smokin” Joe Frazier and Bobby “Boogaloo” Watts both from South Carolina while “Bad” Bennie Briscoe was from Georgia. In the case of Randy “The Gentleman” Griffin ...

Bulldogs struggle with control, lose 10-3 to Michigan


The Bulldogs (44-16, 14-9) drew closer to the Wolverines in the third inning with a sacrifice flyout by right fielder Sydni Emanuel that scored center fielder Niaja Griffin. Georgia left one runner on base in the inning, which quickly proved to be Georgia ...

Boxscore: #3 Michigan 10, #14 Georgia 3


Susalla popped up to ss (1-2 BFSFF). Sweet grounded out to 3b (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Georgia 3rd - Griffin doubled to center field (0-0). Emanuel, C. reached on a muffed throw by 1b (0-2 FFF); Griffin advanced to third. Emanuel, S.

Tranzon Expands Auction Services in Georgia


Tranzon, one of the nation's largest real estate auction companies, has expanded its services in the State of Georgia. Stephen L. Griffin, a longtime leader in real estate asset disposition and a licensed real estate broker in Georgia and other states ...

UGA-Griffin campus to host preview day on June 6


Griffin, Ga. - The University of Georgia Griffin campus will host a preview day on June 6. Prospective students will be able to learn more about undergraduate and graduate majors, admissions requirements, financial aid and scholarship and research ...

Funeral Set For Tuesday For Woodland Middle School Principal


A former science teacher, he began his tenure as a school administrator in Griffin, GA, before relocating to Bartow County in 1995. He served as principal of South Central Middle School for four years before opening Woodland Middle School in 1999.

Georgia takes two from Western Kentucky


Cortni Emanuel got in on the action when she ripped a single down the first base line, scoring both Maeve McGuire and Niaja Griffin and giving Georgia a 6-0 lead. S. Emanuel picked up where she left off in her first at bat of the inning with a single to ...

Charles Barnett


GRIFFIN Charles Barnett GRIFFIN, GA Born October 4, 1943, Entered into rest April 7, 2015, Charles Ervin Barnett of Griffin, Georgia. Born in Summerville, Georgia he was the son of the late Clifford Barnett and Maggie Sue Seymore and stepson of Adele ...

In the Fire by Eileen Griffin and Nikka Michaels


Title: In the Fire Series: In the Kitchen #2 Author: Eileen Griffin and Nikka Michaels Genre: Contemporary Length: Novel (296 pages) Publisher: Carina Press (3 Nov 2014) Heat Level: Moderate He…

Washington Redskins: More Read-Option Offense Won't Fix Robert Griffin III


Mike Shanahan you're wrong. Just plain wrong. More of the read-option offense isn't going to be enough to fix Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins. Shanahan, he of the 24-41 record in four…

University of Texas students hitchhike for charity, return in time for finals


The week before finals typically holds sleepless nights, copious amounts of coffee and sporadic Netflix breaks. University of Texas freshman Jessica Zeng and Kelly Ngo decided to also throw in a cross…

Review: Griffin’s WatchStand is a tall, cheap way to dual-dock your Apple Watch and iPhone


I respect any accessory developer who a ttempts to solve a legitimate problem, and admire developers who find smart ways to solve multiple problems simultaneously. Unlike many competing Apple Watch sta…

Marriage Equality Worldwide ….. “Victory in Ireland”!!


~~May 23, 2015~~  BREAKING: Historic Victory for Marriage Equality in Ireland #LoveWins Today, May 23, 2015, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transge…

Year in Review: Griffin Reinhart


The Reinhart to Edmonton rumor mill has churned over the past few seasons, but fans may be happy Garth Snow never pressed the “send” button. Statistics 59 GP, 7 G, 15 A (22 PTS) -13 +/- A star for the…

Griffin ready for 2nd round of Blancpain Endurance Series


Matt Griffin is looking for history to repeat itself as he heads to the iconic UK track, Silverstone this weekend for the 2nd round of the Blancpain Endurance Series, which will see 63 cars on the gri…

RFA signs six, including unbeaten heavyweights Curtis Blaydes, Brandon Griffin


Jesse Brock Fresh off a successful event that pitted its fighters against competitors from Legacy FC, RFA has signed a half-dozen athletes to its roster. RFA won three of four head-to-head bouts aga…

VIDEO: Did Blake Griffin Knee Dwight Howard In The Back Of The Head In Game 7?


Did Blake Griffin throw a knee to the back of Dwight Howard’s head yesterday at the Toyota Center? It appears he may have. In the third quarter of the Houston Rockets Game 7 win over the Los Angeles…

ALT-POSTR-SPOTLIGHT: AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON


Okay, so this is my second-favorite werewolf movie of all time. The Howling holds the number one spot in my heart. But what the hell, still got some cool posters to show off. Enjoy. Oh, and beware the…




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Tips to Prevent Data Theft in GRIFFIN GEORGIA

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.

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Victms of discrimination in GRIFFIN GEORGIA

The EEOC enforces the prohibitions against employment discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA), and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information, as well as reprisal for protected activity. The Commission´s interpretations of these statutes apply to its adjudication and enforcement in federal sector as well as private sector and state and local government employment.

The EEOC has held that discrimination against an inpidual because that person is transgender (also known as gender identity discrimination) is discrimination because of sex and therefore is covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See Macy v. Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 0120120821 (April 20, 2012), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0120120821%20Macy%20v%20DOJ%20ATF.txt. The Commission has also found that claims by lesbian, gay, and bisexual inpiduals alleging sex-stereotyping state a sex discrimination claim under Title VII. See Veretto v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120110873 (July 1, 2011), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0120110873.txt; Castello v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Request No. 0520110649 (Dec. 20, 2011), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0520110649.txt.

While discrimination based on an inpidual´s status as a parent (prohibited under Executive Order 13152) is not a covered basis under the laws enforced by the EEOC, there are circumstances where discrimination against caregivers may give rise to sex discrimination under Title VII or disability discrimination under the ADA. See Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities, www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/caregiving.html.

Federal government employees may file claims of discrimination under the Part 1614 EEO process on any of the bases covered under the laws EEOC enforces, and/or may also utilize additional complaint procedures described below.

Civil Service Reform Act

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), as amended, also protects federal government applicants and employees from discrimination in personnel actions (see "Prohibited Personnel Practices" http://www.opm.gov/ovrsight/proidx.asp) based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or on conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the applicant or employee -- which can include sexual orientation or transgender (gender identity) status. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC), www.osc.gov, and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), www.mspb.gov, enforce the prohibitions against federal employment discrimination codified in the CSRA. For more information, see OPM´s Addressing Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment at www.opm.gov/er/address2/guide01.htm, OPM´s Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Inpiduals in the Federal Workplace at www.opm.gov/persity/Transgender/Guidance.asp, and OSC´s Prohibited Personnel Practices and How to File a Complaint at http://www.osc.gov/ppp.htm.

Executive Orders

Additionally, federal agencies retain procedures for making complaints of discrimination on any bases prohibited by Executive Orders reviewed below. For example, some lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees may file complaints under both the agency´s Executive Order complaint process (for sexual orientation discrimination) and 1614 process (for sex discrimination), as these are separate processes.

Executive Order 11478, section 1 (as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152) provides:

It is the policy of the government of the United States to provide equal opportunity in federal employment for all persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or status as a parent, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative program in each executive department and agency. This policy of equal opportunity applies to and must be an integral part of every aspect of personnel policy and practice in the employment, development, advancement, and treatment of civilian employees of the federal government, to the extent permitted by law.

Executive Order 13152 states that "status as a parent" refers to the status of an inpidual who, with respect to an inpidual who is under the age of 18 or who is 18 or older but is incapable of self-care because of a physical or mental disability, is: a biological parent, an adoptive parent, a foster parent, a stepparent, a custodian of a legal ward, in loco parentis over such inpidual, or actively seeking legal custody or adoption of such an inpidual. The Executive Order authorized OPM to develop guidance on the provisions of the Order.

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Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in GRIFFIN GEORGIA

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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