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Alabama Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday Runs Through Sunday

The state of Alabama is observing its annual sales tax holiday on severe weather preparedness items from February 23-25. This means certain equipment, gear and supplies will be exempt from the state’s 4% sales tax. Some counties and cities are…

Closure of Concordia College Alabama Stuns Selma Community

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Word that Concordia College Alabama will be closing its doors at the end of the semester has people in Selma feeling surprised and upset. Concordia officials say the college was unable to find investors to…

Update: Concordia College in Selma to Close

Update: As Alabama News Network reported more than two weeks ago, the future of Concordia College Alabama in Selma was uncertain because of major financial challenges. Interim Transition Officer Dr. James Lyons has now made it official that the college…

Cyber-Criminals Attack Wallace Community College Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Some employees at Wallace Community College Selma have become the victims of cyber-criminals. Attorneys representing the college say the employees were the victim of an email phishing attack. They say a request was made from…

Sen. Doug Jones Talks Issues with Community Leaders in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- U.S. Senator Doug Jones is travelling across the state during his first official tour since he was sworn into office. Jones held a round table discussion with Selma community leaders Tuesday morning. The discussion centered…

Sanders-Fortier Eyes Senate District 23 Seat

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma attorney Malika Sanders-Fortier is running for the seat in the state senate that her father, Senator Hank Sanders, has held for more than three decades.…

Selma Police Beef Up Neighborhood Patrols

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma Police are beefing up neighborhood patrols after a rash of burglaries and car break-ins in Selma. Anthony Austin of Selma says his home on the…

Selma Chef Shares Valentine's Day Dinner Idea

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Dozens of people in Selma spent some time preparing for Valentine's Day by hanging out at the public library. Chef Harry Dominick with the Edmundite Missions put on…

Sen. Hank Sanders Changes his mind.

  This is the statement from Sen. Sanders:  "Some time it is time.  Some time we do not realize it is time until something special happens.   I had thought that I would run to serve one more term in the…

Sen. Hank Sanders Decides Not to Seek Re-Election

Despite having already qualified to run for re-election, Sen. Hank Sanders (D-Selma) has decided not to seek another term in the Alabama Senate. He has held the District 23 seat since 1983. In a statement emailed to Alabama News Network,…

Traffic Stop in Dallas Co. Ends in Drug Arrests

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A traffic stop in Dallas County ends with two people behind bars on drug charges. Captain Mike Granthum says DeMontrell Shelton and Lyrica Jackson are both…

City Treasurer Fired by Selma Mayor Reinstated by City Council

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The power struggle between the Mayor Darrio Melton and the Selma City Council over the city treasurer continues. City treasurer Renita Wade was again reinstated by the city council after being terminated by the mayor…

No-Seatbelt Fatals Mount Up

Alabama authorities are reporting another fatal accident in which the driver was not wearing a seat belt. They say it happened Saturday night about 9:30 on highway 80, four miles east of Selma. The victim was a Montgomery man who…

Future of Concordia College Alabama Uncertain

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Lingering financial challenges have left the future of Concordia College Alabama in Selma hanging in the balance. Interim Transition Officer Dr. James Lyons says the school needs an…

Pine Hill Man Sentenced to 7 Years on Child Pornography Charges

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces that Terry White,22, of Pine Hill, was sentenced Thursday after earlier pleading guilty to a violation of 18 USC Section 2252A(a)(2), Receipt of Child Pornography. White was…

Fatal Accident

Authorities say 68 year old Earnest Hatcher died Thursday afternoon when the car he was driving left the road and struck a tree. Troopers say Hatcher was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from his C1500 Chevy Pickup. The accident…

Street Dancer Aims to Spread Joy in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- If you've driven through the busiest intersection in Selma within the last few months, you've probably noticed a man dancing on the corner and wondered -- What's up with that guy? Well, his name is…

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