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Adam Powell, Author at The Selma Times‑Journal

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House passes two bills aimed at equity in education

The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed two bills aimed at ensuring equity in education – the Strength in Diversity Act, approved Tuesday by ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:28 am

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Jones responds to watchdog’s tariff recommendations

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued recommendations to the U.S. Department of Commerce on how to improve its tariff exclusion process and the need ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:27 am

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Crews working at ‘warp speed’ as recovery begins

Following a day marked by torrential rain, flooding and widespread devastation, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey held a press conference to update Alabamians on recovery efforts ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:25 am

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Jones calls for unity on anniversary of church bombing

On Tuesday, which marked 57 since members of Ku Klux Klan detonated a bomb that killed four young girls at 16th Street Baptist Church in ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:49 pm

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College Dems weigh in on local races

The Alabama College Democrats (ACD), the official collegiate arm of the Alabama Democratic Party (ADP), recently issues a slate of endorsements for a number of ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:47 pm

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Despite ongoing pandemic, city sees uptick in some tax revenue

According to August financial statements, some tax revenues were on the incline last month, despite the ongoing pandemic that has hit accounts across the state ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:19 pm

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State, county prepare for possibly ‘historic’ storm

As Hurricane Sally began approaching the state Tuesday morning, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey held a press conference alongside Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) Director Brian ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:42 pm

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Verbal altercation leads to SPD presence at city hall

The quiet hum of day-to-day activities in city hall, which found employees working at a variety of tasks as citizens trickled in to cast early ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, September 14, 2020 3:58 pm

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SABRA among two groups to split over $29K in funding

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced late last week that nearly $29,500 had been awarded to support two nonprofit agencies providing aid for domestic violence victims ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, September 14, 2020 3:57 pm

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Labor force participation in Alabama’s Black Belt lags state, nation

The University of Alabama’s Education Policy Center (EPC) turned an eye toward labor force participation Monday in its fourth installment of briefs detailing research examining ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, September 14, 2020 3:56 pm

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Only 1 candidate confirmed for next week’s CCF forum

According to Selma City Councilwoman Angela Benjamin, who’s working alongside Coalition of Concerned Families (CCF) President Jasmine Pritchett to host next weekend’s candidates forum, only ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Friday, September 11, 2020 4:00 pm

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BBCF joins fundraising effort to empower Black girls, women

The Southern Black Girls and Women Consortium (SBGWC) this week kicked off a 10-year fundraising initiative to raise $100 million to financially empower Black girls ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Friday, September 11, 2020 4:00 pm

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Lowndes County capital murder conviction upheld

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Tuesday that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals had upheld the previous conviction of Deandra Marquis Lee, who was ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:33 pm

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5 infrastructure projects slated to begin

The Selma City Council convened at Selma City Hall Tuesday for its first in-person regular meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to most ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:32 pm

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Jones kicks off campaign with drive-in event

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-AL, kicked off his reelection campaign Monday night at the Grand River Drive-In Theater in Leeds with a socially-distanced rally that ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:31 pm

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