Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

July 7, 2015
Third Annual Highway 80 Songwriters Festival Provides Platform for Local Artists
Third Annual Highway 80 Songwriters Festival Provides Platform for Local Artists

Most music lovers think of the Muscle Shoals as the only music scene in the state of Alabama. Although the Muscle Shoals may have the legendary FAME recording studio, Demopolis mayor Mike Grayson believes people should not overlook the talent in the Black Belt region.

By Amy Hudson
July 1, 2015
Gaineswood Preserves History of Demopolis Past
Gaineswood Preserves History of Demopolis Past

This nationally recognized historical landmark has attracted visitors from 32 of the 50 states and tourists from England, South Korea, and Australia to Marengo County. The Southern antebellum home is one of the best Greek revival estates in the nation.

By Amy Hudson
June 25, 2015
Old-fashioned Jefferson Country Store Serves Barbecue and Community
Old-fashioned Jefferson Country Store Serves Barbecue and Community

The floorboards creak as you walk into the Jefferson Country Store, the sound helping customers step back in time. The Jefferson Country Store on Alabama Highway 28 was built in 1957 and has been open ever since, except for one year when the owner was ill.

By Amy Hudson
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

Last Updated: April 04, 2019