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Living Democracy 2022

June 27, 2022
The Gallery in Camden celebrates local artists
The Gallery in Camden celebrates local artists

“The Art of Henrietta Blackmon and Louise McEvoy” art exhibit at The Gallery in downtown Camden at 103 Broad St. opened Thursday, June 16. Hosted by Blackbelt Treasures Cultural Arts Center (BBTCAC), the opening night was a success, with over 70 visitors coming to see the 36 pieces displayed, 18 from each artist. 

By Ashby Henry; Photos contributed by Kristin Law
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 10, 2022
Anderson teaches art of soap making
Anderson teaches art of soap making

Anderson’s soap making legacy comes from her grandmother, a resident of Gee’s Bend, who shared the soap she made with her neighbors. “They always use to make soap every year. They’d kill the hog and take the remnants and make lard and then we used that to make a whole washpot full of soap,” Anderson recalled.

By Ashby Henry
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