Benton, AL

Take a wild ride at the Alabama Safari Park

Visitors to the Alabama Safari Park this summer can expect many of the animal residents to personally greet their human guests. In fact, you’ll have many eating out of the palm of your hand – literally. Home to more than 800 animals, visitors to the 350-acre wildlife park...

Autaugaville Sunflower Fields Now Open to the Public

The sunflower fields in Autaugaville opened their gates for the public and the flowers are in full bloom. The fields are open everyday from sunrise to sunset for the 10 days the sunflowers are in bloom. The Autaugaville sunflower fields have only been around since 2016 but have already become...

11th Annual Jazz on the Grazz brought in food, fun and—WATER!

What is an entertainment district without, well—entertainment? The 11th Annual Jazz on the Grazz Music Fest kicked off a very busy summertime weekend in the city, as part of the annual “One Hot Summer Series.” Next up is Fashion on the River on Saturday, June 25. Jazz...

City of Selma announces 'Let's Talk Selma' community meetings

The City of Selma has announced a round of "Let's Talk Selma" community meetings to be held this month and in August. "Please join us to engage in conversations that will allow an exchange of ideas and information between the citizens and a representative from each city department," said a statement from the city.

Prattville Police Searching for Belk Theft Suspects

Prattville police need your help finding three suspects wanted in a theft investigation at a Belk department store. Investigators want to identify three females seen in these photos. The theft happened at the Belk on Pinnacle Way on June 18. Police say more than $3,759 in luggage, clothing and other...

Prattville to Honor 100-Year-Old Veteran as Grand Marshal at 4th of July Festivities; See All Events

The City of Prattville has announced that this year’s 4th of July Parade theme is “Hometown Heroes.” In appreciation for his service, Colonel Harold Howell will serve as Grand Marshal at the Independence Day Parade, on Monday, July 4th. Colonel Howell was a Torpedoman 3rd Class on the USS Wilson and USS Gregory in the Navy during WWII.

Identifications Needed: Prattville Investigators Seek Help in Theft Investigation from Ulta

The Prattville Police Department is investigating Theft and seeks the public’s help in identifying two suspects. Prattville Investigators are seeking assistance in identifying two unknown subjects involved in a Theft of Property 2nd degree that occurred at Ulta in Prattville, AL. The suspects stole over $1,700.00 in merchandise from the business on 6/22/22.

Culliver elected as new leader for Southwestern Division of ASMBC

Congratulations to Dr. Otis Dion Culliver, President-Elect of the Southwest District of The Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention. Culliver, who is the pastor of Selma’s historic Tabernacle Baptist Church - issued this statement to the Selma Sun “I am humbled by the trust bestowed upon me and grateful for the opportunity to lead our district, which includes the black belt region. I also hope to strengthen the relationship between the churches of this district with a strong emphasis on engaging our youth in intentional ways.”

Selma attorney wins ACJF award

Selma Managing Attorney Elizabeth Hollie with Legal Services Alabama (LSA) was named one of the Honorable Charles Price Excellence Awardees at Alabama Civil Justice Foundation’s (ACJF) 30th Anniversary Gala last month. Known as a jurist, attorney, legal scholar and community servant, the gala reception celebrated the legacy of retired...

Autaugaville's sunflower field rises right on time

AUTAUGAVILLE — It's open. The sunflower field in Autaugaville opened Friday, right on time for the long Independence Day weekend. Todd and Kim Sheridan first planted the field, just off Highway 14, in 2016 as a cash crop for the family farm. So many people stopped by to take in the field's beauty that it's become a go-to event, bringing in visitors from throughout the region, and even from states as far away as Kentucky and Indiana.

Drive-Thru Food Giveaway Helps Feed Families

The high cost of gas — continues to fuel inflation across the nation. And as a result — a lot of people — continue to need a helping hand — to feed their families. Hundreds of families in Selma won’t have to worry — about their next few meals. Thanks to a food giveaway Thursday morning at Temple Gate Community Center.