An abundance of water, fertile lands and an extended growing season make Mitchell County a prime location for farming and agri-business.
Local farmers produce a variety of crops including cotton, peanuts, pecans, sweet corn, soybeans, vegetables, livestock and broilers.
Camilla and Mitchell County are fortunate regarding the availability of health care services. Mitchell County Hospital has been serving the citizens of Camilla since 1949. Recent renovations and additions have upgraded the facility with the latest in medical equipment.
In 1990, the hospital and two nursing homes, Mitchell Convalescent Home and Pelham Parkway Nursing Home, became affiliated with John D. Archbold Hospital in Thomasville. This affiliation allows our small hometown hospital to participate in an efficient, multi-hospital system that delivers quality health care at the lowest possible cost.
Hospital services include inpatient services, a 24-hour emergency room, full ancillary services in laboratory, radiology and pharmacy, state of the art equipment including a computerized tomography unit, MRI services and ultrasound. Rehabilitation services for physical and occupational therapy and speech-language pathology are available.
Camilla offers a one-stop-shop for job services through the Workforce Development Center. The Center partners the City of Camilla with the Department of Family and Children Services, the Department of Labor, Job Training and Placement Act, Thomas Technical Institute, the Camilla Housing Authority and Rehabilitation Services.
Services include GED and literacy classes, welfare-to-work client services and coordination, job readiness assessments, job readiness, development and placement and job coaching. The Workforce Development Center's goal is to assist all citizens in preparing for, finding and excelling in employment.
The Mitchell County Children and Youth Collaborative was formed in 1990 to address challenges facing children and families in Mitchell County. The CollaborativeÕs mission is to have all Mitchell County children become literate, healthy, productive citizens with stable and economically self-sufficient families.
The Camilla Mitchell County Boys and Girls Club was created in 1991 and offers children and youth academic as well as recreational programs. Since its inception, the club has flourished, providing after-school and summer programs to over 850 children. Worship Many religious denominations are represented in Camilla and Mitchell County. Spread throughout the county, Camilla and Mitchell County churches work together to provide a religious atmosphere that focuses on togetherness, faith and progress.
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