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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
Dallas County to hold retirement party for retiring Probate Judge
A retirement party for Dallas County Probate Judge and Commission Chairman Kim Ballard will be held Friday night at the George P. Evans building. Ballard will retire at the end of the month, ending 33 years as a Dallas County elected official, including the last 12 years as probate judge. He served
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.
Brace yourself … the flu is coming
It seems like just yesterday I was recovering from the flu that I had spent the end of 2017 avoiding, but finally got hit with in January – two days before I was to do a trail run race I might add.
Wilcox Co. Man on Trial for Murder of Dallas Co. Man
From the West Alabama Newsroom– — A Wilcox County man is set to go on trial in Selma for the 2012 murder of a Dallas County man. District Attorney Michael Jackson says Rockel Hardy of Pine Apple shot J. C. Gaines at a night spot in Dallas County.
YMCA of Selma-Dallas County renamed Grist-Brown Memorial YMCA
The YMCA of Selma-Dallas County was renamed at a ceremony on Sunday. The new facility will be called the Grist-Brown Memorial YMCA of Selma-Dallas County Walker Johnson Family Center. It’s also the 160th anniversary of the YMCA in Selma-Dallas County.
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.
Names of accused priests include 3 who served in Dallas County
Three men who served in catholic churches in Dallas County were on the list of accused priest religious employees released by Thomas Rodi, the Archdiocese of Mobile, on Thursday.
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.
Family says bullying led 9-year-old Ala. girl to take her own life
A family in Linden, Ala., is mourning the loss of a 9-year-old girl who took her own life last week. McKenzie Adams’ family members said the fourth-grader had been bullied by a group of classmates since the beginning of the school year. Her grandmother found her in their home Dec. 3. She had hanged
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.
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.
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.
The damages of poverty – Empathy should just be the beginning, more action needed
This week, Selma City School Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams gave the people of Selma a wake-up call to the damages that poverty can cause in students. “The vast majority of our students are in families that are grappling with these situations,” Williams said, estimating that about 85 percent of st
Poverty Simulation provides glimpse into reality of nearly 40 percent of Selma residents
According to the United States Census Bureau, nearly 40 percent of Selma residents are living at or below the national poverty line. Selma City Schools attempted to give community members an intimate look at what that reality looks like by hosting the Community Action Poverty Simulation on Wednesday
How One Alabama Sherriff Worked Openly to Oppress People of Color
In Wilcox County, Alabama, in one of the country’s poorest counties, a supposedly unarmed sheriff dispensed justice for thirty years using his psychological skills and magnetic personality. His complimentary biography was composed by his granddaughter, from white sources. Wilcox County is, and was,
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
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.
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.
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.