Coronavirus

Selma Residents Share Their COVID Memories

From the West Alabama Newsroom– This Sunday will mark two years — since Alabama recorded its first case of COVID-19. Since then — the virus has impacted nearly everything we do. Melinda Fancher of Selma says she’s never seen anything — like the COVID pandemic. And she’s not alone. “I mean, you go to bed one night and things are…

Workforce Summit Aims to Aid Industry in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Department of Labor and the city of Selma hold a workforce summit — to help industries recruit and retain workers. Alabama Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington — says the COVID-19 pandemic — created a lot of challenges for businesses nationwide. But he says business in the state of Alabama — is bouncing back nicely. “The…

Selma Tour of Historic Homes Returns with New Name

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A 46-year annual Selma tradition — returns in a new way — following a two-year COVID-related hiatus. After more than four and half decades — the annual Historic Selma Pilgrimage — is no more. But it’s only because organizers — are now calling the event — the Historic Selma Tour of Homes. “Selma has the…

Jubilee Crowd Begins to Arrive in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– There was a full slate of activities Friday at the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma. Vice President Kamala Harris is set to appear at the event this year — and the anticipation is growing — for a big weekend. People from all over are beginning to make their way to the Queen City to…