At the November 4, 2019 Union Springs City Council meeting, Union Springs Mayor Saint T. Thomas, Jr. presented a proclamation for Southern Springs Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center celebrating 25 years of service that was accepted by LaDerrick Caldwell staff member at Southern Springs. (Photo by Faye Gaston)

At the November 4, 2019 Union Springs City Council meeting, Union Springs Mayor Saint T. Thomas, Jr. presented a proclamation for Southern Springs Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center celebrating 25 years of service that was accepted by LaDerrick Caldwell staff member at Southern Springs. (Photo by Faye Gaston)

By Faye Gaston

On behalf of the Southern Springs Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center LaDerrick Caldwell, staff member, accepted a proclamation from Union Springs Mayor Saint T. Thomas, Jr. at the Union Springs City Council meeting held on November 4, 2019.

It reads as follows: Office of the Mayor, Union Springs, Alabama, Proclamation. Southern Springs Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center celebrated 25 years of service, October 2019.

The proclamation listed the following information: It was built in October 1994; employs 150 employees on average; serves 115 residents per day on average; provides approximately services primarily to the citizens of Bullock County but also to the surrounding counties of Macon, Lee, Russell, Barbour, Pike and Montgomery; is available to provide skilled nursing services, physical, occupational and speech therapy; activities; dietetic services; admission and discharge planning services; social services; as well as financial and environmental services; considers itself a community that gives back to its community as well; recognized seven employees who have been employed for 25 years and another 24 employees for over 15+ years. "Now, therefore, I, Saint T.Thomas, Jr., by virtue of the authority vested in me as mayor and speaking on behalf of the entire city council: Councilman Earl Hinson, Councilman Stan Cooks, Councilwoman Deborah Hicks Milan, Councilman Roderick Clark, and Councilman Brian Agnew; do hereby proclaim this day as the 25th Celebration for Southern Springs Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in the City of Union Springs and urge all citizens to help us to commend Southern Springs Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center on providing awesome services for 25 years to Union Springs and Bullock County and surrounding counties."

It was signed by Saint T. Thomas, Jr., Mayor and Presetta D. Walker, MMC, City Clerk.

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