Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2021

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
May 23, 2017
Elba Theatre moves one step closer to opening night
Elba Theatre moves one step closer to opening night

Last summer, Restoration 154’s Laurie Chapman traveled to Montgomery to present to the Alabama State Council of the Arts, or ASCA, in hopes of the being awarded a grant to complete the design phase for the Elba Theatre renovations. Fast-forward a year later and the time came to continue in the renovation project by applying for the Arts and Cultural Facilities (Construction phase) grant through the ASCA.

By Emily Vick


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