Selma, AL

Selma Restaurant Week starts Aug. 12

Selma Restaurant Week supporting local eateries returns on Friday, Aug. 12 and will run through Sunday, Aug. 28. Residents are encouraged to support Selma's restaurants by patronizing them through dine-in, take out or delivery. Those ordering online are asked to order directly from the restaurant instead of through a third...
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Selma City School Students Head Back to School

Students in Selma City Schools — went back to school Monday. The district kicked off the new school year with a new superintendent leading the way — and high expectations for a successful school year. “Well, it was just so exciting to be able to come back —...
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Perry County jury returns $1.4M verdict for injuries received in 2017 traffic accident

A Perry County jury returned a $1.375 million verdict for two men injured in a 2017 car accident on Highway 80. Attorneys representing Eddie Harris and DeAndre Langhorne said the two were rear ended in a work truck in Uniontown while stopped on U.S. Highway 80 to make a left-hand turn on June 8, 2017. Harris had neck surgery to repair two herniated discs. He was scheduled for a second surgery at the time of trial. Langhorne suffered injuries to his neck and back and had sought treatment for both.

Man charged in stabbing of woman, rape of teen in Selma

A man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of his wife, as well as the rape and attempted murder of a 15-year-old girl on early Saturday morning. According to media reports the man has been identified as Larry Donnell McWilliams Jr., 42. Shawnta Moultry, 44, was identified as the victim.

Church hosting youth trip to civil-rights sites, HBCUs

Mount Olive Baptist Church’s youth ministry will lead a “Sankofa Trip to the South” for students in middle and high schools Oct. 7-10, with registration due by Aug. 15. The journey will include stops in Atlanta and Montgomery, visits to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Tuskegee University, Morehouse College and Spelman College, and a church service at Ebenezer Baptist Church. If the schedule allows, there will be a trip to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

Voting Rights Act gets a birthday party

“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” —Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. Today marks the 57th Anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by President Lyndon Baines Johnson, making it illegal for any election authorities—federal, state, or local—to place restrictions on African Americans and their right to vote freely, in private and without fear of retaliation.

Selma celebrates 57 years since passing of Voting Rights Act

SELMA, Ala. (WSFA) - On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon B Johnson signed the National Voting Rights Act into law, prohibiting discriminatory prerequisites to voting. People in Selma gathered to celebrate the milestone as the town played an essential role in the civil rights movement. “Every day, there’s an attempt...

Orrville-based firm plans medical marijuana operation in Selma

An Orrville-based company hopes to open a medical marijuana operation in Selma that would bring a multimillion investment and about 20 jobs to the city. The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission, which was created to regulate the medical marijuana industry in the state, will issue five permits in the state. Chris Weaver, general manager of operations at The Wemp Company on County Road 960 in Orrville, told the Selma City Council that he hopes his family business will receive one of the permits for a facility in Selma.

Building Donated to Selma Area Food Bank

The Selma Area Food Bank has provided food to thousands of people since COVID-19 hit. And it’s all thanks to a timely donation. “My wife and I, and my brother and his wife, and a gentleman from Birmingham named Harry Kampakis, we all owned this building together,” said Joe Mussafer of Montgomery.

The heat is on: Selma High School hosts first Media Day

Trash talking, vigorous training and brotherhood! All in good wholesome conversation was how these topics found scholar athletes from all over at the first Media Day hosted by Selma High School. Team members and their coaches gathered in the media center for a Q & A session, as members of...

Vaughan Regional Medical Center to host hiring event on Aug. 10

Vaughan Regional Medical Center (VRMC) will host a hiring event from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Staff from VRMC will interview candidates for clinical and nonclinical positions. Focus will be made on admitting, environmental services, lab, nursing, and imaging. Those interested in attending for interviews are...

Man fatally stabbed wife, raped teen in Selma, officials say

SELMA, Ala. (WSFA) - A man is accused of fatally stabbing his wife and committing a sex crime against a teen in Selma. Larry Donnell McWilliams Jr., 42, was arrested and faces charges of domestic violence murder, first-degree rape and attempted murder. He was developed as a suspect after detectives interviewed witnesses.
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Billingsley’s Lawrence joins AHSAA executive staff

Former Billingsley High School athletic director James (J.T.) Lawrence was named AHSAA assistant director at the annual AHSAA summer meeting on July 27. Lawrence was approved by the AHSAA Central Board at the meeting. According to a press release, Lawrence will be “working with professional development, special programs and marketing...

Two Alabama convicted felons sentenced to prison for illegally possessing firearms

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WRBL) – Two men with previous felony convictions received sentencing for illegally owning firearms, announced U.S. Attorney Sandra J. Stewart on Thursday. On Wednesday, Aug. 3, Joshua Eugean Bean, 38, from Maplesville, Alabama, received a 60-month prison sentence. Prior to Bean’s sentencing, another Alabama resident, James Ryan Little, 27, from Clanton, Alabama, received a […]

Blackbelt Substation, Extension Center to host irrigation workshop

Blackbelt Substation and Extension Center in Marion Junction will host an irrigation workshop on Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to learning irrigation practices those interested in attending will learn about a financial incentive program promoting sustainable irrigation expansion. Topics will cover irrigation systems and practices...