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Your Town Friday: Roland Cooper State Park in Wilcox Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A lot of people visit Wilcox County — to check out the renowned quilt-makers — or take a ride the ferry. However, no visit to the area is truly complete — without a stop by Roland Cooper State Park. Its been said that — ‘Nature is full of wonders…’ And if that’s true… Wonder is…

Effort to Save Camden Hospital Gaining Support

From the West Alabama Newsroom– An effort to save J. Paul Jones Hospital in Camden from closing down is underway and gaining support. A one cent sales tax increase has been proposed in an effort to save the hospital. The hospital board said the hospital is losing about a million dollars a year. It announced plans to close the hospital…

Camden Hospital Is Closing its Doors

Alabama News Network has confirmed that J. Paul Jones Hospital in Camden will be closing its doors. Hospital Board Chairman George Alford says the hospital has been struggling to meet its financial obligations. He says the hospital will transition into an urgent care facility. Alford says ambulance service will continue to operate. J. Paul Jones Hospital has served the Camden and…

Alabama Oddities: Gees Bend Ferry

A life lived on the river is something most of may think of as a page from the past.  However, life on the river is alive and well in Wilcox county. It’s all thanks the Gees Bend Ferry.  Jeff Sanders continues his search for Alabama Oddities and takes a ride on the ferry. For more information: Gees Bend Ferry Website…