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Selma City Schools propose moving first day of school back to Aug. 24, starting classes online

Selma City Schools Superintendent Avis Williams has announced plans to recommend the Board of Education move the first day of school back to Aug. 24. In an open letter, Williams said the district has surveyed parents and teachers and determined the school year should start with remote and virtual learning on Aug. 24 instead of Aug. 10. Williams said teachers shared...

Secretary John Merrill encourages ballot selfies for primary runoff tomorrow

Secretary of State John Merrill encourages voters to take "ballot selfies" tomorrow during the Alabama primary runoff election between democratic senator, Doug Jones and republican candidate, Tommy Tuberville. Act 2019-370 allows for voters to take selfie pictures with their ballots as long as they do not disclose another voter's ballot. The act was passed with the help of Senator Chris...

Selma Area Food Bank receives 21,600 eggs from Cal-Maine Foods

Selma Area Food Bank has received a donation of 21,600 eggs from Cal-Maine Foods Inc. to feed people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation will be recognized by Agriculture and Industries Commissioner Rick Pate on July 15. According to a press release from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, Cal-Maine Foods sold 1 billion dozen shell eggs in 2019...

Column: A focus on wellness

BY AVIS WILLIAMS  Next week I will recommend a comprehensive school reopening plan for the Selma City Schools board of education to discuss and approve. Like the state’s Roadmap to Reopening Schools, our plan will focus on safety and wellness.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that school protocols include a process for screening scholars and employees as...

Sunday COVID count: Dallas County surpasses 1,000 cases

Dallas County reported 1,002 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of late Sunday night, an increase of six cases from Saturday. New cases jumped by 45 from Wednesday to Thursday and 15 from Thursday to Friday. Cases have risen 226 in the last 14 days in Dallas County, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division. The death rate...

Saturday COVID count: Dallas County pushes 1,000 cases

Dallas County reported 996 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of late Saturday night, an increase of 18 cases from Friday. New cases jumped by 45 from Wednesday to Thursday and 15 from Thursday to Friday. Cases have risen 247 in the last 14 days in Dallas County, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division. The death rate...

List of candidates who have qualified to run for office in Selma’s election so far

Qualifying opened Tuesday for candidates to officially register to run for one of the elected offices up for grabs in the City of Selma on Aug. 25. Here is the latest updated list of candidates who have qualified and/or announced as of close of business July 10, according to an election forum on Facebook. *(I) means incumbent. MAYOR Tremayne Gorden Robert Green Miah Jackson James...

Sample ballots, list of candidates for runoff election on Tuesday

The much-anticipated runoff election for Dallas County positions as well as state elected offices is Tuesday. To prepare, here are links to sample ballots for the Democratic and Republican Primary elections. https://www.sos.alabama.gov/…/2020-primary-runoff-election-… DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUN-OFF ELECTION State BOE District 5 Fred Bell Tonya Smith Chestnut Dallas County Tax Collector Janet Frasier Tanika S. Wagner-Neely Dallas County Commission District 2 Michael Steven Irwin Vivian L. Rogers Dallas Coiunty Commission District 4 Jan M. Justice William...

Friday COVID count: Dallas County drops to ‘moderate risk’ category in state’s risk indicator

Dallas County reported 978 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of late Friday night, an increase of 15 cases from Thursday. New cases jumped by 45 from Wednesday to Thursday and cases have risen 235 in the last 14 days in Dallas County, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division. The death rate remains at nine. A slowdown in...

Craig Field Airport receives $335,580 grant for infrastructure improvement

Sixteen airports throughout Alabama received a total of $10.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for improvements to infrastructure, according to an announcement from U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL). Selma's Craig Field Airport was among those to receive a grant, which amounted to $335,580 to rehabilitate a taxilane on its premises. In nearby Marengo County, Demopolis Regional Airport received $166,666...
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Selma City Schools propose moving first day of school back to Aug. 24, starting...

Selma City Schools Superintendent Avis Williams has announced plans to recommend the Board of Education move the first day of school back to Aug....

Secretary John Merrill encourages ballot selfies for primary runoff tomorrow

Secretary of State John Merrill encourages voters to take "ballot selfies" tomorrow during the Alabama primary runoff election between democratic senator, Doug Jones and...

Selma Area Food Bank receives 21,600 eggs from Cal-Maine Foods

Selma Area Food Bank has received a donation of 21,600 eggs from Cal-Maine Foods Inc. to feed people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation...
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