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Ivey: Census is ‘roadmap to our future’

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued a statement stressing the importance of the 2020 U.S. Census, which is currently underway and available to be ... Read more

30 mins ago by Adam Powell.

WCCS extends online instruction, postpones graduation

Following a directive issued last Friday by the Alabama Community College System (ACCS), Wallace Community College – Selma (WCCS), which had previously announced that it ... Read more

32 mins ago by Adam Powell.

Wade files new court motion

The years-long battle that has unfolded between Selma Mayor Darrio Melton and Selma City Treasurer Ronita Wade entered a new round this week, as Wade ... Read more

6 hours ago by Adam Powell.

ADOL urges workers to apply for benefits under CARES Act

The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has shuttered businesses and left workers without paychecks all across the nation, has many in the U.S. ... Read more

6 hours ago by Adam Powell.

Bill launches loans to keep workers employed

The Families First Coronavirus Response, one of three relief packages signed into law in response to the mounting coronavirus pandemic, allocated #350 billion to help ... Read more

6 hours ago by Adam Powell.

Cougar Oil lends a hand to United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund

Cougar Oil’s Rex Jones announced Wednesday that the United Way of Selma & Dallas County is the latest beneficiary of the company’s “Cents for Selma” ... Read more

23 hours ago by Brannon Cahela.

RHMP to receive over $62K to aid in regional efforts to fight virus

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-AL, announced that more than $350,000 in coronavirus supplemental funding for Community Health Centers (CHCs) in Alabama’s 7th Congressional ... Read more

2 days ago by Adam Powell.

ADEM: No need to worry, state water systems ‘safe’

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) issued a press release Tuesday assuring Alabamians that, despite the ongoing pandemic, drinking water in the state is ... Read more

2 days ago by Adam Powell.

Coalition meets to discuss local virus response

On Tuesday, the Selma-Dallas County Coronavirus Community Coalition held its first COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall meeting over the phone – the meetings are slated to ... Read more

2 days ago by Adam Powell.

Selma Police Department prepared for city’s quarantine curfew

The Selma Police Department is prepared to enforce the city’s quarantine curfew and restrictions on gatherings over 10 people. Last weekend, Selma Mayor Darrio Melton ... Read more

2 days ago by James Jones.

Local restaurants receive support from regulars amid outbreak

On March 19, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide ordinance prohibiting on-site consumption of food and drinks at all “restaurants, bars, breweries and other similar ... Read more

3 days ago by Brannon Cahela.

Selma Police Department searching for missing Dallas County man

The Selma Police Department, Uniontown Police Department and Hale County Sheriff’s office are searching for a missing man. A vehicle with Dallas County license plate ... Read more

3 days ago by James Jones.

Pre-virus numbers show record-low unemployment

The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) on Friday released unemployment numbers for February, which show the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate unchanged from January at 2.7 ... Read more

3 days ago by Adam Powell.

Modern health crisis like 1918 Spanish flu outbreak

The modern coronavirus has knocked large swaths of society back on its heels and reeling, wondering how indeed the very fabric of society won’t be ... Read more

3 days ago by Adam Powell.

Mayor orders quarantine, curfew in Selma

On Saturday afternoon, Selma Mayor Darrio Melton signed a proclamation instituting a quarantine curfew on Selma residents between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily due ... Read more

4 days ago by Adam Powell.

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