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Three arrested in Aiken motel drug bust

Police made contact with the suspects, later identified as 37-year-old Stacey Marie Edgerley of Wagener and 22-year-old Colby Tyler ...
but couldn't drive stick shift, deputies say A South Carolina kidnapper grabbed a woman at gunpoint, put her in the ...

Edisto River’s future talks take a ‘major step forward’

according to several Wagener-area residents with a particular focus on the Edisto River’s future. Rep. Bill Taylor, whose district includes most of Aiken County, also was part of the discussion, and learned Tuesday morning that the South Carolina House ...

All-Area South Carolina Girls Basketball Team

Already a playoff team’s best scorer G Zarhria Fuller McCormick Jr. Go-to scorer averaged about 15 ppg; was named All-State G Zymbraya Corley Wagener-Salley Fr. Stood out to be named All-State as a freshman G Crystal Preston Ridge-Spring Monetta Fr.

Wagener, South Carolina Vacation Rentals

Wagener, South Carolina offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Wagener, SC, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

L.E.A.S.H. Squad to be evicted from Wagener Mayor's property

If interested in adopting one of the remaining dogs, the address is 225 Inca Rd, Wagener, South Carolina. Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.

SC Mayor Takes Back Land Donated For Rescue Dogs

By FITSNEWS || A small town South Carolina mayor has sparked an uproar after allegedly trying to reclaim land he previously “donated” to a local animal rescue effort. Michael Miller – mayor of Wagener, S.C. – made plenty of political hay last year ...

Aiken residents ask SC Senate to limit river withdrawals by megafarms

Saying they have been vilified by agribusiness interests, a group of rural outdoorsmen asked South Carolina lawmakers Wednesday for help protecting the Edisto River and other waterways from mega-farms that want to siphon water for irrigation. The Wagener ...

UPDATED ON 6: Man Shot In The Head During Wagener Home Invasion

POSTED at 11:24 P.M. on Thursday, May 22nd*** Aiken County police are on the scene of a shooting in Wagener, South Carolina. Dispatch confirms that a man was shot in the head during a home invasion. The shooting happened around 9:35 PM. Officers are still ...

South Carolina Releases District And School Level SAT Scores

The South Carolina State Department of Education has released district ...
increased their scores in all subject areas which in turn increased their composite scores. Wagener-Salley High (+46) increased their scores in two subject areas which gave them ...

Mercedes GLC Coupé: Fotos vom X4-Gegner in Shanghai

Eines der Highlights der Shanghai Motor Show 2015 ist das neue Mercedes GLC Coupé Concept. Die seriennahe Studie zeigt ein kompaktes SUV-Coupé, mit dem Mercedes ab Ende 2016 den seit fast einem Jahr e…

Charges against Quebec trucker downgraded after fatal chain-reaction crash in Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. Authorities have dropped an aggravated vehicular homicide charge against a Quebec truck driver involved in a fiery chain-reaction crash in southeast Wyoming that killed two people. Ins…

60-Vehicle Pileup In Wyoming Leaves 2 Dead

© Provided by Associated Press , Monday, April 20, 2015. Monday’s pileup occurred around 8 a.m., when two commercial trucks crashed, causing one to jackknife in both westbound lanes, Wyoming Highway P…

Canadian man charged after chain reaction crash in Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. – A Quebec man has been arrested on a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide following a massive chain-reaction crash on a highway in southeast Wyoming. Trucks and cars piled into one …

Kommentar zu Google: Android Wear mit dickem Update von Bjørn Max Wagener

“WLAN sei Dank muss sich das Smartphone dann eben nicht mehr ständig in Bluetooth-Reichweite befinden.” Ich weiß ja nicht, was andere für Wohnungen haben, aber bei mir funktioniert es wunderbar in de…

Pileup On I-80 In Wyoming Kills 1, Closes Interstate Again

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) – Trucks and cars piled into one another in dense fog on Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming, resulting in a fiery chain-reaction crash that killed one person and injured 16 others M…

Stacey Marie Edgerley, 37, of Wagener, Jeffrey Tyler Wood, 19, of Aiken, and Colby Tyler Reed, 22, of Bath, arrested at Aiken motel for Methamphetamine

Aiken Department of Public Safety officers arrested three people for multiple drug and firearms offenses Tuesday afternoon. Jeffrey Tyler Wood, 19, of Aiken; Colby Tyler Reed, 22, of Bath; and Stacey…

Jessica Wagener: Sieben Sätze, warum ich in Hamburg lebe

Jessica Wagener erklärt den Flâneuren, warum sie in Hamburg lebt. (Foto: Tanja Hirner) “Dank einer glücklichen Fügung des Schicksals wurde ich hier geboren, mochte es sehr und war bisher schlicht zu …

Tanja Wagener besuchte neues Kletterzentrum des Alpenvereins

Siegen. Rund 1,85 Millionen Euro investierte die Sektion Siegerland des Deutschen Alpenvereins (DAV) in das neue Kletterzentrum am Effertsufer in Siegen. Tanja Wagener, heimische SPD-Landtagsabgeordne&hel lip;

Tanja Wagener besuchte neues Kletterzentrum des Alpenvereins

Im Aufwind: Sektion Siegerland verzeichnet seit Jahresbeginn besonders starken Mitgliederzuwachs Siegen. Rund 1,85 Millionen Euro investierte die Sektion Siegerland des Deutschen Alpenvereins (DAV) i…


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 WAGENER SOUTH CAROLINA.

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) www.ssa.gov/work [2]


    The Guardian and a warning to WAGENER SOUTH CAROLINA: 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 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [27]

  • Fighting against human trafficking in WAGENER SOUTH CAROLINA

    Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

    20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

    After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

    1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

    2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

    3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

    4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

    5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

    6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

    7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

    8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

    9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

    10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

    11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

    12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

    13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

    14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

    15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

    16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

    17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

    18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

    19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

    20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.



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