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Living Democracy 2021

July 13, 2020
Leadership DeKalb County focuses on future
Leadership DeKalb County focuses on future

In 2014, Brian Baine was working hard to revamp something that Dekalb County had been missing for years: a leadership program for adults in the area.

By Addison Peacock
July 13, 2020
Crouch serves Chatom as mayor for 24 years
Crouch serves Chatom as mayor for 24 years

Mayor Harold Crouch of Chatom knows that hard work is the key to progress for his community and his constituents. 

By Thomas Chapman
July 9, 2020
Dekalb County travel takes hit in pandemic
Dekalb County travel takes hit in pandemic

   After decades of moving around the country doing tourism work, John Dersham,  president/CEO of Dekalb County Tourism and resident “nature buff”, ended up in north Alabama.  After discovering his “paradise”, Dersham’s career is focused on telling the world all about the things he loves about the area.

By Addison Peacock
July 7, 2020
Chatom churches offer support, build community
Chatom churches offer support, build community

Communities all have their own way of getting together and building relationships. In Chatom, many find those opportunities and more through local churches. Chatom, which is about 11 square miles, is home to 13 churches. 

By Thomas Chapman
July 2, 2020
Elba Housing Authority adapts to pandemic
Elba Housing Authority adapts to pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Laurie Chapman, executive director of the Elba Housing Authority, and her staff found themselves in a new normal.

By Harrison Carter


Last Updated: August 04, 2021