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Shots Fired into Selma Mayor James Perkins’ Home

An investigation is underway in Selma after the home of Mayor James Perkins, Jr. is shot into. Police Chief Kenta Fulford says Perkins returned home this morning and found a bullet hole in the wall of his office and sheetrock on the floor. Fulford says it’s unknown at this time whether Perkins was targeted or it was a stray bullet…

Pay It Forward: Terry Oliver of Selma

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Terry Oliver of Selma. Whether its mowing others’ lawns, helping his elderly neighbors on trash day, or volunteering to help keep local storefronts litter-free, Terry Oliver often goes out of his way to perform random acts of service. His desire to serve is what he would describe as a labor…

Pay It Forward: William Bowman of Selma

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring William Bowman of Selma. He’s the founder of VIP ,the non-profit with this simple mission: making life better for the blind and visually impaired. VIP helps educate and connect visually impaired people with helpful resources, like free eye screenings preventative and corrective vision care and medical equipment. William plans regular…

LACEUP Highlights – Week Three

AHSAA Football Scoreboard THIS WEEK’S RESULTS (includes Thursday results) CLASS 7A Daphne 41, Fairhope 13 Hewitt-Trussville 45, Sparkman 13 Huntsville at Grissom, postponed to Sept. 24 Theodore 28, Alma Bryant 0 Thompson 49, Tuscaloosa County 7 CLASS 6A Blount 1, Baldwin County 0, forfeit Briarwood Christian 20, Chelsea 3 Buckhorn 43, Hazel Green 7 Cullman 30, Hartselle 20 Homewood 9, McAdory 7…

LACEUP Highlights – Week Two

High school football highlights and scores from across Central Alabama. AHSAA Football Scoreboard FRIDAY’S RESULTS CLASS 7A Alma Bryant 26, Mary Montgomery 6 Auburn 37, Opelika 10 Enterprise 35, Carver-Montgomery 14 Fairhope 28, Andalusia 21 Hewitt-Trussville 1, Saraland 0, forfeit Hoover 62, Bessemer City 0 Murphy 35, Foley 12 Prattville 16, Stanhope Elmore 10 Spain Park 21, Briarwood Christian 14 Theodore…

Pay It Forward: Lela Underwood of Selma

NOMINATE SOMEONE HERE.  The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Lela Underwood of Selma. Underwood has made it her mission to serve the elderly community in West Alabama. The way she’s doing that has had to change because of COVID-19 but, she’s still making it happen. She hasn’t been able to make her usual rounds to nursing…

Change on the Way to Selma City Hall

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma voters will be choosing a new mayor in the upcoming municipal elections in August. Mayor Darrio Melton won’t be on the ballot — and there are a dozen candidates running for the mayor’s office. People in Selma say they want a mayor — who’s ready — and able. Someone who’s ready to lead —…

Celebration of Life Events Announced for Congressman John Lewis

The family of civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis has released details of the Celebration of Life ceremonies that are set to begin Saturday in Troy. A service celebrating “The Boy from Troy” will be held on the campus of Troy University inside Trojan Arena at 10:00AM Saturday. The ceremony is open to the public, but seating is limited….

Removal of Confederate Monuments Brings New Efforts to Rename Edmund Pettus Bridge

The historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma is an iconic symbol of the civil rights movement that bears the name of a Confederate general. “Edmund Pettus was a grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. Edmund Pettus was a white supremacist and I don’t think you need to lift both of those in the same breath,” said former State Senator…

Victims Identified in Fatal Plane Crash Near Craig Field in Selma as U.S. Navy Pilots

Dallas County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed two people died onboard a plane that crashed near Craig Field in Selma Wednesday. The victims have been identified as Capt. Vincent Segars and Commander Joshua Fuller of the U.S. Navy. Both are pilots and were en route to Pensacola, Florida from Jasper, Alabama on a civilian plane. According to the U.S. Navy, Capt….