The citywide cameras and position in the Selma Police Department could get decided at the Selma City Council meeting on Tuesday night. The council meeting starts at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The cameras and Lieutenant position in the SPD were on the Mayor’s Report at Thursday night’s city council work session. Selma Mayor James […]
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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey cut the ribbon to open the Perry County Probation and Parole Reentry Education Program Center last week in Uniontown. “The PREP Center will be an important tool in ensuring safe communities as we help lead folks during the transition from serving time in our corrections system to becoming productive citizens,” Ivey […]
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Benny Zeigler Willis, 83, of Plantersville, AL passed away April 17, 2022 at Whitfield Regional Hospital, Demopolis. uneral service were held Monday, April 25, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Jimbo Small. Burial to follow in New Live Oak – Selma directed by Randall Miller Funeral Service. Selma, AL.
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Praise in the Park was held a week after Easter and at a different location. The event, held under a gentle breeze and bright sunshine, was hosted by Gospel Tabernacle Church-Selma was held on Saturday at GWC Homes. First Baptist Church-Pelham Son Light Center and Selma Housing Authority all partnered with Gospel Tabernacle for the […]
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Edgewood Elementary School has found a way to get young women healthy mentally and physically. Girls on the Run is a physical activity program for girls between grades three through five. The 10 week program teaches life skills through interactive lessons and exercise. GOTR meets after school at Edgewood. The program is used in other […]
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Southside High School boys basketball coach Kelvin Lett is named the inaugural Chris Harrell Coach of the Year. Lett guided the Panthers to the Class 3A state semifinals in his first season. Bruce Holmes Sr. and his wife, Linda Holmes, presented the award to Lett, The Selma Times-Journal boys basketball coach of the year. The […]
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The College Football Playoff format appears to remain intact for at least four more seasons after talks of expansion broke down in February and CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock recently said he expects no changes to the format until 2026 or 2027. Fans, particularly of college football teams not in the Southeastern Conference, bemoan the […]
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The Alabama Conference of Black Mayors held its annual meeting Friday at the George P. Evans Reception Center. A group of 20 mayors from across the state gathered to approve the group’s elected positions and discuss a number of issues affecting their communities Selma Mayor James Perkins, Jr., who was elected president of the organization, […]
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The two men injured in a shooting Wednesday night in the 1400 block of Water Avenue in downtown Selma have been identified. According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, the victims identified in the shooting are David Lewis and Robert Orr. Jackson said both victims are expected to survive their wounds. Video of shooting […]
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The Alexis Hunter Scholarship recipient will be announced on April 30 at Selma University during a Stop the Violence Event. Selma City Councilwoman Jannie Thomas former Selma City Council President Corey Bowie and Joann Hunter-Walker established the scholarship in name of Hunter, who was killed on Dec. 21, 2013. Hunter-Walker is Hunter’s mother. Thomas said […]
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Martha Shorter Stephens Hughes, a native of Greensboro and longtime resident of Selma, lost her battle to ALS on April 13, 2022 at the age of 70 at her beloved country home in Mulberry. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 22, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 301 Broad Street, Selma […]
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Morgan Academy’s baseball team secured a 7-0 win over Ezekiel Academy on Tuesday. The Senators, ranked No. 7 in the Alabama Sports Writers Association poll among Alabama Independent School Association teams, used two pitchers in the shutout. Andrew Thomas started on the mound and struck out five batters while walking one in two innings of […]
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Central AlabamaWorks will host a hiring event Wednesday at Wallace Community College Selma from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gindi Prutzman, Executive Director for Central AlabamaWorks, said the event is the first of six planned at community colleges in the region, which covers 13 counties. “The events are being held strategically at every community college […]
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Two men was injured in a shooting Wednesday night on Water Avenue. According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, the incident happened outside the old club Drip’z Lounge, located on the 1408 block of Water Avenue. Jackson said two suspects were shot and treated for injuries. Jackson also said that the Selma Police Department […]
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Keith High School’s baseball team will match up against Sweet Water in a Class 1A opening round playoff series today at 4 p.m. at Sweet Water. The teams will battle in a doubleheader with an if-necessary game scheduled for Friday at 4 p.m. Bears head coach Anthony Lumpkin said his squad split with 1A, Area […]
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Officials from the City of Selma and Dallas County held a joint-press conference Tuesday afternoon at James Perkins, Jr. Park to announce an agreement to transition property tax collection to the Dallas County Tax Collection Office starting Oct. 1. Selma Mayor James Perkins, Jr. said Selma was the only municipality in the state among all […]
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The historic buildings and real estate that house The Selma Times-Journal in downtown Selma have been sold by Selma Newspapers, Inc., publisher of the newspaper, Selma The Magazine, and affiliated websites and social media platforms. Times-Journal President-Publisher Dennis Palmer said the newspaper will continue to operate from the 2nd floor of its current location and […]
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Central Alabama Regional Child Advocacy Center continued its annual Pinwheel Garden plantings last week. CARCAR shows love to child abuse victims and raise awareness in its service region, Bibb County, Dallas County, Hale County, Perry County and Wilcox County. Each pinwheel represents a child involved in an abuse investigation during the year. Dallas County had […]
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Selma City Schools teacher Denisha Streeter could land another award during the school year. Streeter is one of 16 finalists for Alabama Teacher of the Year. “Mrs. Streeter represents the best of the best!” SCS Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams said. “Team Selma is so fortunate to have such a creative, exemplary, compassionate champion for our […]
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Selma High School girls basketball coach Willie Morgan gets the second opportunity of the career to coach in a high school all-star basketball game this summer. On Tuesday, the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association the rosters and coaches for the 2022 Alabama High School Athletic Association North-South Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Games. […]
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Governor Kay Ivey has put up a $5,000 reward for a unsolved murder of a Selma woman last year. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said Ivey issued a $5,000 proclamation for information leading up to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the death of Estella Smith, who was killed at her Bradley […]
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One of the nation’s top Christian leaders will be the keynote speaker at Selma University Founders Day Convocation on Tuesday morning. Dr. Boise Kimber, Executive Secretary for the National Baptist Convention USA, will give the convocation address at Selma University’s 144th Founder’s Day Convocation at 11 a.m. at the Jemison-Owens Auditorium. A well-known pastor, entrepreneur, […]
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Joe Ashley Cox October 3, 1940 – April 12, 2022 Funeral services for Joe Ashley Cox, 81, of Selma are at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2022, in the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA. Rev. Denny Norman will officiate. Services will conclude at the chapel. Private interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, […]
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Churches in Selma and Dallas County have services planned for Easter Sunday. Gospel Tabernacle, Valley Grande Baptist Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church and Northside Baptist Church are among the local churches with services honoring the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Gospel Tabernacle is closing its church for Easter Sunday for the “Praise in the Park” program at […]
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LIFT Ministries donated to Selma Health and Rehab during the Easter holidays. LIFT Ministries CEO and Founder LaTanglia Williams donated an assortment of cookies, crackers, puzzle and activity books, popcorn, noodles, socks and hand sanitizer. Williams thanked the Dallas County Commission, har parents, Rev and Mrs. Curtis Williams, Tameka People’s, Aniya Sheffield, former Selma City […]
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High school coaches are encouraged to nominate their best performers for consideration as the Times-Journal Athlete of the Week. To nominate a player, email News Editor Shane Dunaway at email@example.com. by noon Monday. Limit one nomination per team. each week.
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The Easter weekend is officially underway with Good Friday. The Friday before Easter usually means school is out and several businesses are closed, giving people a chance to make last-minute plans for the holiday. While Selma and Dallas County churches are having Easter services on Sunday, Gospel Tabernacle is scheduled to have Resurrection Sunday at […]
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The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that took place at the Valley Grande Pharmacy this week. Central Alabama CrimeStoppers are also investigating the theft. The suspect stole a large amount of Xanax from the pharmacy. A photo released by Dallas County Investigators shows an unknown male suspect in the act of committing […]
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Kona Ice will park its truck in front of the Chamber of Commerce located at 912 Selma Ave. from noon-2 p.m. on Monday and offer free cups of shaved ice to community members. The giveaway is part of the island-themed shaved ice company’s seventh annual National “Chill Out” Day, an initiative started by the company […]
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During a meeting held Monday, the Selma City Schools Board of Education received updates from Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams and Director of Operations Joe Peterson Jr. on multiple planned facility projects and several completed projects. Williams said several planned projects on the horizon include roof repairs for R.B. Hudson Middle School’s cafeteria, annex and main […]
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The Selma City Schools Board of Education and outgoing Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams discussed the road ahead as she prepares to take the superintendent job at NOLA Public Schools this summer. Williams said her tentative start date in New Orleans would be July 11, and she would submit her resignation, effective July 10, on Tuesday. […]
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Morgan Academy swept Clarke Prep in a doubleheader Tuesday night to clinch the Alabama Independent Schools Association Class AAA, Area 2 Championship. With 6-1 win over the Gators on Thursday, the Senators needed just one victory to secure the title. In an opener that spanned extra innings, a walk-off single by T.B. Clements in the […]
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Starting this fall, the City of Selma will no longer collect its own taxes. Dallas County has agreed to collect City Property taxes in Selma for Fiscal Year 2023 that begins on October 1. Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn signed the agreement, which the Dallas County Commission approved Monday. Dallas County Attorney John Kelly […]
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Central Alabama Regional Child Advocacy Center held its traditional Pinwheel Garden plantings on Tuesday afternoon. Each year, the event honors child abuse victims and raise awareness in its service region, Bibb County, Dallas County, Hale County, Perry County and Wilcox County. Each pinwheel represents a child involved in an abuse investigation during the year. April […]
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For the second consecutive week, Morgan Academy pitcher Andrew Thomas went the distance with a complete game. In 78 pitches, Thomas allowed three hits and gave up one run while striking out seven batters in a 6-1 victory over Clarke Academy Thursday. “I got through the first inning, then when we got up to hit, […]
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An African-American man in Selma was fatally shot on Monday afternoon. According to Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford, Anthony Hayes, 21, was shot Monday around noon on First Avenue near Kayser Street. Fulford said there are no known suspects or a motive at this time and the incident remains under investigation by the Selma Police […]
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The MD Johnson Foundation held a Health Fair last weekend at the Selma YMCA. Health scans by Vitamin Plus, CPR training, a blood drive, massage therapy, a health walk, yoga, healthy food tasting were among the things available for people who attended. Rural Health Medical Program and Phoenix Health Rehabilitation were also on hand. We […]
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The timing was perfect for Valley Grande to hold its annual Easter Egg hunt last weekend. Participants overcame chilly, windy conditions under a bright sun and clear blue skies to catch eggs across the Valley Grande Sports Complex. A live Easter bunny attended the egg hunt and took photos with kids, courtesy of Per-Ceptions Photography. […]
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Jean Perry Soule Gamble, community and state activist Bunny Gamble (nee Jean Perry Soule) died Saturday, April 9 at her Selma AL home after a prolonged illness. She was 78. The fourth of the six children of William Latten Soule and Mary Moseley Oliver, she was raised in Pensacola, Florida and was a 1961 graduate […]
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The Selma Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. honored a pair of Civil Rights Iconic women earlier this month. The legacies of Amelia Boynton Robinson and Margaret Jones Moore were recognized and awards passed to Bennie R. Crenshaw and Hatawtha McGhee. Crenshaw received the Women of Action Leadership Courage Award. McGhee received the […]
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By LaGrange (Ga.) Daily News A tractor-trailer was driving the wrong way on Interstate 85 Southbound Monday morning when it struck another tractor-trailer, resulting in a wreck with numerous injuries and one person dead, according to information from Georgia State Patrol. The accident occurred just after 1 a.m. and was near mile marker 7. According […]
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Dr. Bryant G. “Don” Speed was known in Selma and the UAB Dentistry School for generosity to his family, patients and students. Speed, who died in 2014, was given the honor of Endowed Professorship for Orthopedics at UAB on April 8. In order for full endowment for Speed, the goal was to raise or pledge […]
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Over 150 community members attended “Groovin’ on the Green,” an event held Saturday at Sturdivant Hall and organized by the Selma Charity League to raise money for the Selma-Dallas County Public Library. Devon Gray, the League’s organizer for the event, said funds raised from the event will be donated to the library’s summer programs, which […]
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Several businesses items were discussed at the Selma City Council Work Session on Thursday at City Hall. Some of the topics could be discussed at Tuesday’s City Council meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Present at the meeting were: City Council President Billy Young, councilmen Michael Johnson, Atkin Jemison, Troy Harvill, and councilwomen Lesia […]
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Scholarship opportunities are there for High school seniors at private and public schools in Dallas County Seniors are over a month away from graduating and preparing for their college destination. The time also means opportunities for scholarships given before or after graduating high school. Three students, Selma High School’s Devon Benjamin, Morgan Academy’s Wilks Chittom […]
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The Selma Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. held a leadership luncheon to honor the legacy of Amelia Boynton Robinson and Margaret Jones Moore. The sorority chose two women who exemplify the leadership qualities of Boynton and Moore: Bennie R. Crenshaw and Hatawtha McGhee. Crenshaw received the Women of Action Leadership Courage Award. […]
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A Milbrook man was sentenced to prison for a six-year-old robbery case in Selma. According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, Kelton Williams was sentenced to 20 years for first-degree robbery charge. Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Marvin Wiggins sentenced Williams. Jackson said that Williams had a handgun and used physical force to take […]
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Residents of Camden are invited to attend a public hearing Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Wilcox County Courthouse Annex to express their concerns about a county road in significant disrepair. Deborah Baumhauer, a Mobile native who moved to Camden in December, is spearheading a movement within the community demanding action from county and town […]
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