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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 12, 2019
BAMA KIDS Inc. builds Wilcox County success story
BAMA KIDS Inc. builds Wilcox County success story

After nurturing children in Wilcox County for more than 25 years, BAMA KIDS Inc. is in full swing again this summer with a full slate of educational and recreational opportunities provided for more than 70 children.

By Laura Thompson
June 3, 2019
A Day in Gee's Bend
A Day in Gee's Bend

On Monday, May 20, I took a trip close to home to a place many people from across the country travel much longer distances to discover and celebrate: Gee’s Bend.

By Laura Thompson
May 17, 2019
Kennedy Retires after 34 years at Gaines Ridge
Kennedy Retires after 34 years at Gaines Ridge

Betty Kennedy transformed the historic home where she grew up in Camden into one of Alabama’s best-known restaurants. For the past 34 years, she has built Gaines Ridge into a fine-dining establishment that wins awards and keeps customers coming back.

By Laura Thompson
July 13, 2018
Black Belt Treasures colors creativity in Camden
Black Belt Treasures colors creativity in Camden

Today’s youth will shape tomorrow’s future so why not encourage them to create something that is completely their own.  Black Belt Treasures and Cultural Arts Center in Camden has made the pledge to do just that. Black Belt Treasures opened for business on Oct. 1, 2005, with approximately 75 artists. To date, more than 500 artisans have sold their work through Black Belt Treasures.  

By Laura Agee


Last Updated: August 04, 2021