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Living Democracy 2017

July 21, 2016
Sims plans to carry Roanoke lessons forward
Sims plans to carry Roanoke lessons forward

I was riding on a bus in Auburn when I got an email describing a civic adventure of sorts. Because of my 10 weeks in Roanoke, I began to understand the intricacies of local civic life a bit better.  But, more importantly, I’ve discovered the peculiar kind of spirit Roanoke has, and I love it.

By Weston Sims
July 20, 2016
Phillips puts love of history to work at museum
Phillips puts love of history to work at museum

For the past 11 years, Phillips has devoted his energy and passion to keeping history alive by directing Roanoke’s museum. A life-long history lover, Phillips said he believes he fills an important role in the community.

By Weston Sims
July 13, 2016
Roanoke Rotary Club supports 'crowning jewel' on Main Street
Roanoke Rotary Club supports 'crowning jewel' on Main Street

Roanoke’s Rotary Club meets every Thursday to discuss projects over lunch. I attended a weekly meeting in the basement of the Main Street Baptist Church. During the meeting, Rotarian Tina Leath announced a multitude of events the Rotary Club will be facilitating in the coming months.

By Weston Sims
July 11, 2016
Roanoke City Council works as a team
Roanoke City Council works as a team

In 2016, four polo-shirt wearing men and one woman with red glasses sit ready for a recent meeting of the Roanoke City Council. All members of the Council are present for this meeting except for Mike Parmer, who is absent due to sickness.

By Weston Sims
June 30, 2016
Tour East Alabama works together to promote tourism
Tour East Alabama works together to promote tourism

On June 23, Tour East Alabama conducted a meeting at Cheaha State Park. The meeting took place inside of Bald Rock Lodge. Twelve attendees representing Calhoun, Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega and Tallapoosa counties gathered with a common goal of promoting tourism in East Alabama.

By Weston Sims

Last Updated: May 31, 2017