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Selma’s new police chief officially takes reign of the department

Friday was the first full day on the job for Selma’s new police chief, Kenta Fulford. He officially took the reigns of the police department after a swearing in ceremony Thursday: “Just excited and ready to go to work.” Fulford said. The new top cop was appointed police chief by the Selma City Council last month. Retired Selma Police Lt….

New Sawmill to Bring Dozens of New Jobs to Selma

A new multi-million dollar sawmill opens in Selma — bringing dozens of new high tech jobs to the area. Sunbelt Forest Ventures is a new state-of-the-art sawmill — that produces pallet timber. The facility is located on a 50-acre site in the South Dallas Industrial Park in Selma. Company officials say the project represents a more than $30 million dollar…

Alabama Supreme Court Affirms Ruling In Favor of Selma City Council

The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s ruling against Selma’s mayor. Source: City of Selma The state’s highest court agreed with the Dallas County Circuit Court that the city council has the power to appoint certain positions. In September 2018, the Selma City Council adopted an ordinance that gave council the power to appoint the city’s tax collector, police…

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…

Selma Girl Takes on Sweet Challenges on National Baking Show

Portrait of Brooke Waters, as seen on Kids Baking Championship, Season 7. Courtesy of Food Network.One 11-year-old Selma native is stirring up national attention as a contestant on “Kids Baking Championship.” Brooke Waters currently attends Morgan Academy but she recently spent some time in California filming as a contestant on the Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship.” “It’s just really cool…

New Best Buy Teen Tech Center Coming to Selma

A new Best Buy Teen Tech Center is opening in Selma soon. Alabama News Network got an inside look at the facility before the official grand opening slated for August 27. The center is located at Wallace Community College Selma next to the library. The goal of the center is to allow students ages 13 to 18 to get hands-on…

Prison System Graduates New Class of Correctional Officers

The Alabama Department of Corrections is hiring a new category of corrections officer as the state tries to address a prison staffing shortage. Sixty-one basic correctional officers will graduate Friday from the Alabama Corrections Academy in Selma. The prison system created the new position of basic officer this year to speed the hiring of security staff. The program has easier…

Selma’s Jubilee Bridge Crossing Re-Enactment Goes on As Planned

Chants of “No Justice, No Peace” rang out in downtown Selma Sunday, as marchers refused to let the stormy weather impact the annual Jubilee Bridge Crossing festivities. Thousands took part in this year’s Bridge Crossing Re-Enactment, painting a picture of what it like on Bloody Sunday in 1965. “My great-grandmother marched with Dr. King in 1965, across the Edmund Pettus…