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Out of the Shadows program is a success
Posted May 13, 2018 | Permalink

This story appeared on the front page of The Anniston Star on Saturday, May 11.Mental health summit brings variety of topics to professionals, patients and caregiversBy Kirsten Fiscus, Star Staff Writer, kfiscus@annistonstar.com May 11, 2018 OXFORD — Andrew Guffey spent the years between second grade and his early 20s cycling in and out of doctor’s offices and programs, receiving numerous diagnoses and medications for his mental illness.Guffey, now over 30 years into his journey with mental…

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What is attorney-client privilege?
Posted April 21, 2018 | Permalink

In recent weeks, we’ve heard a lot in the news about “attorney-client privilege.” It’s one of those phrases thrown around by the talking heads on TV whether they know what it really means or not. It is an essential safeguard that secures your privacy and makes it possible for an attorney to represent you in the best way possible. At its most basic level, attorney-client privilege means your attorney cannot be forced to share your private information with anyone else – not your fami…

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Recovering from the storm
Posted April 2, 2018 | Permalink

It took only a few minutes for a tornado to rip through Jacksonville, destroying homes, businesses, utilities and public facilities. The cleanup efforts began the morning after the March 19 storm, and they are expected to continue for months. Hundreds of volunteers have been working throughout the community to clear debris and restore some semblance of normality. Homeowners and business owners will continue to reach out to professionals to help with this work, and now is the time to b…

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What to do if you have a car accident
Posted March 6, 2018 | Permalink

Driving a car is the most dangerous thing most of us do on a daily basis, and it’s quite possible you will someday find yourself involved in an automobile accident. It’s not pleasant to think about that happening, but knowing what to do in case of an accident can make a big difference in how it will affect your life.The most important consideration is always, always safety – yours, your passengers, and the people in other vehicles involved in the accident. Never do anything that makes you…

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Death, injury and distracted driving
Posted February 12, 2018 | Permalink

Imagine you’re driving down a quiet street with no pedestrians in sight and very little traffic. Your cell phone dings to announce that you have just received a message. How badly do you want to read it right now? Badly enough to risk your life and those of all the people around you? Let’s get serious. Driving is a complex job that requires your full attention. Researchers say the average text message takes your eyes off the road for five seconds. At 55 miles per hour, that's like dr…

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