Dallas County

Dallas Co. Schools Playing It Safe with Eclipse

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The solar eclipse is creating a lot of excitement around the country but school officials in Dallas County have decided not to let students view the eclipse directly. Superintendent Hattie Shelton says she didn’t want to take the chance of someone damaging their eyes. She says resources have been provided for teachers and students so…

Alabama Schools in Flood Danger

PEW report identifies flood-prone schools

The non-profit PEW Charitable Trusts are out with a report identifying schools in danger of flooding. The report includes an interactive map of Alabama with a list of the number of schools in each county that is in a flood danger area. The Dallas County School system has the largest number of those schools—three of the system’s 22 schools. Montgomery…

Two Dallas Co. Jail Inmates Stabbed

Authorities are investigating the stabbing of two inmates at the Dallas County Jail. District Attorney Michael Jackson says the jail was on lockdown Tuesday after the stabbings. He identified the inmates as Kenyatta Dukes and Michael Morton. Information wasn’t immediately available on the extent of their injuries and the circumstances surrounding the stabbings. ___ (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All…

Valley Grande Man Convicted of Child Abuse

Jonathan Wilson of Valley Grande, Alabama has been convicted of child abuse. Wilson and his wife Tessie were arrested in 2014 and charged with aggravated abuse. Dallas County Authorities say the couple abused an 11-year-old girl. Investigators say the victim was the couple’s niece — who had been placed in their care about a year ago before they were arrested….