Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

August 2, 2019
Cook takes on challenge of new crop
Cook takes on challenge of new crop

Camden’s first hemp farmer, Crum Cook, is learning more every day as he expands his farm to include this crop. This year, he joined dozens of famers across the state to plant the first legal hemp crop since 1937 as part of the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program

By Laura Thompson
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
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 20, 2019
Stokes recalls record-breaking adventure
Stokes recalls record-breaking adventure

As the registration time to purchase an alligator hunting tag is open until July 10, a Thomaston woman, Mandy Stokes, who made history with her catch of the world record alligator in 2014, is looking back on her own amazing adventure.

By Laura Thompson
June 18, 2019
LD 2018 Alum Laura Agee goes home to serve
LD 2018 Alum Laura Agee goes home to serve

Laura Agee, a Living Democracy alum who worked in her hometown of Camden in the summer of 2018, never doubted that she would go home after she graduated from Auburn University.

Last Updated: April 04, 2019