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June 30, 2017
Elba Chamber prepares for 'Let Freedom Ring' Celebration
Elba Chamber prepares for 'Let Freedom Ring' Celebration

The Elba Chamber of Commerce June 15 meeting focused on topics ranging from the upcoming Fourth of July celebration to serious concerns about housing and population. I learned more about the Elba community in this meeting. I saw their drive to enhance the town.

By Emily Vick
June 23, 2017
Local farmers 'Grow, Cook, Learn' as they serve community
Local farmers 'Grow, Cook, Learn' as they serve community

Would you want to know that the produce you are buying is healthy and free of pesticides and fertilizer? Greg and Carole Lolley are working to make that possible.  They are the owners and operators of Mayim Farms, an all-natural and pesticide-free crop farm. The couple, originally from Enterprise, came to Elba five years ago with a dream of starting their own natural farm.

By Emily Vick
June 14, 2017
Local's many interests makes a difference in Elba
Local's many interests makes a difference in Elba

Mrs. Nell Gilmer, 82, is a long time resident of Elba. Born and raised on a farm outside the city limits, Gilmer was the valedictorian of her Elba High School class of 1952. Gilmer met and married her husband, Jim, while in college at Troy University. They traveled around the nation with his job in the apparel industry.

By Emily Vick
June 6, 2017
Rockin' the River Festival 2017
Rockin' the River Festival 2017

The 3rd annual Rockin’ the River Festival took place this past weekend in downtown Elba. The event is always held on the closest Saturday to the 154th day of the year, which is also length of the Pea River in miles that runs through the heart of downtown. The community came out and enjoyed vendors, good food, live music and the classic Rubber Duck Race.

By Emily Vick
May 31, 2017
Elba comedy night raises money for Main Street
Elba comedy night raises money for Main Street

The Elba Chamber of Commerce put on a Star-Studded Comedy Night to help raise funds for Main Street Elba Thursday, May 25. The Comedy Night, held at the National Security Conference Center, started with dinner followed by a comedy show.  The Star-Studded Comedy Night was a fun-packed show bringing laughs from everyone in attendance.

By Emily Vick


Last Updated: May 09, 2022