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Selma Mayoral Candidates Participate in Open Forum

The candidates running for the upcoming Selma Mayor seat are all diverse in ages and backgrounds, but all want to help Selma grow into a destination city. At an open forum on Sunday at Selma High School, all five candidates were able to share their platforms and answer questions as individuals and as a group. Incumbent Mayor George Evans is…

Two Selma Men Arrested Following Shooting Death of Another Selma Man

1/2JASPER COLE Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2JOE JACKSON Show Caption Hide Caption On July 18, Vontrayvious Bennett was in the 900 Block of King Street when the vehicle he was occupying was shot into. Vontrayvious Bennett was injured in the head area. He was taken to Vaughn Emergency Room by private owned vehicle. He was later transported to UAB Hospital…

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed for Selma Man Against John Deere

Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of William DeShannon Thomas, who was killed Aug.13, 2015, when the John Deere 4440 tractor he was operating unexpectedly jumped forward. Mr. Thomas was fueling the tractor when the tractor jumped forward and ran over him, resulting in his death. The…

City of Selma Spends $25,000 a Month Operating Historic Hotel

The city of Selma is paying about $25,000 a month to operate a historic hotel on the banks of the Alabama River. The Selma Times-Journal reports that it obtained details on the finances of the St. James Hotel by filing a request for public records with the city. The hotel is a landmark in the west Alabama town. It overlooks…

Rep. Terri Sewell’s Bill to name Selma Post Office after Amelia Boynton Robinson

Today, The House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 4777, Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s (D-AL) bill to name the USPS facility in Selma, Alabama after voting rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson: “I was delighted to see The House of Representatives pass my legislation to name the Selma Post Office after Civil Rights Hero Amelia Boynton Robinson. Mrs. Boynton Robinson was known as the matriarch of…

Selma Salvation Army to Operate as Service Center

After years of struggling to effectively provide services with fewer financial resources available, The Salvation Army of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi has decided to resize its operations in Selma/Dallas County. The Salvation Army will “right-size” its operations to that of a Service Center, so that it can continue to provide services to the residents of this community, and do so…

Horse Droppings a Big Problem in Selma

The west Alabama city of Selma is planning a crackdown on what one councilman says is a big problem: Horse droppings. The City Council passed a law three years ago requiring that horses wear diapers when on city streets, but Councilman Michael Johnson says riders aren’t following the law. Johnson says he doesn’t mind people riding horses in the city…

Selma Resident Charged in Death of Birmingham Teen

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Birmingham police say a Selma resident is charged with capital murder in the killing of an 18-year-old man. A police statement says 19-year-old Alfred Parnell is being held without bond in the gunshot death of Maliek Mcbride. He was arrested Tuesday in Homewood by U.S. marshals. Officers responding to a call found Mcbride dead in a…

Selma Man Charged with Murder of his Brother-In-Law

Saturday March 19, around 10:00 p.m., officers responded to the 100 Block of College Drive in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers made entry into an apartment where the shooting took place and apprehended the suspect. The suspect was identified as 48-year old, Sandy Rhodes. The shooting stemmed from an argument that took place between the victim and the…

Congresswoman Sewell Presents Proposal to have Selma Post Office Named After Amelia Boynton Robinson

Today, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) released the following statement after filing legislation to name the USPS facility in Selma after voting rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson: “Amelia Boynton Robinson was known as the matriarch of the voting rights movement. Her life and legacy epitomized strength, resilience, perseverance and courage — the same characteristics that embody the City of Selma where she made such a…