Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

May 31, 2016
Community Corrections provides option that works
Community Corrections provides option that works

Alabama state prisons are filled with 11,000 more inmates than they were designed to contain. The go-to solution for many lawmakers has been to build more prisons to sustain the growing number of prisoners. However, one program, Community Corrections in Randolph County, has a different approach for mitigating the problem.

By Weston Sims
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. 

May 25, 2016
Grant application experience provides valuable lesson
Grant application experience provides valuable lesson

In order to raise funds for the Elba Theatre, Restoration 154 is applying for a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts whose mission is to "enhance the quality of life and economic vitality for all Alabamians by providing support for the state’s diverse and rich artistic resources."

By Randy Whitten
May 25, 2016
Senior Center more vibrant than ever
Senior Center more vibrant than ever

Welcome to Linden’s Senior Center.  The Center, funded by grants, provides hot meals and more for those who visit.  The Center staff will also carry meals out to those who can’t be at lunch.  This wasn’t originally planned to be a senior center.  This building once served the community as the school lunchroom for the elementary, junior and high school.

By Hamilton Wasnick
May 25, 2016
Attending first city council meeting informs, inspires
Attending first city council meeting informs, inspires

On Monday, May 16, I attended my first city council meeting. The meeting demonstrated local politics in action. I attended the meeting in the Collinsville Town Hall with library director Jennifer Wilkins. The lobby area was decorated with the American flag, Alabama state seal and the Alabama flag. The meeting began promptly at 6 p.m. with a brief prayer, pledge and roll call. 

By Madison Chamblee

Last Updated: April 04, 2019