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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...

Legal Notices: January 16, 2020

To: Jessie James McConico, 1352 Hillwood Drive, Alabaster, AL 35007; Francesca Scott, 5758 Cheryl Drive, Pinson, AL 35126; Derrick Field whose whereabouts are unknown. Take notice that, Deborah McConico, has this day filed in the said Probate Court a petition in writing, said instrument being a Petition for Homestead Allowance, Exempt Property Allowance, Family Allowance, and to Vest Title. Take notice...

Selma Housing Authority launches new website

The Selma Housing Authority launched a new website on Tuesday.   The site, selmahousing.com, allows residents to apply for low-income housing, view the latest updates and apply online for job opportunities.   The Selma Housing Authority manages several housing programs, including Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers that are funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.   Communities include Valley Creek Homes, Magnolia Court, Rangedale Apartments, Rangedale Annex,...

Wagon tour explores African-American history at Old Cahawba in February

A wagon tour at Old Cahawba will give a presentation of the historic area's African-American population and their efforts for freedom before the voting rights movement many years later. "Road to Freedom Wagon Tour" will focus on a group of African-Americans who were formerly slaves and how they gathered at the courthouse in Cahawba. The tour will discuss slavery and...

Construction set to begin on long-planned downtown Splash Pad

New boardwalk, amphitheater improvements to come next, Mayor says  By Todd Prater | Selma Sun Staff  Construction is about to begin on a Splash Pad in downtown Selma.   Mayor Darrio Melton said construction was supposed to have begun Tuesday but will start as soon as the weather breaks. Melton said it should take between 45 to 60 days to complete, depending on weather.   The Splash...

Dallas County Principal named ‘Distinguished Principal’ honor in state conference

Dallas County Principal Robert Dolbare was named Alabama's 2020 Distinguished Principal for District VI at the Alabama Association of Elementary School Administrators Fall Conference. Dolbare is the principal of J. E. Terry Elementary School in Robertsville. He was named by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. "NAESP’s National Distinguished Principal program honors outstanding elementary and middle-level principals who ensure that...

James Perkins Jr. formally announces run for mayor of Selma

James Perkins Jr. has formally announced his entrance into the 2020 election race for the mayor's office in Selma. Perkins previously served as Selma's first black mayor from 2000-2008 and was preceded by Joe Smitherman. "It is with great humility and eager anticipation I announce my candidacy for mayor in the City of Selma," he said in his announcement. "The citizens...

Selma Mayor Melton releases 2020 financial report, lists projects in the works

Selma Mayor Darrio Melton released a financial report for 2020 on Tuesday that shows a mostly flat performance in 2019 over 2018. But he also lists major projects that have been done since 2017 and are ongoing or approaching for 2020 that could grow Selma's economy. To read more about the financial report, see the Selma Sun's Jan. 16 print edition....

‘Scale Back Alabama’ event in Selma to promote weight loss

Next week, the Dallas County Extension Office will act as a "weigh-in" site for the weight loss campaign, "Scale Back Alabama," a state-wide initiative to promote health among Alabamians. Scale Back Alabama has been active since 2007 and aims to address what it says is an obesity issue among Alabamians. Those interested in taking part can register online at Scale...

Illinois coroner looks for identity of homicide victim possibly from Selma

An Illinois coroner’s office has reopened a cold case on an unidentified homicide victim whose family is likely located in Selma or Dallas County. The Grundy County Coroner’s Office is looking for information about the identity of an African-American female whose body was found in a ditch on Oct. 2, 1976, alongside U.S. Route 6 near Holderman Hill, in unincorporated...
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February First Saturday Selma to be held this weekend

The next First Saturday Selma event will take place this weekend on Feb. 1 in downtown Selma featuring food, live music and art venues. Below...

Mental health: What do our teachers need?

By Avis Williams  Teaching is more than just a little challenging. It’s hard. This is especially true when serving in a high poverty setting. Challenges...

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...
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