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Wadsworth Atheneum schedules events in August


HARTFORD >> The following programs are scheduled at the Wadsworth ...
campaign to secure equal voting rights by means of an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. 2014. USA. 128 min. Rated PG-13. Directed by Ava DuVernay.

To Kill A Mockingbird” and Broadway: Just a Matter of Time


the noble widower and lawyer called upon to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman in Depression-era Alabama. Can a Broadway mounting be far behind? Indeed, there was just that kind of chatter around the Hartford Stage production, directed by ...

Hartford Downtown Sidewalk Project


CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY ON A LONG-ANTICIPATED SIDEWALK PROJECT OFF THE HARTFORD DOWNTOWN SQUARE. THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ALLOCATED NEARLY 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO EXTEND THE SIDEWALK SEVERAL BLOCKS. OFFICIALS SAY IT COMPLIMENTS WORK WHICH ...

87-year-old mother to many wins 2015 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant in Hoover


Her giving spirit helped earn her the title of 2015 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home today during a pageant at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. Holland, who spent most of her adult life in Hartford in south Alabama before moving to the ...

West Hartford Gold Star Mother Wins American Legion Americanism Award


West Hartford’s Leesa Philippon was recently presented with the ...
On May 8, 2005, Lance Corporal Lawrence Philippon was killed in action in Ubaydi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq. That day was Mother’s Day in the U.S. and the 24th wedding anniversary ...

Bonner, Gerald John


Gerald John Bonner, 81, a resident of Hartford, AL passed away Sunday, July 19th at his home. The family received friends on Tuesday, July 21 at Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Home from 6-8 PM. The funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday ...

Car loses control, hits building in Hartford


At about 1:48 a.m., a Hartford Police officer was parked near Main Street and Mahl Avenue when he has a vehicle speeding on Main Street. The driver lost control of the car and crashed into the building at 2017 Main St., which is the Masjid Umar Ibn Al ...

Hartford Mosque Damaged After Vehicle Crashes Into It


HARTFORD – A driver was injured Saturday morning after their vehicle spun out of control and crashed into the Masjid Umar Ibn Al Khattab mosque. The 2017 Main Street building collapsed on the vehicle, which was traveling at a high speed when its driver ...

Hartford mosque collapses after car runs into it


Hartford police say an on-duty officer spotted a car speeding around Main Street and Mahl Avenue. Officers say, the car lost control and began to spin, crashing into the Masjid Umar Ibn Al Khattab mosque located at 2017 Main Street. The front of the ...

Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant Saturday


She was Queen of the 2014 Miss Tomato Pageant, Received “Best in Show” award for crafts booth by the City of Hartford. She works for the Alabama Prisons Services.

Cooling centers open in Hartford


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–   Hartford officials have opened several cooling centers across the city to help residents escape the 90 degree temperatures and high humidity for the rest of the week. Coolin…

More than a dozen families left homeless in Hartford fire


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — About a dozen families are homeless and at least three firefighters are recovering from minor injuries suffered battling an overnight fire in Hartford. Firefighters say the bla…
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Register now and request your ballots for the year in HARTFORD ALABAMA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at FVAP.gov:

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.

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The Guardian and a warning to HARTFORD ALABAMA: 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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How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in HARTFORD ALABAMA

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted. Senate.gov

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to Congress.gov for the texts of the legislation.

House.gov

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes.

Congress.gov

Congress.gov provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using Congress.gov search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)

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