Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

July 30, 2019
Historic homes welcome guests in Chatom
Historic homes welcome guests in Chatom

While in Chatom, I have had the pleasure of staying with my community partner Jessica Ross. However, for other people interested in visiting Chatom, finding a place to stay can be extremely challenging unless you know someone who lives in the area.

By Melissa Dennis
July 31, 2019
EHS Marching Tiger Band tunes up for coming season
EHS Marching Tiger Band tunes up for coming season

The ever-encroaching start of the school year means that all kinds of high school extracurriculars are starting up—or in this case, tuning up. The Elba High School Marching Tiger Band is busy preparing for the upcoming 2019 season in band camp.

By Jack West
July 29, 2019
DeKalb County Commission hears from community members
DeKalb County Commission hears from community members

The DeKalb County Commission meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. The Commission, made up of four district members, a president, and an administrator, hear from community representatives on any issues the county is facing.

By Hannah White
July 26, 2019
Spending the night where Alabama began
Spending the night where Alabama began

Before Living Democracy, I had no idea that I would walk the land where Alabama began. Yet, for the third time during my summer in Washington County, I was walking around Old St. Stephens. This time I was here for an overnight stay.

By Melissa Dennis
July 25, 2019
Elba science teacher inspires students to 'get by or get better'
Elba science teacher inspires students to 'get by or get better'

Phillip Smith, a science teacher at Elba High School, spent most of his summer painting his new classroom. Inspirational quotes now line the walls, and his adjacent lab is covered with scientific equations and theories.

By Jack West

Last Updated: April 04, 2019