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Mr. Mayor, please sign the damn contract

By Dennis Palmer To say “enough is enough” would be an understatement as it relates to crime in Selma. This newspaper has had to write, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by James Jones.

Two Dallas County schools ranked in ASWA Poll

The Black Belt Region is off to its best start in football over the last decade. Two Dallas County schools–Morgan Academy and Keith–are both ranked ... Read more

1 month ago by James Jones.

It’s official: school year underway

The Selma City Schools was the last Dallas County school system to start the 2021-22 school year. Schools in the SCC system officially opened Monday ... Read more

2 months ago by James Jones.

Pastor Grayson dedicated to helping area

Pastor John E. Grayson wears several hats in Selma. Grayson is the Pastor of Gospel Tabernacle Church. Being leader of a church has several responsibilities ... Read more

3 months ago by James Jones.

Fondly remembering an old college classmate

One of my college classmates passed away last month. Detrice Shepherd-Sims, a Uniontown native, died four days before turning 51.  Her death took me by ... Read more

5 months ago by James Jones.

Council, mayor must proceed with caution on SPD complaint

The recent letter penned by unnamed officers of the Selma Police Department (SPD), which called into question SPD Chief Kenta Fulford’s capacity to “adequately lead” ... Read more

7 months ago by Adam Powell.

When ‘the poor’ become a talking point

Full disclosure: I am an unrepentant supporter of legalized gambling in Alabama – not because of all of the funding it would generate for education ... Read more

8 months ago by Adam Powell.

Kudos to Mayor Perkins, City Council for making March 15 F.D. Reese Day

The Selma City Council and Mayor James Perkins Jr. gave the biggest tribute to Civil Rights Icon Dr. Frederick D. Reese on Tuesday night. At ... Read more

8 months ago by James Jones.

Dallas County basketball shines despite the COVID-19 pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Dallas County is quietly rising as a hotspot for high school basketball. Keith High, Meadowview Christian School, Morgan Academy, Dallas County, ... Read more

9 months ago by James Jones.

Saban supplanted Bryant as best college FB coach in 2017

Nick Saban did not need a win over Ohio State to become the greatest college football coach ever. In my opinion, Saban surpassed Bear Bryant ... Read more

9 months ago by James Jones.

This is the cost

It’s difficult to know where to begin in assessing the unconscionable unrest that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, during which thousands of extremists ... Read more

9 months ago by Adam Powell.

A truly ominous sight

I come to you now for the third time in what has unexpectedly turned out to be one of the most historic weeks in my ... Read more

10 months ago by Adam Powell.

NCAA needs to rebuild the College Bowl system immediately

The NCAA really needs to rebuild its College Bowl System. When the College Football Playoff format was introduced seven years ago, the bowl structure became ... Read more

10 months ago by James Jones.

Doing my part when my time comes

In April 1985, at just over two years old, doctors opened my stomach, removed my polluted and defective liver and replaced it, making me one ... Read more

10 months ago by Adam Powell.

Flood risk study ongoing, will be boon for city

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is conducting an ongoing Flood Risk Management Study in Selma, which moved into its next phase with the ... Read more

11 months ago by Adam Powell.

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