by Martha Smith
When many of you were growing up, there wasn’t a place for you to go if you or someone you knew was suffering from abuse, of any sort. Back then, as my mother can attest to, most of the advocacy was left up to the child themselves, and the cases that actually resulted in the child(ren) being removed from that situation were slim to none.
Crisis Services of North Alabama (CSNA), a 501(c)3 non-profit, has been serving Jackson County’s most vulnerable with two sides: the sexual assault side, run by Teresia Smith, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and the domestic violence side, run by Christina Hays, Domestic Violence Services Coordinator/Special Assessment Intervention Liaison (S.A.I.L.) Specialist and Rebecca Hieronymi, Domestic Violence Victim Services Coordinator.
Scottsboro City Mayor Jim McCamy delivered the State of the City address on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Because of COVID the speech was given virtually with the help and virtual capabilities of the Jackson County Economic Development Authority and Executive Director Nathan Lee. The Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce hosted and coordinated the event.
Horses have a way of soothing your soul. Kindred Hope Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. was founded when Kaye Bough and her daughter, Kara Stephan wanted to combine their passions into a way to give back to the community.
MONTGOMERY– Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday that starting March 22, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people age 55 and older, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the population defined as Allocation Phase 1c in the Alabama Vaccine Allocation Plan, www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine/assets/adph-covid19-vaccination-allocation-plan.pdf .