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Blackbelt Benefit Group puts fun back in fundraising

When Clay Carmichael held a rib cookoff eight years ago, he never thought the event would lead to helping over 50 nonprofits in the Black Belt area. Clay did the Rib Off to help tornado victims in Alabama that year.  Now the Blackbelt Benefit Group helps associations with donations ranging from $500 to $10,000. They also have their own community...

5 Questions with Selma Dallas County Chamber leader Sheryl Smedley

With Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheryl Smedley  What do you think of this job?  It’s my life. I love helping and connecting our community. It makes me smile when I make a connection.  How did you get here?  I used to be in banking for 19 years, then our bank laid off lots of people. That was when I said to...

Mark’s Mart brings cosmopolitan groceries to Selma

Out on Highway 44 sits a place which might as well be in Birmingham, Chicago, or San Francisco. Mark’s Mart has become an institution for Selma residents who want to add a bit of sophistication to their diet. The place sells the best from steaks and chicken to homemade rolls and a seemingly endless supply of wine and gourmet items....

Award-winning Lannie’s Bar-B-Q serves up love

If you’ve never known what “Love” smells like, read on please. The place is modest. From the outside, it looks like another barbecue joint. When you walk inside, you are welcomed by the smell of meat cooked over a low fire for a long, long time. You can just tell. If the walls could talk, they would tell the story...

G Mommas Cookies: Made in Selma, Melt in your Mouth

Robert Armstrong remembers his grandma and her cookies. “My Grandma was a small lady, super sweet. She grew up during the depression and my Grandpa was a WWII pilot. She helped me start the company,” Armstrong said. “She used to make these delicious cookies, and we would fight over them. And like my Grandma did, we use real butter and...

Learn a little more about the Swift building

William P. Swift, known as “Buddy,” is happy his grandfather bought the Swift building in 1916. The historic building has been in the Swift family ever since, with the drugstore on the street level and physicians offices above. “We’ve always had doctors up above,” Buddy Swift said. “This building used to be a marble lot on the street that sold...

Queen City Market will WOW you

The first thing you notice when you walk into the Queen City Market is the ample light. Then you realize you might as well be in New York or Atlanta. The chic furnishings and accessories store has ample delights of just about everything. Owner Mandy Henry showed me around the store with a wide smile. It is obvious Henry loves...

Three Dallas County middle schools to receive books as part of Bicentennial celebration

Three Dallas County middle schools have been chosen to receive books as part of the “Bicentennial Bookshelf” program that celebrates Alabama’s 200th birthday. The schools are Martin Middle School in Valley Grande, Tipton Durant Middle in Selma and Keith Middle/High School in Orrville. The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies and...

Is St. James Hotel haunted?

The St. James Hotel is located in the center of the historic district and overlooks the Alabama River. It was constructed in 1837 and opened as The Brantley. During the Civil War, The Brantley was occupied by Union troops when the Battle of Selma took place. The hotel along with several structures along broad Street were spared after the Civil...

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When you visit shops throughout Selma and Dallas County, you will find dozens of locally made products like these. The new Selma Sun will feature stories and tales of these Selma Makers in our print editions every Thursday. Click here to subscribe!
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