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February 4, 2017 - DA's Office Gives Checks To Area Police Departments

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"Schuylkill County District Attorney Christine Holman presented checks to seven county police departments Friday morning, calling it a reward for their efforts to drive drugs out of Schuylkill County. Holman said she presented a total of eight checks to the departments totaling $5,316.73"

May 5, 2016 - Scam Jam Offers Senior Citizens Tips on Securing Savings, Identity

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“We want the elderly residents in Schuylkill County to keep their hard-earned money for their own use,” Holman said. “I don’t want them being bilked out of their hard-earned savings."

Jennifer Drake, account executive fort Independent Living Services, said Wednesday’s session in Tamaqua was the fifth presented to Schuylkill County senior citizens over the past two years.

DA Holman poses with Mahanoy Area 2nd graders after a tour of the Courthouse, which included a lesson on the court system presented by the DA herself.

DA Holman talks business with Senator Dave Argall at Tamaqua's 2015 Night Out.

On June 30, 2015, members of the Schuylkill County District Attorney's office visited the Children's Resource Center (CRC) satellite office in Lebanon. CRC and SARCC hosted this tour to inform the DA staff about the services of both agencies available to children.

Men Don High Heels to Raise Sexual Violence Awareness

By Mark Gilger, Jr.

Published: April 24, 2015

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Even though there were some flurries Thursday evening, men put on their high heels for the fifth annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes at the Humane Fire Company, 200 Humane Avenue, Pottsville.

The Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center of Schuylkill and Lebanon Counties holds the fundraiser each year to raise awareness about sexual violence....Despite the weather, Murphy-Shifflet said more than 80 people registered to participate in the event. It was $10 to register and $5 to rent a pair of heels.

“It serves two purposes,” Murphy-Shifflet said. “It raises awareness about sexual violence in our community and it also helps us provide our services.” Murphy-Shifflet said the organization surpassed its goal of raising $10,000. The money will be used for services in Schuylkill County, she said. Lenny McHugh and John Fegley were the two highest fundrasiers for a combined $4,000.

March 13, 2015 - DA Holman stops for a picture with reporters from the Coal Cracker Student Newspaper at the 2015 Youth Summit at Penn State Schuylkill.
DA Prepares Code Officials for Court with Seminar
By Stephen J. Pytak
Published: February 25, 2015

More than 55 code officials from the region Wednesday came out to hear Schuylkill County District Attorney Christine A. Holman offer tips to help them fight the war on blight.

The tips included using resources like local police, concerned citizens and “a good camera” to build cases against the owners of blighted properties, Holman said to the crowd at her inaugural Code Enforcement Symposium, which was held in Courtroom 7 of the Schuylkill County Courthouse.