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Erin Young

all of Mt. Vernon, and Janice Young of Alabama; great-aunt Deborah Rudd; and a host of cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Thomas Hill Jr.; grandmother, Minnie Hill Fair; and an uncle, Wiley Young III. Funeral services will be ...

Monroe Freedman, scholar of legal ethics and civil liberties, dies at 86

Monroe Henry Freedman was born April 10, 1928, in Mount Vernon, New York. His father was a businessman ...
In Legal Times magazine and the Alabama Law Review, he suggested that Atticus Finch — the upright lawyer in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama ...

Monroe Freedman, Influential Voice on Legal Ethics, Dies at 86

Monroe Henry Freedman was born on April 10, 1928, in Mount Vernon, N.Y.; his parents ...
Professor Freedman wrote in The Alabama Law Review in 1994. “Throughout his relatively comfortable and pleasant life in Maycomb, Atticus Finch knows about the ...

Monroe H. Freedman, scholar of legal ethics and civil liberties, dies at 86

Monroe Henry Freedman was born April 10, 1928, in Mount Vernon, N.Y. His father was a businessman ...
In Legal Times magazine and the Alabama Law Review, he suggested that Atticus Finch — the upright lawyer in the fictional town of Maycomb, Ala.,

Firefighters injured in Mount Vernon blaze

Six firefighters were taken to Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital with minor injuries, Mount Vernon Fire Chief Al Everett said. He said none of the home’s occupants were injured. Red Cross volunteers were on scene helping 11 adults and three children who ...

E. Allen ‘Al’ Craigo

MOUNT VERNON — E. Allen “Al” Craigo, of Summit Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Sugarcreek, Ohio, the son of Frederick Harlan and Mary Beryl (Ripley ...

New Bryce facility one of few positive changes in mental health system

In Alabama, the shift away from institutional care saw the closure of other facilities across the state, including Searcy Hospital in Mount Vernon, Partlow Developmental Center in Tuscaloosa and Greil Memorial Psychiatric Hospital in Montgomery in 2011 and ...

Mount Vernon comes from way, way back

Halftime: CPU 36, Mount Vernon 20. 3-point goals: Mount Vernon 6-26 (Corkin 0-2, Murray 1-1, Ryan 2-11, Platte 2-5, Volesky 0-1, Elliott 1-4, Dicus 0-1, Kroeger 0-1), CPU 3-15 (Al.Wooldridge 0-2, Hasleiet 2-4, Brecht 0-4, Ar.Wooldridge 1-4, Boevers 1-1).

Alveda King joins opposition to Selma abortion clinic

According to Alabama regulations, any private practice performing more ...
Alfred Daniel Williams King became pastor of Mt. Vernon First Baptist Church in Newnan in 1959. “He only pastored four churches, and one of them was Mt. Vernon,” Dianne Wood ...

Mount Vernon Presbyterian Names New Athletic Director, Football Coach

Taking Mount Vernon Presbyterian’s GHSA Class A athletic program to ...
Prior to Westminster, he was the head football coach at Tabernacle Christian High School in Alabama where not only did his team win two state championships, he was named coach ...

Andre Wallace Speaks To BW About New Construction & Jobs For Mount Vernon Residents

Finally the long-awaiting construction of the 159-unit Luxury Workforce Rental Apartment Building will see the light of day. Brought to Mount Vernon by The Atlantic Development, started during Mayor D…

History relevance at Mount Vernon

I’m fortunate to live near George Washington’s restored estate, Mount Vernon. I’ve visited in all seasons, in the spring to see the mules, at Christmas to see the camel and taste the chocolate, in ear…

Carpenter Mount Vernon (NY) – Mount Vernon Carpenters

Carpenter Mount Vernon (NY) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Mount Vernon (NY). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Mount Vernon, New York work with, builds and fixes items and …

Not rock candy. A tree branch on the Kokosing River in Mount Vernon, Ohio

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Weekend Fun in Fairfax: Feb 27 – Mar 1

There is plenty of fun in Fairfax this weekend, as we say farewell to February and welcome March. Explore African American history at Mount Vernon or the Air and Space Museum during this last weekend …

Packaging Technician - Large Pharmaceutical Company in Mount Vernon, IN

IN-Mount Vernon, Packaging Technician HR Solutions has a great opportunity to advance your career, gain new experience and develop new skills in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. We have ope…

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Plan of Mount Vernon done by Englishman Charles Vaughan in 1787...

Plan of Mount Vernon done by Englishman Charles Vaughan in 1787. Vaughan was a friend of Franklin’s while Franklin lived in London before the war. In 1783 Vaughan moved to Philadelphia which is where …

Carpenter Mount Vernon (OH) – Mount Vernon Carpenters

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Found Unclaimed Money in MOUNT VERNON ALABAMA

What Is Unclaimed Money?

If the government owes you money and you do not collect it, then it’s unclaimed. This can also happen with banks, credit unions, pensions, and other sources.

Beware of unclaimed money scams. There are people who pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money for a fee. Government agencies will not call you about unclaimed money or assets. Learn how to spot these types of scams.

Currently, the government does not have one website for finding unclaimed money by name, Social Security number, or state. To find it, you’ll need to visit each site separately and perform a search.

States’ Unclaimed Money

  • Search by State  – Search your state’s listing of unclaimed funds and property.



Banking, Investments, and Currency

  • Bank Failures  – Search the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for unclaimed funds from failed financial institutions.
  • Credit Union Failures  – Find unclaimed deposits from credit unions.
  • SEC Claims Funds  – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lists enforcement cases where a company or person owes investors money.
  • Damaged Money  – The Treasury Department will exchange mutilated or damaged U.S. currency.


  • FHA-Insurance Refunds  – If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Savings Bonds


  • Foreign Claims  – U.S. nationals can find money owed to them from foreign governments after loss of property.

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Two years of community college free for responsible students in MOUNT VERNON ALABAMA

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.

The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.

The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.


Avoiding job scams in MOUNT VERNON ALABAMA

Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn’t the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.

Signs of a Job Scam

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam:

You need to pay to get the job

They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. But after you pay, the job doesn’t materialize. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.

You need to supply your credit card or bank account information

Don´t give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you´re familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something. Anyone who has your account information can use it.

The ad is for "previously undisclosed" federal government jobs

Information about available federal jobs is free. And all federal positions are announced to the public on Don’t believe anyone who promises you a federal or postal job.

Job Placement Services

Many job placement services are legitimate. But others lie about what they’ll do for you, promote outdated or fake job openings, or charge up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job. In fact, they might not even return your calls once you pay.

Before you enlist a company’s help:

Check with the hiring company

If a company or organization is mentioned in an ad or interview, contact that company to find out if the company really is hiring through the service.

Get details — in writing

What’s the cost, what will you get, and who pays — you or the company that hires you? What happens if the service doesn’t find a job for you or any real leads? If they’re reluctant to answer your questions, or give confusing answers, you should be reluctant to work with them.

Get a copy of the contract with the placement firm, and read it carefully. A legitimate company will give you time to read the contract and decide, not pressure you into signing then and there. Make sure any promises — including refund promises — are in writing. Some listing services and "consultants" write ads to sound like jobs, but that’s just a marketing trick: They´re really selling general information about getting a job — information you can find for free on your own.

Know whether it’s job placement or job counseling

Executive or career counseling services help people with career directions and decisions. They may offer services like skills identification and self-evaluation, resume preparation, letter writing, and interview techniques, and general information about companies or organizations in a particular location or job field.

But job placement isn’t guaranteed. Fees can be as high as thousands of dollars, and you often have to pay first.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers some tips on finding and choosing a career counselor, and explains the different types of counselors active in the field.

Check for complaints

Your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General´s Office, and the Better Business Bureau can tell you whether any complaints have been filed about a company. Just keep in mind that a lack of complaints doesn’t mean the business is on the up-and-up. You may want to do an internet search with the name of the company and words like review, scam, or complaint. Look through several pages of search results. And check out articles about the company in newspapers, magazines, or online, as well.

Where to Look for Jobs

You’ve read the many resume and interview tips from respected sources available for free online, and scoured online job boards and newspaper classifieds. Some other places to look for leads in your job search include:


Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state, including programs for people with disabilities, minorities, older workers, veterans, welfare recipients, and young people. For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on

State and county offices

Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too. They can give you the names of other groups that may be helpful, such as labor unions or federally-funded vocational programs.

College career service offices

Whether it’s a four-year university or community college, see what help yours can offer. If you’re not a current or former student, some still may let you look at their job listings.

Your library

Ask if they can point you to information on writing a resume, interviewing, or compiling a list of companies and organizations to contact about job openings.

Report a Job Scam

If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC.

For problems with an employment-service firm, contact the appropriate state licensing board (if these firms must be licensed in your state), your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency.

To learn about credit and background checks when you’re looking for a job, read What to Know When You Look For a Job.



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