Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2020

July 9, 2020
Dekalb County travel takes hit in pandemic
Dekalb County travel takes hit in pandemic

   After decades of moving around the country doing tourism work, John Dersham,  president/CEO of Dekalb County Tourism and resident “nature buff”, ended up in north Alabama.  After discovering his “paradise”, Dersham’s career is focused on telling the world all about the things he loves about the area.

By Addison Peacock
July 1, 2020
Collinsville "pulls together" in COVID-19 response
Collinsville "pulls together" in COVID-19 response

On Saturdays, Melody Chastain gets an early start.  The secretary for Collinsville Trade Day typically starts her Saturday mornings at 4 a.m.

By Addison Peacock
June 23, 2020
Collinsville High faces COVID-19 challenges
Collinsville High faces COVID-19 challenges

According to newly appointed Collinsville High School principal, Bradley Crawford, the year 2020 will be remembered by his students as “one for the history books.”

By Addison Peacock
August 12, 2019
Hannah White appreciates Collinsville's hospitality
Hannah White appreciates Collinsville's hospitality

The people of Collinsville represent some of the best people I have met or will ever meet. The people of this town are hospitable, open, and kind – not just to me, but to all they encounter. I wasn’t expecting to be greeted with such warmth, but I am thankful for that and how it made my transition to town so much easier.

By Hannah White
July 29, 2019
DeKalb County Commission hears from community members
DeKalb County Commission hears from community members

The DeKalb County Commission meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. The Commission, made up of four district members, a president, and an administrator, hear from community representatives on any issues the county is facing.

By Hannah White

Last Updated: June 23, 2020