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DECA wins awards at convention

Demopolis High School's DECA Club represented DHS at the 2018 Alabama DECA State Career Development conference Feb. 21 and 22 in Birmingham, bringing home 21 trophies and several other awards.A total of 27 students attended the conference and competed in entrepreneurship, business administration, ma

DEMOPOLIS TIMES - 2018-03-23 17:21:10

Letter asks for resignation of Selma police chief, another shows support

An anonymous letter purported to be from "Officers & Supervisors" with the Selma Police Department is calling for the resignation of Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier, while another anonymous letter, also purported to be from a different group of officers, shows a sign of support for the chief. The

SELAM TIMES-JOURNAL - 2018-03-22 23:59:59

Charges reduced for 3 suspects in killing of Western Hills Mall manager

The cases against three men charged in the February shooting death of the Western Hills Mall manager will proceed to the grand jury for indictment consideration, but on a lesser charge. Anthony Treshun Johnson, 20, Rashaan Cepadio Brown, 20, and Ronald Dewayne Weaver were all initially charged with


New lounge planned on West Magnolia in downtown Auburn

Oak Tree Corner, a new lounge planned to be located on West Magnolia Avenue, is nearing final steps for construction to get started after conditional use was approved Tuesday by the Auburn City Council. The lounge will be constructed in a private downtown Auburn parking lot, planned for 108 W. Magno


Suspect accused of theft from SouthFresh Feeds

An employee of SouthFresh Feeds is facing theft charges after police say they witnessed him taking bags of feeds after hours. Chester Brown, 47, of Greensboro was arrested March 3 and charged with third degree burglary.Chester Brown According to law enforcement, Brown's arrest came after officers wi


Student struck by vehicle after exiting bus

A Demopolis elementary school student was struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon after exiting a school bus on his way home. According to a statement from the Demopolis Police Department, officers responded at 3:19 p.m. to a street within the Demopolis Housing Authority where the 6-year-old child w


Out with old to make way for new: Fire Department says goodbye to old Fire Station One

For more than half a century, the Auburn Fire Department Station One has been filled with the firefighters' day-to-day noises of work and living. But now it's quiet. In mid-February, all operations of Fire Station One - located at the corner of North Ross Street and East Magnolia Avenue - were moved


Man shot three times at close range taken to hospital

A 40-year-old Orrville man is behind bars after allegedly shooting another man multiple times after an argument over a car Saturday morning. According to Capt. Mike Granthum with the Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Jimmie Powell has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting 33-ye


Alabama high school student punished over Tweets criticizing school walkout plan

Oak Grove High School senior Wade Chapman says he was punished after criticizing his school's plan to avert a walkout last Wednesday to protest lawmakers' lack of action to protect students at school. That punishment was two days of in-school suspension, which he served on Thursday and Friday of las


Maddox visits Demopolis on campaign trail

Tuscaloosa mayor and candidate for Alabama governor Walter Maddox was in Demopolis Wednesday night to speak at an event hosted by the Marengo County Democratic Executive Committee. Maddox, who just last year was sworn in for his fourth term as the mayor of Tuscaloosa, touted his record as mayor, inc


Local Winn-Dixie stores set to close as parent company enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring

(WKRG) - Five local Winn-Dixie stores are scheduled to close after Southeastern Grocers, the owner of the Winn-Dixie announced that the company is filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. In a statement from the company, they say the will voluntarily file pre-packaged chapter 11 cases. Southeas


Walk out of school day 2018: Alabama students leaving class to protest gun violence

Schools across Alabama are responding to the call for students to walk out of their classrooms for 17 minutes to protest gun violence. The #ENOUGH: National School Walkout will begin on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in each time zone to protest the lack of action from lawmakers in the wake of the 14 students


Thank you, Selma's not a dump

Dear Editor, I would like to thank you, so very much for having a carrier to make sure we get the Selma Times Journal in our community. We live on Hwy 248 in the rural area, it helps us keep up with what's going on in the community. Thank you. I want the public to know we love our community. It is n


Two Suspects in Selma Shooting That Injured 3-Year-Old Child Turn Themselves In

Two suspects wanted in connection with a shooting in Selma that injured a 3-year-old child are in police custody. Police say Kentrevious Washington and Adrian Richardson, Jr. turned themselves in to police. They are accused of shooting at a woman at a Selma apartment. Her 3-year-old child was shot.


Alabama State reaches out to Concordia

| The Selma Times-Journal From top to bottom, staff and faculty from Alabama State University in Montgomery showed up in numbers Thursday to show their love and support to the soon-to-be closed HBCU Concordia College Alabama during their career day. The career day, featuring 43 different schools fr