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February First Saturday Selma to be held this weekend

The next First Saturday Selma event will take place this weekend on Feb. 1 in downtown Selma featuring food, live music and art venues. Below is a list of destinations that will be part of First Saturday: The Bridge Tender’s House with Artist Anne Strand 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 2 Lafayette Park next to the historic St. James By the River...

Mental health: What do our teachers need?

By Avis Williams  Teaching is more than just a little challenging. It’s hard. This is especially true when serving in a high poverty setting. Challenges range from the workload itself to secondary trauma.   As the lead learner of Team Selma, I do not take for granted the commitment and dedication that I see in our teachers. I value and encourage...

Community program in Dallas County receives another grant from Kay Ivey

A community program serving Dallas County received another grant from Governor Kay Ivey's Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). The Community Services Program of West Alabama Inc. (CSPWA) was among other agencies in the state to be awarded funds from the Community Services Block Grants, which totaled $1.7 million to assist low-income residents. According to an announcement from ADECA,...

FAFSA Workshop set at WCC Selma on Tuesday

Local staff members from the office of U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) will host a workshop to assist students and their families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Wallace Community College Selma, Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 5-6:20 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. According to Jones' Office, in 2018, Alabama high school...

Connection at a Chili Cookoff leads to revamped Sandbar restaurant

By Cindy Fisher | Selma Sun Staff  Great business deals often happen over food, which turned out to be the case for the new-and-improved Sandbar restaurant.  Sandbar owners David and Michelle Pearce were looking for a collaboration with a top chef to revamp their restaurant that sits on a prime spot along the Alabama River, and they found it when they...

Selma eye care center to hold free glaucoma screenings next week

Next week Primary EyeCare Center in Selma will hold free glaucoma screenings as part of National Glaucoma Awareness Month. The CDC describes glaucoma as a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve in the eyes, often leading to blindness. It is the second leading cause of blindness, with people over the age of 60 being at risk for the...

$2M expansion of Selma Interpretive Center to include 96-seat theater

By Todd Prater | Selma Sun Staff  A $2 million expansion of the Selma Interpretive Center is set to begin in the coming months. Selma Mayor Darrio Melton said the old Goodwill building behind the interpretive Center will be turned into a 96-seat theatre as part of a long-term expansion project.  Melton said the project is made possible through a partnership between the...

Author/activist William Waheed discusses his book “The Courageous Eight…” at library event

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun William Waheed, author of "The Courageous Eight Hidden Figures Of The 1965 Voting Rights Movement" discussed his book and signed copies at a Lunch at the Library event held at the Selma Dallas County Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 23. The Courageous Eight includes Ernest L. Doyle, James Gildersleeve, Henry Shannon Sr., F.D. Reese, the Rev....

Pre-registration open for Strong Start Pre-Kindergarten at Sophia Kingston Elementary

Pre-registration is open for Selma City Schools Strong Start Pre-Kindergarten at Sophia P. Kingston Elementary School and will end on Sept. 1. “SCS Strong Start Pre-K strives to provide a nurturing, rewarding, and enriching educational experience for our students," said Cheryl Randolph, Early and Social Emotional Learning Coordinator. "Some of the schools activities consist of parent's book-study, Reading Is Fundamental Program...

Alabama Black Belt Adventures sponsoring Best Hunting Dog Photo Contest

Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association is holding a photo contest for residents of Dallas County and elsewhere focusing on hunting dogs. The organization has set the deadline for March 1 for those who wish to enter. The contest is for dogs that are pictured out in the woods or other grounds, aiding hunters in finding game. The winner will be determined...
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February First Saturday Selma to be held this weekend

The next First Saturday Selma event will take place this weekend on Feb. 1 in downtown Selma featuring food, live music and art venues. Below...

Mental health: What do our teachers need?

By Avis Williams  Teaching is more than just a little challenging. It’s hard. This is especially true when serving in a high poverty setting. Challenges...

Community program in Dallas County receives another grant from Kay Ivey

A community program serving Dallas County received another grant from Governor Kay Ivey's Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). The Community Services Program...
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