Home page of the Living Democracy program

Living Democracy brings together students and citizens to collaborate on issues of concern to Alabama communities. Coordinated by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and the David Mathews Center for Civic Life, the project prepares undergraduate college students for civic life through living-learning experiences in the summer.  

June 22, 2022
Elba through her eyes
Elba through her eyes

Nell Wilson Gilmer, town historian and member of the John Coffee chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, is rich with stories about the history of Elba.

By Dioselin Cruz
June 20, 2022
Probate judge handles wide variety of duties
Probate judge handles wide variety of duties

The probate office itself is small, but it is not without character. Judge Britney Alexander-Jones brings much of that character into the office. Jones-Alexander said she believes in “working smarter, not harder” as she uses that mindset to bring updates. 

By Ashby Henry
June 18, 2022
Extension reaches many Alabamians
Extension reaches many citizens across state

Here in Washington County, the Extension Office, at Frank Turner Hall Building, 25 Court St. in Chatom, specializes in many fields, including farms and agribusiness, human science, forestry, fisheries, food safety, and more.

By Cori Aikens
June 14, 2022
Juneteenth events set in Elba
Elba observes Juneteenth

Perry Stinson will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception for his contributions to Elba. The Mulberry Heights Community Coalition will recognize him as the Juneteenth Hometown Hero at the Elba Theatre from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.

By Dioselin Cruz
June 13, 2022
Carter wears many hats in Collinsville
Carter wears many hats

If there is one word to describe Jimmy Carter of Collinsville, it is devoted. Carter and his wife, Tangeryne, have been serving the Collinsville community for over 40 years in every avenue imaginable.

By Brin Allen