Monday, May 25, 2015

West Alabama Newsroom

Memorial Day Weekend Signals Rise in River Traffic in Selma
From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer. And in Selma -- that means many people will head to hang out on the Alabama River.

Selma Police and Boy Scouts Team Up to Hold Youth Leadership Camp
From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A community partnership in Selma is working to help shape the area's leaders of tomorrow and strengthen the relationship between police and the community.

Hayneville Police Chief Reports Two Alleged Sexual Assault Cases at Schools
Hayneville Police Chief Kelvin Mitchell says his department has uncovered two alleged sexual assault cases involving students that were unreported.

Projects Underway in Selma to Enhance Tourism Industry
From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Tourism continues to grow around Selma -- and there are several projects underway that officials say will expand and enhance the area's tourism industry even more.

Dallas Co. Man Shot and Killed During Home Invasion
From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A Dallas County man is shot and killed during an apparent home invasion.

Meet Our Golden Apple Teacher of the Year
Alabama News Network has announced the winner of our Golden Apple Teacher of the Year award.

University of Alabama Honor Students Work Service Projects in Marion
From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A group of students from the University of Alabama is in Marion working on service projects to help strengthen the community.

Bill Cosby Promotes the Importance of Education in Selma
From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Actor and Comedian Bill Cosby wrapped up a two-day visit to Alabama -- Friday afternoon in Selma.

State Labor Officials: Selma Surrounded by Job Opportunities
From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The unemployment rate climbed slightly in Dallas County but labor officials say there are hundreds of active jobs available right now for people who want to work.

Selma Leaders Want Audit on Anniversary Weekend Tax Revenue
Selma city officials are asking for a state audit to determine why the city's tax revenue during the Bloody Sunday 50th anniversary was lower than anticipated.