On This Day: A President Dies

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 On this day in history: August 14th, 1901McKinley dies of infection from gunshot woundsFrom The History ChannelOn this day in 1901, U.S. President William McKinley dies after being shot by a deranged anarchist during the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.McKinley won his first Congressional seat at the age of 34 and spent 14 years in the House, becoming known as the leading Republican expert on tariffs. After losing his seat in 1890, McKinley served two terms as governor of Ohio. By 1896, he had emerged as the leading Republican candidate for president, aided by the support of the wealthy Ohio industrialist Mark Hanna. That fall, McKinley defeated his Democratic rival, William Jennings Bryan, by the largest popular margin since the Civil War.President William McKinleyAs president, McKinley became known–controversially–as a protector of big businesses, which enjoyed unprecedented growth during his administration. He advocated the protective tariff as a way of shielding U.S. business and labor from foreign competition, and he successfully argued for using the gold standard of currency.Above all, however, McKinley’s presidency was dominated by his foreign policy. In April 1898, he was pushed by Congress and American public opinion to intervene in Cuba’s struggle for independence from Spanish colonial rule. In the first American war against a foreign power since 1812, the United States handily defeated Spain in just three months, freeing Cuba–although the island became a U.S. protectorate–and annexing Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. For the first time, the United States had become a colonialist power.America’s growing interests in the Pacific led McKinley’s administration to greatly increase its involvement in Asian politics. In 1900, McKinley sent thousands of U.S. troops to China to help put down the Boxer Rebellion, aimed at driving out foreigners. His aggressive “Open Door” policy declared U.S. support for an independent China and argued that all nations with commercial interests in China should be able to compete on equal footing.The popular McKinley won a second term by even greater margins over Bryan, who attacked him on his “imperialism” in the Pacific and, domestically, on the growth of illegal monopolies, or trusts. There was little time to see what his second term would bring, however. On September 6, 1901, while standing in a receiving line at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, McKinley was approached by Leon Czolgosz, a Polish-American anarchist carrying a concealed .32 revolver in a handkerchief. Drawing his weapon, Czolgosz shot McKinley twice at close range. One bullet deflected off a suit button, but the other entered his stomach, passed through the kidneys, and lodged in his back. When he was operated on, doctors failed to find the bullet, and gangrene soon spread throughout his body. McKinley died eight days later. Czolgosz was convicted of murder and executed soon after the shooting.For more information on this day in history, go here. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSHistory ChannelPresident William McKinley Previous articleWhat You Need To Know About PneumoniaNext articleOn this day: Handle completes “Messiah” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Elephant House / Faye and Walker Architecture

first_imgArchitects: Faye and Walker Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Elephant House / Faye and Walker Architecture CopyHouses•Austin, United States Photographs:  Leonid Furmansky Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802119/elephant-house-faye-and-walker-architecture Clipboard United States CopyAbout this officeFaye and Walker ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustinUnited StatesPublished on January 02, 2016Cite: “Elephant House / Faye and Walker Architecture” 02 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Cembrit, Emtek, KitchenAid, Amkel, LincolnSave this picture!© Leonid FurmanskyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. In my work I am continually attempting to pare down the objects, spaces and details to their essential elements while trying to maintain a certain sense of elegance and refinement to how materials are joined and intersect. This refinement process drives me to limit the palette of materials for any given project, which I believe lends a certain amount of power to those materials. For the Elephant House, during design I came across a corrugated fibre cement panel, historically used for roofing applications. I became enamored by this material. The scale was perfect, the natural manufactured color beautiful without treatment and inherently durable and low maintenance, and the installation seemingly straightforward. Up close it looks like elephant hide, hence the project name.Save this picture!© Leonid FurmanskyThe form of the house hints at the vernacular shapes of traditional buildings in this area, but this house is a far cry from an attempt at a “contemporary farmhouse.” The concept of the form is rooted in ease of construction and detailing, for both aesthetic and cost reasons. It further reinforces my underlying desire to arrive at the essentials of a building. Save this picture!© Leonid FurmanskyThe interior is a continued experiment in the use of pine plywood, a material I return to in my projects for its color and texture. I took a few more liberties as this was my own home in the connections, edge details, panel layouts, etc., and applied different concepts in different rooms. The stair is designed to be a plywood object you enter and exit on each of the three floors. The remainder of the interior is rendered in simple white, with shutters for each of the 5 large south facing windows that both allow light in and provide for privacy depending on your chosen configuration. These were inspired by Luis Barragan.Save this picture!© Leonid FurmanskyThe siting of the house takes advantage of the length of the lot and the relationship to the long side of the corner. A generous overhang of the second floor over the first on the south side provides shading for the south facing glazing on the lower level. The south facing second floor wall is 16” thick, while the five windows along this elevation are recessed into that thickness, inset into deep cut Lueder limestone surrounds. Our garage is detached, and between the house and garage is a 24’x24’ open air cedar deck, on which we spend a lot of time. It is our open air plaza, oriented to take advantage of the ever present breezes on the crown of our little bluff.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Second Floor PlanProduct Description. The principle expression of the architecture is the Cembrit corrugated fibre cement cladding. The scale of the corrugations is quite a bit larger than traditional corrugated metal, for example, which has been used in the vernacular architecture of this area for the last century. The increased scale of the cladding dovetails well with the simple form and overall scale of the structure, creating dramatic shade and shadow throughout the course of the day. This raw, unfinished material will continue to patina over time and take on new character without compromise to the integrity and longevity of the cladding.Save this picture!© Leonid FurmanskyProject gallerySee allShow lessSanambinnam House / Archimontage Design Fields SophisticatedSelected ProjectsFrank Gehry is “a Robert Moses With the Soul of a Jane Jacobs” in This Long-Read on …Articles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802119/elephant-house-faye-and-walker-architecture Clipboard “COPY”center_img “COPY” Houses 2016 Elephant House / Faye and Walker ArchitectureSave this projectSaveElephant House / Faye and Walker Architecture ArchDaily Year:  Photographs Area:  3200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Leonid Furmansky+ 31 Sharelast_img read more

CAF chooses secure e-mail communications package

first_imgCAF chooses secure e-mail communications package “Charities wishing simply to receive encrypted emails from CAF do not have to install the software, and for those organisations wishing to securely send e-mails, SafeGuard PrivateCrypto can be installed for only £20,” said Jackie Groves, UK managing director of Utimaco Safeware. “This makes the solution ideal for environments of this type.” Utimaco Safeware says that SafeGuard PrivateCrypto does not rely upon complex central infrastructures or expensive additional hardware, so it is “simple and cost effective to implement.” CAF is currently rolling out the solution which is expected to go live fully next month.  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Finance Management Technologycenter_img Howard Lake | 25 November 2003 | News Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has chosen SafeGuard PrivateCrypto from Utimaco Safeware to secure its e-mail communications.SafeGuard PrivateCrypto will enable CAF to achieve secure e-mail communications with the many charities it works with throughout the world. By using PrivateCrypto, CAF can securely send and receive e-mails containing sensitive financial information. The organisations with which it works will have to make little or no financial outlay in order to communicate securely with CAF.Roger Sleet, IS technical consultant at CAF, said: “At CAF we need to be able to send and receive money and financial information electronically with organisations as varied as some of the largest charities in the world to small local Scout groups or parish churches. We needed to ensure we found a solution that would not only provide the complete security we required, but that was easy to use and manage for the charities we work with. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Is the gravy train running out of steam?

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 6 October 2005 | News Tagged with: Individual giving Is the gravy train running out of steam? In the first of a series of columns for UK Fundraising, Leo Rayman of Zalpha, looks at how successful fundraising charities must address improvement or reinvention.There are currently over 167,000 main charities registered by the UK’s Charity Commission. This vast number spans the high profile organisations, the eight per cent that receive over 90 per cent of recorded income, to those smaller concerns with an annual income of £10,000 or less that may represent purely local interests.Nevertheless, any charity today must effectively compete with 167,000 contenders for its share of public mind and wallet. Advertisementcenter_img All charities may not be equal in size, but all causes are worthy. Ask a member of the public if they would like to help save a rain forest and the majority would say yes. Ask them if they want to help prevent blindness and again you would receive a positive response. But the public purse is finite, and to a great extent, charities are continually asking the public to choose between the rain forest and the child’s eyesight, pursuing the cure for cancer or protecting victims of domestic violence, and so on, ad infinitum.Because all causes are worthy, charities have learnt to draw upon an individual’s connection with a particular cause. Fundraising has become a kind of alchemic hybrid of art and science in which experts unite to blend a mix of images and words delivered through the most effective channels to those who are most likely to respond to a particular appeal for help. So aware have charities become of the competition they face that they watch each other closely and mimic any novelty in execution, channel or initiative as far as their resources allow. There is safety and danger in mimicry. There is much to be gained in modelling those who are successful, until the point where all contenders look, sound and feel exactly the same and become indistinguishable in a sea of others. Fundraisers talk a great deal about donor fatigue and attrition rates, but charities cannot afford to despair. Nor can they give up. To do nothing in today’s climate is to ensure the demise of your organisation. Charities must pursue two courses of action – improvement and or reinvention. In the columns that follow this I will explain what I mean by each and outline how they are done.Leo Rayman is planning partner at marketing communications consultancy Zalpha. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Black August: A tribute to freedom fighters

first_imgGeorge JacksonThe March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963, galvanized hundreds of thousands in the streets of Washington, D.C. A. Philip Randolph helped to establish the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in Harlem, N.Y., on Aug. 25, 1925. The Haitian Revolution first broke the chains of French colonialism in August 1791. August marks the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831 and the Watts uprising of 1965. The Philadelphia Police Department first raided the MOVE organization on Aug. 8, 1978, giving way to the unjustly imprisoned MOVE 9. August also bears the births of Fred Hampton, Marcus Garvey and Mutulu Shakur.“Black August” is a month-long celebration that marks the remembrance of the lives of freedom fighters who gave their all for Black liberation, freedom, radical resistance and mass consciousness. The official origin of Black August was in honor of the fallen soldiers who valiantly fought to liberate Black Panther leader George Lester Jackson from the modern day slave trade we now call the U.S. penal system.Jonathan Jackson & Angela DavisBlack freedom fighters — James McClain, William Christmas, Ruchell Magee, Khatari Gaulden and 17-year-old Jonathan Jackson — the brother of George Jackson — led a courthouse rebellion on Aug. 7, 1970, in a brave display of all-out resistance and armed struggle. Unfortunately, lives were lost as they typically are in any war for liberation. Magee, who is currently still incarcerated, was the only survivor. And though our heralded comrade, George Jackson, was not freed, the efforts of Jonathan and others would inspire decades of continued resistance and revolutionary solidarity.George Jackson had just completed his book “Soledad Brother,” a philosophical revolutionary classic. Jackson, however, was assassinated by San Quentin prison guards one year later on Aug. 21, 1971. His second book, “Blood in My Eye,” was published posthumously by Black Classic Press. Jackson’s legacy of resistance has inspired millions worldwide, while his literary works continue to teach even in his physical absence. This is the background in which Black August was first formed. It was deep within the belly of the California penal system that it was first embraced and formally established as a month of reverence, as a time of revolutionary celebration.The heroic Attica prison rebellion which began on Sept. 9, 1971, and was eventually drowned in blood by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller’s stormtroopers (the state police), with the deaths of over 40 unarmed prisoners, was sparked by Jackson’s assassination.Inmates today have continued to protest and press forward all over the United States. Hunger strikes over the past year have roused hundreds of thousands in states such as California, Georgia and North Carolina. Letter writing campaigns have served as vital lines of inspiration and direct communication. ­Human rights activists such as political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal have served as critical catalysts, tirelessly working to empower the voices of those who continue to be oppressed by the public and private prison industry.Today, in the spirit of continued resistance we honor the deaths of Mark Clark, Fred Hampton and Geronimo Pratt. We honor the sacrifices and life work of political prisoners Eddie Conway, Sundiata Acoli and our freedom fighters in exile like Assata Shakur. We honor the countless victims of Cointelpro’s callous attacks upon the people. We duly recognize the destructive ills of capitalism and its disastrous effects upon the oppressed worldwide. In the age of the prison-industrial complex, school to prison pipeline and widespread police brutality, the struggle for justice and liberation is alive now more than ever.In the 34th year of Black August, may we all take heed to the spirited words of our brother and mentor, George Lester Jackson: “Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are dying who could be saved.” (“Soledad Brother”)Lamont Lilly is a contributing editor with the Triangle Free Press, human rights delegate with Witness for Peace and organizer with Workers World Party.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Two Indian journalists rammed by SUV, killed outright

first_img RSF_en News Follow the news on India March 3, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts News Navin Nischal, a reporter for the Hindi-language daily Dainik Bhaskar, and Vijay Singh, a colleague, were on a motorcycle when they were rammed from behind by a SUV driven by Mohammad Harsu, a former “mukhiya” (village chief), who was accompanied by his son.Nischal and Singh died on the spot. Their families said there was no doubt they were killed deliberately.According to the police, various sources reported that Nischal and Harsu had an argument earlier in the day about Nischal’s reporting for Dainik Bhaskar. Harsu had already threatened Nischal and other local journalists. Harsu fled the scene of the crime but police arrested him the next day.“We welcome the arrest of the perpetrator of this shocking double murder but we urge the authorities to identify all those responsible and not let it go unpunished,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.“The endemic violence affecting reporters in India has reached unparalleled levels in the past four years and the impunity so often enjoyed by those responsible sustains an unbearable security environment for journalism. Concrete measures must be taken at the federal level to protect journalists.”At least three journalists were killed in connection with their work in India in the latter part of 2017, including Gauri Lankesh, a newspaper editor gunned down outside her home in the southern city of Bangalore in September. Although a suspect has been arrested for the deaths of Nischal and Singh, their double murder has again highlighted the dangers for journalists in India.Less than 24 hours after Nischal and Singh were killed, another journalist, Sandeep Sharma, was deliberately mown down by a dumper truck in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. He had been investigating illegal sand mining for a national TV channel.India is ranked 136th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the murder of two journalists who were deliberately run down by an SUV in Bhojpur, in the northeastern Indian state of Bihar, on the evening of 25 March and calls on the Indian authorities to carry out a full investigation and take measures to protect journalists. Help by sharing this information Organisation The murder of Navin Nischal (left) and Vijay Singh (centre) triggered spontaneous protests by members of the local community (photos: AVI / NewsNation). center_img RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 June 10, 2021 Find out more India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more March 27, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Two Indian journalists rammed by SUV, killed outright IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression last_img read more

US forces free French Canal + crew

first_img February 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News News Organisation to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iraq Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan IraqMiddle East – North Africa center_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” The US Army released three journalists from privately-owned French TV Canal + along with their driver on 19 May after detaining them in the Iraqi capital for around 29 hours.They were arrested by the military on the evening of 18 May while filming close to the Baghdad Hotel. Luc Hermann, presenter of the programme “90 minutes”, for which the crew was working, said that the US Army had “apologised profusely” and “treated them to a meal in a restaurant”.During their detention, French journalists Michel Despratx, Stéphane Rossi, and Mohammed Ballout and their Iraqi driver Sarmad Adel, were on several occasions handcuffed and blindfolded.——————————————- 18 May 2004 – Three journalists of privately-owned French TV Canal + held by US Army in IraqReporters Without Borders demands their immediate releaseReporters Without Borders called for the immediate release of three French journalists working for the privately-owned French TV Canal +, held by the US Army in Baghdad after being arrested on 18 May.”Our crew of journalists has been held for almost 24 hours,” said Paul Moreira, co-producer of Canal + programme “90 minutes”. “It is all the more baffling and intolerable since the channel confirmed the identity of our three colleagues at 8am and they were carrying their press cards. “We have had enough of these methods. The US Army’s attitude towards journalists is frankly disrespectful and unacceptable,” he said.French cameraman Stéphane Rossi, French reporter of Lebanese origin Mohammed Ballout and French reporter Michel Despratx, were arrested on 18 May, apparently in the evening as they were filming at the Hotel Baghdad, which is under heavy guard by coalition forces. They had been in the country for a week preparing a report for the investigative programme “90 minutes”.Around three weeks ago, US soldiers arrested another journalist working for the same channel, Grégoire Deniau, as he was leaving Falluja, east of Baghdad. They blindfolded him and left him for two hours on wasteland in hot sun before releasing him. The Canal + journalist was working on a report for the programme “Monday investigation”. December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News RSF_en May 19, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US forces free French Canal + crew December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Minor crashes across Donegal due to treacherous driving conditions

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Gardai in Ballyshannon have confirmed that a number of minor crashes have happened this morning as a result of poor driving conditions today. Gardai in Ballyshannon have confirmed that there was a collision main on the Bundoran Ballyshannon by pass earlier this morning – that the crash has now been cleared but the road remain treacherous.Meanwhile, minor crashes have also occurred in Ballintra and Donegal Town this morning – nobody is thought to be seriously injured.Gardai are advising there are severe backlogs of traffic in and around the Mountcharles area due to weather conditions.They are also warning that roads at Pettigo, Finner, Barnesmore Gap, Glenties, Ardara, Bundoran, Ballyshannon and Killybegs areas are understood to be particularly affected with black ice.Motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution and assume no road is ice free. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Minor crashes across Donegal due to treacherous driving conditions Google+ Previous articleSwilly Seals to race the 24/7 Triathlon Club around the Donegal Wild Atlantic WayNext articleCar parking charges in Donegal to be reviewed in New Year News Highland By News Highland – November 29, 2017 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Facebooklast_img read more

Peacock: After 37 years, ‘It’s time’ to retire

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 10:10 pm Friday, September 24, 2010 By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Peacock is a strong Christian and she said that God revealed to her at Christmastime last year that it was time for her life to take a different direction.“I saw the signs and came to the decision through a lot of prayer,” she said. “And, when I made that decision, it was like the weight of the world was taken off my shoulders. My family needs me now more than ever. I know that I’m doing the right thing at this time in my life.”When Peacock walked into the Pike County Courthouse as a 17-year-old, she had no idea that she was setting the course for the next 37 years of her life. Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Ward was the chief clerk at the office and she took young Peacock under her wing and, with the patience of Job, taught her everything she had learned.“I had planned to go to college but Mr. Newman said for me to work a while and I could go to college later,” Peacock said and added laughing, “it’s later and I still haven’t gone.”Robert Newman was more than Peacock’s boss. He was her mentor, her motivator, her inspiration and her “angel.”“He encouraged me and supported me and gave me the confidence that, when the time came, I could do the circuit clerk’s job,” she said. “I had never run for an office before and I wasn’t into politics so I was scared to death to run for the office of circuit clerk.But everyone in the circuit clerk’s office placed their confidence in Peacock.“We all got together and prayed about what we needed to do,” she said. “We wanted someone to run for the office that would take care of us and take care of the public. I was the one they chose.”Peacock was only 32 years old and had three young children. She knew that the job would be demanding and she would have to have the support of her family.“My family was wonderful,” she said. “They were behind me all the way and my husband, Tommy, has always been my greatest cheerleader. He has more confidence in me than I have in myself.”Peacock had five opponents in the first race and, when the votes were tallied, the people of Pike County had put their trust in her.After proudly serving under the able leadership of Newman, 1973-1980, and Bill Stone, 1980-1989, Peacock was the first and only female elected to public office in Pike County. She has never considered herself a politician, rather a public servant. She has run for the office four times and has never been seriously challenged.“My coworkers are like family, as are all of the people at the courthouse,” she said. “Really, all of Pike County is like family to me. When you’ve worked with the public as long as I have, you get to know almost everybody so I feel like I’m just a part of a big, wonderful family.”The best part of being Pike County’s circuit clerk, Peacock said is being able to help people. The hardest part is seeing the hurt in parents’ eyes when their children are in trouble and she has no answer for them.“All I can do is let them know I care,” she said.After Oct. 15, Oct. 16 officially, Peacock will no longer be a public servant but she will continue to be a part of the Pike County community in many ways.“I said that during the first week of my retirement I was going to stay home, do nothing and not see anyone,” Peacock said. “And, everybody says, ‘sure.’ They know that I’m not one to do that. Of course, I’ve got my babies to see about and I want to spend more time with my mother, sisters and other family members. I’m active in my church, Murphy’s Chapel. I’ll continue to do civic work and work on our farm, in the garden and canning. I’ll work with the horses and just enjoy life.”Peacock said she loves home and doesn’t plan to travel too far except to Tennessee where they have Amish friends.“I love their way of life,” she said. “I really admire those people. I could live like that. People have said that Tommy and I are Amish with electricity. I know that I won’t get bored. There’s too much I want to enjoy. I’m looking forward to having time at home and I have wonderful memories of the 37 years that I’ve spent with my second family at the Pike County Courthouse.”And, when she walks out of the Pike County Courthouse on Oct. 15 leaving behind the office of circuit clerk, it will be with no regrets. Peacock said she always tried to do her best and be her best and she hopes that she will be remembered that way.’“Will I cry? I don’t know,” she said. “I’m an idiot at funerals. I just don’t know whether I’ll cry but I know I will be happy because I know this is where God has led me.” Print Article Skip Walking into the Pike County Courthouse is as natural to Brenda Peacock as breathing.But, when she walks into the courthouse Oct. 15 for the last time as the Honorable Brenda Meadows Peacock Circuit Clerk of Pike County, she will have to pause just a moment to get her breath.“It’s always hard to leave something you love, and I have loved serving the people of Pike County for the past 37 years,” Peacock said. “If someone had told me this time last year that I would be retiring, I would have said they were crazy. But, it’s time.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “I was cleaning house and cutting grass for Mrs. Myra Ward and helping Mama at the store when Robert Newman, who was the circuit clerk, hired me to do the typing and all the other jobs that needed to be done,” Peacock said. “I made $1.35 an hour but before he wrote the first check, Mr. Newman raised me to minimum wage, $1.65 an hour. That was big money back then.”Peacock said it was actually the “fault” of Murray Langford, the business office education teacher at Charles Henderson High School, that she “ended up” at the courthouse.“I had taken every business course they offered at Charles Henderson,” Peacock said. “He said I needed to do more than work at the store in Saco. It was his ‘fault’ that I took the job.”If it were the “fault” of Langford that Peacock took the job, it was the “fault” of Myra Ward that she learned the workings of the office inside and out and the “fault” of Newman that she stayed. Peacock: After 37 years, ‘It’s time’ to retire By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like TRMC expands services with Care First clinic Starting Oct. 4, patients in Pike County will have a new choice for after hours and urgent care, thanks to… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Get Ready for Cat in the Hat at Flanders Hotel

first_imgThe Flanders Hotel in Ocean City is hosting a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party on Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to noon.To begin with, attendees will enjoy a scrumptious buffet, which includes — What else? — Dr. Seuss’ favorite meal, green eggs and ham. There will also be story time, pictures with the Cat in the Hat and games and crafts.The cost is $29 per person, plus tax and gratuity. There is no charge for children under 2 years old.The Flanders is located at 711 E. 11th Street. Payment is due at time of reservations. For more information or to make a reservation, call 609-399-1000.last_img