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Living Democracy 2022

June 8, 2022
Amani Hicks wins DYW contest
Hicks wins DYW contest

Amani Hicks won the title at the 49th Annual Distinguished Young Women of Washington County held May 28. This program picks a local rising senior who excels in academics, presentation, and talent. 

By Cori Akins
Civic duty energizes Washington County poll workers

Whether young or old, election days matter in Washington County, both to the voters and to the poll workers and volunteers who ensure a smooth process. “I plan to continue to volunteer and vote every chance I get,” teen volunteer Wyatt Burton said.

By Cori Akins
June 1, 2022
Cousins create cafe in Collinsville
Cousins create cafe in Collinsville

In January 2021, cousins Amanda Godshall and Amber Womack saw an opportunity to bring a new kind of restaurant to Collinsville. Originally from Sand Rock, both women had previous restaurant and business experience along with an appreciation for the unique character of the Collinsville area.

By Brin Allen
May 24, 2022
Young couple invests in downtown Camden
Young couple invests in downtown Camden

Jimmy Pugh joined his father to run Camden’s Coast to Coast Hardware Store in 1978 in his 20s. After 44 years of running one of the town’s most successful businesses, he handed over ownership to a young couple with big plans, Lee and Katie Turner.

By Ashby Henry
May 19, 2022
Students begin 2022 summer of Living Democracy
Students begin 2022 summer of Living Democracy

Four Auburn University Living Democracy students will spend ten weeks living and learning in the Alabama communities of Camden, Collinsville, Chatom and Elba this summer. 


Last Updated: May 09, 2022