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July 3, 2018
Local Clinic Practices New Style of Medicine
Local Clinic Practices New Style of Medicine

Direct Patient Care (DPC) is a new type of medicine in which patients, many without insurance, can pay a monthly rate in exchange for primary care service.  The small community of Collinsville now has this new type of medical practice. Valley Care DPC is Dr. Frances Koe’s clinic.

By Erin Blythe
June 18, 2018
Nursing Home Boasts Rich History of Service to Community
Nursing Home Boasts Rich History of Service to Community

Collinsville Health and Rehab, located on Highway 11, is one of the last family-owned and operated nursing facilities in Alabama.  The home, owned by Coker family, has a deep history in the area and offers a different mindset when it comes to delivering care.

By Erin Blythe
June 25, 2018
City Clerk Retires After 37 Years of Service to Community
City Clerk Retires After 37 Years of Service to Community

On the evening of June 11, the Collinsville City Council met for their routine meeting as the mayor, council members and citizens came together to discuss town business such as improvements going on at the city hall building. Peggy Wright, City Clerk and Municipal Court Clerk for the town, stood before the Council to announce her retirement after 37 years of service to the community.

By Erin Blythe
June 12, 2018
Study Club Ushers in New Generation of Service
Study Club Ushers in New Generation of Service

Arriving at the Collinsville Study Club meeting on a recent Thursday night, I had no idea what to expect. I had never heard of a study club before, and I was very unsure of what the club did. I was pleasantly surprised to find a group of women who put service to others above themselves. The Study Club was established in 1929 for a charitable purpose. 

By Erin Blythe
June 6, 2018
Whirlwind Farms Practices Sustainable Agriculture
Whirlwind Farms Practices Sustainable Agriculture

When I arrive at Whirlwind Farms in Geraldine, owned by Dove and Russell Stackhouse, I am greeted by bright green fields of crops and two large farm dogs eagerly awaiting a visitor. The Stackhouses have lived and farmed on a 15-acre plot since 2010. They cultivate seven acres of open land surrounded by eight acres of woods. 

By Erin Blythe

Last Updated: April 04, 2019