Tanner Medical Center / East Alabama
A dream is coming true for the residents that call Randolph County home. The finishing touches are being put on our brand new hospital and in a matter of weeks as Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama invites the community to “See the Future of Care in East Alabama” at its open house on September 30. “The hospital itself will not be operational that day,” Tony Montcalm, Communications Manager for Tanner Health System, said. “But it will be to a point where we want to show what the communities efforts have accomplished.” The Hospital is slated to open some time in October depending on final approvals from the state. “It is just a process,” Jerry Morris, Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama hospital administrator, said. “We would love to be able to move in as soon as possible, but there are some Regulatory and Compliance things that have to be done before we are move in ready. “We are shooting for October for sure,” Montcalm said. “ We don’t want to say a date and that not happen. We want to make sure if there is a medical emergency that the person knows where to go. So until we get more things accomplished, we don’t want to talk about a specific date.” Finishing touches are well in hand and the Open House is just part of the process. “We want the community to share in the success of opening this hospital which is why we are having the big celebratory open house event at the end of September,” Morris said. “We know how big this is for the community and make no mistake, we know that Tanner has been entrusted to manage this facility…But this hospital belongs to Randolph County. We are proud and humbled to play our part.”
After the Open House, a specific cleaning crew will come in to sterilize and sanitize the facility to get it “hospital ready” after that people from the state will come in for a final inspection of the facility and paperwork and all that is required to get the state seal of approval to open a hospital. In addition to overseeing the management and operation of the hospital, Tanner Health System also agreed to provide more than $6 million in equipment and furnishings. “This is the same equipment that is at the other Tanner facilities. There is a 64-slice CT scanner here in Wedowee and its the exact same equipment that is at Tanner in Carrollton, Villa Rica and Bremen,” Morris said. “ Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama will feature 15 private inpatient beds, eight emergency department exam rooms, a dedicated ambulance bay for medical emergencies, state of the art diagnostic imaging services which include CT, X-ray and ultrasound, onsite laboratory with modern analyzers and instrumentation and a state of the art surgical suite. According to Tanner’s press release, the relationship with the system also gives our local hospital patients access to Tanner’s medical staff of more than 300 physicians representing 34 specialties.
You are invited to an Open House Celebration to see Randolph County's new premier rental venue at Whispering Pines Farm at 639 Co Rd 91, Roanoke, AL, Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Live entertainment and refreshments. Come out and see this beautiful venue that is the perfect place for weddings, reunions, corporate functions and more.
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Thursday Night July 20 - A Little Southern Soul in Lineville, AL
A little bit of Southern Soul will be taking the stage with Kevin Moon for the third week of Summer Sizzle in Clay County. Otis Redding III will join Moon and friends when they take the statge July 20 and he will bring the smooth tunes his daddy made famous so many years ago.“O3 and I got to talking about a project he was wanting to do and it just came to be,” Moon said. “We have always brought guests with us in the past for Summer Sizzle and we wanted to continue that trend.”Moon has been a fan of Otis Redding Jr. for a long time thanks to a family member turning him onto the great musician. “Really I am a fan of Otis Redding because my brother Shannon was,” Moon said. “He was a huge Otis fan.”Otis Redding III of course will play hits his dad made famous like (Sittin’ On) The Dock of The Bay; Try a Little Tenderness and These Arms of Mine, but Otis Redding III is recording artist in his own right and will bring original songs to the stage for the Lake Wedowee Area to enjoy!Moon and Redding will entertain the crowd with their own take of Country Rhythm and Blues. “We always have a really good crowd in Clay County,” Moon said. “I get to come home and then to have somebody like O3 with me is just the best. I don’t get to play in front of a home crowd often and its even rarer to play in front of a sober crowd... (he laughed) so its always a treat to come home and play Summer Sizzle!”
Jazz Night in the Park - Thursday, July 13, 2017
Summer Sizzle will celebrate its 14th season in 2017 and event organizer Barbara Pollard hopes it will be the biggest crowds ever. “We are so tickled to have the talent week to week,” Pollard said. “It is amazing what Clay County has to offer locally in terms of musical talent and the park is such a great venue to showcase it!”
On July 13, Jazz Night will be the theme for the second week of Summer Sizzle! The Heritage Hall Jazz Band returns featuring local county & state musicians , school and church band instructors. It is directed by Jeff Wood. Opening the Show will be Clay County local group Big Sexy and the Twins.
4th of July Celebration at 48 West Flea Market
Saturday, July 1
8761 Hwy 48/Wedowee
Browse and Shop with over 53 Vendors and then enjoy the Fireworks at Dark.
Food and Entertainment presented by: Lynnie Bo's Johnathan East live.
Donations accepted to benefit the Pine Grove Fire Dept and Free Give Away Prizes at 8:00
4th of July Fireworks at Water's Edge Grill & Pizza
Monday, July 3 at 9:30 pm
Live Music at 7:00 pm
They said... "bring your family for good food and fireworks"