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Selma Police Department searching for missing person
The Selma Police Department’s (SPD) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is investigating a missing person incident. Ja’Terrious Johnta’vious Peasant, 21, was last seen at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 on the 800 block of Second Avenue, which is his residence.
Perry County’s Uniontown getting $23 million to improve sewage system
A small Alabama town is getting $23 million to upgrade a sewer system that has been overflowing for years.
Groundbreaking held for $9.5M project in Selma
On Tuesday, local leaders stood alongside development and management company representatives to break ground of The Lodges on Lincoln project. “We don’t get this kind of opportunity every day,” said Sheryl Smedley, Executive Director of the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce.
Christmas parade on for Saturday
The Selma Christmas Parade, which was rescheduled due to earlier inclement weather, will take place this Saturday at 10am. Check-in for the event will begin at 9 a.m. on the corner of Washington Street and Furniss Avenue and participants will begin lining up on Washington Street.
Long-Lewis Buying Selma Car Dealerships
Long-Lewis Automotive Group has announced that it is taking over the Moore-Stewart Ford and Honda dealerships in Selma, effective immediately. The dealerships will now be known as Long-Lewis of Selma, with the change in signage expected to take place tomorrow.
Friends and rival say farewell to Rodney Stevens
Last Tuesday, I was making my usual routine check for court cases at the Dallas County Courthouse. There were no updates on upcoming trials, but I still came away with a story.
Edmundite Missions gearing up for community event
The Edmundite Missions will be hosting its annual Community Christmas Party Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the group’s Bosco Nutrition Center on Broad Street,. The event will provide free photos with Santa Claus, as well as a free toy and sack lunch, for all children under the age of 18.
Selma City School Officials Eye School Closures
From the West Alabama Newsroom– — Officials at Selma City Schools are looking into shutting down two schools. Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams is recommending — that Byrd First Class Early Learning Center and Cedar Park Elementary School be closed.
Recognition – Thank you, VFW for honoring law enforcement
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3016 recognized the first responders in Dallas County at its annual banquet on Sunday. The post recognized notable law enforcement such as Lt. Micah Hale and Dallas County Sheriff Harris Hauffman Jr. as officers of the year.
VFW Post 3016 honors First Responders in Dallas County
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3016 recognized the first responders in Dallas County at its annual banquet on Sunday. Selma Police Department Lt. Micah Hale and Dallas County Sherriff Harris Huffman Jr. were both named officers of the year in their respective departments. They received chec
Selma community leaders step up to protect police and fire departments
SELMA, AL (WSFA) - Selma businessman Rex Jones felt a sense of urgency the very day officer Micah Hale was shot in the line of duty, an ambush that kicked a fundraiser already underway into high gear.
Professional Profile: Marcia Davis Paulk
(This week, The Greenville Advocate spotlights Marcia Davis Paulk, a teacher at Fort Dale Academy.) A: I was born in 1960 in Selma. A: I went to Lowndes Academy from first through 12th grades. Then, I attended Auburn University Montgomery.
Joan Baez Earns Grammy Nomination For Best Folk Album
he Recording Academy has nominated Joan Baez's Whistle Down The Wind, her first new studio record in ten years, for Best Folk Album. The 61st GRAMMY Awards will air February 10th. Fan's can purchase the albumhere.
The Invisibility of Black Women
Black women go missing—from civil rights history and from our lives. With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the horizon, I dutifully re-watched Ava Duvernay’s powerful and accomplished movie, Selma. The story chronicles King’s struggle to secure unencumbered black suffrage in Selma, Alabama, which led
Farewell to a hoops legend
Many Dallas County residents consider former Southside High School guard Rodney Stevens as the greatest basketball player Dallas County has produced. Stevens died Tuesday at the age of 51. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at St. Paul Community Methodist Church in Selma. The cause of de
Rural living at Hope Hull
Hope Hull is attractive because of the variety of home sizes available and the closeness of the community to jobs and the Capital City. The community stretches from Highway 80 (Selma Highway) south and east toward the Hyundai plant and Interstate 65 south.
Two Selma residents received sentences in U.S. Federal Court
Two Selma residents were sentenced in U.S. Federal Court last week. Anthony Rashad Brown was sentenced on Nov. 30 to serve 70 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for the illegal possession of a firearm.
Warriors able to score, unable to get defensive stops; girls lose in blowout
A close first quarter made it seem like Russell Christian Academy would be able to keep pace Friday night. But Southern Academy (Greensboro, Alabama) jumped ahead 32-21 at the half and never looked back despite a strong night offensively for several RCA players. While the Warriors were able to hit s
PREP ROUNDUP: Hale County girls win in overtime
CENTREVILLE - The Hale County High School girls basketball team put away Bibb County in overtime on Thursday night 48-45. For Hale County, Emil Owens finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Peyounce Williams had 13 points and four steals. Also for Hale County, Kaitlyn Lawson had 11 points and six r
Changes in the school system – Board vote could close two schools
It has been months in the planning stages, but on Wednesday, Selma City School Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams presented what her recommendation would be to the board in school consolidation.