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Selma-Dallas Co. Officials Tackle Long-Time Tax Problem

From the West Alabama newsroom– Paying property taxes is about to get a whole lot easier and convenient for Selma property owners. Selma property owners have had to go to Selma City Hall to pay their property taxes. Then turn around — and go to the county courthouse — to pay county property taxes. But that’s all about to come…

Historic St. James Hotel Sees Steady Growth in 1st Year

From the West Alabama Newsroom– It’s been close to a year since the historic St. James Hotel reopened in downtown Selma. So, how have things been going? “It’s been good. I can truly say it’s been wonderful.” St. James Hotel General Manager Cymethia Rudolph says the word is out about the historic hotel — and occupancy is up — and…

Selma Hosts Annual Alabama Welcome Center Retreat

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Tourism professionals from around the state are in Selma this week for the annual Alabama Welcome Center Retreat. Tourism is a billion dollar industry in the state of Alabama. Patti Culp is with the Alabama Travel Council. She says the retreat provides first-hand knowledge of the places — tourists may be interested in — when…

UPDATE: New City-Wide Mask Mandate Implemented in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The city of Selma has implemented a new city-wide mask mandate — in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19. Mayor James Perkins, Jr. proposed the mask mandate at the city council meeting Tuesday evening — and the council passed the ordinance unanimously. The ordinance requires people in Selma — to wear a mask…