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Sentencing Set for Braddy


February 20-- The former Chief of the Higgston Volunteer Fire Department and Director of Emergency Management in Montgomery County may be facing jail time. As part of a plea bargain in Montgomery County Superior Court February 9th, three counts of child ...

Association News.


FLORIDA. Godard, Robert Fain, Chattahoochee. Boyd, John Elliott, Jacksonville. Fogarty, J. N., Key West. GEORGIA. Evans, W. W., Higgston. Ezell, H. E., Monticello. ILLINOIS. Cohenour. V. J., Joliet. Zinser, Harley A., Roanoke. Wright, Charles Ely ...

J. George Burkhalter


Burkhalter is survived by one son, Jacob “Cane” Burkhalter of Soperton; his father, Herman Burkhalter of Baxley; his mother Janice Harper and Tony of Higgston ...
P.O. Box 2277, Vidalia GA 30475. Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia was in charge ...

Margaret C. Braddy (STATESBORO, Ga.)


Graveside services and burial will be Wednesday at 2 pm at the Braddy Family Cemetery in Higgston, GA. Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

FBI releases photos of Vidalia bank shooter


Investigators found the truck a few miles away in some woods off Ga. Highway 135 in Higgston. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Vidalia police at 912.537.4123 or the Statesboro office of the FBI at 912.764.6311.

Dog fighting raids in Montgomery, Georgia


That was the case in Montgomery County, GA. Kenneth Jordan of Higgston is facing multiple charges of animal cruelty due to what investigator found at his home. When the authorities got there all they saw was pine trees, but when they really started to look ...

Higgston, Georgia Vacation Rentals


Higgston, Georgia offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Higgston, GA, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

Mrs. Annie Julia (Ricks) Wilson


She is survived by four sons, Hubert Ricks, Adrian, Ga., Herman Ricks, Shafter, Calif., Woodrow Ricks, Higgston, Ga., and Willie Ricks, Swainsboro, Ga.; three daughters, Presiding Elder Ella Mae Samuels, Thomson, Lena Mae Williams, Soperton, Ga.,

Getronics delivers key services for innovative Northland cable initiative


High-speed Internet access is now available for residents in Vidalia and will be offered to surrounding communities, including Lyons, Higgston, and Santa Claus, Ga. Northland is also offering local ISP access in Forrest City, N.C., which will also use ...

Obituaries for Aptil 21, 2002


Sunday, April 21 from McCrimmon Cemetery near Higgston. Rev. Grady Walden officiating ...
Remembrances: Grace Community Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 1369, Rincon, GA 31326. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home Effingham Chapel (912) 754-6421 ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR HIGGSTON

Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in HIGGSTON GEORGIA

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Office on Violence Against Women

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Protect Your Business in HIGGSTON GEORGIA 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 HIGGSTON GEORGIA: 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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