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Shar L. Troxell

She is survived by her sister, Ann Morris of Maitland, Florida; her two daughters, Janet of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Joan (Roger) Moyer of Tiffin; five granddaughters, Brittney Bennett, Brooke Bennett, Bethany (Ben) Bennett Behr and Breck Bennett ...

Evelyn B. Lawson

In 1964, she married Joseph E. Lawson from Diamond Point. They lived in Diamond Point for a short time and then moved to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. While at New Smyrna Beach, they bought the Normandy Apartments. Both Evelyn and Joseph enjoyed Florida.

New Smyrna names new fire chief

NEW SMYRNA BEACH — Greg Anglin, a district fire chief in Cocoa ...
He has been a U.S. Air Force reservist for 29 years, is an adjunct instructor at Eastern Florida State College in the Fire Science Technology program and has worked overseas for two ...

New Smyrna Beach hires Greg Anglin of Cocoa as city's fire chief, effective May 18

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A Florida native has been selected as New Smyrna Beach’s next fire chief. The City Commission is expected to confirm Greg Anglin to lead the department at its regular meeting, Tuesday, April 28, in City Hall Commission Chambers ...

Jeffrey J. “Jeff” Johnson

Jeff leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Janis Dougherty Johnson, son, Aaron Johnson, daughter, Amelia Johnson, all of Fernandina Beach, FL; a brother, Michael Johnson (Elaine) of Marietta, GA; two sisters, Sharon Jones, New Smyrna Beach, FL, and ...

Suwannee County arrests for April 14-16, 2015

Slaughter Apr 14, Marinna Alicia Johnson, 20, 409 Shelby Ave, Live Oak, FL, VOP O/C Sale/Manuf/Del, OTH SCH I & II- 2 Cts: SCSO- C. Watson Apr 14, Thomas Fredrick Kegley, 43, 814 Pine Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Writ of Bodily Attachment: SCSO- A.

Easy Florida beach towns: New Smyrna and Ponce Inlet

Ponce Inlet sits at the south end of the barrier island it shares with Daytona Beach. Just across the inlet is New Smyrna Beach. Ponce is easy to find — just look for the iconic 175-foot tall red brick lighthouse. Built in 1835, it's been renovated and ...

Visit the Mysterious Ruins of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

New Smyrna Beach, an eclectic little seaside city in central Florida, has a mysterious secret that historians haven't been quite able to crack: the strange ruins of a giant structure, almost like the beginnings of a pyramid, that sit crumbling in the forest.

Video Posted of Almost a Dozen Sharks in New Smyrna Beach [Video]

A video of almost a dozen sharks, taken Memorial Day weekend in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, was posted by Steve Anest. Anest and his wife were paddle boarding at the time, and he had brought his camera with him to record his wife on her paddle board.

New Smyrna Beach Golf Club, Florida municipal course

New Smyrna Beach, east of Orlando, south of Jacksonville, and adjacent to Daytona Beach, is located on Florida's Central Atlantic Coast. New Smyrna Beach is part of Florida's Fun Coast of Golf. New Smyrna Beach is an excellent destination for a winter getaway.

Have you ever thought about buying New Smyrna Beach golf course real estate?

Have you ever considered purchasing golf course real estate in New Smyrna Beach? There are so many advantages to investing and living in a home on the golf course in a place named one of the best citi…

5 Tips for Choosing Where to Move in the Daytona Beach Area

5 Tips for Choosing Where to Move in the Daytona Beach Area by: Jacqueline Bodnar If you are thinking of moving to the Daytona Beach...

FREE yard sale and activities in New Smryna Beach (2015)

Carpenter New Smyrna Beach (FL) – New Smyrna Beach Carpenters

Carpenter New Smyrna Beach (FL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in New Smyrna Beach (FL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in New Smyrna Beach, Florida work with, builds and fixes…

Visit the New Smyrna Beach Balloon & Sky Festival This Weekend!

New Smyrna Beach Balloon & Sky Festival Come visit the New Smyrna Beach Balloon & Sky Festival this weekend April 17-19th, 2015!  This is one of Central Florida’s biggest and most popular events offe…

Most Affordable Riverview Condos in New Smyrna Beach

Bouchelle Island Condos | http://www.sarahcaudill.c om Have you dreamed of owning a home directly on the water?  Bouchelle Island offers an affordable way to own directly on New Smyrna Beach’s intraco…

Mommy Expo 2015 with Stroller Strides in New Smyrna Beach (2015)

Carpenter New Smyrna Beach (FL) – New Smyrna Beach Carpenters

Carpenter New Smyrna Beach (FL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in New Smyrna Beach (FL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in New Smyrna Beach, Florida work with, builds and fixes…

2015 Summer Camp Guide for Port Orange, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County

Looking for summer camps in the Volusia County area? You are in luck! There are many summer camps in the area, including those in music,...

Easter Kid Fest at Pub 44 in New Smyrna Beach (2015)


Victms of discrimination in NEW SMYRNA BEACH FLORIDA

The EEOC enforces the prohibitions against employment discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA), and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information, as well as reprisal for protected activity. The Commission´s interpretations of these statutes apply to its adjudication and enforcement in federal sector as well as private sector and state and local government employment.

The EEOC has held that discrimination against an inpidual because that person is transgender (also known as gender identity discrimination) is discrimination because of sex and therefore is covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See Macy v. Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 0120120821 (April 20, 2012), The Commission has also found that claims by lesbian, gay, and bisexual inpiduals alleging sex-stereotyping state a sex discrimination claim under Title VII. See Veretto v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120110873 (July 1, 2011),; Castello v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Request No. 0520110649 (Dec. 20, 2011),

While discrimination based on an inpidual´s status as a parent (prohibited under Executive Order 13152) is not a covered basis under the laws enforced by the EEOC, there are circumstances where discrimination against caregivers may give rise to sex discrimination under Title VII or disability discrimination under the ADA. See Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities,

Federal government employees may file claims of discrimination under the Part 1614 EEO process on any of the bases covered under the laws EEOC enforces, and/or may also utilize additional complaint procedures described below.

Civil Service Reform Act

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), as amended, also protects federal government applicants and employees from discrimination in personnel actions (see "Prohibited Personnel Practices" based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or on conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the applicant or employee -- which can include sexual orientation or transgender (gender identity) status. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC),, and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB),, enforce the prohibitions against federal employment discrimination codified in the CSRA. For more information, see OPM´s Addressing Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment at, OPM´s Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Inpiduals in the Federal Workplace at, and OSC´s Prohibited Personnel Practices and How to File a Complaint at

Executive Orders

Additionally, federal agencies retain procedures for making complaints of discrimination on any bases prohibited by Executive Orders reviewed below. For example, some lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees may file complaints under both the agency´s Executive Order complaint process (for sexual orientation discrimination) and 1614 process (for sex discrimination), as these are separate processes.

Executive Order 11478, section 1 (as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152) provides:

It is the policy of the government of the United States to provide equal opportunity in federal employment for all persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or status as a parent, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative program in each executive department and agency. This policy of equal opportunity applies to and must be an integral part of every aspect of personnel policy and practice in the employment, development, advancement, and treatment of civilian employees of the federal government, to the extent permitted by law.

Executive Order 13152 states that "status as a parent" refers to the status of an inpidual who, with respect to an inpidual who is under the age of 18 or who is 18 or older but is incapable of self-care because of a physical or mental disability, is: a biological parent, an adoptive parent, a foster parent, a stepparent, a custodian of a legal ward, in loco parentis over such inpidual, or actively seeking legal custody or adoption of such an inpidual. The Executive Order authorized OPM to develop guidance on the provisions of the Order.



The Guardian and a warning to NEW SMYRNA BEACH FLORIDA: 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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Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in NEW SMYRNA BEACH FLORIDA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



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