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June 15, 2018
Code enforcement officer plays key role in Elba
Code enforcement officer plays key role in Elba

Code enforcement officer is one of the most important jobs when it comes to the development of a city. The man who holds that title for Elba is William Worthington.  He is in charge of inspecting buildings and enforcing codes. On Tuesday, June 5, Worthington was kind enough to let me ride along with him and see his day-to-day routine.

By Pearce Miller
June 8, 2018
Elba City Council takes care of business
Elba City Council takes care of business

During my first week of Living Democracy in Elba, I attended the Elba City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 29. Attending this meeting gave me an understanding of how the Council conducts its meetings and how the city operates as a local government. I saw the passion these elected officials have for their city as they addressed various issues. 

By Pearce Miller
July 31, 2017
Thank you, Elba!
Thank you, Elba!

The saying “time flies when you’re having fun” describes my summer in Elba as a Living Democracy student perfectly.  It seems like just yesterday I was moving into the Chapman home and attending my first event here, sixth grade graduation. Since then, I have met people and experienced things that I never could have imagined.

By Emily Vick
July 18, 2017
Take a book, leave a book
Take a book, leave a book

The Elba community now has three locations to swap books. Books for all ages can be found in the Book Swap boxes at Tiger Town Park, Marrow Village and Kendrick Apartments. Simply take a book and leave a book. Laurie Chapman, executive director of Restoration154, worked with me to bring the book swap idea to Elba this summer.

By Emily Vick
July 12, 2017
My guide to church hopping in Elba
My guide to church hopping in Elba

For the past seven Sundays, I have had the opportunity to visit different churches around Elba. Attending these various churches has been eye opening. The visits have created opportunities to build relationships as I joined several different congregations. So how exactly do you church hop? You just pick one and walk in!

By Emily Vick


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