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Bowie reminisces on 12 years on city council

With the swearing in of Selma’s newest slate of local leaders Monday, Selma City Council President Corey Bowie ... Read more | Add your comment

EPC’s Black Belt series shows a region struggling to survive

Over the last several weeks, the University of Alabama’s (UA) Education Policy Center (EPC) has rolled out a ... Read more | Add your comment

Many in Dallas County still without power

Hurricane Zeta cut through central Alabama late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, creating power outages for roughly ... Read more | Add your comment

Removing barriers: VIP raising awareness about system to assist voters

As Election Day approaches, Visually Impaired People (VIP) Organization, Inc. is continuing its mission “to help the visually ... Read more | Add your comment

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Perry County woman to get parole hearing Tuesday

A Perry County woman sentenced for murder two decades ago will have a parole hearing by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles on Election ... Read more | Add your comment

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Three suspects sentenced in Dallas County Courthouse

Three suspects pled guilty and were sentenced in the Dallas County Courthouse last week for an assortment of crimes. According to Dallas County District Attorney ... Read more | Add your comment

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Morgan Academy eliminated in Elite Eight Tournament

Morgan Academy’s volleyball season ended Wednesday in Montgomery. Glenwood Academy swept the Lady Senators in three sets at the AISA Elite Eight Tournament at Garrett ... Read more

by James Jones, Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:39 am

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Selma Police Chief urges residents not to site see

The Selma Police Department is asking citizens of Selma not to site see as the area recovers from the remains of Hurricane Zeta. As Zeta ... Read more

by James Jones, Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:35 am

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Two people killed in traffic fatality near Linden

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Marengo County. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), the crash occurred when ... Read more

by James Jones, Friday, October 30, 2020 12:38 pm

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Southside crashes Class 3A state football playoff party

Southside becomes the fourth Dallas County school to make the state football playoffs. The Panthers (6-4) will play top seed Slocomb in first-round action next ... Read more

by James Jones, Friday, October 30, 2020 12:24 pm

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Meadowview Christian duo make AISA All-Star VB game

Meadowview Christian School was rewarded for its stellar volleyball season. Grace Redd and Reagan Burton will represent MCS in the AISA All-Star volleyball game on ... Read more

by James Jones, Friday, October 30, 2020 12:11 pm

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Zeta leaves downed trees, widespread power outages across region

People across Alabama are waking up to dark homes and debris-littered streets Thursday following Hurricane Zeta’s attack on the state Wednesday night. In Selma, residents ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:51 am

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First views of Hurricane Zeta storm damage from social media

Tree down in the parking lot of the hotel we rode out the storm in. This is the first of likely many trees we’ll see ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:39 am

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Hurricane’s path plunges hundreds of thousands into dark across Alabama

Hurricane Zeta plunged a large swath of Alabama in the dark overnight with hundreds of thousands still without power early Thursday. The storm’s path can ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:34 am

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Hurricane Zeta slams South, leaves path of destruction across Alabama

Hurricane Zeta surprised weather forecasters Wednesday as it strengthened just before making landfall and plowed ashore, leaving a wake of destruction across Louisiana, Mississippi and ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:39 am

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BBG gearing up for 2020 Art Jam

Blackbelt Benefit Group (BBG) is once again gearing up for Art Jam, BBG’s annual celebration of live music, art and food. Art Jam 2020, scheduled ... Read more

by Brannon Cahela, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:33 am

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Fond farewell: Commission bids adieu to outgoing members

Monday evening’s Dallas County Commission meeting was filled with farewells as the three outgoing commissioners were recognized for their service to Dallas County and the ... Read more

by Brannon Cahela, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:25 am

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Pine Belt Telephone Company investing $13 million to Build Fiber Optic Network in Marengo County

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utility Service awarded Pine Belt Telephone Company of Arlington a $13 million 50/50 loan/grant. The funds will be used ... Read more

by James Jones, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:26 am

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Morgan Academy moves up in ASWA Top 10 poll

Morgan Academy moves up two spots in this week’s Alabama Sportswriters Association (ASWA) weekly Top 10 prep football poll. The Senators (7-2) plays host to ... Read more

by James Jones, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:08 am

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Report: Black Belt lags in business, GDP growth and personal income

The University of Alabama’s Education Policy Center (EPC) wrapped up its weeks-long series of briefs examining challenges to the Black Belt Monday by looking into ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:39 pm

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Sewell introduces bill to bolster telehealth services

Before many people had made it to work Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-AL, was at work in Washington, introducing a bill alongside a ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:37 pm

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State politicos speak out on Barrett’s confirmation

The U.S. Senate confirmed U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, to the U.S. Supreme Court Monday night by a 52-48 margin largely along ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:36 pm

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LSA recognizes Alabama Law Foundation president

Legal Services Alabama (LSA), which operates eight offices across the state, including one in Selma, recently honored Alabama Law Foundation President Mary Margaret Bailey with ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:36 pm

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Craig grant would turn ‘brown fields into green fields’

Craig Field Airport and Industrial Authority (CFAIA) Executive Director Jim Corrigan is setting his sights on an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields grant, which he ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:34 pm

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Meadowview Christian school falls in AISA final four

Meadowview Christian School enjoyed its best volleyball season in school history. The Lady Trojans (11-11) reached the Final Four, falling to Jackson Academy in four ... Read more

by James Jones, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:48 am

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Southside, Dallas County to meet for bragging rights in Dallas County Schools System

Southside and Dallas County are playing for more than bragging rights in the Dallas County Schools System on Thursday in Plantersville. The Panthers (5-5, 2-4) ... Read more

by James Jones, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:12 am

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Selma businessman shot Sunday night

A Selma businessman was shot in a drive-by shooting Sunday night. Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford said Selma Police Department officers responded to the Emergency ... Read more

by James Jones, Monday, October 26, 2020 10:27 am

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Selma High, Southside, Dallas County drop heartbreakers

Demopolis beat Selma High 49-34 to win the Region 3, Class 5A championship on Friday. Dion Nelson Dakaari Nelson and JeVonte Stubbs all scored for ... Read more

by James Jones, Friday, October 23, 2020 10:55 pm

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Morgan Academy steamrolls Fort Dale Academy

No. 10 Morgan Academy had fun in its tuneup for the AISA State Football playoffs next month. Running back Holt Utsey scored three touchdowns and ... Read more

by James Jones, Friday, October 23, 2020 10:24 pm

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Selma man convicted in armed bank robbery trial

A Selma resident was convicted for armed robbery over the weekend. United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced Friday ... Read more

by James Jones, Friday, October 23, 2020 6:26 pm

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Selma man killed in single vehicle crash

A Selma man was killed in a single vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, J C Tolver, 77, was ... Read more

by James Jones, Friday, October 23, 2020 6:19 pm