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Civil Rights sites in 7th district receive another federal grant for preservation

In an press release on her website, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-7) announced that a $3.5 million federal grant has been allocated to sites important to the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham Montgomery, Tuscaloosa and Selma. Sewell said that funding was secured through the National Park Service, which has administered other Civil Rights Movement preservation projects such as Mrs. Amelia...

State launches online guide to coronavirus relief efforts, programs

Designed as a "comprehensive" guide to the relief efforts in response to the coronavirus outbreak, altogetheralabama.org has been launched, according to an announcement by Governor Kay Ivey. The website functions as a source of information for various issues such as the financial impact of the disease, as well as information for volunteer efforts and donations. It was launched in partnership with...

Large building fire early Tuesday morning causes power outage in downtown Selma

A large fire in the 1400 block of LL Anderson Ave. and Lawrence St. Tuesday morning consumed three buildings and burned several power poles causing a power outage throughout downtown Selma. Alabama Power crews are replacing poles and wires that burned in the two-alarm fire that began at 3:30 a.m. and caused the power outage to more than 1,700 homes...

Plantersville store voluntarily closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

A gas station in Plantersville posted on social media that it is closing for two weeks after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The Plantersville Mini Mart said on Facebook that closing is "drastic" but they are choosing to take precautions before they are ordered to close to protect employees and customers. The store said each employee will self quarantine and...

Kay Ivey partners with state health department to launch volunteer program

Recently, Governor Kay Ivey partnered with the Alabama Department of Public Health to launch a volunteer program titled Alabama ReadyOp and is seeking health care professionals to assist as the coronavirus pandemic continues. In the program the information of volunteers and reserve staff members is collected and sent to healthcare professionals in the event that they are needed as they...

Alabama health organizations join together to stop the spread of COVID-19

Special to the Selma Sun  The health and safety of Alabamians is our top priority. To that end, the Alabama Department of Public Health, the Alabama Hospital Association, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and Alabama Medicaid Agency are joining together to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).   "We have been working very closely with numerous organizations...

State releases FAQs for individuals, businesses with questions about stay-at-home order

Gov. Kay Ivey's office and the Alabama Department of Public Health created a list of frequently asked questions about the shelter-in-place order that started Saturday evening and lasts until April 30. For those with personal questions about staying at home, go to Stay at Home Frequently Asked Questions for Individuals. For businesses, go to FAQs for Businesses with answers addressing the most asked...

Dallas County’s COVID-19 cases increase to 7

Dallas County now has seven confirmed cases of COVID-19, as of Friday. The Alabama Department of Public Health reports seven total positive cases of coronavirus in Dallas County, with 44 tests having been taken. To see a dashboard of cases by county across the state, click here. The Dallas County Health Department started drive-thru testing this week, on Monday and Wednesday by...

Alabama governor issues shelter-in-place order starting Saturday night

Alabama will be under a stay-at-home order starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris Friday issued the requirement that Alabama residents to stay at home except for “essential activities” starting Saturday night. The state will make another determination of whether to extend the order before April 30. The governor made the announcement...

Selma Mall to hold ‘Park and Pray’ at parking lot on April 12

On April 12, Selma Mall will allow the public to come for a "Park and Pray" event to be held at its parking lot in place of the usual Easter services that have been cancelled in many communities throughout the nation and worldwide. Even with the statewide shelter in place order that started Saturday at 5 p.m., “drive-in” worship services are...
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Civil Rights sites in 7th district receive another federal grant for preservation

In an press release on her website, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-7) announced that a $3.5 million federal grant has been allocated to sites...

State launches online guide to coronavirus relief efforts, programs

Designed as a "comprehensive" guide to the relief efforts in response to the coronavirus outbreak, altogetheralabama.org has been launched, according to an announcement by...

Large building fire early Tuesday morning causes power outage in downtown Selma

A large fire in the 1400 block of LL Anderson Ave. and Lawrence St. Tuesday morning consumed three buildings and burned several power poles...
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