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June 27, 2019
Savage works tirelessly to preserve Washington County history
Savage works tirelessly to preserve Washington County history

Savage is a Leroy, Alabama, native whose involvement in history-related projects began several years ago when she joined the Washington County Museum Board. Savage then started her own research on African American history in the area.

By Melissa Dennis
July 15, 2019
Education program focuses on Native American history, culture
Education program focuses on Native American history, culture

The first thing I noticed on a visit to McIntosh Elementary was the striking poster of a Native American outside the classroom. For some reason, the poster captivated me. Looking back on it now, it seemed to greet me, and its presence foreshadowed the topic of conversation.

By Melissa Dennis
July 9, 2019
Let Freedom Ring, Elba celebrates Independence Day
Let Freedom Ring, Elba celebrates Independence Day

The following articles are written by Whitt Watts and Jack West. Halfway through their Living Democracy summer, Watts and West recount their experience of celebrating the Fourth of July with friends in Elba, Alabama.

By Whitt Watts and Jack West
July 8, 2019
Two Collinsville women find public service rewarding
Two Collinsville women find public service rewarding

The town of Collinsville has a five-member city council. Donna Jones represents District 2 and has for the past three years. She has one year left in her first term on the council, and she plans to run for re-election next year. Janet Osborne has represented District 4 for three terms and also plans to run again.

By Hannah White
July 3, 2019
Elba city clerk sees bright future for town
Elba city clerk sees bright future for town

Sally Bane, the city clerk of Elba, has spent most of her professional life in some kind of public service. "My long-term goals for the city," she said, "would be for us to be a prosperous city where my children are proud of where they grew up, where we all still know each other by name, where people know who we are and know how great our town is."

By Jack West


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