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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Bivins dedicated her life to helping others

Extension agent is retiring after 45 years


September 26, 2019

After 45 years working for Escambia County (Ala.) and more recently, as an extension agent, Carolyn Bivins is retiring.

A native of Tuskegee, Bivins graduated from Tuskegee High School and went to Tuskegee Institute (University), where she earned a bachelor's degree in home economics education.

When asked what inspired her to be a county agent, Bivins said in high school, there was a lady named Mrs. Betty Wilson, who worked with the gas company, and she would come to the high school and give demonstrations on how to operate a gas range. Bivins said she thought that looked like something fu...

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