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2018 Bridge Crossing Jubilee Underway in Selma

Events begin today

The annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee is underway in Selma. The event commemorates the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march and Bloody Sunday. Each year, the celebration draws people from across the country, including political leaders and other notable people. This information comes from State  Senator Hank Sanders: The 2018 Bridge Crossing Jubilee is Underway! Many Diverse Events Taking Place TODAY, March…

Fatal Accident

Selma Man Dies.

Authorities say 68 year old Earnest Hatcher died Thursday afternoon when the car he was driving left the road and struck a tree. Troopers say Hatcher was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from his C1500 Chevy Pickup. The accident happened about 3:10 PM on Alabama 140 about four miles West of Selma. Categories: Montgomery, West Alabama Tags: Earnest Hatcher,…

Melton Delivers State of the City Address in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma Mayor Darrio Melton delivered a State of the City Address Monday. He highlighted the successes of the past year and shared some of what residents can expect in the coming year. Melton says Selma is a city that’s making progress but it still has a lot of challenges to face. He outlined two new…

Selma Board of Education Regains Control of School System from State

The Selma Board of Education is regaining control of the city’s schools after almost four years of state control. The state board voted Thursday to release the city system from state intervention that followed an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct between a teacher and students. Selma school board chairman Johnny Moss tells the Selma Times-Journal he’s relieved. Moss says…

Selma Police Department Gets New Uniforms

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Big changes are underway at the Selma Police Department. Chief Spencer Collier says the police department is changing uniforms. He says the department is doing away with the dark navy uniforms officers have traditionally worn. He says the new uniforms will be olive green and khaki. He says they’ll more modern, more durable and a…

Your Town Friday: Selma

You know you’ve arrived in Selma when you cross over the Edmund Pettus Bridge and one of the first places many people stop is the Selma Welcome Center. “We try to tell people what Selma has to offer,” explained greeter Terry Hewitt. He’s worked as a greeter for seven years, but is actually from up north.  He’s lived in Selma…

American Eagle Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Selma

An American Eagle flight with 65 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Selma, Alabama, after the pilot noticed a burning smell in the cabin and cockpit. American Airlines said in a statement that the plane landed safely Wednesday morning in Selma at the site of a former Air Force base that now serves as an industrial park and…

Bloody Sunday 52nd Anniversary March

March 5th marked the 52nd Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma. Hundreds of people gathered in Selma to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge 52 years after the original protestors marched in the Civil Rights Movement. Some people who marched during that time were there to cross the bridge again, and were so thankful their efforts weren’t forgotten. “We were scared,…

Gov. Bentley Approves Reward for Information on Deadly Selma Fire

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has approved a $5,000 reward to help find the person responsible for killing a Selma mother and her daughter with cerebral palsy in a house fire last month. Fire officials determined the Dec. 8 fire that killed 44-year-old Katrina Moore and her 20-year-old daughter Coleman Moore was intentionally set after lab results tested positive for arson….

UPDATE: Selma House Fire that Killed Two Ruled as Arson

UPDATE:  State Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled the blaze an act of arson.  The Selma Police Department is asking anyone with information to call the Secret Witness Line at (334) 874-2190 or Crimestoppers at 1-866-442-7463.   From the West Alabama Newsroom– A mother and daughter are dead after a house fire early Thursday morning in Selma. Fire officials say a…