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Adam Powell, Author at The Selma Times‑Journal

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Selma native, veteran garners high praise from California congressman

William Walker, a Selma native now living in Oceanside, California, recently garnered high praise from his congressman, U.S. Rep. Mike Levin, D-CA, for his work ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:33 pm

Editorials

A Tragic Milestone: Murders in Selma have now topped last year’s numbers – something’s gotta give

Two Black bodies were found shot to death on Ceola L. Miller Avenue over the weekend, pushing the number of people murdered in Selma this ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:36 am

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Historic Society recognizes beauty

The Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society (SDCHPS) recently presented its 2020 Beautification Awards to two Queen City properties – a home on Church Street and ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:44 pm

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DCFRC kicks off Christmas tree fundraiser downtown

With a cold wind swirling around them, volunteers with the Dallas County Family Resource Center (DCFRC) were seen up and down Broad Street Monday as ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:43 pm

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ArtsRevive, Cougar Oil team up for new mural

ArtsRevive and Cougar Oil are joining forces to brighten up a “high-profile corner” in Selma with a new mural from artist Michael Vaughan Sims, who ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, November 30, 2020 2:17 pm

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The grand birth of Ain’tsgiving

The mechanics of genetics, mysterious in method, saw fit to distill the sarcasm and cynicism that bubbles over in my wife and I into two ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:34 am

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Toure calls for reform; council mulls process

Local attorney and activist Faya Rose Toure appeared before the Selma City Council Tuesday night to call for the establishment of a due process committee, ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:17 am

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Weekly jobless claims top 100 in county for first time since August

According to numbers released by the Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) Wednesday afternoon, more than 100 initial unemployment claims were filed in Dallas County last ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:17 am

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Helping Hands aids hurricane cleanup effort in Dallas County

Helping Hands, the disaster recovery ministry of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was in Selma recently helping local residents clear downed trees ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:19 pm

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Council gives okay to move ahead with ‘Rebuild’ grant

During its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Selma City Council voted to move ahead with a Rebuild Alabama grant application for “roadway improvement along various ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:52 pm

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Ivey announces $19.4M in grants, region to benefit

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Monday that more than 60 Alabama cities and counties would be seeing improvements to water and sewer systems, roads and ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:23 pm

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Sewell backs bill to bolster on-the-job training

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-AL, voted recently in support of the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020, which reauthorizes the National Apprenticeship Act for the first ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:23 pm

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HomTex to build plant in Selma, create over 300 jobs

On Monday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that HomTex, a company founded in 1987 as a contract manufacturer of sheeting, received more than $10.5 million ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, November 23, 2020 3:39 pm

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Perkins: COVID crowd limits apply to churches

During a midday meeting of the Selma Rotary Club Monday, Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. discussed his recent proclamation aimed at curbing the spread of ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, November 23, 2020 3:38 pm

Editorials

HOLD TIGHT: Council must not repeal rule requiring approval of certain purchases

The new Selma City Council, as well as Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr., are obviously working diligently to foster unity between the city’s executive and ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, November 23, 2020 10:26 am

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