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ArtsRevive provides art supplies to students during pandemic

To help children in need of educational entertainment while stuck at home during the COVID-19 outbreak, ArtsRevive has ... Read more | Add your comment

Jones talks good and bad of virus response

The U.S. Senate has, thus far, passed three COVID-19 relief bills to the house and finally U.S. President ... Read more | Add your comment

State AG, U.S. Attorneys unite to fight COVID-19 scammers

Amid the growing COVID-19 crisis, three U.S. Attorney – Richard Moore of the Southern District, Louis Franklin of ... Read more | Add your comment

Ivey issues statewide ‘stay at home’ order

During a press conference Friday afternoon, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced a statewide “stay at home” order effective ... Read more | Add your comment

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Gov. declares schools closed for the remainder of year

labama Gov. Kay Ivey, joined by Alabama State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey and Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, declared schools throughout the state ... Read more | Add your comment

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MainStreet Family Care announces COVID-19 testing

MainStreet Family Care announced all 16 of its clinics across the state will now offer COVID-19 testing on Friday morning, including the Selma clinic located ... Read more | Add your comment

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Marengo County body found in pond

The body of a missing Marengo County man was found Friday in a pond. According to Fourth Judicial District Attorney Michael Jackson, Willie Allen Jr., ... Read more

by James Jones, Saturday, April 4, 2020 2:51 pm

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Unemployment claims continue to tick up amid pandemic

The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) for the last few weeks has released weekly unemployment numbers, showing the toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Friday, April 3, 2020 4:39 pm

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Dems rally, administration alters course on payments to non-filers

Both U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-AL, and U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-AL, issued statements Thursday praising a decision from U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Friday, April 3, 2020 4:38 pm

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Selma native climbs football coaching chain at Richmond

Roderick West Jr. is enjoying his rise up the college football coaching ranks. The Selma native is a co-defensive coordinator at the University of Richmond. ... Read more

by James Jones, Friday, April 3, 2020 8:40 am

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SCS hosts remote learning spirit week

To keep students connected with one another as they finish the remainder of the school year online due to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Selma ... Read more

by Brannon Cahela, Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:05 pm

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TKO reaches out to families in need during crisis

Selma non-profit organization, The Knights and Orchids Society, Inc. (TKO), is currently delivering food to families in need in Dallas, Marengo, Perry and Wilcox Counties. ... Read more

by Brannon Cahela, Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:03 pm

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Central Alabama Regional Child Advocacy Center cancels Pinwheel Garden Plantings

Central Alabama Regional Child Advocacy Center has cancelled its annual Pinwheel Garden plantings because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event honors child abuse victims and ... Read more

by James Jones, Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:55 pm

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Ivey: Census is ‘roadmap to our future’

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued a statement stressing the importance of the 2020 U.S. Census, which is currently underway and available to be ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:34 pm

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WCCS extends online instruction, postpones graduation

Following a directive issued last Friday by the Alabama Community College System (ACCS), Wallace Community College – Selma (WCCS), which had previously announced that it ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:32 pm

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Wade files new court motion

The years-long battle that has unfolded between Selma Mayor Darrio Melton and Selma City Treasurer Ronita Wade entered a new round this week, as Wade ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:29 am

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ADOL urges workers to apply for benefits under CARES Act

The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has shuttered businesses and left workers without paychecks all across the nation, has many in the U.S. ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:28 am

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Bill launches loans to keep workers employed

The Families First Coronavirus Response, one of three relief packages signed into law in response to the mounting coronavirus pandemic, allocated #350 billion to help ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:26 am

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Cougar Oil lends a hand to United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund

Cougar Oil’s Rex Jones announced Wednesday that the United Way of Selma & Dallas County is the latest beneficiary of the company’s “Cents for Selma” ... Read more

by Brannon Cahela, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:35 pm

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AISA extends spring sports suspension until April 17

The AISA has decided to extend its suspension of spring sports for the next three weeks. AISA Executive Director Michael McClendon said the suspension of ... Read more

by James Jones, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:33 am

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RHMP to receive over $62K to aid in regional efforts to fight virus

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-AL, announced that more than $350,000 in coronavirus supplemental funding for Community Health Centers (CHCs) in Alabama’s 7th Congressional ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:31 pm

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ADEM: No need to worry, state water systems ‘safe’

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) issued a press release Tuesday assuring Alabamians that, despite the ongoing pandemic, drinking water in the state is ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:30 pm

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Coalition meets to discuss local virus response

On Tuesday, the Selma-Dallas County Coronavirus Community Coalition held its first COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall meeting over the phone – the meetings are slated to ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:29 pm

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Selma Police Department prepared for city’s quarantine curfew

The Selma Police Department is prepared to enforce the city’s quarantine curfew and restrictions on gatherings over 10 people. Last weekend, Selma Mayor Darrio Melton ... Read more

by James Jones, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:23 pm

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Morgan Academy golfer signs with Snead State Community College

Thomas Morris recently landed a golf scholarship at Snead State Community College. At SSCC, Morris will be reunited with former Senator golfer David Cothran, a ... Read more

by James Jones, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:04 am

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Local restaurants receive support from regulars amid outbreak

On March 19, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide ordinance prohibiting on-site consumption of food and drinks at all “restaurants, bars, breweries and other similar ... Read more

by Brannon Cahela, Monday, March 30, 2020 3:44 pm

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Selma Police Department searching for missing Dallas County man

The Selma Police Department, Uniontown Police Department and Hale County Sheriff’s office are searching for a missing man. A vehicle with Dallas County license plate ... Read more

by James Jones, Monday, March 30, 2020 2:04 pm

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Pre-virus numbers show record-low unemployment

The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) on Friday released unemployment numbers for February, which show the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate unchanged from January at 2.7 ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, March 30, 2020 9:44 am

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Modern health crisis like 1918 Spanish flu outbreak

The modern coronavirus has knocked large swaths of society back on its heels and reeling, wondering how indeed the very fabric of society won’t be ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, March 30, 2020 9:43 am

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Mayor orders quarantine, curfew in Selma

On Saturday afternoon, Selma Mayor Darrio Melton signed a proclamation instituting a quarantine curfew on Selma residents between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily due ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:21 am

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Courthouse to close doors to public amid health crisis

Dallas County Probate Judge and Commission Chairman Jimmy Nunn announced Friday that, in light of the COVID-19 emergency, The Dallas County Courthouse will close its ... Read more

by Brannon Cahela, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:44 pm