That first Christmas tree
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Wasn’t even Thanksgiving, and Christmas lights were up. In general, I’m against this. I come from a tradition where Christmas decorations don’t appear until the turkey has become hash, and they disappear before the big Bowl games ring in the New Year. In general. Which is sort of a mealy-mouthed, fuzzy-reasoned, exception-laced way of saying that though I wouldn’t be caught dead doing it, there…
Nokomis VFD to get new home
Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department has outgrown its headquarters, but the crowded conditions that currently exist might become a thing of the past in the near future. The all-volunteer fire suppression and emergency response group has received pre-approval for a federal grant-loan that will pay for most of the construction of a new station. “We’re passing the hat,” said local businessman Jerry Gehman, who is a captain with the department. “We…
IH finds, corrects breach
Monday, December 26, Infirmary Health released press release regarding a breach of privacy at Atmore Community Hospital. The breach was found during a routine audit, and appears limited in scope. Following is the press release in its entirety: PUBLIC NOTICE: HIPAA Breach Notification Atmore Community Hospital (ACH), a hospital owned by Escambia County Alabama Community Hospitals, Inc. and managed by Infirmary Management Services, Inc., understands a patient’s privacy is important…
Raulerson honored
Dr. Marsha Raulerson of Brewton was recently awarded the Escambia County Children’s Policy Council’s (CPC) Lifetime Achievement award. Serving as a pediatrician for more than three decades, she has touched the lives of countless youth in Escambia County. She has served as an advocate for youth, fighting for their health coverage in Montgomery and Washington D.C. She sponsors early learning programs through her book program and healthcare through her I…