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Shots Fired into Home of Dallas Co. School Superintendent

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Dallas County Sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting at the home of the Dallas County School Superintendent. “This is alarming!” Sheriff Mike Granthum says unknown suspects — drove by the home of Dallas County School Superintendent Hattie Shelton Tuesday night in Valley Grande — and fired eight shots into her house. Video from home…

Autauga County BOE Names New Superintendent

The Autauga County School Board has selected a new superintendent. School board member Mark Hindman confirmed to Alabama News Network that Timothy Tidmore will be taking over after Spence Agee leaves at the end of the year. Tidmore comes from the Albertsville City School District where he is currently the Deputy Superintendent for Federal Programs and Student Services. The board…

Selma City School System Starts New School Year

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Today was the first day of school for students in the Selma City School District. Superintendent Avis Williams says the first day of school had a few challenges. She said that’s to be expected — under the circumstances. The first nine weeks of the school year will completely virtual. “The thing about it that we…

Selma City Schools Gearing up for New School Year

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma City Schools is set to reopen in less than two weeks. Teachers are already back on the job — while students report back later this month. Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams says the district is preparing for a school year — like no other. The first nine weeks of the school year will be virtual…

Apple iPad Grant Aids Home Schooling Effort in Perry Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Public schools across the state are back in session. However, the COVID-19 outbreak has forced school districts to home-school students. Classes have resumed at Perry County Schools — although students will stay home while learning. “This is uncharted territory!” Superintendent Dr. John Heard says the Apple ConnectEd grant — awarded to the school district back…

Sales Tax Revenue Provides Technology, Improvements

There are more than 1,700 students in the Andalusia City School system. Every student in grades K-12 will have access to an electronic device in the upcoming school year. The technology will be paid for by the city’s half cent sales tax, which has been in effect for six years. The revenue from the tax is used exclusively for education….

Wall Collapse Injures 5 Football Players at Pike County High School

Photo by Randy Fielding, via The Mountain Eagle Five high school football players from Oakman High School are recovering after a wall collapsed onto them at Pike County High School. According to Pike County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Mark Bazell, it happened in the visiting team’s locker room.  The wall is described as A 15 foot long, 6 foot high modesty wall….

Troy City Schools Aiming for Improvements

School faculty and staff are always looking to improve their academics. Thursday was the beginning of the school year for Troy City Schools and Pike Liberal Arts, and improvement is what both school systems are striving for. Superintendent Lee Hicks for Troy City Schools says extracurricular activities have led his students to excel. “I feel like we’ve been able to…