Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Health First recieves $30,927 in grant funds

J-E News Editor
Officials at Health First CHC in Providence announced last week that they would be the recipients of $30,927 in grant money during the upcoming year. This quality improvement grant is part of $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding being awarded to health centers across the country by Health and Human Services (HHS).
“We didn’t realize we were going to get it,” said Shelley Gobin, a RN and Director of Quality Improvement for Health First. “It’s not something we applied for.”

Providence Council officially adopts Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

The Providence City Council met Monday evening with Mayor Eddie Gooch presiding.  
Council Members present were, Tom Skinner, Shannon Cole Layton, Doug Hammers, Scott Frederick and Delores Overby.  City Attorney Richard Peyton and Clerk Kay Travis were also present. Absent was Councilman Keith Farrell.  After a prayer by Councilman Frederick, Mayor Gooch opened with the reading of past minutes, and a motion to accept them was approved.  

Leonard withdraws motions; Rogers to be next Family Court Judge

J-E News Editor
The race for Family Court Judge officially came to an end last Tuesday when Providence attorney Ben Leonard entered a plea for the withdrawl of motions that were currently active.

Providence Fire Department Toys for Tots distribution

Toys for Tots
  The Providence Toys for Tots toy distribution will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19 at the Providence Community Center. All families on the list need to pick their boxes up at that time. There will be no deliveries. For more information call Keith Farrell at 270-667-3801.