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TENNIS: Bayshore girls finish second in Class 3A-10

Boca Ciega High of Gulfport won both doubles matches to slip past the Bayshore Bruins on Thursday and capture the Class 2A-District 10 girls tennis tournament on the campus of the State College of Florida. Ava Schultz and Cailin Finnegan won singles titles ...

ISIS Threats, Young Brothers' Deaths Rock Community, Bathroom Escorts Required

Patch operates 23 daily news sites in Florida. The following are some of the top stories from the past day: Students at Pasco’s Hudson Middle School created cards following the Wednesday death of a classmate. Photo courtesy of Pasco County Schools.

Creative showcase in Pines

Cynthia Linden, of Gulfport, was awarded Best in Show for her unique pieces made from discarded silverware, ground-up beer bottles and pieces of old wind chimes.

Gulfport to develop downtown Printer's Alley-type spot

The city of Gulfport will undertake a revitalization project to transform ...
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Law School's moot court teams excel in regional competitions

In mid-April, the team of Veronica Nordyke ’16, David Stapp ’16 and Jordan Davis '16 will compete in the international finals at Stetson University Law School in Gulfport, Florida. The Stetson competition, now in its sixteenth year, focuses on ...

Hancock Holding Company Announces Five-State Financial Literacy Partnership

GULFPORT, Miss., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With National Financial Literacy Month starting April 1, one of America's strongest banks and one of the nation's leading education technology companies are working together with local schools to teach money ...

Religion Briefs for South Mississippi

Speaker: The Rev. Roy Thompson of Springhill Baptist Church in Prentiss. Address: 8462 Florida Ave., Gulfport. Details: 863-8216 or 313-2501. Westminster Presbyterian Church: Faith and the Public Realm Series, 5:30 p.m. dinner begins, program 5:50 p.m ...

Sharon Kay (Krueger) Warner

Warner, Sharon Kay (Krueger) 78, of Gulfport, FL, and St. Paul, MN, died peacefully on March 15, 2015, after a determined four-year battle with appendiceal cancer. A celebration of Sharon's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Gloria Dei ...

Plot thickens on Yoan Moncada

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The saga of Yoan Moncada "would be a great movie,'' said David Hastings, the certified public accountant from Gulfport, Florida, who watched as Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington introduced his client, a switch-hitting Cuban ...

Red Sox believe they have a good one in Yoan Moncada, and Luis Tiant helped get him signed

"We put our best foot forward. It was a significant offer, but it fell short." Hastings, a certified public accountant based in Gulfport, Florida, declined to get into the specifics of the negotiations regarding the Yankees beyond acknowledging that a ...

Carpenter Gulfport (FL) – Gulfport Carpenters

Carpenter Gulfport (FL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Gulfport (FL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Gulfport, Florida work with, builds and fixes items and structures ma…

Jenn Marie Thorne, author of THE WRONG SIDE OF RIGHT, on driving the story in a visceral way

THE WRONG SIDE OF RIGHT is Jenn Marie Thorne's debut novel, and we're happy she stopped by to share more about it. Jenn, what scene in THE WRONG SIDE OF RIGHT was really hard for you to write and why…

Carpenter Gulfport (FL) – Gulfport Carpenters

Carpenter Gulfport (FL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Gulfport (FL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Gulfport, Florida work with, builds and fixes items and structures ma…

Sun Country Airlines Adds Service To Gulfport/Biloxi And Savannah/Hilton Head

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn. – Sun Country Airlines® is announcing new seasonal service from its hometown market Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) to coastal destinations Savannah/Hilton Head (SAV) and Gulfpo…

Carpenter Gulfport (FL) – Gulfport Carpenters

Carpenter Gulfport (FL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Gulfport (FL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Gulfport, Florida work with, builds and fixes items and structures ma…

Moss Point's Tacuma Wilson arrested in Gulfport on felony DUI charge

Moss Point's Tacuma Jomo Wilson, 41, was arrested by Gulfport police Wednesday on the charge of felony driving under the influence.

14-year-old arrested in Gulfport for armed robbery

Daruis D. PoweGulfport Police Department  GULFPORT, Mississippi -- Gulfport police have arrested a 14-year-old male and charged him as an adult with Armed Robbery. Four others were charged as juvenile…

One man shot, another arrested after fight in Gulfport

Dimitri Warlek GoffGulfport Police Department  GULFPORT, Mississippi -- One man is in custody and another airlifted to an Alabama hospital after a fight led to a shooting in Gulfport Tuesday. Accordin…

Lunch in Gulfport

Looking across to St. Pete Beach from Gulfport  5279;We revisited one of our favorite lunch stops today, O'Maddy's in Gulfport. No need for a GPS - we both knew the way and were across the bay in 20 minut…

Gene Thomas, VP & CIO, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, Chapter 2

The evolving CIO role “Analytics is not the answer; it’s a large part of the answer.” Data-driven decision making Selling the board on analytics — “It’s important to build consensus.” The CIO’s ma…


Avoiding job scams in GULFPORT FLORIDA

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 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

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.



Giving Every Young Person in GULFPORT FLORIDA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.


What do you know about abuse of women in GULFPORT FLORIDA ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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