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Dallas County DA Michael Jackson named chair of regional drug task force board

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson has been named chairperson of the local Regional Control Board that is part of the Regional Drug Task Force for the state of Alabama. The chairperson is the chief officer of the organization and presides at all meetings of the Regional Control Board. The chairperson also serves on the State Executive Board that meets...

Selma-Dallas County Library’s ‘Medical Matter’ series to cover health topics

The Selma-Dallas County Library will hold a series of health-related events beginning on February 7 and will be held on the first Friday of every month. The first topic will cover heart health at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Vaughn Community Room of the library. Doctors will be present to answer questions from attendants. Other topics in the...

Selma Saints basketball recap: Rodreckia Parker makes 1000 Point Club, boys team gels

On the Selma High School Lady Saints basketball team, Rodreckia Parker was inducted into the 1000 Point Club on Jan. 16. For the boys team, since beginning the new year with a road loss to 7A Prattville, the Selma boys basketball team have thumped area foe Wetumpka and toyed with two Dallas County competitors over the holiday weekend as they appear...

R.B. Hudson STEAM Academy receives grant for computer programming curriculum

R.B. Hudson STEAM Academy has received a grant that will go to funding a computer programming curriculum in the middle schools. Specifically, funds from the Middle School Computer Programming Initiative Grant that the academy received will be used for students to program drones and other robotics for emergency situations. “I am especially enthusiastic about the implementation of the “Disaster Relief and...

Public fishing lake in Dallas County to reopen in February

Outdoor Alabama recently announced that most of Alabama's public fishing lakes are set to reopen in February, with Dallas County Lake being among them. Dallas County Lake is located 11 miles south of Selma off Highway 41 in Sardis. The lake contains largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, and crappie. More information can be seen here on Alabama Outdoor's...

Links hosts 27th Annual MLK Unity Breakfast

The Selma Chapter of the Links Inc. held their 27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast Monday morning with more than 300 in attendance at the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center. The crowd heard from state Sen. Garlan Gudger Jr. about efforts of the freshman senators to work across party lines to get bills approved. Partnered with him was Selma's...

Volunteers in ‘Renew Our Rivers’ to clean up Alabama River in Autauga County

Volunteers will put forth an effort to clean up the Alabama River in "Renew Our Rivers," an initiative that began in 2000 by Alabama Power employees and will kick off its 20th year in February. Last year, volunteers removed nearly 450,000 pounds of trash. Over the years 117,000 volunteers have removed 15.5 million pounds of trash from waterways in the...

R.B. Hudson STEAM students paint mural on Maxey Street

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun R.B. Hudson STEAM Academy students paint a mural in East Selma at The Art Shop to be located at 136 Maxey St., Selma. The students designed the mural themsevles for the building donated to Arts Revive by Cougar Oil for a community art space for youth and were on hand to paint it Friday, Jan....

Selma Links Inc. to hold 27th annual MLK Unity Breakfast

On Jan. 20, the Selma chapter of the Links Incorporated will hold its 27th annual MLK Unity Breakfast at a.m. at the Carl Morgan Convention Center where Alabama Senator Garlan Gudger will be the guest speaker. The theme of the event will be “Transforming Our Community Through Friendship and Service”. According to a press release by the Links, the breakfast...

The Sandbar restaurant reopens with new menu, Chef Dominick at the helm

The Sandbar restaurant on Marina Drive that sits along the Alabama River announced it will reopen today with a new menu and new executive chef. The popular restaurant closed in November to add new equipment and redo the menu and staffing. In a post on Facebook today, the Sandbar says it will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. starting...
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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...

FAFSA Workshop set at WCC Selma on Tuesday

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