Dallas County

Dallas Co. Election Results Lead to Several Historic Firsts

From the West Alabama newsroom– Dallas County is the site of the state’s first capital — as well as the site of historic civil rights events — that changed the world. And the county continues to make history today. People in Dallas County are surrounded by — and used to being a part of history. And even now they continue…

UPDATE: 125,000 Alabama Power Customers Are Without Service Statewide

UPDATE- As of 11:45 p.m. there are approximately 125,000 Alabama Power customers without service statewide.  In central Alabama, approximately  36,500 customers are without service. Initial reports of damage include limbs and trees falling into lines as a result of high winds.  Crews are responding to outages where it is safe to do so.  The following is a breakdown of where…

Dallas County Wanted Person Turns Himself in

Melvin Jerome Marshall Wanted man, Melvin Jerome Marshall age 44 is now in custody. Dallas County, District Attorney Michael Jackson says Marshall turned himself into a bounty hunter. Marshall was wanted for one count of Murder and one count of Attempted Murder. On April 11, the Selma Police Department responded to the 3000 block of Burgandy Avenue about two gunshot…

Marathon Gas Station on Highway 80 Robbed at Gunpoint, Police Search for Suspect

Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum says investigators need the the public’s help to identify a masked robber. Sheriff Granthum says the suspect entered the Marathon gas station on Highway 80 East Sunday night with a gun and demanded money. He says surveillance footage shows the suspect hopped over the counter, grabbed cash and ran out of the store. Anyone with…

Dallas County EMA Announces Storm Shelters Across County

Dallas County EMA Director Toya Stiles has announced a list of storm shelters opening across the county.   Burnsville (behind Fire Station) 8609 Alabama Highway 14 E, Selma, AL 36703 Orrville (behind Keith High School) 1274 Co Rd 115, Orrville, AL 36767  City Shelter: 1609 JL Chestnut Ave, Selma, AL Tipton (Jim Minor Garden Homes) 2534 Brown Street, Selma, AL 36701  Valley…

Dangerous Road in Dallas County Replaced

A ribbon cutting was held this morning for a county road in Dallas County that was in desperate need of repairs. According to county commissioners, County Road 205 in Marion Junction became extremely dangerous due to decay and erosion. The road hindered first responders and other services from making it to area homes. “I had to pick many of the…

Selma Man Sentenced to Over 2 Years for Carrying Firearm by Convicted Felon

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Jarvis Moss, 38, of Selma, was sentenced to 30 months (2 years and 6 months) in prison for possession of a Smith & Wesson, .38 caliber pistol. On May 30, Moss pled guilty and admitted in court that on July 29, 2018, a Selma police officer…

Grants Being Made Available in Dallas County

Recipients must attend one of two workshops next week

    From a Foundation News Release: “Black Belt Community Foundation Launches First Re-Granting Cycle for Its Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Process Work supported by W.K. Kellogg Foundation for Selma and Dallas County SELMA, AL  –  October 19, 2018:  In 2017, BBCF was granted funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as part of its nationwide Truth, Racial Healing…

Selma Couple Charged in Child’s Violent Death

Charges have been filed in against a man and a woman in the brutal death of a 23-month-old child. The child was pronounced dead shortly after being brought to the Vaughn Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Selma in August 2017. An autopsy conducted by the Alabama Department of Forensic Science determined that child’s death was caused by multiple blunt force…