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Living Democracy 2019

July 14, 2015
Living Democracy Citizenship Award: Juanita 'Lady' Wright
Living Democracy Citizenship Award: Juanita 'Lady' Wright

The idea for New Life Worship Center’s Summer Educational Empowerment Program began last summer as Juanita ‘Lady’ Wright was dropping off USDA-provided lunches to Roanoke children during her lunch break. Wright, a member of New Life and recently retired social worker, enjoyed spending her break dropping off lunches to schoolchildren who weren’t able to make it to one of the designated drop sites.

By Joy Porter
July 13, 2015
Elba First United Methodist Church Embraces Change
Elba First United Methodist Church Embraces Change

The oldest church in Elba has seen a lot of change in its 104 years. Most recently, it experienced the retirement of the Rev. Stanley Carter, who had led the church for 11 years. This summer, the Rev. Michael Lawler was assigned to the church, coming from Eclectic United Methodist Church.

By Caroline Allen
July 13, 2015
Leaving the Screens Behind Brings New Adventure
Leaving the Screens Behind Brings New Adventure

I would have never imagined that I would spend my Saturday morning on a four-hour kayaking trip.  When I don’t have better things to do, I sleep in late and then stare at a TV or computer screen all day because I enjoy resting just as much as I enjoy being out and about with friends. Thus, my kayaking adventure was an experience that provided the most exercise and fun I’ve had this summer.

By Crystal Rawls
July 10, 2015
Basketball Camp Focuses on Fun, Faith, Bridging Divides
Basketball Camp Focuses on Fun, Faith, Bridging Divides

All In Sports Outreach Inc. has a mission to bring Selma together through faith, youth, and a little bit of basketball. The Christian group held a three-day basketball camp for Selma’s youth this past week. Over 85 kids showed up to the first day of camp. 

By Illyshia Parker
July 7, 2015
Main Street Designation Adds Spark to Celebration
Main Street Designation Adds Spark to Celebration

Downtown Elba was alive with spirit as the Chamber of Commerce presented the “Let Freedom Ring” event celebrating Independence Day and Elba’s Main Street Alabama designation. The event featured watermelon eating contests, a parade, live music and speakers from city leaders and Mary Helmer, Main Street Alabama director.

By Caroline Allen

Last Updated: April 04, 2019