Four people hurt during two weekend shootings in Selma
Four people were injured during two shootings that occurred last weekend. According to Selma Police Lt. Ray Blanks, Amarys Williams, 34, was shot on June 2 around 10:36 p.m. at the 2000 block of Deer Ridge Avenue. Blanks said that Williams was shot multiple times while sitting inside her vehicle. He said suspects fired shots […] The post Four people hurt during two weekend shootings in Selma appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
10th annual Rockin Rib-Off had a recipe for success
By Travis Gupton The Selma Times-Journal The 10th annual Rockin’ Rib-off produced a crowd of over 700 for a night of fun and music last Saturday night in a fundraising event to continue the recovery process from the January 12 tornado. All day long, the citizens of Selma enjoyed food, games, and live music. Black […] The post 10th annual Rockin Rib-Off had a recipe for success appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
Voting rights marcher recalls being clubbed, hearing fatal gunshot during pivotal day of protests
Della Simpson Maynor was just 14 when she marched for voting rights in her hometown of Marion, Alabama. Her most distinct memory of that evening is of the police attacking the demonstrators.She recalls one officer, on horseback, swinging at her head with a club.“I remember going up with my elbow, trying to protect my head,” she said, pointing to the place where the club cracked down on her arm. “They didn’t care who they hit — children, women. I remember a lady, she was pregnant.”The Feb. 18, 1965, march ended with the shooting of a young activist and set...
Selma LTRG Chairperson addresses Selma Rotary Club
Selma Long Term Recovery Committee Chairperson Jay Gilmer was the guest speaker at the Selma Rotary Club on Monday at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library. Gilmer discussed the mission of the Selma LTRG, which is to provide recovery services to individuals and families affected by the January 12 tornado that devastated parts of Selma and […] The post Selma LTRG Chairperson addresses Selma Rotary Club appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
Selma historic district slowly recovers from tornado
The historic district in Selma is one of the biggest in the country. Dozens of buildings located in the district were damaged — by the January 12th tornado. And many still have a long way to go — on the road to recovery. Built in 1853 — Sturdivant...
Autaugaville author holds book signing in Selma
By Travis Gupton The Selma Times-Journal Autaugaville native James Ray Brown brought the story of his father Junior Brown to Dallas County last Saturday in a self-published book entitled, “Junior Brown a man and his family” Brown said the story is about his father’s journey through this life and how despite losing his leg he […] The post Autaugaville author holds book signing in Selma appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
Selma City Schools start summer programs
By Travis Gupton The Selma Times-Journal Summer has officially started in Selma as Selma City Schools kicked off the fifth year of their Summer Learning program called XSEL. Selma City Schools Superintendent Zickeyous Byrd was part of the first day of the Summer Learning Program, talking about how the first day was successful. “We are […] The post Selma City Schools start summer programs appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
New jobs in Selma
A local news agency is reporting Selma will soon have 60 well-paying jobs, thanks to a multi-million-dollar expansion by Hyundai supplier, Seoyon E HWA Interior Systems. The company manufactures plastic interior parts for Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Its $4.2 million capital investment will eventually increase the workforce in Selma to...
Two year old vandalism case in Valley Grande still pending
A vandalizing case at Valley Grande City Park from over two years ago is still pending. Valley Grande City Councilwoman Sara Day said that she recently checked with the Dallas County Court System and Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum for an update on the December 18 2020 case. Some Christmas decorations were damaged and other […] The post Two year old vandalism case in Valley Grande still pending appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
Alabama voting rights marcher recalls being clubbed, hearing fatal gunshot during pivotal day of protests
MARION, Ala. (AP) — Della Simpson Maynor was just 14 when she marched for voting rights in her hometown of Marion, Alabama. Her most distinct memory of that evening is of the police attacking the demonstrators. She recalls one officer, on horseback, swinging at her head with a club. “I remember going up with my elbow, trying […]
JCPenney, Macy’s rival to shutter longstanding location in Alabama
A rival to major department stores, such as JCPenney and Macy’s, is closing a store that has been in Alabama for more than 18 years. The Belk location in Selma, Alabama, will hold its final sales and shut its doors on Monday, June 5. The store closure comes after...
Summer Art Camp will start second week in June
One of Selma’s oldest summer traditions will start in two weeks at Charlie “Tinman” Lucas Studio. Summer Art Camp will be held in two different sections: June 12-16 and July 10-14. Times for both sections will be Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, 9 .a.m.-Noon. Lunch and snacks will be included. Fee for the […] The post Summer Art Camp will start second week in June appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
Multi-Million Dollar Expansion Bringing Jobs to Selma
Dozens of good-paying jobs are on the way to Selma — due to a multi-million dollar expansion — at a tier-one Hyundai supplier. A $4.2 million dollar capital investment at Seoyon E HWA Interior Systems — will create up to 60 new jobs. “It’s not any bricks...
Gov. Ivey signed Education Trust fund, general fund
By Travis Gupton The Selma Times-Journal Governor Kay Ivey signed the state’s budgets on Thursday. Included in the package is the General Fund and the Education Trust Fund, both with supplementals. “I am proud to officially put my signature on yet another historic investment in our students, teachers and schools,” Ivey said in a release. […] The post Gov. Ivey signed Education Trust fund, general fund appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
Water Avenue renovation project adding life to downtown Selma
Sitting at the corner of Water Avenue and Broad Street, the buildings commonly known as “The Selma Times-Journal” buildings are in the midst of a $4 million renovation that, when completed, will create a mixed-use development that will consist of both residential and retail spaces on one of the busiest corners in Selma. Selma Newspapers, […] The post Water Avenue renovation project adding life to downtown Selma appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
Legal Notices, June 1, 2023
The Dallas County Commission will hold a public hearing on June 12, 2023 at 4:00 PM at the Dallas County Commission Chambers at 102 Church Street, Selma, AL 36701 to discuss the completion of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG Project No CV-NC-20-017) that involved the acquisition of medical equipment for Dallas County. The County is interested in obtaining all citizens’ input on the performance of local officials, the staff, consultants and administrators, engineers, and contractors, and the actual use of CDBG funds during the implementation of the project. Citizens will also be requested to assess the performance of the Dallas County Commission in resolving identified community development needs and in achieving community development goals and objectives. All citizens, including those in the targeted area, are encouraged to attend in order to comment on the proposed activities. For more information, or if you require special accommodation at the hearing, contact Barbara Harrell (334) 874-2500.
Bids for camera system to be opened June 22
Bids for the long-awaited citywide surveillance camera system will be opened on June 22, according to a legal notice from the city of Selma. The city has looked at installing surveillance cameras for more than two years, but the executive branch and the council were unable to agree on a vendor. The council has heard proposals from Alabama Power Company and from local firm SelCom, which uses cameras manufactured by Tennessee company SkyCop.
Selma City Council to meet tonight to discuss transfer of Memorial Stadium to Selma City Schools
A committee of the Selma City Council will meet tonight (June1) to discuss turning over Memorial Stadium and Bloch Park to Selma City Schools. A special committee of the City Council has met several times in executive session to discuss turning over Memorial Stadium and Bloch Park over to Selma City Schools so they can repair the stadium in time for football season.
Dallas County to hold monthly siren testing Tuesday
The Dallas County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency will be conducting its regularly scheduled monthly test of emergency outdoor warning sirens on Tuesday at 10 a.m. According to Dallas County EMA Director Toya Crusoe, the testing of the sirens is necessary to ensure that all systems are functioning properly. The sirens are designed to […] The post Dallas County to hold monthly siren testing Tuesday appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
Dual Enrollment Parent Meeting today at Selma High School
Selma High School will host a Dual Enrollment Parent Informational Meeting on Thursday at 4 p.m. at Selma High School. The Dual Enrollment Program is a program that Selma High has will WCCS that allows students to take classes at the college and graduate with an associate’s degree. Director of Career & Technical Education at […] The post Dual Enrollment Parent Meeting today at Selma High School appeared first on The Selma Times‑Journal.
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