Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2018

June 27, 2018
Restoration 154 looks to the future
Restoration 154 looks to the future

Restoration 154, a nonprofit responsible for many events, programs and improvements in Elba, continues to look to the future.  Special Restoration 154 projects include providing citizens a chance to kayak down the Pea River on a Saturday afternoon or enjoy an event at the Elba Theatre on the downtown square.

By Pearce Miller
June 26, 2018
Janeisha Broome's determination leads to healthy change
Janeisha Broome's determination leads to healthy change

Many struggle to maintain healthy eating habits but staying healthy in rural communities is even more challenging. Camp Hill area resident Janeisha Broome decided to meet that challenge when her health declined. By cutting drinks, fried foods, and junk food from her diet, drinking primarily water, and walking three to four miles daily, Broome has lost 256 pounds over the past 18 months.

By Daphney Portis
June 26, 2018
Gaines Ridge Dinner Club
Gaines Ridge Dinner Club

Gaines Ridge Dinner Club in Camden serves up Southern hospitality, history, ghost stories and a dessert recognized as one of “100 Alabama Dishes to Eat Before You Die”. From 1898 to 1985, the home was lived in and passed down through generations of the Kennedy family. The home was re-invented in 1985 into the dinner club by Kennedy and her sister, Hayden.

By Laura Agee
June 25, 2018
City Clerk Retires After 37 Years of Service to Community
City Clerk Retires After 37 Years of Service to Community

On the evening of June 11, the Collinsville City Council met for their routine meeting as the mayor, council members and citizens came together to discuss town business such as improvements going on at the city hall building. Peggy Wright, City Clerk and Municipal Court Clerk for the town, stood before the Council to announce her retirement after 37 years of service to the community.

By Erin Blythe
June 25, 2018
Elba celebrates opening of new splash pad
Elba celebrates opening of new splash pad

Elba Mayor Mickey Murdock and so many others involved with the planning and building of the town’s new splash pad celebrated at the official opening on Tuesday, June 19. The 90-degree temperature and sunny skies made it a perfect day to dedicate a splash pad in south Alabama.

By Pearce Miller

Last Updated: July 24, 2018