Selma declares emergency at Memorial Stadium
The group Alabama Possible says efforts to help students access federal student loans through FAFSA were largely successful. Lawmakers plan to return for the next legislative session in February of 2024. Foundation created to help firefighters, families after catastrophic events. Updated: 10 hours ago. A new foundation has been formed...
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.
Valley Grande City Council approves lawn bid
The Valley Grande City Council unanimously approved a Resolution for Lawn Care Maintenance Bid on Monday night. Mayor Wayne Labbe, council members Sara Day, Jane Harris, Bruce Hughes. Robbie Rose and clerk/treasurer Kim Harris were present at the meeting. Resolution 2023-153, Lawn Care Maintenance Bid was awarded to Fix It Nix, a Landscape Company based […] The post Valley Grande City Council approves lawn bid 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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Tornado Benefit Concert raises funds and unites Selma with music and BBQ
The Tornado Benefit Concert, in conjunction with the Rockin’ Riboff and Rick Carter Songwriter Festival, drew over 700 people to Selma for a day of music, food and support on June 4. Crowds were treated to live music performances on two stages. Selma residents proudly represented their city, while...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Next Levitt AMP Selma concert features Ashley Sankey and Company
This Saturday's upcoming Levitt AMP concert in Selma will feature Ashley Sankey and Company. The public is invited to bring their own chairs. There will also be food and vendors. Gates will open at 6 p.m. followed by the show at 7 p.m. As always the event is free to...
Legal Notices, June 8, 2023
The City of Selma (“City”) invites qualified contractors (“Contractor”), who are licensed in the State of Alabama to submit a response to the Request for Proposal (RFP) for all labor, equipment, materials, and any incidentals required to complete the construction of a new City-Wide Camera Surveillance System for Public Safety Purposes.
Spaces available for Children's Defense Fund Integrated Summer Reading Program in Selma
Spaces are still available for the Children's Defense Fund Integrated Summer Reading (CDF IRC) Program at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Selma. 15 slots are remaining for the program, which is aimed at youths of ages five to eight. It will begin on Monday, June 12 and will run through July 21.
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.
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