Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

June 3, 2015
Tom Boggs' Work Honors Linden's History, Hometown Heroes
Tom Boggs' Work Honors Linden's History, Hometown Heroes

There’s an old saying that goes “don’t forget where you came from”.  Attorney Tom Boggs had plenty of opportunities to leave his hometown far behind as he traveled the world in the military and establish himself as a lawyer and writer.  However, he has chosen to remain in the Black Belt. Boggs never forgets his beloved, small hometown of Linden, Alabama. Now, he is working so that no one else will forget it either.

By Amy Hudson
May 27, 2015
Rotary Club Brings Linden Citizens Together for the Common Good
Rotary Club Brings Linden Citizens Together for the Common Good

In the back room of Screamer’s Restaurant, you will find a small group of people crowded around a long picnic table. At first glance, this is an ordinary sight in the small town of Linden, Alabama. You may assume they are just old friends meeting at their favorite gathering spot. However, this group is far from ordinary.

By Amy Hudson
May 26, 2015
Auburn University Student to Spend Summer in Linden
Auburn University Student to Spend Summer in Linden

Auburn University Living Democracy Fellow Amy Hudson started her 10 weeks of living and learning in Linden this summer.  Hudson, a biomedical science, pre/med student at Auburn, will be working with community partners Kathryn Friday, Marengo County Extension coordinator, and Brenda Tuck, executive director of Marengo County Economic Development.

March 30, 2015
Linden Youth Come Together to Focus on Future
Linden Youth Come Together to Focus on Future

Eighteen students from Linden gathered at the Marengo County Business Development Center Friday, March 13, for a “Strengthening Linden’s Future” forum. These students hail from both Linden High School and Marengo Academy.

By Amy Hudson
March 17, 2015
Shipma Enjoyed Time Listening, Learning in Linden
Shipma Enjoyed Time Listening, Learning in Linden

Shipma, 20, said it was intimidating at first to work with people not her own age. She spent much of her time at Linden’s Senior Citizen Center, which provides lunch and a place to fellowship.  There she listened to stories about Linden and advice about her summer projects as she politely dismissed their offers of blind dates with their grandsons.

By Amy Hudson

Last Updated: April 04, 2019