Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2017

July 7, 2015
Third Annual Highway 80 Songwriters Festival Provides Platform for Local Artists
Third Annual Highway 80 Songwriters Festival Provides Platform for Local Artists

Most music lovers think of the Muscle Shoals as the only music scene in the state of Alabama. Although the Muscle Shoals may have the legendary FAME recording studio, Demopolis mayor Mike Grayson believes people should not overlook the talent in the Black Belt region.

By Amy Hudson
July 7, 2015
Roanoke Rotary Club a Model of 'Service Above Self"
Roanoke Rotary Club a Model of 'Service Above Self"

One of the longest-standing formal organizations in Roanoke committed to public service is the Rotary Club. Part of a larger national organization, Rotary Club 4052 will celebrate its 78th anniversary in Roanoke on Tuesday, June 30th. Since its inception in 1937, the Roanoke chapter has been an exemplar of Rotary International’s official mottos—‘Service Above Self’ and ‘One Profits Most Who Serves Best.’ 

By Joy Porter
July 1, 2015
Gaineswood Preserves History of Demopolis Past
Gaineswood Preserves History of Demopolis Past

This nationally recognized historical landmark has attracted visitors from 32 of the 50 states and tourists from England, South Korea, and Australia to Marengo County. The Southern antebellum home is one of the best Greek revival estates in the nation.

By Amy Hudson
July 1, 2015
Invest Time in Getting to Know Others
Invest Time in Getting to Know Others

While every one else was sleeping, working or relaxing the day away, I was among those preparing to go to church on a recent Saturday. I was on a mission to learn something new when I visited Temple Gate Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

By Illyshia Parker
July 1, 2015
Parker, Ware Hold Special Place in Elba's Heart
Parker, Ware Hold Special Place in Elba's Heart

Many of Elba’s citizens are lifelong residents. Those who grew up in the town have seen many changes throughout their lives. These people include Chris Parker and Bryant Ware. Both were raised here and attended Elba High School.

By Caroline Allen

Last Updated: May 31, 2017