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Intimate Partner Violence Month: Teen dating violence (Week 3)

October 16, 2019

October is Intimate Partner Awareness Month (also known as Domestic Violence). This week this column will address a related topic: Teen Dating Violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious longterm and short-term effects. Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. A 2018 National Survey by the Centers… [Read More]

Intimate Partner Violence Month: Domestic violence against men (Week 2)

October 10, 2019

Domestic violence — also known as domestic abuse, battering or intimate partner violence — occurs between people in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence against men can take many forms, including emotional, sexual and physical abuse and threats of abuse. It can happen in heterosexual or same sex relationships. It might not be easy to recognize… [Read More]

Greater Spring Hill hosts Women’s Day Celebration

October 10, 2019

The Women of Greater Spring Hill kicked off their Women’s Day Celebration of Events beginning with their Annual Hat Sunday, which was held on September 22, 2019. The hats worn came in a banquet of many different sizes, colors, and styles (upper photo). Although the weather was gloomy, that did not stop the Women of… [Read More]

Remembering the Life of Minnie Jewel Linyear

October 10, 2019

Minnie Jewel Linyear was born on August 1, 1946 in Americus, GA to the late Mr. Ernest Davis Sr. and Mrs. Sylvia Davis. Minnie graduated from Sumter High School (Americus, GA) in 1964 followed by receiving her bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Xavier University (New Orleans, LA) in 1968 and later received a Master of… [Read More]

Intimate Partner Violence Month (Week 1)

October 3, 2019

October is Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month (a/k/a Domestic Violence Abuse) According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (“NCADV”) on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. The NCADV further notes that… [Read More]

#BabySafetyMonth – Conclusion

September 26, 2019

National Baby Safety Month was founded by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) in 1983. According to the National Day Calendar, “originally known as ‘Expectant Mother’s Day’, over the years the celebration has grown into a full month of information, education and focus on infant safety.” Every September, Baby Safety Month is observed. There are… [Read More]

#BabySafetyMonth – Week 3

September 19, 2019

During National Baby Safety Month, we will be highlighting a few items that have been recalled within the last 60 days. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, items are recalled for a number of reasons, but basically, a recalled product has been deemed no longer safe. For more information on recalls, go the… [Read More]

#BabySafetyMonth – Week 2

September 12, 2019

When should you babyproof your home and what hazards should you look for? The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) offers these basic safety tips. For more information visit JPMA at https://babysafetyzone.org/safety-tips#InTheCar. JPMA notes the best time to babyproof your home is early in your pregnancy before you register so you can include needed safety items… [Read More]

#BabySafetyMonth – Week 1

September 5, 2019

September has been designated as the National Baby Safety Month. This month has been sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (“JPMA”). JPMA’s challenge is helping to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of properly choosing and using all the best products for their child’s age and developmental stage as outlined by the… [Read More]

National Breastfeeding Month: Breaking down the stigma – Week 4

August 22, 2019

In this final installment during National Breastfeeding Month, everyone can get involved to make breastfeeding work for the new mom. The United States Breastfeeding Committee and the World Health Organization suggest these tips for employers, co-workers, lawmakers and unions to support mom and baby: What employers can do: • Respect national laws on paid and… [Read More]