SAV-A-LIFE opens satellite office in Brundidge

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Ward said, last year, Sav-A-Life in Troy had 1,300 clients from across its service area which includes Montgomery, Dale, Coffee, Barbour and Bullock counties.“Not all of our clients are young people,” Ward said. “We have clients of high school and college age and those older. Some of our clients are single, some are married, others are engaged.  But keep in mind, most women suspect they are pregnant when they come to us but not all of them are, about 66 percent do test positive. About 15 to 20 percent of those who seek the services of Sav-A-Life are high school students.”Ward said some men, out of the desire to be good fathers, do come in and become involved in Sav-A-Life’s father program “At Sav-A-Life, we are not the judge and jury,” Ward said. “We are here to help women and their families before, during and after an unplanned pregnancy. We provide compassionate and supportive information and practical assistance in an effort to bring hope and opportunity to women in crisis.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Print Articlecenter_img The services of SAV-A-LIFE are now available in Brundidge at 104 Gilmore Road or locally known as the former Dr. Golden’s office.The hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursdays. Jane Ward, SAV-A-LIFE director, expressed appreciation to the City of Brundidge for allowing SAV-A-Life the use of the building and for the opportunity to provide SAV-A-Life services to an extended area.“What sparked the idea for an office in Brundidge was the desire to fill the transportation gap between SAV-A-Life and Brundidge, Banks, Ariton, Clio, Clayton and Louisville,” Ward said. “Having a center in Brundidge will close that gap for those seeking pregnancy testing and counseling and medical referrals when testing positive. Also, the Brundidge center will provide connections to our Troy office for ultra sounds and our parent education classes in our boutique.” The client services of Sav-A-Life are free and confidential. Ward said the Sav-A-Life satellite office in Brundidge is there to serve its clients. “We will gauge our time there in Brundidge,” Ward said. “If we see a need or a reason to be open later or earlier, then we can change our hours. We are in Brundidge to fill a need and we will do what we must do to meet that need.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Published 9:16 pm Tuesday, April 20, 2021 You Might Like Peek into Pike’s history at TroyFest The Pike County Commission is planning the celebration of Pike County’s 200th birthday. County Administrator McKenzie Wilson said the county… read more Book Nook to reopen SAV-A-LIFE opens satellite office in Brundidge Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Trojans improving as school year begins

first_imgThe first football practice of the 2014 school year is over for USC as the Trojans inch closer to their first game of the season. The 15th-ranked Trojans are prepping for the unranked Fresno State Bulldogs, whom they defeated 45-20 in last year’s Las Vegas Bowl.In good hands · Junior wideout Nelson Agholor will be one of six co-captains for USC this season. Agholor led the Trojans with 918 receiving yards and six touchdowns while starting every game in 2013. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanCall upon your captainsThe Trojans made history this weekend by electing six co-captains for the 2014 season, the most the team has ever had.Junior wide receiver Nelson Agholor, junior quarterback Cody Kessler, senior linebacker Hayes Pullard, senior cornerback/safety Josh Shaw, junior center Max Tuerk and junior defensive end Leonard Williams were voted as captains by their teammates.Pullard, USC’s leading tackler in 2013, will serve as the only returning captain on a squad that has seen a great deal of turmoil in the past year. The Inglewood, California native was one of the most decorated Trojans during this preseason, earning nods to the watchlists for the Nagurski Trophy (top defensive player), the Bednarik Award (top defensive player), the Lott IMPACT Trophy (top defensive impact player), the Lombardi Award (top lineman or linebacker) and the Butkus Award (top linebacker).Last season, Pullard was joined by wide receiver Marqise Lee, center Marcus Martin and linebacker Devon Kennard, all since selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, as the team captains. It was the first time since 2009 that a quarterback was not among the captains.Kessler, entering his first full year as a starter in 2014, made sure that wasn’t the case this season.Williams praised Kessler’s newfound confidence and leadership when the pair represented USC at Pac-12 Media Day this summer.“He’s been a great leader so far,” Williams said. “He’s all in for it on the team and he’s ready to put his heart out there for it.”Williams, who played the entire 2013 season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, will also serve as a team leader this year, a role he says he has had to grow into.“I guess I could say I’m a natural leader, but I’m more by example, just working hard, showing people what to do the right way,” Williams said. “But I’m not much of a vocal leader, I don’t like to hawk on guys if they’re doing something wrong, I’d just rather they see me doing it right and follow my footsteps.”Depth chart releasedOn Sunday, Sarkisian released his first official depth chart of the 2014 season.If it holds, Saturday will mark the first time in USC’s history that two true freshman guards will start an opening game.Toa Lobendahn and Damien Mama currently sit atop the depth chart at the left and right guard positions, respectively.“They’re going to go out and play really good football for us,” Sarkisian said of the freshmen. “Are they perfect? No, they’re going to make some mistakes. But the goal is that they gradually get better as the season continues to go on and they play their best football in November.”The offensive line has seen many changes in the last year, as redshirt sophomore Chad Wheeler is the only player anticipated to start the same position he played last year (left tackle). Tuerk started 13 games at left tackle last year and one at right tackle, but will now serve as the starting center following Martin’s departure.Redshirt junior Zach Banner managed to fight his way into the starting spot at right tackle. Banner appeared in only two games last season before suffering a season-ending injury that required surgery on both hips.Other than Lobendahn and Mama, the only freshman slated to start this weekend is wide receiver Ajene Harris. Harris, who prepped at Crenshaw High, will start across from Agholor at the wideout position. Sophomore Darreus Rogers was expected to start, but is listed behind Agholor on the depth chart.Redshirt junior tailback Javorius “Buck” Allen, USC’s breakout star in 2013, is listed atop the running back ladder. Allen led the team with 785 yards and 14 touchdowns last year, noticeably improving under the tutelage of interim head coach Ed Orgeron.Redshirt junior Tre Madden will likely be a game-time decision on Saturday after missing the last few practices with turf toe. Madden missed three games last year with a hamstring injury after missing the entire 2012 season with a knee injury. Despite only playing in 11 games last year, Madden led the Trojans in carries and put up 703 yards.There were fewer surprises on the defensive side of the ball — the only real question was who would earn the starting outside linebacker spot following redshirt sophomore Jabari Ruffin’s season-ending injury in camp. Redshirt sophomore Scott Felix (formerly Scott Starr before legally changing his last name) earned that honor.Redshirt junior Antwaun Woods earned the nod at nose tackle, which Williams said was a position up for grabs between the defensive linemen. Williams seems confident in Woods’ abilities.“[He’s] a phenomenal player and guy,” Williams said. “He’s a great leader this year and he’s gonna step up big time.”Quick hitsSarkisian will hold practice at 8 a.m. throughout the season rather than in the afternoons like last year. Sarkisian believes that this schedule helps the student athletes be more productive both on and off the field.USC Athletic Director Pat Haden was hospitalized this weekend and missed Saturday night’s Salute to Troy as a result. USC Athletics reported that Haden was feeling fine on Sunday.last_img read more