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Casinos being shut down in Alabama's poorest majority Black counties
On Nov. 30, the only casino in Lowndes County was closed. Montgomery, Atmore and Wetumpka each have one, owned by the Poarch Creek Band of Indians. The first real casino and dog track in Macon County is hanging by a thread after being open nearly 20+ years and three attempts to close it down by several past attorneys general.
Legal Notices, December 7, 2023
STPAA-0041(525) DALLAS COUNTY, ALABAMA. Sealed bids will be received by the Director of Transportation at the office of the Alabama Department of Transportation, Montgomery, Alabama until 10:00 AM on December 08, 2023 and at that time publicly opened for constructing the Planing, Resurfacing, Bridge Guardrail Retrofit, and Traffic Stripe on SR-41 from the Wilcox County Line to the junction of SR-89 (MP 105.179). Length 8.936 mi.
Bond denied for suspect in fatal shooting at baby shower in Dallas County
The suspect in a fatal shooting at a baby shower in Dallas County won’t be allowed to post bond. Bond was denied for 18-year-old Cedric Long. He is charged with murder and attempted murder following the shooting in Marion Junction last week. As Action 8 News has reported, 32-year-old...
Hero of the Week—Sheriff Mike Granthum
In a community faced with numerous challenges, Sheriff Mike Granthum stands out as a beacon of hope and support for the people of Selma and Dallas County. “Times are hard right now for a lot of people, and we just want to do as much as we can, even if it’s just giving someone a […] The post Hero of the Week—Sheriff Mike Granthum appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
Casino Closures in Alabama: A Reflection of Economic and Racial Inequities
In the historically impoverished majority Black counties of Alabama, such as Lowndes County, the recent shutdown of casinos has raised alarm over economic and racial injustices. The state's attorney general, Steve Marshall, has taken legal action against establishments like White Hall Entertainment, resulting in over 600 slot machines being declared illegal and the subsequent freezing of assets for related community organizations. This crackdown has posed a significant threat to local economies and heightened racial concerns, especially given the long-standing battle to close VictoryLand casino and dog track in Macon County.
Lowndes County Arrests Nov. 15-22
The following individuals were arrested Nov. 15-22. * Jennifer Mayberry, 24 – Theft of property first, burglary third (unoccupied) * Quintavious Gresham, 25 – Failure to appear, unauthorized use of vehicle. Nov. 21. * Victoria Johnson, 31 – Failure to appear, harassment. Nov. 22. * Julious Hill,...
Revitalizing Craig Air Force Base
In the heart of Selma, Jim Corrigan, a seasoned aviator and former Delta Captain, is on a mission to breathe new life into Craig Air Force Base. Corrigan, a graduate of Craig’s Flight School in 1975, recalls the base’s closure in 1977, a pivotal moment that left a void in both Selma and Dallas County. […] The post Revitalizing Craig Air Force Base appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
Selma's Royal Christmas Celebration: Fostering Community Spirit and Tradition
Selma is preparing to embrace the holiday spirit with a Royal Christmas Celebration Weekend, filled with activities that are set to unite the local community in festive cheer. The weekend's festivities will kick off with the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday at 1 p.m., featuring the 94th Miss Tuskegee University, Brianna Miles, as the Grand Marshall. The vibrant procession, local band showcases, and a Christmas Concert are anticipated to draw in crowds, fostering a sense of joy and community spirit.
Lowndes County Community Calendar
Check out the events scheduled in Lowndes County this week. Imago Dei Church at the 45 distributes food on a first-come, first-served basis the second Saturday of each month. The next distribution will take place Dec. 9 starting at 9 a.m. at 6845 US Highway 80 East. Basketball Classic. The...
Tallassee's Thornton scores 50 points, lights up Ellwood Christian
Tallassee junior Rowen Thornton won’t forget Tuesday’s night game anytime soon. Thornton, who has already set multiple career highs this season in points scored, set a new personal record for himself that is going to be quite tough to beat. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard scored 50 points in...
Selma's Railway Upgrades: A Journey Towards Enhanced Infrastructure and Community Growth
The city of Selma is currently in the midst of a substantial upgrade to its transportation infrastructure, with Norfolk Southern spearheading a significant railway replacement effort. This vital initiative has necessitated the temporary closure of the crossing from Boynton Boulevard to Marie Foster Street, disrupting local traffic for a full day. Mayor James Perkins Jr. has announced the closure and has cautioned that it might last longer than anticipated. To mitigate the impact, alternative routes such as Medical Center Parkway or the Bypass have been recommended for navigating north and south around the city during this period.
Selma High School Seniors Excel in ACT Test, Earn Praise and Potential Scholarships
Celebrate with Selma High School as several seniors achieve outstanding ACT scores! These impressive results could lead to better college admissions and scholarship opportunities. Tune in to congratulate these hardworking students on their big achievement.
Edmundite Missions publishes children’s book
In an enchanting blend of knights, fairies, and dragons, Edmundite Missions in Selma has unveiled a captivating new children’s book series, “Rumbly Tummy Adventures.” To mark the book’s release, Edmundite Missions hosted three launch events on Nov. 29, with two in Selma and one in Camden. The events in Selma included a morning reading at […] The post Edmundite Missions publishes children’s book appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
Housing Authority opens voucher program
The Selma Housing Authority recently announced the opening of applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, previously known as Section 8, in Dallas and Wilcox counties. The application window commenced on Nov. 20 and will extend until Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. Notably, only online applications will be accepted during this period. The Housing Choice […] The post Housing Authority opens voucher program appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
Alabama High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Lowndes County Today - December 5
In Lowndes County, Alabama, there are exciting high school basketball matchups on the calendar today. The inside scoop on how to watch them is available in this article. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Lowndes...
Black Belt Community Foundation unveils new headquarters
In a significant milestone for the Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF), the long-awaited dream of a new headquarters is materializing just in time for the organization’s 20th anniversary. The unveiling of the headquarters at 310 Church Street in Selma, marks a pivotal moment, replacing the current location on Lauderdale Street and promising to be a […] The post Black Belt Community Foundation unveils new headquarters appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
Wastewater project moves to second phase
The second phase of a project designed to address the wastewater crisis across Black Belt communities is in the works thanks to a hefty grant allocation. Carmelita Arnold, President of Lowndes County Unincorporated Wastewater Program (LCUWP) said that grant funding comes from two sources which share a similar goal – to support communities while aiding […]
Parade launches Selma holiday season
Selma is gearing up for a festive weekend as the annual Selma Parade kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. This year’s parade theme is “A Royal Christmas in the City of Lights”. The parade lineup begins at noon, with the procession entering Chestnut St. and Washington. Danielle Wooten, director of planning and […] The post Parade launches Selma holiday season appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
Letters to Santa – A journalistic tradition
The tradition of exchanging letters with Santa is an American tradition dating back more than 150 years. Going back to the 19th century, the heartfelt notes provide a lens into the lives of children, past and present, and some of the earliest efforts to popularize the idea took hold among journalists who promoted the idea in newspapers and magazines.
Weekly Safety Report: Murder and Homicide Incidents Shake Dallas County, Alabama
This week in Dallas County, Alabama, there were several incidents involving murder and homicide. One incident involved a man wanted for murder in Marion Junction, while another incident launched a homicide investigation in Dallas County. Additionally, a tragic incident occurred where a mother was murdered in front of her children. The community mourned the loss of a Selma police officer who was shot to death. These incidents highlight the need for increased safety measures in the area.