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Living Democracy 2017

June 30, 2017
Elba Chamber prepares for 'Let Freedom Ring' Celebration
Elba Chamber prepares for 'Let Freedom Ring' Celebration

The Elba Chamber of Commerce June 15 meeting focused on topics ranging from the upcoming Fourth of July celebration to serious concerns about housing and population. I learned more about the Elba community in this meeting. I saw their drive to enhance the town.

By Emily Vick
June 28, 2017
VBS creates summer fun in Collinsville
VBS creates summer fun in Collinsville

Vacation Bible School is a weeklong event hosted by various churches in Collinsville. It generally lasts around a week and draws in a lot of children as well as adults. The Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church Vacation Bible School, held this year from June 12-16, has the reputation of putting on an amazing program every summer. It attracts children and families from all over the community.

By Whitney Sutton
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

Last Updated: May 31, 2017