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June 20, 2019
Stokes recalls record-breaking adventure
Stokes recalls record-breaking adventure

As the registration time to purchase an alligator hunting tag is open until July 10, a Thomaston woman, Mandy Stokes, who made history with her catch of the world record alligator in 2014, is looking back on her own amazing adventure.

By Laura Thompson
June 19, 2019
Jake's Family Restaurant serves up more than food
Jake's Family Restaurant serves up more than food

In rural areas, it is common to find a place where people gather informally to discuss things that are going on both in the community and the world at large. For the residents of Chatom, Alabama, that place is Jake’s Family Restaurant.

By Melissa Dennis
June 18, 2019
LD 2018 Alum Laura Agee goes home to serve
LD 2018 Alum Laura Agee goes home to serve

Laura Agee, a Living Democracy alum who worked in her hometown of Camden in the summer of 2018, never doubted that she would go home after she graduated from Auburn University.

June 17, 2019
Check out books, blood pressure at this library
Check out books, blood pressure at this library

In addition to checking out books and summer programs, visitors can now stop by the Washington County Public Library for a free blood pressure check.

June 14, 2019
Giving to the Giving Garden
Giving to the Giving Garden

Behind the old jail and its rusted-out cells, new life sprouts every year in Elba. The community's Giving Garden is a plot of land where volunteers can help grow cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other produce that is then donated to the Elba Community Food Bank.

By Jack West


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