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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…

Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast Kickoff Bloody Sunday Re-enactment

Presidential Candidates Corey Booker and Bernie Sanders were among the high ranking officials at the breakfast Sunday. Fifty four years after bloody Sunday, voting rights and voter suppression were the hot topics. Reverend Jesse Jackson says that Selma should not be used as an annual prop. He says Selma presents an opportunity for rural reconstruction. Former Secretary of State and…

Looking In: National Geographic Writes about the Civil Rights Trail

The article features Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery.

The Civil Rights Memorial at The Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery. Those of us who live here in Alabama know about the Civil Rights Monuments, the Maya Lin fountain, and the bridge, and the church, and Rosa’s bus stop. But it’s always  interesting to read what outsiders take in on their first trip to the three cities That’s what…

Selma Man Hit & Killed by Car

Location: 9 miles North of Selma

Alabama State Troopers say a Selma man was hit by a car and killed Friday afternoon. The victim is identified as 50 year old Adrian Jay Stubbs. He was struck by a car on Dallas County 37 about nine miles North of Selma Friday afternoon at 1:30. No charges so far as State Troopers continue their investigation.     Categories:…

Alabama Unemployment Stays Above National Average

National rate is 3.7. Alabama rate is 4.1%

“The preliminary, seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate is 4.1%, unchanged from September’s rate, and above October 2017’s rate of 3.8%.” The Alabama Department of Labor reports no change in the unemployment rate in October. It remains above the national average at 4.1% Selma has one of the highest rates for cities—7.2%.   Categories: Montgomery, News, Statewide, West Alabama Tags: Alabama,…