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Living Democracy 2019

July 19, 2016
First Baptist Linden offers warm Wednesday welcome
First Baptist Linden offers warm Wednesday welcome

First Baptist in Linden is home to the town’s largest African American congregation. The church has services on Sundays. On Wednesday, First Baptist also hosts a Bible study program. I was fortunate to be invited to attend a Wednesday evening program by Dr. Walter Davis.

By Hamilton Wasnick
July 7, 2016
Linden firefighters always ready to roll into action​
Linden firefighters always ready to roll into action​

Living in the B.W. Creel Fire Station in Linden can be exciting. A man came from outside of the fire station and told me to jump in the cab of the command car.  I was not about to miss this opportunity. 

By Hamilton Wasnick
June 24, 2016
After making her mark in West Alabama, Tuck accepts new position
After making her mark in West Alabama, Tuck accepts new position

Building on a wealth of experience in creating opportunities, Brenda Tuck became the executive director of the Marengo County Economic Development Agency in 2012. During the past four years that Tuck has worked with the MCEDA, she has helped bring up to 20 businesses to the region.

By Hamilton Wasnick
June 22, 2016
Experience with international visitors shows sharing makes a difference
Experience with international visitors shows sharing makes a difference

Tuesday morning, I went to Demopolis to meet orphans participating in a program sponsored by Bridges of Faith. I would end up spending the next two days with them. As the van door opened, ten children poured out speaking what I assumed was Ukrainian.  I later found out it was a mix of both Russian and Ukrainian.

By Hamilton Wasnick
May 9, 2016
Communities Become Summer Classrooms for Living Democracy Students
Communities Become Summer Classrooms for Living Democracy Students

Four Auburn University students participating in the College of Liberal Arts’ Living Democracy initiative will begin summer adventures in Alabama communities May 9.  The 2016 Living Democracy students who will live and work for ten weeks in diverse Alabama communities are Weston Sims, Hamilton Wasnick, Madison Chamblee and Miranda Whitten. 

Last Updated: April 04, 2019