Shopping local has always been encouraged, but especially this year after the hard hit small businesses took during the pandemic. The Dothan Chamber of Commerce is working to help their business with a “Keep the Cheer Here” holiday campaign.
Many will gift puppies or kittens this holiday season, but before shopping and a lot of research, they might want to consider looking at a rescue. The Troy Animal Rescue Project (T.A.R.P) is hosting their “Home for the Holiday” adoption drive.
In 2019 Alabama lost six veterans to suicide, according to the Chief of Mental Health at the Birmingham VA, Dr. Robert Campbell. Campbell said with the added stress of the pandemic, experts expect the numbers to increase nationwide.