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Camden Nursing Home Hit Hard by COVID-19

Dozens of People Connected to Camden Nursing Facility Infected with COVID-19

From the West Alabama Newsroom– COVID-19 has hit a Wilcox County nursing home really hard. Dozens of people who live and work at Camden Nursing Facility have come down with the disease. Three weeks ago — one employee — tested positive for COVID-19. Administrator Eldridge Stewart says at the time — it was the second confirmed case of the disease…

Camden Nursing Home Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

A Camden Nursing Facility employee tested positive for COVID-19. Upon learning of the test results on March 31, the facility implemented additional precautions for its residents and staff. On April 2, the facility was notified that three additional employees tested positive for COVID-19. They are receiving appropriate medical care and have not worked since exhibiting symptoms. At this time, no…

Coronavirus Pandemic Impacting Communities Large and Small

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Coronavirus pandemic knows no borders or boundaries. It’s impacting the lives of people in big cities like Montgomery — as well as small towns like Camden. The impact of COVID-19 can be felt — in every aspect of life. Even in small rural towns. Camden Mayor Philip Creswell says people are following the guidelines…

Three Suspects Charged in Shooting Death of Camden Teen

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Three people are behind bars in Wilcox County — charged in the shooting death of a Camden teenager. A quiet Sunday afternoon at West Gate Ballpark in Camden was interrupted by what police are calling — a shootout. Camden Assistant Police Chief Keldric Powell says the ALEA State Bureau of Investigation has been called in…

Gun in First Grader’s Pocket Goes Off, No One Hurt

According Wilcox County Superintendent Dr. Andre Saulsberry, a 1st grader at J.E. Hobbs Elementary in Camden brought a gun to school in his jacket pocket. Saulsberry says the gun was accidentally discharged in a classroom. The parents of the 6-year-old child are now are in custody. The parents are being charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The…

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…