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Pell City girls crush Russell County 23-0 in 1st-round match

PELL CITY — Laney Eden scored six goals to help the Pell City girls rout Russell County 23-0 in the first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 6A soccer playoffs at Pete Rich Stadium on Friday. With the win, Pell City advances to ...

Homewood 6, Pell City 5: Patriots hold off seventh-inning rally to advance in playoffs

Class 6A No. 7 Homewood built a four-run lead, then held off Pell City's late rally to take a 6-5 win in game three of its first-round playoff series. The Patriots (26-8) led 6-2 after the fourth inning, but the Panthers came back to score two runs in the ...


Mrs. Mary Anne Lowery Robinson, age 73, passed away April 13, 2015, at St. Vincent's St. Clair Hospital in Pell City, AL. She was born March 24, 1942 and was a native and life-long resident of Pell City. Mary Anne was a graduate of Pell City High School ...

Chris Porter’s Southern Wit and Grit

Chris Porter is a tall, dapper musician that hails from Alabama. When he enters a room ...
“I grew up in a little town outside of Birmingham called Pell City. My parents were both public school teachers. They worked across the hall from one another ...

Pell City Girls Soccer

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Lowery Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Bama Division Event on Lake Martin

(Apr 14, 2015 - Alexander City, AL.) David Lowery of Phenix City ...
five bass, 10-5, $1,644 3rd: Jonathon Cone, Pell City, Ala., five bass, 9-12, $730 4th: Brandon Burton, Steele, Ala., five bass, 9-10, $475 4th: Chad Fowler, LaGrange, Ga.,

Mrs. Shirley Ann Hall

Mrs. Hall is survived by her loving husband Jerry Hall of Dadeville; son David Norton of San Antonio, TX; two daughters Lisa Norton of Phenix City, Alabama and Beverly (Bill) St. John of Pell City, Alabama; two sisters Kathryn Caldwell and Shelby Jackson ...

Pell City Police investigating Saturday shooting at Lakeside Landing

PELL CITY, Alabama -- A Saturday morning shooting at Pell City's Lakeside Landing resulted in a Leeds man being wounded, police said. Sgt. Don Newton said the incident happened at about 8:20 a.m. Saturday. A 32-year-old Leeds man was shot by a 42-year-old ...

Pell City elementary teacher resigns after rape charge filed

PELL CITY, Alabama -- A woman arrested Friday on a second degree ...
However, attorney Erskine Funderburg said the charge against Heather Whitten, 38, has nothing to do with Williams Intermediate School or the Pell City school system.

Pell City, Alabama Vacation Rentals

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Pell City police, St. Clair Sheriff’s Office to take part in marine police training class

“The Pell City Police Department has adopted the phrase ‘Operation Zero’ as our motto for the 2015 boating season,” Turley said. “We are striving to have zero accidents, zero drownings on our lake thi…

Pell City police, St. Clair Sheriff’s Office to take part in marine police training class

“The Pell City Police Department has adopted the phrase ‘Operation Zero’ as our motto for the 2015 boating season,” Turley said. “We are striving to have zero accidents, zero drownings on our lake thi…

Pell City police, St. Clair Sheriff’s Office to take part in marine police training class

“The Pell City Police Department has adopted the phrase ‘Operation Zero’ as our motto for the 2015 boating season,” Turley said. “We are striving to have zero accidents, zero drownings on our lake thi…

Pell City police, St. Clair Sheriff’s Office to take part in marine police training class

“The Pell City Police Department has adopted the phrase ‘Operation Zero’ as our motto for the 2015 boating season,” Turley said. “We are striving to have zero accidents, zero drownings on our lake thi…

Alabama – Stage 6 – Pell City

This is a 26.56 mile run along route 78 thru Pell City, Riverside, over the Cosa River, Lincoln onto route 114, 399 and 26 and ending near Eastagoga. Total ascent of 812.99 ft and has a maximum elevat…

Global Championship Wrestling in Pell City on April 25

From GWH News: Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Pell City Civic Center in Pell City, AL on April 25. Advertised: "The Mystic of San Monique" Muddbone vs. "The Divine Messenger" Gabriel D…

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City College Day of Action – April 15th at 3pm

CITY COLLEGE DAY OF ACTION WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15th at 3pm 138th STREET & CONVENT AVE Join us in front of the administration building at City College for our day of action in solidarity with protests …

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The Guardian and a warning to PELL CITY 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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Health Insurance Market in PELL CITY ALABAMA

From January 2014 is effective Health Insurance Market , which is designed to help you find the insurance that best suits your budget and needs of health coverage suits. Each health plan included in the new market will provide comprehensive coverage: doctor visits, medicines, hospital services, preventive services and more. It will also be possible to compare all the health insurance options based on price, benefits and other features that may be important to you.

Who is eligible to use the Health Insurance Market?

Anyone can use the Health Insurance Market to explore their options for health coverage, even if you have insurance.

The following are the only requirements to obtain insurance through this new market:

Live in America

-become naturalized US citizen or native, or lawful permanent resident

-not be in jail

Learn more about who may register in the Health Insurance Market.

Each state will have its own insurance market. Some states already provide information on the Health Insurance Market. See if it is the case in your state .

Learn about the 10 essential health benefits plans offered all Market.

Registration Process in Medical Insurance Market

From October 2013 you can get information about all the plans available in your area. You can also register directly online or by phone toll-free hotline to be appointed for this service.

If you have difficulty finding a plan that fits your needs and budget, there will be people available to help you explore your options for coverage. The help you receive from these people is completely unbiased. These wizards are not related to any particular plan or receive any commission (compensation) in relation to health plans available.

Learn more about how to prepare for the registration process .

Free or low-cost care

If you do not have or can not afford health insurance, there are options for you to receive free or low-cost care. Learn about the resources available to meet the health care options you need.

Options private health insurance with low premiums

Medicaid and Medicare

Community Health Centers

Know where to receive care if you have no health insurance

Free health insurance or affordable for children

The Health Insurance Program for children provides low-cost health coverage for children of families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid coverage and who can not afford health insurance revenue Private. The CHIP program is a state and federal partnership that works in conjunction with Medicaid.

Each state operates a CHIP, but most states have unique names for their programs as Child Health Plus (New York), Healthy Families (California) and Hoosier Healthwise (Indiana). In several states, the CHIP and Medicaid are combined into one program.

What you need to know about CHIP:

Basic requirements for eligibility for CHIP : children up to age 19 in families with incomes up to $ 44.100 per year (for a family of four) are likely to receive coverage. In many states children from families with higher incomes may also be eligible.

Eligibility and Pregnancy : Pregnant women may be eligible for CHIP. Coverage for Moms generally includes laboratory tests and costs of labor and at least 60 days post-partum care.

States citizenship and immigration : the CHIP covers US citizens and certain legal immigrants. States have the option to cover children and pregnant women residing legally in EE. UU. The undocumented immigrants are not eligible for CHIP.

For information about health coverage programs Medicaid and CHIP in your state, visit the programs in your state , or call 1-877-543-7669.

It charges: health coverage option if you lost your job

If you do not already have medical coverage that gave your employer may have the option of keeping it through the program "continuation coverage", better known as COBRA.

This program allows you and your family to maintain health insurance he received while employed for a limited time after it stopped working time. When your employer stops paying COBRA is likely that you need to pay the full cost of the monthly premium.

What you need to know about COBRA coverage:

-Overall COBRA requirements apply only to employers with 20 or more employees. Many states have laws similar to COBRA that apply to employers with fewer than 20 employees. Contact the Department of Insurance in your state (in English) to find out if the "continuation coverage by the state" applies to your case.

-If your family was under the employer coverage, this coverage may also be eligible for COBRA.

-In most cases you should receive a notice of benefits administrator or health plan from your employer stating that your coverage is ending and offering the right to COBRA.

-In most cases you have 60 days after your last day of coverage to enroll in COBRA.

-Generally the program lasts 18 months but could last up to 36 months.

For more information about call COBRA benefits administrator of your employer and learn about their specific through this program options.

-If the coverage of your health plan was through a private employer (not a government employer), you can visit the website of the Department of Labor or call 1-866-444-3272.

-If the coverage of your health plan was through an employer state or local government, you can call 1-877-267-2323, extension 61565.

-If the coverage of your health plan had as an employee of the federal government, you can visit the website of the Office of Personnel Management (in English). [11]

What do you know about abuse of women in PELL CITY ALABAMA ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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