James Perkins Jr.

Selma Mayor Outlines Volunteer Process Amid Cemetery Controversy

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma Mayor James Perkins, Jr. — steps into a controversy at a historic cemetery to try an diffuse the situation. “At the center of this matter is volunteerism,” he said. Perkins used the press conference Wednesday afternoon to clarify the city’s position concerning volunteerism at Old Live Oak Cemetery — and volunteering in general. “Are…

Selma Voters Optimistic After Municipal Election Runoff

From the West Alabama Newsroom– More votes were cast in the municipal election runoff — than there were in the municipal election, 355 more votes — to be exact. “This town has more enthusiasm for a local election than I’ve ever seen. There are signs everywhere. All my parents friends are always talking about it,” said Justin Baumann. Voters elected…

Perkins and Jackson Move On to Runoff in Selma Mayor’s Race

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A crowded field of twelve candidates in the Selma mayor’s race — has now been whittled down to the top two candidates — from Tuesday’s municipal election. The municipal election ended with a runoff in the mayor’s race — between James Perkins, Jr. — and Miah Jackson. That means there will be six more weeks…