Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2020

July 2, 2020
Outdoor sports reel in new fans, economic benefits
Outdoor sports reel in new fans, economic benefits

The outdoor sports industry in Alabama’s Black Belt continues to flourish as more and more Alabamians head outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Amy Clark
June 25, 2020
Camden Chamber uses social media to help out businesses
Camden Chamber uses social media to help out businesses

After many of Camden’s locally owned restaurants and businesses were forced to close due to COVID-19, the Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce began To-Go Tuesdays and Website Wednesdays.

By Amy Clark
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

Last Updated: June 23, 2020