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Living Democracy 2019

July 8, 2019
Two Collinsville women find public service rewarding
Two Collinsville women find public service rewarding

The town of Collinsville has a five-member city council. Donna Jones represents District 2 and has for the past three years. She has one year left in her first term on the council, and she plans to run for re-election next year. Janet Osborne has represented District 4 for three terms and also plans to run again.

By Hannah White
July 3, 2019
Elba city clerk sees bright future for town
Elba city clerk sees bright future for town

Sally Bane, the city clerk of Elba, has spent most of her professional life in some kind of public service. "My long-term goals for the city," she said, "would be for us to be a prosperous city where my children are proud of where they grew up, where we all still know each other by name, where people know who we are and know how great our town is."

By Jack West
July 3, 2019
Organizations work together in Washington County
Organizations work together in Washington County

Three Washington County organizations know what it means to serve people and support each other to make a greater impact. These organizations are the Wilcox Gallery, the Arc of Southwest Alabama, and Hope Outdoors.

By Melissa Dennis
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

Last Updated: April 04, 2019