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Tennessee Students win special awards for History Day

and the East Tennessee History Award. The other special award winners were: * Deanna Upchurch, a student at Watertown High School, who received the Judy Butler Award for Best Entry in Science History for her documentary titled, “Where Death Delights to ...

Best spring yard sales in Middle Tennessee

From here on out there will be dozens (or more) of individual sales every weekend taking place in yards, garages, porches and sidewalks all over Middle Tennessee ...
April 18: Watertown's annual Mile-Long Yard Sale. April 18-20: Stuff Galore sale at ...

James F. Bond

both of Norfolk and John Bond of Tennessee. He was pre-deceased by his wife Bessie in 1970, a daughter Jacalyn and her husband Joseph Baker and his brothers Francis, Kenneth and Amos Bond. Born in Norfolk on September 20, 1925 to the late Alfred and Mable ...

Watertown, Tennessee Vacation Rentals

Watertown, Tennessee 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 Watertown, TN, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

Teen Mom Is Back and Maci, Catelynn, Farrah and Amber Tell Us What Has Changed

Will we see that? Maci: Taylor is great. We've been together for two-and-a-half years, and in July he moved from Texas to Tennessee when we first started filming. That was a crazy time. We moved in together, we started filming, I got a job the same month ...

Jury in marathon bombing trial see pipe bombs tossed at cops

Trooper Robert McCarthy showed the jury two pipe bombs filled with BBs used by the brothers four days after the marathon attacks as they battled with Watertown police ...
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Donald Ray Russell

Bobby Moore officiating. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and 1 p.m. till service time Saturday at the church. Deacons will serve as pallbearers. Interment at Brush Creek Memorial Gardens. Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, TN (615)237-9318.

PREP SOFTBALL -- WHS sweeps at home

Watertown High's softball team pounded out 18 hits and scored 33 runs over just six innings of play Monday, sweeping a pair of mercy-rule games from Middle Tennessee Christian and Lancaster Christian. "After all the snow and cold, we just wanted to get on ...

Nearly entire town of Watertown on historic register

WATERTOWN, Tenn. (WKRN) – This week’s Middle Tennessee Monday takes us 45 minutes out of Nashville to eastern Wilson County. Every week News 2 is on the lookout for some of the best kept secrets in Middle Tennessee and this week we found small town ...

ATV driver identified in Wilson Co. crash

The wreck occurred at about 6:30 p.m. along Round Top Road near Watertown, TN, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol A Dodge Ram driving by Nicholas E. Ricchiazzi, 33, of Alexandria, TN, was traveling south on Round Top Road behind the ATV. For some ...

Open house on 3/29/2015 at 165 Standish Rd Watertown, MA 02472

Date: 03/29/2015 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM   For Directions: click on the map image or feel free to contact me.   For more information: click here for the full details   Pristine 9 Room 3 Bedroom 1…

Open house on 3/28/2015 at 165 Standish Rd Watertown, MA 02472

Date: 03/28/2015 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM   For Directions: click on the map image or feel free to contact me.   For more information: click here for the full details   Pristine 9 Room 3 Bedroom 1…

Tsarnaev: This is how they do you in federal court

Sometimes, win lose or draw, you just have to take a step back and admire. Report by Jim Armstrong @JimArmstrongWBZ Next witness is called: Special Agent Christian Fierabend, with the FBI in Bosto…

Video Tour – Single-Family Home – Watertown, MA 02472 Real Estate – For Sale

Pristine 9 Room 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Center Entrance Colonial Located on one of Watertown’s most sought after neighborhoods near the Oakley Country Club. This home has been well maintained and is perfec…

Single-Family – 165 Standish Rd Watertown, MA 02472 is now new to the market!

Pristine 9 Room 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Center Entrance Colonial Located on one of Watertown’s most sought after neighborhoods near the Oakley Country Club. This home has been well maintained and is perfec…

Jury presented with electronic evidence in Tsarnaev trial

Testimony continued Monday in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old who allegedly placed two bombs at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than…

One arrested in Watertown assault; Three others sought

WATERTOWN – One man was arrested in connection with a bar brawl Sunday and police are searching for at least three other suspects. Franklin “Frankie” Damon Jr., 33, was arrested when he was found in …

Jurors In Marathon Bombing Case See Second Note Left In Watertown Boat

http://media.boston.cbslo cal.com/CBSBOS_1703201518 102300000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Until today, jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing case had only heard about a second so-called boat note, bu…

Jurors See Note Left By Tsarnaev In Watertown Boat

http://media.boston.cbslo cal.com/CBSBOS_1003201517 114300000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote his now infamous note as he waited for authorities to find him, or his body, inside a…

Full text of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's note in Watertown boat

Full text of the note Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote while hiding inside a boat in Watertown following a shootout with police.


The Guardian and a warning to WATERTOWN TENNESSEE: 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 [6]


WATERTOWN TENNESSEE: part-time employment while you are enrolled in school

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
  • It’s available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
  • It’s available to full-time or part-time students.
  • It’s administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program. Check with your school´s financial aid office to find out if your school participates.

What kinds of jobs are there?
Are jobs on campus or off campus?
How much can I earn?
How will I be paid?
Can I work as many hours as I want?

What kinds of jobs are there?

The Federal Work-Study Program emphasizes employment in civic education and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.


Are jobs on campus or off campus?

Both. If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

Some schools might have agreements with private for-profit employers for work-study jobs. These jobs must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible). If you attend a proprietary school (i.e., a for-profit institution), there may be further restrictions on the types of jobs you can be assigned.


Man working in shop class

If you’re interested in getting a Federal Work-Study job while you’re enrolled in college or career school, make sure you apply for aid early. Schools that participate in the Federal Work-Study Program award funds on a first come, first served basis.

How much can I earn?

You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage. However, you may earn more depending on the type of work you do and the skills required for the position.

Your total work-study award depends on:

  • when you apply,
  • your level of financial need, and
  • your school’s funding level.


How will I be paid?

How you’re paid depends partly on whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • If you are an undergraduate student, you´re paid by the hour.
  • If you are a graduate or professional student, you´re paid by the hour or by salary, depending on the work you do.
  • Your school must pay you at least once a month.
  • Your school must pay you directly unless you request that the school
    • send your payments directly to your bank account or
    • use the money to pay for your education-related institutional charges such as tuition, fees, and room and board.


Can I work as many hours as I want?

No. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your employer or your school’s financial aid office will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.


Cautions with Jasbug in WATERTOWN TENNESSEE

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


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