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Column: Alabama leaders must unite to protect state citizens during pandemic

BY PAUL DEMARCO  The pandemic has changed every American’s life.  As we focus every day on protecting our families from the virus, we also have seen an outpouring of the American spirit as neighbors take care of each other.  Yet, it has also laid bare the side of politics which is intertwined with public policy.  We saw this last week as Alabama state leaders...

Terri Sewell to host coronavirus assistance webinar for small businesses today

Today U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-7) will host a webinar on assisting small businesses that have been impacted by the outbreak of coronavirus or COVID-19. Since the outbreak numerous state governors have issued stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of the virus, affecting the economy and small businesses as people take shelter in their homes. The webinar will be held at...

Legal Notices, April 2, 2020

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM EDWARD TARRANCE, SR., DECEASED LEGAL NOTICE OF FILING IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DALLAS COUNTY, ALABAMA Judge Jimmy L. Nunn, Probate Judge Notice of Petition for Summary Distribution In the matter of the Estate of William Edward Tarrance, Sr., deceased, notice is hereby given that a petition for Summary Distribution of said Estate was filed with the...

Through Peoples, BankTrust and Trustmark, Gibson retires after 49 years, sees changes in banking technology

BY FRED GUARINO | Selma Sun Staff  For Overton Terry Gibson, trust is more than a banking term.   “I guess the main thing that I’m proud of is being their friend, being their banker, having their trust,” Gibson said as she retired as a customer service representative after 49 years with Trustmark National Bank in Selma.  Originally from Uniontown where her family had a...

Relief fund formed to assist restaurant, hospitality workers hit by coronavirus pandemic

A relief fund set up by the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association aims to assist those working in the industry who have been hit by the current coronavirus pandemic. The Al Hospitality Workers Relief Fund was formed to provide "federal, state, and community resources for housing, transportation, mental health, medical, child care assistance support and more," according to a page...

Dallas County law enforcement reports major drop in crime, credits Weed and Seed program

BY TODD PRATER |Selma Sun Staff  More than a year after the U.S. Attorney’s Office came to Selma armed with a $1 million grant to combat crime that had run rampant across Dallas County, statistics show efforts are paying off.  Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum says major crimes, such as are homicide, rape and robbery, are down 65 percent during the same three...

Broadband providers receive $9.5 million in grants from Kay Ivey

Nine broadband providers in Alabama were awarded grants totaling $9.5 million from Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to continue high-speed internet service throughout communities in the state. “Availability of high-speed internet has always been vital, but the events of the past several weeks magnify just how imperative it is that all Alabamians have access to broadband,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am...

Selma City Schools to deliver grab and go meals with Parent University Bus

This week Selma City Schools will deliver grab and go meals to certain sites in Selma by the Parent University Bus. In addition to the schools, church and apartment center that meals will be available, Selma High School will offer grab and go meals on March 31 to April 3. See below for a list of places and times deliveries will...

Dallas County Courthouse to close indefinitely on April 1

The Dallas County Courthouse will close indefinitely on April 1 due to the continuing crisis caused by the outbreak of coronavirus or COVID-19. Although the building will be closed to the public, staff will remain to take phone calls and assist with online services. The Tax Collector's office will continue to operate until April 6 at 4:30 p.m. "We are requesting...

Selma mayor issues quarantine curfew overnight starting Monday

Selma Mayor Darrio Melton has signed a proclamation that issues a curfew or quarantine for the city of Selma from 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. seven days a week. This quarantine goes into effect Monday and the proclamation says it will continue in effect until further notice. In the proclamation, Melton says it is in the best interest of the public peace,...
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