Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

July 2, 2019
Ms. Kitty's dishes up comfort food
Ms. Kitty's dishes up comfort food

Life-long Camden resident Veronica M. Wilson, also known as Ms. Kitty, built a booming business “cooking from the heart.” She dishes up Southern staples for lunches that draw a crowd to Ms. Kitty’s.

By Laura Thompson
July 2, 2019
Long journey leads pastor to Collinsville
Long journey leads pastor to Collinsville

In late June 2017, Carol Gullatt moved to Collinsville to begin her job as pastor for the First United Methodist Church. This would be her second appointment to a church and her first full-time position as a pastor.

By Hannah White
July 1, 2019
Dealing with death in a small town
Dealing with death in a small town

Living Democracy is an invitation for students to understand life in a small town. But what about when life ends?  An informal group of people in Elba and Coffee County are dedicated to the care of their fellow citizens who help at the end of life, from the time of death to burial or cremation.

By Jack West
June 29, 2019
Camden celebrates Juneteenth
Camden celebrates Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States with events held across the nation on June 19. The celebration in Camden was the third year of this local family friendly and educational Juneteenth event.  A large crowd gather for festivities that included music, guest speakers and food.

By Laura Thompson
June 28, 2019
Elba set to celebrate Fourth of July
Elba set to celebrate Fourth of July

John Adams wrote that the signing of the Declaration "ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more." The city of Elba is doing its best to honor Adams' wishes and deliver a Fourth of July celebration with all the pomp and parade it can muster.            

By Jack West

Last Updated: April 04, 2019