“It’s All In God’s Hands” – By Ethan Van Sice

Alabama finds itself entering the Summer months overwhelmed by an increase of COVID-19 diagnosis’. While illnesses are ramping up in universal, inconspicuous ways throughout the state, other locations have simmered down into a season of solace and recovery. Evidence suggests these improvements are the direct result of extensive sanitization, and strictly upholding the CDC’s recommendations…

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“The re-branding of country music icons, because words are racist too” by Jacob Womack

Amid the nationwide protests over the wrongful killing of George Floyd and the ensuing racial tension, Lady Antebellum has officially changed their name to “Lady A”. After more than a decade of radio-friendly, hit singles and chart-topping Country music record sales,  the band is now “deeply sorry” for the Antebellum half of their branding. Granted, most people…

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Alberta provided much-needed internet access through joint Force

The Freedom Quilting Bee and Souls Grown Deep recently collaborated to provide internet access service to the community of Gee’s Bend and Alberta. This ensured they were able to interact with the IRS to check on and receive their stimulus payments. There are people who don’t realize they are eligible to receive this stimulus payment,…

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Nursing Facility enters “cool-down” phase with all residents in recovery

Administration with Camden Nursing Facility announced Monday that all residents who are currently sick with COVID-19 have completed their treatment, and are recovering. Further good news, The facility has not returned a positive test for COVID-19 in 17 days. CNF still accounts for a total of 43 Coronavirus cases in Wilcox County; 23 residents, and 20…

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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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