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June 15, 2015
Cooperation Helps Elba Food Bank Serve Thousands
Cooperation Helps Elba Food Bank Serve Thousands

The Food Bank, headquartered at the Elba Church of Christ just outside the city’s downtown hub, is open every Thursday morning. Food for the ministry is bought from the Dothan Food Bank at 16 cents per pound. Local grocery stores also donate and allow the Alliance to purchase food at store cost.

By Caroline Allen
June 3, 2015
Elba Invests in Body Cameras for Police
Elba Invests in Body Cameras for Police

During the most recent Elba City Council meeting, Mayor Mickey Murdock said the police department would be using funds to “purchase body cameras instead of rifles."  Our country has recently seen a series of highly publicized officer-involved shootings. Among many other social issues, these events have brought about a desire and need for transparency in police practices.

By Caroline Allen
May 28, 2015
Elba Graduates Start New Lives
Elba Graduates Start New Lives

Last week I attended the Elba High School graduation. Fifty students graduated, starting a new chapter of their lives and in the history of Elba. Rain moved the ceremony from the football stadium into the gym, but it didn’t stop the hundreds of friends and families from gathering to celebrate.

By Caroline Allen
May 19, 2015
Auburn University Student Begins Work in Elba
Auburn University Student Begins Work in Elba

Auburn University Living Democracy Fellow Caroline Allen started her summer in Elba working with local nonprofit Restoration 154 on a variety of community projects.

By Professor Nan Fairley
March 31, 2015
Elba Students Deliberate on Their Community's Future
Elba Students Deliberate on Their Community's Future

Students from Elba High School’s Interact Club participated in a forum led by Robert Turner of the David Mathews Center for Civic Life Friday, March 20, at Elba High School. Together with Caroline Allen, Auburn University Living Democracy student, and Blake Evans, AU graduate assistant, the students gathered in the EHS library to brainstorm about the future of their community.

By Caroline Allen


Last Updated: May 09, 2022