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International Paper featured in "How America Works"

International Paper Co. was featured in an episode of Mike Rowe's "How America Works" a show about various industries throughout the country. The latest episode explored the industry that produces paper and pulp, which is used in baby diapers, feminine care, adult incontinence and other products. International Paper maintains a...
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Selma police, Zeta Phi Beta sorority give out bikes

Members of Zeta Phi Beta sorority donated bikes to the Selma Police Department to be given to needy residents. Selma Park and Recreation Director Denisha Hendricks is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Inc. She said the sorority is excited about the opportunity to give the bikes to people who need them. “We are so happy to support this effort, anything to help the children of our community.”
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TNA Heat hosts 9th Annual Selma Invitational

The TNA Heat Basketball Club hosted their 9th Annual Selma Invitational this weekend in Selma, Alabama. Over 15 teams overall signed up to compete for first place in the elementary, middle, and high school division. Randy Fincher, the director of the TNA Heat Basketball Club, stated that this was a...

Local Actor Alicia Chestnut hosts Evening with the Stars

Stars fell on Selma Sunday as cast members from “Castle Falls” attended the Selma Premier of the film (an action packed thriller, filmed in Birmingham AL and directed by Dolph Lundgren, star of "Rocky,” "Universal Soldier,” etc.). Five of the Alabama actors fellowshipped with movie goers...

Stars & Stripes Fourth of July Celebration starts this Thursday

5 p.m. - Opening of vendors and activities. 6 p.m. - Red, White and Boom concert and Karaoke Explosion (Register here). Performances by Wilks & Wade and Clinton Barbers. 5 p.m. - Opening of food trucks, activities and vendors. 6 p.m. - The Big Boom Concert with performances by Jeremy...

Stewart discusses Democratic nomination for state Senate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - For the first time in four decades, a member of Selma’s Sanders family will not be serving in the Alabama Legislature. Political newcomer Robert Stewart won the Democratic nomination for District 23 in last Tuesday’s primary runoff election. “We made history first time running...

Alberta gas station includes 1st EV charging stations in Tuscaloosa Co.

TUSCLAOOSA COUNTY, Ala, (WBRC) - A new gas station/convenience store in Alberta in Tuscaloosa County has become a ‘first.’ One Tuscaloosa city leader says the Extra Mile store doesn’t offer gasoline, but two EV (electric vehicle) charging stations. The Extra Mile Chevron went the ‘extra mile’ and...

Selma Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

The defendant in a Selma murder trial — pleads guilty to manslaughter. Fifty-four year old Sandy Rhodes of Selma was on trial for murder — accused of killing his brother in-law. Rhodes plead guilty to the amended charge of manslaughter Monday — in the middle of his murder...

Camden artist wins Best of Show in Selma Art Guild’s Juried Summer Exhibition

“I paint for the love of painting and hope that what I create brings joy to those who view my work,” said Marilyn Ammons of Camden who took Best of Show honors and a $500 cash prize for her Dry art piece “Evening on the Alabama” in the Selma Art Guild’s (SAG) Juried Summer Exhibition held Sunday, June 26.

Musings: Additional recruiting notes

— Four-star safety Dakaari Nelson of Selma (Ala.) committed to Penn State over the weekend. Thought he might get back to Clemson in the fall for an.

Mega Chevron gas station opens in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — The largest mega Chevron gas station in West Alabama is now open in the Alberta community. It is the only gas station in Tuscaloosa that features charging stations for electric cars. Tuscaloosa City Council President Kip Tyner says the Extra Mile market and gas station...

Selma football star Dakarri Nelson commits to Penn State

Selma High School standout, Dakarri Nelson, announced via Twitter that he is committed to Penn State University. Dakarri tweeted, “First off I would like to thank the man above for blessing me with the ability to play the game that I have came [sic] to love. Secondly I would like to thank all the coaches that have believed in me and gave me an opportunity to play for their program. I would love to give a huge shoutout to my big brother for always competing with me every time we stepped on the field together. I also wanna thank the whole Selma High coaching staff and football program and AllGasTraining program for developing me into the great player that I am today. Last but not least I would like to give a huge thanks to my parents for the late nights and early mornings that y'all have put into my recruiting, I also wanna thank y'all for all the sacrifices y'all have made for me leading up to this point. I especially wanna thank my Dad for pushing me on days that I didn't wanna be pushed and making me work harder wen [sic] I though [sic] I couldn't go any more. With that being said for the next 4 to 5 years I will be taking my athletic and academic talents to THE PENN STATE.”

Selma Sun takes home 16 awards at Alabama Press Association ceremony

The Selma Sun went home with a record 16 awards in the Alabama Press Association Media Awards presented on Saturday night at the Perdido Beach Resort. Among the awards were seven first-place wins and third-place for General Excellence in their category, the top award given. First-place awards were given for...

Suspect charged with murder of Selma woman at manufacturing plant

A woman suspected in the murder of another woman from Selma has been charged with capital murder that took place on early Thursday morning at a manufacturing plant in Dallas County. According to Alabama News Network, authorities confirmed that the victim's name was Kadeejia Lee, 28. The suspect was identified...

Alicia Chestnut to host showing of film featuring Dallas County actors

It is a world of magic, enchantment and of personal development. It transforms. It builds. It inspires. It is the world of fine arts. And, on Sunday, Selma will experience a piece of this joy through one of its own. Alicia Chestnut, wife of State Representative Prince Chestnut, will host a showing of the film, "Castle Falls," which Mrs. Chestnut says is "an action-packed thriller, so hold on to your seat." Five Alabama actors have confirmed to attend the Selma premier of the piece directed by Dolph Lundgren (star of "Rocky," "Universal Soldier" and others. "I'm so happy that several cast members will join us this Sunday at the historic Walton Theater here in Selma--Kevin Wayne, Robert Berlin, Pearla Sanchez, Luis Valencia and myself," stated Chestnut.

Selma Woman Shot & Killed, Suspect Arrested & Charged

One woman is dead — and another is behind bars — following a shooting early Thursday morning at a Dallas County manufacturing plant. Sheriff Mike Granthum says the woman was shot and killed — in the parking lot where she worked — at around 5:45 in the morning.