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Justin Averette, Author at The Selma Times‑Journal

News

Council takes up property tax increase

The Selma City Council will move forward with planning public hearings on a possible property tax increase despite not all council members supporting the idea. Read more

by Justin Averette, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 7:31 pm

News

Little warmer but freezing temperatures hang around at night

Anyone outside Tuesday morning knows it was cold. But how cold was it? Read more

by Justin Averette, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 7:18 pm

News

Icy spots possible Sunday morning, followed by brutally cold weather for first week of 2018

There is a chance of some icy road conditions Sunday, which will be followed by some of the coldest weather in recent memory. Read more

by Justin Averette, Saturday, December 30, 2017 12:22 pm

News

YEAR IN REVIEW: All Stars win Dixie World Series; St. James Hotel boarded up; Selma Schools superintendent hired

Through Saturday, the Times-Journal will be looking back at the top stories of 2017. Here’s a look at memorable stories from July-September. TEEN CHARGED WITH ... Read more

by Justin Averette, Thursday, December 28, 2017 6:43 pm

News

YEAR IN REVIEW: Evidence tech arrested for theft, Chestnut wins House seat, credit union taken over

Through Saturday, the Times-Journal will be looking back at the top stories of 2017. Here’s a look at memorable stories from April-June. Read more

by Justin Averette, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 6:42 pm

News

YEAR IN REVIEW: Jubilee, Battle fight city fees, Collier named police chief, Facebook CEO visits

Through Saturday, the Times-Journal will be looking back at the top stories of 2017. Here’s a look at memorable stories from January-March. Read more

by Justin Averette, Tuesday, December 26, 2017 8:43 pm

News

Jobless rate hits record low in state

Alabama recorded a record low unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in November. Read more

by Justin Averette, Tuesday, December 26, 2017 8:37 pm

News

ATF offers reward in theft of guns from Linden store

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward for information about the theft of guns from an Ace Hardware in ... Read more

by Justin Averette, Tuesday, December 26, 2017 8:34 pm

News

Murray to step down at YMCA CEO after four years

YMCA CEO Ann Murray has decided to step down at the end of the month after four years at the organization’s helm. Read more

by Justin Averette, Monday, December 25, 2017 5:44 pm

News

Redevelopment authority works to sell or lease St. James

The Selma City Council has agreed to lease the St. James Hotel to the Selma Redevelopment Authority. Read more

by Justin Averette, Monday, December 25, 2017 5:42 pm

Business

Two local businesses honored by state business council

The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and the Business Council of Alabama recently announced the three “Alabama Small Business of the Year” and “Emerging ... Read more

by Justin Averette, Friday, December 15, 2017 7:22 pm

News

Council members want to fund bonuses but mayor says money isn’t there

Selma Mayor Darrio Melton said the city doesn’t have enough money to pay city employees one-time raises this year. Read more

by Justin Averette, Monday, December 4, 2017 8:59 pm

News

PHOTOS: Santa visits, World Series baseball champs get rings

Santa and other special guests were on hand in Selma on Saturday for the annual Selma Christmas Parade. Read more

by Justin Averette, Saturday, December 2, 2017 3:27 pm

News

Council rescinds motion supporting sales tax increase

The Selma City Council is abandoning the idea of raising sales tax — at least in the near future. Read more

by Justin Averette, Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:45 pm

Lifestyles

Artisans’ Fair offers something for everyone

This Saturday’s seventh annual Artisans’ Fair at Sturdivant Hall will offer people the chance to do their Christmas shopping close to home. Read more

by Justin Averette, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:23 pm

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