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Safety Preparations Before Bridge Crossing Jubilee

Local law enforcement is gearing up for the largest civil rights commemoration in the world, the 55th anniversary of the Bridge Crossing Jubilee. “We want them to know that we’re going to do everything possible to make sure this weekend is a safe weekend for them so they can come out and enjoy,” said Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford. Fulford…

Bridge Crossing Jubilee Update: More Big Names Announced

In addition to 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer are expected to be at the 2020 Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, happening this Sunday, March 1st. Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams is also expected to attend. Former State Sen. Hank Sanders says…

Extra: A Conversation with Dr. Martin Luther King’s Barber

Malden Brothers Barbershop sits on Jackson St. in Centennial Hill, a once bustling neighborhood in Montgomery that catered to black citizens at a time when Montgomery was dominated by segregation. Many of the most iconic figures of the civil rights movement were patrons. Nelson Malden was Dr. King’s barber. He remembers their first meeting. “I saw the blue Pontiac pull…

Dallas Co. District Attorney: “We’ve gotten another gunslinger off the streets for the rest of his life”

A Selma man has been convicted of capital murder for a 2014 shooting. Maurice Pope, 27, has been sentenced to life without parole for a his role in a 2014 armed robbery turned murder. Police say Pope and his co-defendant, Rodney Walters, shot and robbed 62-year old Orlando Robinson of $43 at the Cheers Package Store on Broad Street. Robinson…

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…