Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

July 20, 2015
Living Democracy Citizenship Award: Dr. Frances Koe
Living Democracy Citizenship Award: Dr. Frances Koe

Dr. Frances Koe is a doctor who believes in spending time with her patients at her clinic in Collinsville, Wills Valley Family Medicine. She even makes house calls when needed. As a doctor who really cares about being available for the people and giving them a voice, she actively works to make the community a better place and is a deserving recipient of the 2015 Living Democracy Citizenship Award.

By Crystal Rawls
July 20, 2015
Restored Theatre a Source of Unity, Pride in Roanoke
Restored Theatre a Source of Unity, Pride in Roanoke

In my first few weeks in Roanoke, residents asked me over and over again whether I had seen their newly restored theatre downtown. I was impressed by the pride that many citizens seemed to have in the theatre and excited to see the building that so many seemed to view as a symbol of the town’s future.

By Joy Porter
July 15, 2015
Cultivating New Life in Bogue Chitto
Cultivating New Life in Bogue Chitto

Imagine living in a community that didn’t have its own schools, medical facility, service station, or dining options. Bogue Chitto is one of those communities. The small residential hub in rural Dallas County is about 20 miles west of Selma.  County Road 3 runs straight through the community and out into nearby Orrville.

By Illyshia Parker
July 15, 2015
Linden Youth Advisory Council Hosts Town's First Color Run
Linden Youth Advisory Council Hosts Town's First Color Run

The Linden Youth Council, in partnership with Forest Hill Baptist Church, held a Color Run and Summer Splash Saturday, July 11.  The day kicked off at 8 a.m. with the Color Run. Around 40 people from Linden, Demopolis, and Sweet Water woke up early to run and walk the streets of downtown Linden.

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

Last Updated: April 04, 2019