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WMXI/Hattiesburg Returns To Air After Lightning Strike


EAGLE BROADCASTING News-Talk WMXI (NEWS RADIO 98.1)/HATTIESBURG, MS was able to return to the air MONDAY (7/6) after being knocked off the air by a lightning strike SUNDAY afternoon. The station sustained what it called a "massive lightning strike" that ...

Hattiesburg officials consider updates to old federal courthouse to serve as Municipal Court


HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Hattiesburg officials say it may cost as much as $500,000 to upgrade the old federal courthouse before it could serve as the temporary home of the city's Municipal Court. But the improvements, which would include entrance/exit ...

Hinds County family says they are victims of drive-by shooting - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS


An Edwards family is looking for justice after being victims of a drive-by shooting. The Anderson/Wilson family said thankfully, no one was injured when a bullet came flying through their carport and inside their living room Sunday night. "My son had ...

City buildings still without state flags in Hub City


Mississippi's state flag continues to remain off the flag poles on Hattiesburg city buildings and parks, according to Mayor Johnny DuPree's spokeswoman, Chinika Hughes. Hughes said there are discussions being held on when or if the flags will be replaced ...

Kemper refunds for Miss. Power customers to be discussed


“Mississippi Power Company is singularly committed to avoid paying the refund ordered by the Supreme Court,” a lawyer for Tommy Blanton, a Hattiesburg oilman who’s running for the southern district commission seat as a Democrat, wrote in a June 29 filin

Teen dies after being shot outside Hattiesburg nightclub


UPDATE: The victim of the deadly shooting has been identified as 17-year-old Jabarri Goudy. HATTIESBURG, MS – One teen is dead after a shooting outside of a nightclub. According to HPD Lt. Jon Traxler, police were dispatched to Forrest General Hospital ...

10th anniversary Katrina project cast announced


4. Mail payment to JORT, 1803 Adeline Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 and the tickets will be mailed. Response to The Katrina Project has been overwhelmingly positive. From the show's first sellout benefit performance to a command performance for Congress ...

USM enrollment drops 1,400 in 3 years; $5.9M in budget cuts


HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi has seen enrollment drop nearly 9 percent since 2011, forcing campus-wide budget cuts for the coming fall. The Hattiesburg American reports that enrollment fell from nearly 16,200 in fall 2011 to less ...

Mississippi state flag removed from Hattiesburg city buildings


Mayor Johnny DuPree said Thursday that he ordered the flag removed for an undetermined period to show respect for the nine black people shot to death last week at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. The white man charged in the massacre had posed with ...

Mississippi flag temporarily removed at Hattiesburg city buildings


(AP) The Mississippi flag, which includes a Confederate battle emblem, was temporarily removed Thursday from most municipal buildings in one of the largest cities in the state. Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree said he ordered the flag removed for an ...

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Living in New York isn’t for everyone. If you are one of the people that do or would like to call New York home then this article is for you. One of the major downsides of New York is the lack of gr…

Police: One person dead in Waynesboro nightclub shooting


WAYNESBORO, MS – One person is dead after a shooting at a nightclub. According to Waynesboro PD Chief Oscar Lewis, around 1:45 on July 5, 2015, a fight broke out inside Club Embassy on 215 Court Stre…
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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in HATTIESBURG MISSISSIPPI ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]



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Protect Your Business in HATTIESBURG MISSISSIPPI 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 www.preparemybusiness.org 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 www.sba.gov/disaster.

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
HOW:

Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/springprepsba

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The Guardian and a warning to HATTIESBURG MISSISSIPPI: 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.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [6]








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