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Living Democracy 2017

June 24, 2017
Good news tops Thomaston Council agenda
Good news tops Thomaston Council agenda

The Council in Thomaston meets once a month.  I was eager to learn about local government at the June meeting attended by Mayor Jeff Laduron and Council members Bernard Cade, W.L. Drake, and Eddie Jones. Tonya Traywick, the mayor’s assistant, and Donna Stokes, city clerk, were also there to handle city business.

By Magnolia Wilson
June 23, 2017
Local farmers 'Grow, Cook, Learn' as they serve community
Local farmers 'Grow, Cook, Learn' as they serve community

Would you want to know that the produce you are buying is healthy and free of pesticides and fertilizer? Greg and Carole Lolley are working to make that possible.  They are the owners and operators of Mayim Farms, an all-natural and pesticide-free crop farm. The couple, originally from Enterprise, came to Elba five years ago with a dream of starting their own natural farm.

By Emily Vick
June 14, 2017
A Successful Saturday at Thomaston Farmers Market
A Successful Saturday at Thomaston Farmers Market

Sellers of produce, pepper jelly, homemade soap, baked goods and even catfish were happy to see their products sell quickly at the Farmers Market in Thomaston on Saturday, June 10. The market venue at the intersection of Highway 25 and 28 in the heart of Thomaston was created by the Auburn University School of Architecture’s Rural Studio in 2000. 

By Magnolia Wilson
June 14, 2017
Local's many interests makes a difference in Elba
Local's many interests makes a difference in Elba

Mrs. Nell Gilmer, 82, is a long time resident of Elba. Born and raised on a farm outside the city limits, Gilmer was the valedictorian of her Elba High School class of 1952. Gilmer met and married her husband, Jim, while in college at Troy University. They traveled around the nation with his job in the apparel industry.

By Emily Vick
June 14, 2017
'Where there's a need, there's a Lion'
'Where there's a need, there's a Lion'

On Monday, June 5, the Collinsville Lions Club invited me to sit in on their meeting at the Collinsville Public Library. Having never been to a Lions Club meeting, I knew very little about them other than the fact that they collected glasses for refurbishing purposes.

By Whitney Sutton

Last Updated: May 31, 2017