News and Blog


Vernon Hills IL Dentist Dr. Stephen Parker Offers Perfect Smiles with Veneers

Dr. Stephen Parker of Vernon Hills Dental Center offers this luxury cosmetic ...
KUWAIT CITY April 16: MP Jamal Al-Omar has forwarded queries to Minister of Health Ali Al-Obaid on rumors spread through various social networking sites that the number ...

Cover Alert | Justin Vernon Covers Spoon

The Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, featuring a curated lineup by Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner, takes place in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, July 17 and 18. Bon Iver, The National, Spoon, Sturgill Simpson, Blind Boys of Alabama, Field Report ...

McNealy named to U.S. golf team for prestigious Palmer Cup

He will be joined on the squad by Lee McCoy of Georgia, Vanderbilt's Hunter Stewart, Alabama's Robby Shelton, Florida State's Jack Maguire and Beau Hossler of Texas. Baylor's Kyle Jones, Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans and Carr Vernon of Cal State ...

Alabama's Robby Shelton Selected to Represent Team USA at 2015 Palmer Cup

Europe defeated the United States to claim the 2014 Cup 18.5-11.5. Both Shelton and former Alabama golfer Trey Mullinax were among ...
Baylor's Kyle Jones and CSU Monterey Bay's Carr Vernon. Georgia Tech's Bruce Heppler will serve as Team USA's coach ...

Vernon United U13 boys clip Kelowna

said Vernon coach Al Gee. “As well, we created a handful of good scoring chances. Our biggest issue right now is our fitness and we will have that remedied in three weeks.” United erased a two-goal deficit to ground Kamloops 4-2 in U14 girls play ...

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

Vernon Miller of Manchester, Georgia, and Zack Thaggard of Dadeville, Alabama, both weighed five-bass limits totaling 10 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to tie for first place and win $1,644 each in the co-angler division. The top 10 co-anglers were: 1st ...

Mount Vernon Nazarene roundup - April 14

Josh Richardson (JR/Springfield, Ohio) of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University men’s track team ...
in the half marathon at the NAIA National Meet on May 23rd in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Richardson crossed the line in front of 448 other runners in the ...

Vernon Davis: 'I Want to Get Better; I Want to Win'

To Vernon Davis? The statistics represent career-low numbers ...
NFL Network debates whether the Alabama or West Virginia product is the best pass-catcher in the 2015 NFL Draft. The 49ers have been linked to wideouts in recent mock drafts.

Alabama Revenue Dept. looking to tax digital streaming

“This clarification is actually a broadening of the tax base, and it is our thinking that a significant broadening of the tax base is an issue that should be brought to the Alabama Legislature,” said Victor Vernon, vice president of policy for the ...

Alabama may put tax on digital streaming

“This clarification is actually a broadening of the tax base, and it is our thinking that a significant broadening of the tax base is an issue that should be brought to the Alabama Legislature,” said Victor Vernon, vice president of policy for the ...

Valuables taken from several vehicles overnight in Vernon

VERNON–Police are investigating a series of burglaries in unlocked cars. The burglaries occurred in vehicles in the neighborhoods that involve Reed Street, Liberty STreet, South Street, Kevin Drive a…

"Love and I swap secrets in the darkest parts of well-lit rooms. He’s the shiest lover...

“Love and I swap secrets in the darkest parts of well-lit rooms. He’s the shiest lover I’ve ever seen– kisses the lip of his coffee mug, runs his fingers over everything. Love is softer than I…

Justin Vernon Releases Haunting Video of Himself Covering Spoon’s “Inside Out”

Justin Vernon’s musical versatility knows no ends: from For Emma Forever Ago’s straight forward sadness that spawned a surge in the dejected-wannabe -lumberjack population to the sylvan elevator music o…

sosuperawesome: Katie Vernon

sosuperawesome: Katie Vernon

Section of Route 30 reopens in Vernon after motorcycle accident

VERNON – Emergency crews are responding to a motorcycle accident that happened around 7 a.m. Vernon police said the accident is on Route 30 by Lafayette Square near the intersection of Rt. 31.  Route…

Indira Corea wife of Chandra Corea dies – funeral in Colombo Sri Lanka

The funeral of Mrs. Indira Corea, wife of Mr. Chandra Corea who passed away y is due to take place on the morning of Thursday, 16th April. For details, please see: http://www.chil ip;

Vernon Dalhart – Vernon Dalhart Popular 1920’s Country Ballads (Rec 1924-1926) (2014)

Artist: Ver& #65358;on Dal& #65352;ar&# 65364; Title: Ver& #65358;on Dal& #65352;ar&# 65364; Pop& #65365;la&# 65362; 1920’s Cou& #65358;tr&# 65369; Bal& #65356;ad&# 65363; (Rec 1924-1926) Release Date: 2014-11-23 Genre: Traditionelle Country-Musik Format: MP3 / 320bkps TRACKLIST 1 – The Pri…

Then and Now: Old 99 coming into South Mount Vernon

1935 The speed limit in the city limits of Mount Vernon, WA is still 25 MPH.  This photo, taken in 1935, shows that we mean it!  This was the south city limit starting in 1910, at Blackburn Rd.  It w…

"This week, you’ve got a heart like the hills when a storm rolls in. Even though last week, it was...

“This week, you’ve got a heart like the hills when a storm rolls in. Even though last week, it was different: desert grass beneath a white and unforgiving sun. And you know it’s bad. Because w…

Family in Vernon

All photos shot with a Canon 6D & 50mm f/1.4  When I was in Vernon, BC last weekend I shot a few photos of the family we have there. I’m not sure the name of the location, but it was a nice little qu…


The Guardian and a warning to VERNON 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.

In [6]


VERNON ALABAMA: the March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth

The March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth below the recent trend, coming on the heels of February’s strong report. The unemployment rate was stable, broader measures of unemployment fell, and hourly earnings continued their rise. A range of factors including the weather and the global economic slowdown have affected economic data for the first quarter. The President has been clear that he will continue to push for policies including investments in infrastructure and relief from the sequester that would help ensure the strong underlying longer-term trends persist.


1. The private sector has added 12.1 million jobs over 61 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 126,000 in March, driven by a 129,000 increase in private-sector employment. This particular month’s job gains were below the recent trend, as job growth in a number of industries slowed somewhat (see point 5). Over the past twelve months, the private sector has added 3.1 million jobs, nearly the highest year-over-year growth in the recovery so far.

2. Real aggregate weekly earnings have risen nearly 5 percent over the last twelve months. Real aggregate earnings track the purchasing power of total wages and salaries paid to U.S. private-sector employees, reflecting the combined effects of rising employment, rising wages, and a longer workweek. Aggregate earnings are nearly 7 percent above their pre-crisis peak. Indeed, they have recovered nearly twice their losses during the recession. Year-over-year aggregate earnings growth trended about 2-3 percent at an annual rate in recent years, but has risen to 5 percent year-over-year in recent months as hourly earnings have begun to rise (see point 3).


3. Over the past twelve months, rising real hourly earnings accounted for nearly half the increase in real aggregate weekly earnings. The large contribution of rising hourly earnings is a recent trend. Aggregate earnings reached a trough in December 2009, and over the following year-and-a-half, real hourly wages declined. The aggregate earnings increase during that early period was driven by a combination of rising employment and a longer workweek. Over the next three years, both hourly earnings and the workweek were largely stable, with rising employment accounting for 80 percent of the growth in aggregate earnings. Real wage growth over the past year has been a major contributor to the speed-up in aggregate earnings, due to both rising nominal wages and slowing consumer price growth as oil prices have declined. While the recent progress is encouraging, there is more work to do to ensure that real earnings growth is sustained and shared with a broad range of American families.


4. The overall share of jobs held by women rose from an average of 48.5 percent in 2001-2007 to 49.3 percent in March 2015. This 0.8 percentage point increase masks substantial variation within industries. Female workers shifted out of smaller industries like financial activities and information services where the female share declined by 3.1 and 3.7 percentage points, respectively and into higher-employment industries like retail trade. Women’s share of employment also increased somewhat in the government sector, where 57 percent of workers are female. Accordingly, women were disproportionately affected by the cuts to government employment that occurred between 2010 and 2013, but they have also disproportionately benefited from net job growth in this sector since mid-2013.


5. Job growth in a number of industries fell below recent trends in March. Looking over the 61-month streak of private-sector job growth, March was an especially weak month for mining and logging (-11,000), manufacturing (-1,000), leisure and hospitality (+13,000), and construction (-1,000). The weakness in mining and logging is likely attributable in large part to the recent decline in oil prices. March was a stronger than usual month in retail trade (+26,000) and health care and social assistance (+30,000). Across the 17 industries shown below, the correlation between the most recent one-month percent change and the average percent change over the last twelve months rose to 0.51 from 0.13 last month, remaining somewhat below the average correlation over the past two years.


As the Administration stresses every month, the monthly employment and unemployment figures can be volatile, and payroll employment estimates can be subject to substantial revision. Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data as they become available.


Domestic violence in VERNON ALABAMA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.



Feed Widget

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
Thomas Sowell Selected the top stories of the city of VERNON ALABAMA. Political events, traffic accidents on highways, downtown events, neighborhoods and inside. Also researched local newspapers and social networks, as well as the site of City Hall. Crimes, are always subject to demand generally for information. Also the tragedies and disasters such as fires, floods, flooding, rain, hail and winds. Tags: Breaking News, VERNON ALABAMA, City, Indoors, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Car, Crash, Elections, Beating, Accident, Crime, Police, Criminal, Police, Road, Highway Access, Elections, Party, Hail, Rain, Flood, Anniversary, Award, Month, Week End , Today, Yesterday, Female, Male, Family, Child, People.