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'Sex On The Beach' Sentencing Handed Down

That essentially means they cannot reside within 1,000 feet of schools, daycare centers, parks or playgrounds. They must also notify the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and local law enforcement any time they move, buy new vehicles or change their ...

Guide to Gulfport's Gecko Season

Fun fact about geckos: Nary a gecko is native to any part of Florida. But then, neither are we ...
Here's what you need to know to navigate Gulfport's gecko-related crawls and balls (and one massive street party) this August: Drink and walk, people ...

ICYMI: Shark Week Returns Sunday | Gulfport, FL Patch

With over 13 shark species filmed across the globe in the latest 4K and high-speed camera technology, Shark Planet, a BBC co-production, reveals the global world of the shark rarely seen before with the most up to date technology. Discovery’s success ...

Anniversary: Keith Shaw & Anita Shaw

Keith and the former Anita Gabbard were married on July 7, 1945 in Gulfport, Mississippi. They have two children, Dan (Panama City Beach, Florida), Barbara Tyner (Lafayette), and two grandchildren. Keith retired as an accountant from Essex Wire and Anita ...

The definitive guide to Pinellas County Fourth of July fireworks and festivities

And the fireworks display in Gulfport gets personal oversight from City Manager Jim O’Reilly each year, so expect some quality combustion. Causeway Shopping Center (intersection of U.S. Alt. 19 and Curlew Road) and Florida Auto Exchange Stadium ...

Shipping off: Ship Island a perfect Gulf Coast getaway

In Gulfport, you can buy your ferry ticket in person one hour ...
sitting under the picnic pavilion by the beach was wonderful," White said. "She grew up in Florida going to the beach." White packed a small cooler with sunscreen, bottled water and snacks ...

Looking for fun on the Fourth? There are lots of options

Included with general admission; 3:30 p.m. today and Saturday; Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive ...
St. Petersburg; (727) 821-8992 Gulfport Celebration: The day starts with a kid’s fishing derby casting off from the sea wall adjacent to the ...

Harley riders roar into Gulfport for patriotic flag ceremony

An American flag that is traveling across the country flew over the skies of Gulfport Thursday ...
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant rode along with members of the Northwest Florida Hog Chapter and the Mississippi Coast Hog Chapter. He choked up as he ...

Festivals, parties around Tampa Bay celebrate Independence Day

Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive ...
9:15 p.m. Free. 10 a.m.-9:15 p.m. Saturday. Gulfport's Fourth of July The day starts early with a children's fishing derby casting off from the sea wall adjacent to the recreation center at 8 a.m. Following ...

Gulfport, Florida Tornado 2013 Today Damages Pinellas County

LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Gulfport, Florida tornado 2013 today has left damage in Pinellas County. TS Andrea’s Gulfport, Florida tornado today June 6, 2013 has left people trapped inside a parking structure currently. Pinellas County’s Emergency ...

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Campaign in GULFPORT FLORIDA: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.



Protect Your Business in GULFPORT FLORIDA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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The Guardian and a warning to GULFPORT FLORIDA: 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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