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Olivia McCarter still visits the grave at Jackson County Memorial Park of Alisha Ann Heinrich after helping identify her using DNA samples and genealogy records. Next to the plot is the grave of another baby girl whose body has never been identified.

In between working at her parents' feed stores and taking classes, Olivia McCarter brings focus and closure to unsolved cases, identifying victims and giving law enforcement a trail to suspects. Read More

Les’Lee Gilberry, left, and Cassandra Kellum were inspired to start a pair of annual scholarships for student-athletes at South. The awards will be called SWAG, short for Student With Athletic Grit.

Former USA runners Cassandra Kellum and Les'Lee Gilberry get a jump start on two scholarships to support student-athletes. More

Louis and Melinda Mapp donated land this summer to USA Health for a Baldwin County medical campus. “Communities can’t make it without good healthcare,” he said. In all, the Mapp Family Foundation has given away more than $6 million, including several six-figure donations to USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital, where Louis has volunteered in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Louis and Melinda Mapp believe quality healthcare is critical for progress. They fuel its advancement through humble philanthropy. More

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