Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2021

July 26, 2021
Thank You, Camden!
Thank You, Camden!

Ten weeks ago, I loaded my car up to spend the summer in Camden, Alabama. My mind raced with every possibility of what this summer had in store. Now that my summer of Living Democracy is over, I know the experience exceeded every expectation I could have ever had. In fact, it gave me a whole new perspective on life.

By Lauren Landers
July 15, 2021
1838 Historic Home, Pleasant Ridge, is under new ownership
1838 Historic Home, Pleasant Ridge, is under new ownership

When Colonel Scottie and his wife, Tammy Myers, took ownership of Pleasant Ridge, an historic home in Wilcox County built in 1838, there was much work to be done.

By Lauren Landers
June 30, 2021
Gov. Ivey comes home to celebrate new T-Pier and big fishing tournament
Gov. Ivey comes home to celebrate new T-Pier and big fishing tournament

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 27, Governor Kay Ivey came back to her hometown of Camden to cut the ribbon on Roland Cooper State Park's new 160 foot long and 128 feet wide T-Pier that provides boaters greater access to the Alabama River.

By Lauren Landers
June 18, 2021
Stitching together a bright future in Camden
Stitching together a bright future in Camden

Samantha Gomez, a Youth Organizer for the Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative (SRBWI), saw an opportunity when a member of the executive committee, Sarah Bobrow-Williams, reached out in hopes of starting an extension of the Southern Journeys sewing program in Camden. 

By Lauren Landers
June 7, 2021
Citizens, partnership support Wilcox County hospital
Citizens, partnership support Wilcox County hospital

Wilcox County came close to losing its hospital that has served patients for decades.  With the next closest hospital 40 minutes away, people in the community knew that saving J. Paul Jones Hospital https://jpauljones.com/about-us/ , which opened in 1957, could be a matter of life or death.

By Lauren Landers


Last Updated: August 04, 2021