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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

4 days ago by Adam Powell.

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

4 days ago by Adam Powell.

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

4 days ago by Adam Powell.

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

7 days ago by Adam Powell.

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

7 days ago by Adam Powell.

Selma suspect arraigned on multiple drug charges

A Selma man was arraigned Thursday in the Dallas County Courthouse on multiple drug charges. Kenyada Dukes, 33, was arraigned on three counts of possession ... Read more

7 days ago by James Jones.

BBG awarded grant from Council on the Arts

The Alabama State Council on the Arts awarded 137 grants totaling over $2 million to 113 grantees across the state, among them Selma’s own Black ... Read more

1 week ago by Brannon Cahela.

A school-by-school breakdown of SCS’s FY 2020-2021 budget

The Selma City Schools (SCS) Board of Education approved its annual budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1 and continues through Sept. ... Read more

1 week ago by Brannon Cahela.

Selma Outreach Team Fellowship to hold Praise Unity Celebration in October

The Selma Outreach Team Fellowship Prayer Ministry will hold its ninth annual Praise Unity Celebration next month. The event will be held from Oct. 1 ... Read more

1 week ago by James Jones.

Selma suspect arrested for multiple drug charges

A Selma man was arrested Wednesday morning for multiple drug charges. Four law enforcement agencies arrested Kenyada Dukes, 33, on three counts of possession of ... Read more

1 week ago by James Jones.

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

1 week ago by Adam Powell.

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

1 week ago by Adam Powell.

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

1 week ago by Adam Powell.

SCS School Board finish hearings, approve budget for FY 2020-2021

Selma City Schools (SCS) held its second and final budget hearing for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year Tuesday evening preceding the district’s September Board Meeting, during ... Read more

1 week ago by Brannon Cahela.

Ivey makes ‘final call’ for 2020 Census participation

With just over three weeks remaining before the Sept. 30 deadline to fill out the U.S. Census, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is urging all Alabamians ... Read more

1 week ago by Adam Powell.

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