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For those in need; BBCF, SCNTR team up to hand out clothes

The Black Belt Community Foundation’s (BBCF) Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Selma Program and partners at the ... Read more | Add your comment

Grammy winning artist visits Selma on MLK Holiday

One of the world’s greatest entertainers visited Selma on Monday for Martin Luther King holiday. Usher Raymond IV, ... Read more | Add your comment

Safe Haven Center to hold Stop the Violence in drive-through Monday

The Safe Haven Center will celebrate its 20th Anniversary of A Stop the Violence rally in a different ... Read more | Add your comment

Dallas County Sheriff Office arrest man on drug charge

The Dallas County Sheriff Office arrested a Selma man on Friday morning for drug charges. Cedric Irby was ... Read more | Add your comment

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Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles deny parole for Dallas County man

A Dallas County man was denied parole last week by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. Allen Oliver was denied parole for his string ... Read more | Add your comment

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Selma City Open Bass Tournament starts Saturday

The Selma City Landing Pride of the South Tournament Series is hosting a Selma City Open Bass Tournament on Saturday at the Selma City Marina. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sports

Morgan Academy earns top seed in Elite Eight

Chris Gardner scored 17 points as Morgan Academy beat Clarke Prep 60-41 on Tuesday night. The Senators (7-7, 5-1 Region) won the Area championship and ... Read more

by James Jones, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:29 am

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City Audit, Treasurer’s resignation highlight Valley Grande City Council meeting

Valley Grande’s city audit was the biggest headline at its news-filled city council meeting on Tuesday night. Chris Neuenschwander of the Jackson Thornton Accounting firm ... Read more

by James Jones, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:45 am

Lifestyles

Selma native selected to Child Life Research Fellows Program at Alabama

Dr. Sherwood Burns-Nader is honored to get selected into the Association of Child Life Professionals’ Research Fellows Program at the University of Alabama. Burns-Nader’s is ... Read more

by James Jones, Monday, January 18, 2021 12:22 pm

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Selma man granted parole by Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles

A Selma man was granted parole this week by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. Randall Murphy Jr. was one of nine people granted ... Read more

by James Jones, Monday, January 18, 2021 8:49 am

Sports

Southside LB verbally commits to Delta State

Southside linebacker Chris Bonner verbally committed to Delta State University over the weekend. Bonner said it’s a soft verbal to the Statesmen while he continues ... Read more

by James Jones, Monday, January 18, 2021 7:55 am

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Camden man killed in single vehicle crash

A Camden man was killed in a single vehicle crash in Wilcox County during the MLK holiday weekend. According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), ... Read more

by James Jones, Monday, January 18, 2021 7:35 am

Sports

Dallas County, Morgan Academy win big games

Sixth-ranked Dallas County hammered Bibb County 63-39 to earn the top seed in the Area 5, Class 4A basketball tournament. The Hornets improved to 9-2 ... Read more

by James Jones, Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:12 am

Sports

Southside girls upsets No. 5 Selma to salvage split in rivalry

The Southside High girls made a strong case to get ranked in the Alabama Sportswriters Association basketball poll next week. Jakeria Robinson scored 21 points ... Read more

by James Jones, Friday, January 15, 2021 10:18 pm

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Dallas County Sheriff Office arrest two men on drug charges

Two Dallas County men were arraigned Thursday in the Dallas County Courthouse on multiple drug charges. According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson and ... Read more

by James Jones, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:41 pm

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Free COVID-19 Testing Available Saturday at Selma University

Selma University is partnering with the American Medical Screen company to provide free COVID-19 testing on Saturday. Selma University students, faculty, staff and the community ... Read more

by James Jones, Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:20 pm

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Regional Workforce Profiles Released to help Alabama increase labor jobs

Regional workforce profiles were released this week with the purpose of increasing the state’s labor force. Through an Equity Leadership Acceleration Grant from the Lumina ... Read more

by James Jones, Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:11 am

Sports

Prep Roundup: Southside girls win Area opener

Laterika Edwards scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Southside knocked off Greensboro 35-27 to win their Area 8, Class 3A opener on Tuesday. ... Read more

by James Jones, Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:55 am

Sports

Selma High girls make debut in ASWA Poll

Two Dallas County public school teams are ranked in the Alabama Sportswriters Association (ASWA) basketball poll. The Selma High girls are ranked fifth in Class ... Read more

by James Jones, Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:10 am

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Dallas County District Attorney office honors Human Trafficking Awareness Day

The Dallas County District Attorney Office honored Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Monday. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said the entire staff wore blue ... Read more

by James Jones, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:50 pm

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Inaugural Black Belt Hunters Food Drive Set for MLK weekend

The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALBBAA) will be having the inaugural Black Belt Hunters Food Drive to the Hunters Helping the Hungry program over the MLK ... Read more

by James Jones, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:18 pm

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Commission holds first meeting of 2021

The Dallas County Commission met for the first time in 2021 on Monday evening, during which Dallas County Engineer Heath Sexton delivered a report regarding ... Read more

by Brannon Cahela, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:56 am

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Perkins: ‘I feel good about where we are right now’

Tumult and chaos defined 2020, a year in which the world struggled to combat a global health crisis and the nation saw widespread protests and ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:50 pm

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Vaughan begins second round of vaccinations

Following announcements last week from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) that COVID-19 vaccines would be administered to first responders and seniors 75 or ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, January 11, 2021 12:13 pm

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‘Challenging’: Nunn reflects on a tumultuous year in Dallas County

After everything that the world – and on a smaller scale, Dallas County – went through in 2020, it’s difficult to describe everything that has ... Read more

by Brannon Cahela, Monday, January 11, 2021 11:54 am

Sports

Morgan Academy retires Gunnar Henderson’s baseball jersey

Morgan Academy retired the baseball number of former Prep All-American Gunnar Henderson at a ceremony last weekend. Henderson wore No. 2 during his entire career ... Read more

by James Jones, Monday, January 11, 2021 10:25 am

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Tuskegee University conducting Hear Our Voices Study in Black Belt

Tuskegee University is conducting a study on health and society issues affecting the Black Belt Region. Tuskegee University is conducting a Hear Our Voices Study. ... Read more

by James Jones, Sunday, January 10, 2021 8:36 am

Breaking News

Selma Police Department identify woman’s body found near Alabama River

A woman was found dead on a road near the Alabama River Saturday. Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford said the body found was a white ... Read more

by James Jones, Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:37 pm

Sports

Southside sweeps Keith, Selma High girls upset No. 1 Central-Tuscaloosa

Christopher Thomas scored 17 points, Barrian Moore added 16 as Southside hammered Keith 67-52 on Friday in Orrville. Jaylen Kennedy added 12 for the Panthers ... Read more

by James Jones, Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:10 am

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Missing Dallas County man found dead

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) found an elderly Dallas County man deceased on Friday. According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, Thomas Houston, ... Read more

by James Jones, Saturday, January 9, 2021 6:51 am

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Weekly claims spike in county

Weekly unemployment numbers shot up by more than 100 between the final report of 2020 and the first of 2021, according to numbers released by ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Friday, January 8, 2021 3:38 pm