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Sheriff Involved in Fatal Shooting, NFL Legend's Son Sentenced, Cyclist Dies in Wreck

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Jazz Fest 2015 ends with few interruptions, plenty of memories at Fair Grounds

"We gotta be here." Jazz Fest hit both highs and lows this year. At the Congo Square stage you'll find Leo Rideaux and Linda Rideaux, from Stone Mountain, Georgia. They attend every year, especially on the festival's final day. "We always like to come to ...

Georgia News Roundup

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — A Tennessee teenager has drowned in a Georgia lake after family says he saved a friend who became distressed. WSB-TV reports 17-year-old Nirmal Rai drowned Sunday in a lake at Stone Mountain Park east of Atlanta. Family ...

DeKalb, PATH and CSX Negotiating to Close Stone Mountain Trail Gap Over I-285

This lovely, tree-lined corridor stretching from downtown Clarkston to Stone Mountain Village, had been deeded to DeKalb County by Georgia Power Company after being abandoned decades before. Needless to say it was just what the doctor ordered: a continuous ...

Nashville Teen Dies Saving Friend From Georgia Lake

Stream WZTV Fox 17 Newscasts LIVE starting with Fox 17 This Morning at 5am and News at 9pm. STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - A Tennessee teenager has drowned in a Georgia lake after family says he saved a friend who became distressed. Stone Mountain Police tell ...

Nashville teen drowns near Stone Mountain Park

The Department of Natural Resources and Stone Mountain Police and Fire Rescue searched for the ...
An autopsy will be conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. No one else was injured.

Friends, family mourn for teen who drowned at Stone Mountain Lake

Sponsored Links By Richard Elliot STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Friends and family are calling a Tennessee teenager a hero after he saved one of his friends from Stone Mountain Lake but drowned during the rescue. Nirmal Rai, 17, originally is from Nepal ...

Nashville teen drowns at Stone Mountain Park

A Nashville teen drowned at Stone Mountain Park Sunday night while he was swimming with ...
Rai was 126 feet from the shore and under 31 feet of water, Bankhead said. A Georgia State Patrol dive team which had been called in to provide assistance recovered ...

Teen drowns in Stone Mountain Park lake

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- A 17-year-old boy drowned in a lake inside Stone Mountain Park Sunday afternoon. The teen was swimming in the lake with family members, according to Stone Mountain Park Police spokesman John Bankhead. Another person began to struggle ...

Stone Mountain Train Depot gets a face lift

The ceremony was followed by a talk led by architect David Steele of the firm of Lord Aeck and Sargent for the Stone Mountain Historical Society. The south side of the Train Depot was built in 1857 shortly after the Georgia Railroad Co. completed the line ...

Stone Mountain Hike

After being out of town for the past three weekends, I was really looking forward to having a weekend with no obligations, aside from a much-needed haircut.  About a month ago, Jason purchased a Group…

Fighting For Our Own: Working-Class Resistance in Appalachia and the South (Part 1 of 3)

Birth of the US Labor Movement International Workers Day (May Day) is a celebration of worker contributions to our society and the struggles of past workers who fought, and sacrificed their lives, fo…

Best Bad Credit Auto Loans in Stone Mountain GA Find Best Bad Credit Auto Loans in Georgia

Have you seen the commercials about car buying and how hard it sounds for you to get approved for an auto loan in Stone Mountain? No one wants to go through the hardships of getting a subprime auto …

Nashville teen drowns in Georgia while trying to save friend

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) – A Tennessee teenager has drowned in a Georgia lake after family says he saved a friend who became distressed. WSB-TV reports 17-year-old Nirmal Rai drowned Sunday in a lake…

Teen drowns in Stone Mountain Park lake

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — A 17-year-old boy drowned in a lake inside Stone Mountain Park Sunday afternoon. The teen was swimming in the lake with family members, according to Stone Mountain Park Police sp…

Environmental Psychology: Cinema Carved in Stone

I promised to talk about the art of reading cultural narratives in mountains.  There are many techniques, so let’s start with the observer. Unlike in modern cinema, in this art form the observer moves…


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DEVIOUS MAIDS SEASON 3:RUSH CALL---- 11:30AM CALL TOMORROW FRIDAY, MAY 1ST IN STONE MOUNTAIN.YOUNG LOOKING males and females of all sizes, shapes, and ethnicities to be our "at risk youth" for a fancy…

Deadly Shooting In Stone Mountain Georgia. Rep Hank Johnson Says "Black Men Are Under Attack Is Inclusive Of Street Pirates But The Media Does Not Provide Coverage In His District Unless He Focuses On Police Violence"

Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 The Route From Rep Hank Johnson's Lithonia Georgia Office To The Latest Murder Scene In Dekalb County

Travel Spotlight: Stone Mountain Park, GA {Active Family Fun outside Atlanta}

Not too far from Atlanta is a place called Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, GA. As you know, we recently took our very first trip in our RV. The goal was to head down to the Atlanta area so we c…


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in STONE MOUNTAIN GEORGIA

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



What do you know about abuse of women in STONE MOUNTAIN GEORGIA ?

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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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There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in STONE MOUNTAIN GEORGIA.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) [2]


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