• 73°

Top Stories

Owens taking gospel to the streets of America’s cities

William Owens, a poet and author who last visited the Queen City in January during his march from ... Read more | Add your comment

Sewell’s use of campaign funds for club dues legal

CQ Roll Call, a Washington-based news organization covering Capitol Hill, released an article Wednesday detailing the use of ... Read more | Add your comment

Selma Mayor, businessmen praise Selma volunteer

LeMarkus A. Snow’s volunteer work across Selma has caught the attention of Queen City residents. Selma Mayor Darrio ... Read more | Add your comment

TKO hands out supplies to those in need

People stood sweating in a long line stretching from a nondescript store front on Broad Street to the ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals affirms murder case of Selma man

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the case of a Selma man sentenced to life in prison for capital murder. Dallas County District Attorney ... Read more | Add your comment

by James Jones.

News

Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee names new Principal Coordinator

A California native is the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee’s new Principal Coordinator. Drew Glover replaces Faya Rose Toure, who co-founded the Jubilee with her husband ... Read more | Add your comment

by James Jones.

News

New book inspired by Selma visit

Connor Towne O’Neill, a producer for National Public Radio (NPR) that recently worked on the “White Lies” podcast about the murder of Unitarian Rev. James ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Friday, July 10, 2020 4:01 pm

Sports

Basketball set the foundation for Winchester’s future

Harriet Winchester is a lifelong gym rat. Winchester’s love for the game of basketball began in the rural area of Safford, competing often against her ... Read more

by James Jones, Friday, July 10, 2020 8:15 am

Lifestyles

Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. awards 11 scholarships to Selma and Dallas County seniors

The Delta Pi Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity held their 10th annual John D. Taylor Scholarship ceremony Thursday at First Baptist Church. ... Read more

by James Jones, Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:31 pm

News

Local jobless claims continue weekly descent

The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) on Thursday released weekly unemployment figures that showed more than 19,000 unemployment claims were filed last week, an increase ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:41 pm

News

Miller Lumber cited following death or worker

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Thursday that Selma manufacturer Miller Lumber Company had been cited for “failing to ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:40 pm

News

Young launches bid for council president seat

Attorney Warren “Billy” Young – Chairman of the Deacon Board at Historic First Baptist Church, a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha (APA) Southern Region ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:21 am

News

Strong announces Ward 3 bid for Selma City Council

Brown Chapel AME Pastor Leodis Strong has once again thrown his name in the race to take the Ward 3 Seat on the Selma City ... Read more

by Brannon Cahela, Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:01 am

Lifestyles

Orrville native featured in book by Minneapolis author

An Orrville native is featured prominently in a book written by a Minneapolis author. Dr. Hallie Hendrieth-Smith was interviewed in “Before I Leave: Wisdom from ... Read more

by James Jones, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:13 am

News

Jones: State ‘still in very dangerous territory’

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-AL, on Tuesday hosted a virtual press conference alongside National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Dr. Anthony Fauci ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 3:24 pm

News

Candidates descend on reopened city hall for qualifying

The doors to Selma City Hall were flung open Tuesday morning, following a months-long closure due to the still-raging COVID-19 pandemic, and candidates for a ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 3:14 pm

News

BBCF go virtual for 2020 Black Belt Arts Symposium

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) will conduct their annual arts symposium virtually this year. The theme for the ... Read more

by Brannon Cahela, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:44 pm

News

Teenager charged with murder in Wilcox County

A Wilcox County man died from gunshot wounds in a Selma Hospital over the Fourth of July weekend. Markeesa Pettway was pronounced dead at Vaughan ... Read more

by James Jones, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:29 am

Sports

Kynadra Lewis uses basketball to get her point across

Kynadra Lewis’ journey to basketball stardom is a testament to her strong work ethic and determination. The point guard successfully translated those skills from Selma ... Read more

by James Jones, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:45 am

Education

SCS to address parent reopening questions via virtual meeting Thursday

After schools across Alabama were closed halfway through the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents, teachers, administrators and students began to wonder when ... Read more

by Brannon Cahela, Monday, July 6, 2020 1:38 pm

Sports

Selma High Athletic Department host Seafood Boil

The Selma High School Athletic Department will have its second Seafood Boil fundraiser on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Seafood Express is partnering ... Read more

by James Jones, Monday, July 6, 2020 8:33 am

Lifestyles

Selma resident opens hair boutique

Lyn Charmel always envisioned owning a hair boutique in her hometown. Charmel’s dream came true on the Fourth of July holiday with the grand opening ... Read more

by James Jones, Saturday, July 4, 2020 7:28 am

News

Longtime prosecutor honored by Dallas County District Attorney’s office

The Dallas County District Attorney honored long-time prosecutor Edgar W. Greene Jr. on the Fourth of July holiday. Greene was presented a plaque by Dallas ... Read more

by James Jones, Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:47 am

Sports

Selma High, Morgan Academy split top girls awards

Morgan Academy and Selma High School split The Selma Times-Journal girls’ individual honors. The Lady Senators captured two of the individual player of the year ... Read more

by James Jones, Friday, July 3, 2020 8:23 am

News

City of Orrville to host fifth annual Fireworks show Saturday

The City of Orrville will have its fifth annual Fourth of July Fireworks celebration on Saturday night. The event will start at 7 p.m. at ... Read more

by James Jones, Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:29 pm

News

Selma’s newest mural located at Pocket Park

ArtsRevive’s Pocket Park has recently been enhanced by a new Mural from artist Michael Vaughan Sims. The brightly colored mural, an homage to Selma’s status ... Read more

by Brannon Cahela, Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:32 pm

News

Shelton reacts to state superintendent’s reopening plan

Alabama State School Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey said on Friday, June 26 that all Alabama schools will reopen for traditional classes this fall after being ... Read more

by Brannon Cahela, Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:29 pm

Sports

R.B. Hudson High School award 2 scholarships

Two Selma High School graduates have earned scholarships from the Historic Class of 1965 R.B. Hudson High School. Student-athletes Bryant Gordon and Michael Harris each ... Read more

by James Jones, Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:51 am

News

Dr. Williams responds to state superintendent’s reopening plan

Alabama State School Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey said Friday, June 26 that all Alabama schools will reopen for traditional classes for the fall semester, after ... Read more

by Brannon Cahela, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:12 pm

News

Pastor and community leader running for Selma City Council President

The pastor at Summer Grove Missionary Baptist Church is running for Selma City Council President. Wil Jackson announced his candidacy for Selma City Council President, ... Read more

by James Jones, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:25 am

News

Selma businesswoman running for Selma City Council President

Lydia Chatmon is running for Selma City Council President. Chatmon announced this week her plans to run for the top position in Selma City Council. ... Read more

by James Jones, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:11 am