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July 17, 2019
Two female pastors in Chatom share calling, friendship
Two female pastors in Chatom share calling, friendship

At the United Methodist Church and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Chatom, two women pastor and lead churches. Chatom UMC, 20 School St, is led by the Rev. Dr. Holly Morales. Cooper Lewis CME Church, 170 Martin Luther King Ave, and is led by the Rev. Hazel Kirksey.

By Melissa Dennis
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 3, 2019
Organizations work together in Washington County
Organizations work together in Washington County

Three Washington County organizations know what it means to serve people and support each other to make a greater impact. These organizations are the Wilcox Gallery, the Arc of Southwest Alabama, and Hope Outdoors.

By Melissa Dennis
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


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