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Selma Center for Nonviolence to hold virtual town hall on community, policing

The Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation (SCNTR) will hold a virtual town hall tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The town hall event will feature a panel of experts discussing community safety and policing as a subject. According to a flyer for the event, the panel will talk specifically about the community and and its response to "policing...

Weekend COVID count: Dallas County reports 891 cases

Dallas County reported 891 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Monday morning, an increase of 12 cases from Saturday. Cases have risen 230 in the last 14 days, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division. The death rate remains at nine. Dallas County's cases have improved enough to drop from the state's “very high risk” category to "high...

Column: Returning to learn

BY AVIS WILLIAMS  Last week, state superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey unveiled the Alabama Department of Education’s Roadmap to Reopening Schools. Check out our website and social media to view the complete plan. This is intended to be a guidance document based on evidence and the expertise of both education and medical officials. It includes essential actions that school districts should...

Saturday COVID count: Dallas County cases at 879, risk level lowers

Dallas County reported 879 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Sunday morning, an increase of 11 cases from Friday. This is an improvement over the daily increase of cases by 27 on Thursday and 22 on Wednesday. Cases have risen 236 in the last 14 days, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division. The death rate remains...

Friday COVID count: Dallas County reports 868 cases

Dallas County reported 868 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of late Friday night, an increase of 27 cases from Thursday. Cases increased by 22 on Wednesday and 246 in the last 14 days, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division. The death rate remains at nine. Dallas County is listed as a “very high risk” county – the most...

Council on Substance Abuse to hold discussion on underage drinking and COVID-19

The Council On Substance Abuse will hold discussions on how to prevent underage drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic at two locations in Selma. Free face masks and materials about underage drinking will be given out at the events. Selma YMCA will host discussions on July 7, 4, and 21, as well as July 9, 16 and 23 from 9 a.m. to...

Prayer service to be held at Songs of Selma Park, Edmund Pettus tomorrow

Tomorrow a prayer service will be held, beginning at Songs of Selma Park and moving on to Edmund Pettus Bridge. The service is sponsored by Army of Mothers and Fathers for peace. Participants will gather at Songs of Selma Park at 7:15 a.m. for pre-event worship and prayer before going to Edmund Pettus Bridge at 8 a.m. A flyer for the...

Selma-Dallas County school leaders release fall re-entry options

By Fred Guarino & Todd Prater | Selma Sun Staff  Selma-Dallas County schools continue to mull over plans for reopening in the fall and were given a “roadmap” to follow from the state school leaders last week.  The state school system on June 26 released its “The Roadmap to Reopening Schools” that outlines how Alabama K-12 schools will reopen during the fall season with limitations and other...

Thursday COVID count: Dallas County reports 841 cases

Dallas County reported 841 cases as of Thursday night, and the county reported an additional death to reach nine. Dallas County is listed as a “very high risk” county – the most severe level – on a new COVID-19 risk status chart introduced Tuesday by the Alabama Department of Public Health. See the new COVID-19 Risk Indicator Dashboard here alabamapublichealth.gov. To...

Ivey extends state of emergency to September during COVID-19 pandemic

After extending the Safer at Home order to July 31 Governor Kay Ivey has extended Alabama's state of emergency to September 9 amid the ongoing coronavirus or COVID-19 crisis. The state of emergency was first issued in March during the earlier months when the outbreak occurred throughout the world and in the nation. The proclamation extending the state of emergency includes...
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