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Jenkins and Spearman Chosen for All-Alabama Academic Team

Phil Campbell, Ala.—Tyler Jenkins and Markisha Spearman were recently selected to the 2015 All-Alabama Academic Team for Northwest-Shoals Community College and will be honored at the All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Luncheon in Birmingham April 10.

2 NW-SCC students selected to All-Alabama Academic Team

Tyler Jenkins and Markisha Spearman will be honored at the All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Luncheon in Birmingham on April 10. Jenkins, a native of Phil Campbell, currently is majoring in Pre-Engineering at NW-SCC and plans to attend a university to ...

DON NOBLE: Cross tells April 2011 storm victims’ stories in her first book

Photographs from Phil Campbell fluttered down over Lenoir City ...
This review was originally broadcast on Alabama Public Radio. Don Noble is host of the Alabama Public Television literary interview show “Bookmark” and the editor of “A State of ...

I’m With Phil: Documentary metaphor for post election America

Indianapolis, November 9, 2014 – I’m With Phil should be a metaphor for post-election ...
grab the proverbial bootstraps together. Phil Campbell, Alabama, was named for a railroader who was promised a legacy if he’d run the rails through that ...

Planting roots at Phil Campbell High School

It’s a challenge made easy for some. “I’d like to stay here and plant my roots in Phil Campbell Alabama,” said Barton. The 13 trees at both Phil Campbell and Hackleburg high schools are legacy projects for the ARC. They help show the progress made ...

Doug Moe: Phil Campbell of Wisconsin makes a difference in Phil Campbell, Alabama

Phil Campbell of La Farge — a village in Vernon County, in southwest Wisconsin — drove into the town of Phil Campbell, Ala., a little after midnight one morning last month and couldn’t believe his eyes. There was enough of a moon for Campbell — who ...

Phil Campbell Celebration Turns Into Fundraiser For Twister-Ravaged Town

celebration — with a gathering of people named Phil Campbell from across the world meeting up in the town of Phil Campbell, Alabama. That was before the town was hit was a devastating tornado in April. Now the gathering has turned into a fundraiser ...

Hackleburg, Phil Campbell mourning with plans to rebuild after Alabama tornadoes

PHIL CAMPBELL, Alabama -- Fresh red Alabama dirt is piled high at Liberty Hill Cemetery off U.S. 43 near the tornado-ravaged towns of Hackleburg and Phil Campbell. The burying has begun. One of those being buried was a 10-year-old Phil Campbell boy who ...

Phil Campbell Convention Turns Into Relief Effort For Tornado-Hit Alabama Town

What started as a plan to assemble dozens of people with the same name for fun has turned into a mission to help a small Alabama town leveled by last week's tornadoes. Created by an New York man named Phil Campbell, the Phil Campbell Convention is a ...

Tiny Town Of Phil Campbell, Alabama Flattened By Tornado

The tiny town of Phil Campbell, Alabama has been devastated after a killer tornado literally flattened the rural community. At least 12 people have been killed in the town which has a population of only 1,091. So far, an estimated 247 people have died ...

The General Election campaign in Cambridge

Now that the starting gun has been fired for the General Election campaign proper, here’s a look at the situation in Cambridge, and the prospects for the candidates. Politically, Cambridge has change…

On This Day in History March 29

March 29 – Events: 1461 – Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton – Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England. 1549 – The city of Salvador da Bahia, first capital of Braz…

Henry Phillip (Phil) Eriksen, 85, of Omaha NE Formerly of Tekamah and Craig NE

Henry Phillip (Phil) Eriksen was born December 30, 1929 to Henry and Violet (McPherson) Eriksen at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.  He passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Methodist Hospit…

IN THEATERS (SF) – “The Wrecking Crew”

The Wrecking Crew (1996/2008/2015; Dir.: Denny Tedesco) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens today at the Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, and the Chrisopher B. Sm…

Wardrobe Wednesday: Questioning in the City

When I just want to get away I often go back to a place that for four years was my second home. A place where I felt like Carrie; a city that was another character in my adventures. It was the place w…

Bruce Campbell Will Play Ronald Reagan In ‘Fargo’ Season 2

NBC Hail to the Chief, baby. Evil Dead‘s Bruce Campbell has landed the role of Ronald Reagan in Fargo‘s second season, according to TVLine. In the episode, Reagan will stop by Fargo while campaignin…

Motorhead's Motorboat Set For September 28-October 2 With Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Exodus, Crobot, Phil Campbell's All Starr Band & More

Motörhead's Motörboat will embark on its second voyage September 28 through Octo ber 2, 2015 on Norwegi an Sky, departing Port Miami, with stops in Nassau and the private picturesque island of Great Sti…

MOTÖRHEAD’s PHIL CAMPBELL Completes Recording Guitars For New Album

MOTÖRHEAD is currently in the studio with longtime producer Cameron Webb working on the band’s upcoming album, due out this fall. According to a new post on the band’s Facebook page, guitarist Phil Ca…

MOTÖRHEAD's PHIL CAMPBELL Completes Recording Guitars For New Album

MOTÖRHEAD is currently in the studio with longtime producer Cameron Webb working on the band's upcoming album, due out this fall. According to a new post on the band's Facebook page, guitarist Phil Ca…

SCOSCHE Industries launches distribution center, employs 27 in rural Franklin County – Reprint from article

Reprint from article A 35-year-old maker of consumer electronics, technologies, and car and motorcycle audio installation hardware recently found a new home in rural Franklin County. Capture.…


What you a need to know to become a US citizen

The process for obtaining citizenship requires time and preparation, but knowing the steps will help make the process more agile.

The following video contains information on the general requirements that need to be met to become a US citizen, such as:

Having the statutory age.

A legal resident and remain in the country while their application is processed. Importantly, marital status may result in a less extended period for citizenship.

Demonstrate English proficiency.

Having knowledge of history and government of the United States.

Be a person of good moral character.

Take an oath of allegiance to prove that supports and defends the United States and its Constitution.

You can get further information by visiting the website of Citizenship and Immigration United States (USCIS, acronym) or by calling 1-800-375-5283 (press 2 for Spanish), 1-800-767-1833 (TDD for hearing impaired).

Video Transcript

VOICE: If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, you must meet several requirements will vary depending on your situation. For example:

Be at least 18 years of age at the time you submit your application.

Have been a permanent resident for at least five years. If you are married to a US citizen, this requirement may be reduced to three years.

Having lived in the same state or district USCIS office having jurisdiction over the place of residence for three months prior to the date of application.

VOICE: You must also show that you have continuously resided in the United States.

VOICE: Continuous residence

OFFICIAL: Continuous residence means a permanent resident has not left the United States for a long period. Doing so could interrupt your continuous residence.

VOICE: Physical presence in the United States

VOICE: must also demonstrate physical presence in the United States. This means being present in the country for at least 30 months in the 5 years prior to the date you file your application.

VOICE: Other requirements include:

VOICE: Be able to read, write and speak English and have basic knowledge of the history and form of government of the United States.

VOICE: Some applicants do not have to meet the English language requirement because of their age and the time they have lived in the United States as permanent residents.

VOICE: You must also prove that knows and understands the fundamentals of the history, principles and form of government of the United States.

VOICE: moral character

OFFICIAL: To naturalized US citizen, must also be a person of good moral character.

OFFICIAL: Committing certain crimes may make him ineligible for naturalization.

VOICE: Pledge of Allegiance

VOICE: Finally, to become a US citizen should pay the Pledge of Allegiance.

VOICE: Everyone who wants to naturalize must be willing to support and defend America and our Constitution. In fact, you will not become a US citizen until perform this Pledge of Allegiance.

VOICE: You should note that it is obliged to reside in the United States while their application is pending.

VOICE: These are just general requirements. For further information contact the US Citizenship and Immigration United States through the Internet or by phone at 1 (800) 375-5283. [11]


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in PHIL CAMPBELL ALABAMA

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


The Guardian and a warning to PHIL CAMPBELL 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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