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Press conference tomorrow to announce pastor, law enforcement prayer vigil

On Wednesday at 4 p.m. a press conference by pastors and law enforcement leadership will announce a prayer vigil that is scheduled for June 7. The purpose of the vigil is to address recent tensions that have occurred throughout the country, according to a press release sent to media today. "We have two goals," the release stated. "1) pray for a...

Selma High School schedules graduation with limitations for June 20

Following precautions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Selma High School will hold its graduation ceremony and parade at 8 a.m. on June 20 with limitations. In a letter to students and parents on June 1, Selma High School Principal Stoney Pritchett and Superintendent Avis Williams stated that "in-person traditional events have been canceled" because of the pandemic. The letter stated...

Monday COVID count: Dallas County cases jump nearly 20 since weekend

Dallas County reported 279 confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday night, an increase of 19 from Saturday night. The death rate in Dallas County remains at three, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division. To see a dashboard of cases by county across the state, click here. A “Safer at Home” order from the state started May 1 with...

Selma native to be new vice superintendent of Air Force Academy

Col. Otis Jones, who is a native of Selma, is slated to take over the position of vice superintendent of the Air Force Academy. Jones is currently the commander of the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base in Japan, according to a report from Stars and Stripes. He graduated from the academy in 1995, having earned a record of...

Column: A summer to remember

BY AVIS WILLIAMS  Growing up, for many years, summer was my favorite season and the best time of year to be alive. This was most true when I was a child and had the privilege of having summers off. Additionally, I’m a June baby so a birthday party was always on tap. Those were fun times!  Fast forward to today and like most...

Saturday COVID count: Dallas County cases reach 260

Dallas County reported 260 confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday night, an increase of five from Friday night. The death rate in Dallas County remains at three with 2,041 tested, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division. The COVID-19 confirmed cases have increased by 115 in the last 14 days. To see a dashboard of cases by county across...

Friday COVID count: Dallas County adds 55 cases since Monday

Dallas County reported 255 confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday night, an increase of 11 from Thursday night. The death rate in Dallas County remains at three with 1,986 tested, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division. The COVID-19 confirmed cases have increased by 55 since Monday. To see a dashboard of cases by county across the state, click...

COVID-19 testing being expanded across Black Belt Region

COVID-19 testing in Montgomery and surrounding areas, including Dallas County, are being expanded through collaboration between Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed. The collaboration also includes Rural Health Medical Program, Inc. in Selma and Assurance Labs, which will conduct drive-through testing in Clarke, Dallas, Perry, Marengo, Monroe, and Wilcox counties. Testing started on May 26. RHMPI patients and...

Sage advice: ‘If you want to get along, you have to go along’

BY STEVE FLOWERS  The legendary Speaker of the U.S. House, Sam Rayburn, coined a famous phrase he used often and imparted to young congressmen when they would arrive on Capitol Hill full of vim and vigor. He would sit down with them and invite them to have a bourbon and branch water with him. The old gentleman, who had spent nearly...

Horton celebrates 10 years as pastor at Elkdale Baptist Church

By Fred Guarino | Selma Sun Staff  Cory Horton’s greatest joy as pastor of Elkdale Baptist Church in Selma for the past 10 years has been “watching church members grow in their walk with the Lord.”  Horton celebrated his 10th anniversary with the church on May 2.  Before coming to Elkdale, Horton served at Shocco Springs Baptist Camp and Conference Center in Talladega where he was recreation director and staff pastor. That is also where he completed his master’s of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  To read...
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Press conference tomorrow to announce pastor, law enforcement prayer vigil

On Wednesday at 4 p.m. a press conference by pastors and law enforcement leadership will announce a prayer vigil that is scheduled for June...

Selma High School schedules graduation with limitations for June 20

Following precautions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Selma High School will hold its graduation ceremony and parade at 8 a.m. on June 20...

Monday COVID count: Dallas County cases jump nearly 20 since weekend

Dallas County reported 279 confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday night, an increase of 19 from Saturday night. The death rate in Dallas County remains at three,...
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