Camden Nursing Facility confirms 17 cases of COVID-19

The number of Coronavirus cases within Camden Nursing Facility continues to grow. Tuesday morning, the administration reported 17 cases, a major leap from last week. 13 employees and 4 residents have tested positive. The affected staff members are on home quarantine and are receiving appropriate medical care. CNF will continue to monitor all residents multiple times a…

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Ike Lyon named President of Wilcox Area Chamber

The Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors would like to congratulate Ike Lyon on becoming the newly elected president. Ike Lyon graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Recreation Administration. He was employed in a career of over forty years with the federal government. Ike retired as Supervisory Park Ranger/Site Manager of…

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Camden Nursing Facility suffers flood of Coronavirus cases

Last Tuesday morning, March 31, administrators at Camden Nursing Facility, Inc. received word of an employee who’d tested positive for Coronavirus. According to administrator Eldridge Stewart, the employee was tested on March 18th, when she reportedly left work stating she was not feeling well. The employee was taken to UAB hospital for treatment and has yet to return…

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Four (4) Employees Test Positive at Camden Nursing Facility

Eldridge Stewart, Administrator of Camden Nursing Facility, released the following statement today after news broke of more positive coronavirus cases: “As previously reported, a Camden Nursing Facility employee tested positive for COVID-19. Upon learning of the test results on March 31, 2020, the facility implemented additional precautions for its residents and staff. On April 2,…

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Healthcare doesn’t stop as Coronavirus reaches Wilcox County

Last Wednesday afternoon, The Alabama Department of Public Health announced the first case of Coronavirus in Wilcox County. As new cases begin to surge around the state, with 999 confirmed infected and 17 dead from the virus, Wilcox County still finds itself seemingly unaffected with only 3 cases confirmed. Realistically, this low number is due to the…

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Hey Teachers, I See You Being Awesome – By Elizabeth Grimes Reaves

Hey Teachers-I See You Being Awesome submitted by Elizabeth Grimes Reaves Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to venture into several elementary schools across the county. While they are different, one thing was a constant- the atmosphere: halls filled with colorful, inspiring bulletin boards and murals; happy students, and positive attitudes.…

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(BREAKING) 1st Grader at J.E. Hobbs Accidentally Discharges Gun in Class

We spoke with Supt. Andre Saulsberry about this morning’s incident. Between 10:30 a.m.- 10:50 a.m. this morning, a first grade student at J.E. Hobbs Elementary accidentally discharged a firearm he was carrying in his pocket. The shot went off during class and tore a hole through the student’s jacket pocket. The bullet DID NOT hit…

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(BREAKING) Three separate robberies in Pine Hill now solved

Three recent robberies in the Pine Hill area (Kayces, Mini Mart, and Old School Truck Stop) have now been solved, according to Pine Hill Police Chief Nikisha Gailes. David Darrell Chapman, also known as “Sandy”, was arrested Tuesday on 3 counts of Robbery 1st of all 3 stores. Chapman has reportedly confessed to the crimes.…

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