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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,...

List of store hours for Selma-Dallas County retailers during coronavirus pandemic

In this unusual time of closings of retail stores to stop the spread of the coronavirus, it has been hard to know what hours Selma and Dallas County retailers are offering now. The Selma Sun has put together a list of hours for various stores during the pandemic and will update this list as we hear from retailers with their...

Dallas County Health Department to offer COVID-19 testing starting Monday

The Dallas County Health Department will be a testing site for coronavirus starting Monday. Drive-up testing will be available by appointment only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday for those with symptoms at the health department at 100 Moseley Drive. Call (334) 872-6687 to make an appointment. Call the Alabama COVID-19 24/7 hotline at 1-888-264-2256 for other testing sites...

Edmundite Missions offers grab and go meals and breakfast for school children during coronavirus pandemic

Edmundite Missions continues to serve those in need with entirely grab and go meals and grab and go breakfast for school children during coronavirus pandemic. “The Missions is committed to continuing and expanding our services during this pandemic while keeping the health of our clients and staff as our top priority,” said Chad McEachern, president and CEO. “Adding grab and...

Dallas County and Selma show improvement, Alabama’s February unemployment rate remains at record low

Alabama unemployment remains at record low while both Dallas County and Selma show improvement. Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday, March 27 that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate is unchanged at 2.7 percent, a record low, and well below February 2019’s rate of 3.5 percent. All 67 counties experienced over-the-year rate drops, and 65 of 67...

Gospel Tabernacle Church takes safety precautions with drive-thru food distribution service

To ensure the safety of people benefiting from its food sharing program, Gospel Tabernacle Church will be delivering food with a drive-thru type of service during the coronavirus pandemic. "In response to guidance from medical and government officials we have revamped our regular Food Share Program to a drive-thru style service in order to accommodate social distancing and adhere to...

Column: U.S. Senate race decided in runoff

BY STEVE FLOWERS   We have a great race for the U.S. Senate. When the votes from the first primary were counted Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville were in a virtual tie at 32% and 33%, respectively.   Mobile-Baldwin Congressman Bradley Byrne garnered 25% of the vote which is significant and Judge Roy Moore’s 7% is nothing to sneeze at.  Tuberville and Sessions will be...

Gov. Ivey closes schools for remainder of school year

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has closed schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a proclamation on Thursday, the governor instructs school districts to come up with a plan to finish out the year starting April 6. Districts are to make decisions on staffing and building closures. The proclamation includes other items. Read the full...

Dallas County Relay for Life still set for May, volunteers needed

The annual American Cancer Society Dallas County Relay For Life is still set for May 29, and both Event Leadership Team volunteers and donations are need, said Quenita Mitchell, AMS community development manager for Dallas County. Mitchell also confirmed that the event is still set for the fairgrounds in Selma. “We are heading into what is an important time in our...
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