Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2021

July 1, 2019
Dealing with death in a small town
Dealing with death in a small town

Living Democracy is an invitation for students to understand life in a small town. But what about when life ends?  An informal group of people in Elba and Coffee County are dedicated to the care of their fellow citizens who help at the end of life, from the time of death to burial or cremation.

By Jack West
June 28, 2019
Elba set to celebrate Fourth of July
Elba set to celebrate Fourth of July

John Adams wrote that the signing of the Declaration "ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more." The city of Elba is doing its best to honor Adams' wishes and deliver a Fourth of July celebration with all the pomp and parade it can muster.            

By Jack West
June 28, 2019
Meals on Wheels trip opens eyes
Meals on Wheels trip opens eyes

The presence of food seems to be everywhere I go in Elba, whether that's a Chamber of Commerce meeting, church service or at the Giving Garden. I recently had an opportunity to explore another food service in Elba, one that delivers hot meals to people all over the community, when I joined up with the Meals on Wheels Team at the Elba Church of Christ.

By Whitt Watts
June 25, 2019
Camp helps Elba children EXCEL
Camp helps Elba children EXCEL

"Yes, I can," said a group of kids in unison. "Yes, I will. Yes, watch me excel." This is the motto of Elba's Camp E.X.C.E.L., a summer camp put on by the city's Parks and Recreation Department.

By Jack West
June 24, 2019
Dorsey Trailer remains key to Elba economy after more than century
Dorsey Trailer remains key to Elba economy after more than century

Elba is a town with a rich history built by locals who have lived their whole life in the city and businesses that help the community thrive.  A key part of the economy is Dorsey Trailer, a company with roots in the community that date back to the turn of the 20th Century.

By Whitt Watts


Last Updated: August 04, 2021