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Selma man dies after being struck by vehicle in Dallas County
A Selma man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while he was walking on a county road north of Selma on Friday afternoon, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said in a news release.
Alabama’s iconic civil rights town now the fastest shrinking city in the state
On a Friday afternoon in winter, the riverfront in downtown Selma feels like a ghost town trapped in time. An elegant historic hotel reminiscent of the French Quarter sits vacant, with a view of the Alabama River below.
Single car crash claims life in Selma
Dallas County Al. (WIAT) -- A single-vehicle crash at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, claimed the life of a pedestrian. Adrian Jay Stubbs, 50, of Selma was killed when he was struck by a 2014 Buick Verano. Stubbs was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Buick was not injured. The crash occurre
Selma Man Hit & Killed by Car
Alabama State Troopers say a Selma man was hit by a car and killed Friday afternoon. The victim is identified as 50 year old Adrian Jay Stubbs. He was struck by a car on Dallas County 37 about nine miles North of Selma Friday afternoon at 1:30. No charges so far as State Troopers continue their inve
Home Depot employees spruce up The Prodigal Son’s House in Selma
SELMA, AL (WSFA) - The Prodigal Son’s House in Selma got a much needed face-lift this week. Home Depot employees built a deck on the back and a handicap ramp in the front. The Holbrook Concrete Company donated 8 yards of concrete for the foundation.
Suspect charged with capital murder
A suspect was arrested Thursday for capital murder in a two-year-old case. Courtney Williams was arrested on the Grand Jury Capias Warrant in connection with the murder of Jamarius Deonta Fails on Oct. 16, 2017, according to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson.
Senator calls for holiday support for laid-off workers
During a press conference at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge Friday, Sen. Malika Sanders-Fortier (D-Selma) called for the community to come together and help city workers who were laid-off last month.
City Councilwoman leads charge to clean up Selma neighborhood
Selma City Councilwoman Jannie Thomas spent Wednesday afternoon with kids from Perry Varner Detention Center cleaning up part of the city. The group, members of the Perry Varner boot camp, helped Thomas clean up parts of Highland Street, Church Street, Lapsley Street and Summerfield Road. The area s
Construction underway at Prodigal Sons House in Selma
Despite the rain, construction began at the Prodigal Sons House in Selma Friday. On site were workers from Holbrook Ready-Mix and Home Depot, both of which are donating supplies and labor to bring the home for struggling veterans to life.
Two teachers recognized as best in Selma will represent city at state level
On Tuesday, Selma City Schools recognized two teachers as its district-level “Teachers of the Year” – Krystal Dozier and Mashika Tempero-Culliver will go on to represent the city in the statewide competition next year.
Alabama elementary school bus driver buys McDonald’s breakfast for students when ice delays school opening
One generous Alabama school bus driver has gone viral for purchasing 50 McDonald’s breakfast biscuits for his elementary school students when icy roads delayed the school’s opening, so that the youngsters would not go hungry in class.
County Commission denies probate office use of meeting chambers
Marengo County Probate Judge Laurie Hall implored the members of the County Commission Tuesday to be able to use the commission chambers for hearings. Several of the commissioners were obviously reluctant to cede use of their space to Hall for a few hours two to three days a week and peppered her wi
Selma debt credit rating downgraded by financial services company
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The City of Selma’s debt credit rating has been downgraded, meaning the city faces major uncertainties in regard to adverse business, financial and economic conditions.
Hanceville approves Downtown Improvement Plan
HANCEVILLE - On Thursday evening, the Hanceville City Council took the next step in its revitalization efforts with approval of a Downtown Improvement Plan submitted by the North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments (NARCOG).
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.
County residents sentenced for crimes
Two Dallas County residents received sentences this week. Daryl Dewayne Struggs was sentenced to seven years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Former Dallas County Animal Control officer Christopher Triplett received a sentence of 15 years suspended prison in time, with two yea
Importance of educators – Selma school district teachers of the year head to state
On Tuesday night, The Selma City School system announced their district teachers of the year. These two teachers will represent the Selma School System in the state for a chance to be named the State Teachers of the Year for secondary and elementary divisions.
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.
Grist-Brown Memorial YMCA teams up with Gospel Tabernacle to help laid-off city workers
The Grist-Brown Memorial YMCA have voted to extend the 68 laid-off city of Selma employees free access to the YMCA through the end of January. The Grist-Brown Memorial YMCA is partnering with Gospel Tabernacle Church for the generous donation to the employees, who have been laid off since Nov. 5.
Alabama man convicted of killing couple next door in 2015
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who killed a couple next door, believing they were responsible for breaking into his home, has been found guilty by an Alabama jury.