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Mr. Curtis Vaughn

Vaughn all of Centre; Sister, Shirley Boman, Centre; brother, Thomas Vaughn, Haleyville, Alabama, 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Vaughn was the son of the late Lee Roy and Ethel Julie Weaver Vaughn.

Jim Davis

Jim Davis, age 62, of Haleyville, Al., formerly from Kasota, passed away suddenly on March 21st . Services were held March 25th at the Mountain View Freewill Church in Russellville, Alabama. Interment will follow at a later date. Jim Was born ...

Stormie Nicole Pettus

Stormie Nicole Pettus, age 23, Haleyville, AL. passed away Thursday January 1, 2015. She was an RN at North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo,MS., a member of Hackleburg Church of God of Prophecy. Her visitation will be Saturday January 3, 2015 6:00PM - 9 ...

Haleyville woman indicted for capital murder/arson

HAMILTON, Ala. (WTVA) -- A Haleyville, Alabama woman has been arrested by Marion County authorities on capital murder and arson charges. Sheriff Kevin Williams tells WTVA.com Tonya Dye, 39, was arrested and charged in connection with the death of Timothy Hyde.

Helicopter in Haleyville

A State Trooper helicopter was in Haleyville Alabama on Thursday the 10th of April. The trooper pilots were giving a class to our local firemen. They were discussing everything from landing zone tips to helping with search and rescue. As always we ...

Alabama Army Guard members assemble for Afghanistan deployment

The Army National Guard's 877th Engineer Battalion and 1305th Survey and Design team will deploy 180 members from Haleyville, Alabama in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Saturday. Guard members there have been called into active-duty to deploy to ...

Absolutely Alabama: Gaskin's Harness Shop

This week's Absolutely Alabama finds us in Haleyville. Fred Hunter pays a visit to Kevin Gaskin's Harness Shop. Ken hand makes harnesses for horses and mules and ships them all over the U.S. So if you're looking for a harness that fits "just right," Kevin ...

Priceville 79, Haleyville 41

HALEYVILLE, Alabama – Jada Beverly produced 17 points as the Priceville Lady Bulldogs crusied to the semi-finals of the Northwest Regional play. Alex Moore added 13 points for Priceville (14-17). Tori Pendley led Haleyville with 14 points and Shaela ...

Exxel Outdoors Expanding Haleyville, Alabama, Production After Tariff Law Expires

Exxel Outdoors, a maker of sleeping bags, is expanding its facility in Haleyville, Alabama, with 20 new jobs and a 33 percent production increase. The company will begin the expansion in January 2011. The company is able to proceed with the expansion after ...

Haleyville, Alabama, sleeping bag maker in danger of closing

Owners of the Haleyville-based sleeping bag factory that is the last of its kind said Monday the plant can't last much longer against a flood of cut-rate imports. Exxel Outdoors is selling its budget-priced sleeping bags to mass merchandisers such as Wal ...

State courts grow in popularity as forums for liquidations

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Today in History for April 29, 2015

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AHSAA, AISA state baseball playoff scores

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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: First-round playoff scores

Baseball in glove AHSAA FIRST ROUND Each best-of-3 playoff series, before weather interceded, was scheduled to begin with a doubleheader Fr…

How to Save Money On Your Wedding

Weddings are expensive. But after totaling all expenses our entire wedding cost less than $5,000. And I couldn’t have done it without some very graceful family and friends who are always so willing to…

Emergency telephone number

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Cedar Bluff heads to postseason as No. 2 team in final ASWA baseball rankings

The Latest Local News from the Cherokee County Herald The Cedar Bluff Tigers will begin baseball’s postseason holding on to their No. 2 ranking. The final Alabama Sportswriters Association baseball…

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Final Thoughts

As we are making our long drive back, I asked each student to write what they’re taking back with them from their experience on mission in New York. What God showed them is exciting!    Mattie Barrin…


In HALEYVILLE ALABAMA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


Giving Every Young Person in HALEYVILLE ALABAMA 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.


Cautions with Jasbug in HALEYVILLE 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]


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business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
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that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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