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Living Democracy 2019

June 14, 2017
A Successful Saturday at Thomaston Farmers Market
A Successful Saturday at Thomaston Farmers Market

Sellers of produce, pepper jelly, homemade soap, baked goods and even catfish were happy to see their products sell quickly at the Farmers Market in Thomaston on Saturday, June 10. The market venue at the intersection of Highway 25 and 28 in the heart of Thomaston was created by the Auburn University School of Architecture’s Rural Studio in 2000. 

By Magnolia Wilson
June 9, 2017
A New Vision for Amelia Love Johnson High School
A New Vision for Amelia Love Johnson High School

Amelia Love Johnson High School, also known as ALJ High School, is the only school in Thomaston. The kindergarten through 12th grade school is one of three schools in the Marengo County School system. There are approximately 1,000 students in the Marengo County school system with about 180 students attending the Thomaston school.

By Magnolia Wilson
May 31, 2017
Preserving Heritage with Pepper Jelly
Preserving Heritage with Pepper Jelly

A group of Thomaston women work hard to keep Thomaston on the map by making pepper jelly. Their work preserves the heritage of rural Alabama as they continue a tradition in the Thomaston area. The women gather in the commercial kitchen at the Center to make the pepper jelly known and loved by both natives and visitors.

By Magnolia Wilson
May 23, 2017
Fellowship with First Baptist of Thomaston
Fellowship with First Baptist of Thomaston

First Baptist in Thomaston is one of the few churches in Thomaston with a primarily African American congregation. They have worship services at 11:30 a.m. every first and third Sunday of the month. I decided to attend First Baptist on Sunday, May 21, my first weekend spent in Thomaston.

By Magnolia Wilson

Last Updated: April 04, 2019