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Jennifer Faison, executive director of the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, was in attendance at Tuesday's open house.

Mental health law changes discussed at Rappahannock Area CSB open house

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 3:16 pm

By Daniel Sherrier Editor   The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board has provided mental health, intellectual disability, substance abuse, prevention, and early intervention services to the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford and the City of Fredericksburg for nearly 45 years. But only two types of services are mandated by the Code of Virginia—emergency services and case management—and state law governing those services has been amended as of

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  • Rappahannock Area Health District offers free flu shots at State Fair Saturday

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    The Virginia Department of Health’s Rappahannock Area Health District will offer free flu shots Saturday, Oct. 4, beginning at 10 a.m. at the State Fair of Virginia. The event will be held at the Farm Bureau Center at Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. Only 550 doses of vaccine will be available, and will be offered to anyone 18 years of age and older on a first-come, first-served basis, until

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  • Fire and rescue and law enforcement representatives receive recognition

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

    “You do not serve alone,” the Rev. Antonio Clinkscales said at the First Responders Appreciation Service at Mr. Tabor Baptist Church on Sunday, March 9. Clinkscales took his text from I Peter 4:11 as he spoke words of encouragement to those who serve faithfully in our community under the honorable badges of police, fire, and rescue. He said God furnishes the fearless strength for service and those who serve others

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  • Caroline County lacks doctors and dentists, study shows

    Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Caroline County ranks 56 out of 133 Virginia localities in health outcomes, researchers have found. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their fifth annual “County Health Rankings” report last week. According to, rankings are compiled within each state to raise awareness of factors that influence health. Most data comes from public sources. One of the most striking findings about Caroline is its

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  • State environmental officials answer questions on sludge for Caroline

    Posted on February 25, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    State environmental quality officials answered questions Feb. 25 from residents concerned about the proposed increase of treated municipal waste on farmland in Caroline County. Steve McMahon, technical services manager for Synagro, said the company has been land-applying biosolids in Caroline for at least 10 years. “We spread the biosolids as a fertilizer in accordance with nutrient management plans. Basically, the nutrient management plan requires that you analyze the biosolids for

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  • CMS blood drive donations will benefit 57 patients

    Posted on February 3, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    A blood drive in honor of a Caroline County leukemia patient finished up with 19 units of blood—enough to benefit 57 patients in hospitals, the American Red Cross reported. The blood drive was in honor of Travis Compher, who was diagnosed with leukemia on Feb. 15, 2012 and has been taking chemotherapy ever since. He has had many blood transfusions and the Comphers have been active in giving back to the

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  • Dental clinic going strong under new backer

    Posted on January 14, 2014 at 12:26 am

    MILFORD—The Caroline Dental Clinic, which was on the verge of closing last year, is making a strong comeback, according to Dr. Elizabeth Barrett, the dentist at the clinic. The clinic, which provides dental care for children ages 1 through 19, was scheduled to close at the end of June 2013 due to a lack of funding. Barrett, a former school nurse, Linda Upshaw, and Cynthia Green, a recently retired director

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