rural areas

Clinics Offer Free Vision Screening for Rural Areas

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A program meant to prevent vision loss among some of Alabama’s most vulnerable residents will provide free vision screening and testing in rural communities. Studies have shown that poor, Black, and Hispanic people are disproportionately at risk for problems that can cause blindness. And many people delay getting eye exams in rural areas. Screening results gathered…

Pike County School System Using Alternative Teaching Methods

All  K-12 public schools are back in session. But they’re using alternative methods after state leaders stopped all in-person learning due to COVID-19. School systems have adopted plans to finish this current academic school year using online courses, packets, and other means of instruction. Pike County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Bazzell says the school system has been ahead of the…