Klehm's 14 years of dedication making a difference at South Suburban Humane Society

September 20, 2021 - 21:13

For over 50 years, local families have been adopting furry friends from South Suburban Humane Society. Since first opening their doors in 1970, SSHS has continuously worked to serve the local communities, and for the past 14 years, CEO Emily Klehm has been at the forefront of the shelter’s efforts.

Panel discussion Saturday to address stigma of mental illness

September 20, 2021 - 21:07

Mental illness is difficult enough to deal with, but social stigma associated with it compounds the problem, according to Tiara Jackson, co-owner of Beauty Starts Within Cosmetics in downtown Homewood.

BSW, in partnership with NoStigmas, a nonprofit support network for people experiencing mental illnesses, will host a panel discussion from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway.

Homewood loses 2 more residents to COVID-19 but Delta surge reaches plateau

September 19, 2021 - 19:26

The surge of COVID-19 cases fueled by the highly transmissable Delta variant may have reached a plateau, locally and statewide, although Homewood lost two more residents to the disease since Sept. 3.

One, Cherie Garza, a former Homewood District 153 teacher, died on Sept. 13, four days after her 40th birthday.


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