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State, Dallas County and Selma maintain low unemployment rates

By Fred Guarino | Selma Sun Staff   Alabama has maintained its record low unemployment rate, and Selma-Dallas County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Wayne Vardaman says the news is also good for Dallas County and Selma.  Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Jan. 24 that the state ended 2019 with a preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate of 2.7 percent, unchanged from November 2019 and...

Betty Oldroyd doing good works in Selma with thrift stores and food ministry

North Carolina teens come to Selma to make helping Oldroyd a mission trip   By Fred Guarino | Selma Sun Staff There is a woman quietly doing good works to clothe and feed those in need in the Selma area.    Her name is Betty Oldroyd.   She runs two thrift stores, Never Forgotten Treasures next to Grindle's Tire Service at 212 US-80 East, just over the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and Son Light Thrift in...

Selma Library to host presentation on Rosa J. Young for Black History Month

As part of Black History Month, the Selma Dallas County Public Library will host a presentation on Rosa J. Young, an educator who established multiple schools throughout the Black Belt, including Selma, in the 1900's. Young was born in Wilcox County in 1890 and was a Valedictorian of Payne University in Selma in 1909. Afterwards, she went on to establish...

Edmundites deliver school supplies to four Selma City Schools

On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 30-31 Edmundite Missions President and C.E.O. Chad McEachern and other staff members delivered bags loaded with school supplies to every child enrolled at four Selma schools. On Thursday the Missions made donations at Payne Elementary School from 10 – 11 a.m.; Sophia B. Kingston Elementary School from 1 – 2 p.m.; and School of Discovery...

Queen City branding announced for Selma at Design Alabama event

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun “I love the Queen City Selma” is the new branding theme announced by Design Alabama for promotion of Selma tourism and business going forward. The new branding was announced at an event held at Arts Revive on Thursday, Jan 30. A huge crowd of Selma residents turned out for a Design Alabama come and go held...

MLK Day community event helps kick off Know Your Roots ancestry project to build bridges

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was marked at the Edmundite Missions’ Bosco Center on Jan. 20 with a free community breakfast, a clothing giveaway and the kickoff of a yearlong Know Your Roots ancestry project. The Black Belt Community Foundation, The Black Belt African American Genealogical & Historical Society (BBAAGHS) and Selma Center for Nonviolence Truth and Reconciliation came together...

City ponders how to patch plethora of potholes

By Todd Prater | Selma Sun Staff  It’s hard to find a topic more popular in Selma right now than the pop-up of potholes throughout the Queen City and what the city plans to do about them. Especially as prime pothole season approaches in the spring.  Selma Mayor Darrio Melton recently brought Public Works Director Steve Hendricks on his weekly radio show on...

Dallas County residents among others receiving biggest tax refunds, says study

In a study by smartasset.com Dallas County residents receive some of the biggest tax refunds in the state. According to the study, the number of Dallas County residents to receive refunds was 12,660. The average amount of tax refunds was $3,526. The number of residents that owed taxes was 2,150 with the average amount of owed taxes being $4,311. Dallas County...

Legal Notices, January 30, 2020

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Leon Hatcher and Ellen S. Hatcher, his wife, originally in favor of Molton, Allen & Williams Corporation, on the 15th day of October, 1993, said mortgage recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Dallas County, Alabama, in...

Seventh district receives $11 million grant from HUD to fight homelessness

In an announcement on her website, Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-7) said that the seventh district of Alabama received a federal grant of more than $11 million to be used for programs combating homelessness. The grant was awarded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant was a total of $11,445,018 and was given to organizations in...
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Save the date, SAG to hold English Tea Party fundraiser Sunday

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun The Selma Art Guild (SAG) will hold “An English Tea Party” fundraiser from 3 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, Feb....

Selma Lady Saints march on to Regional Finals

“And a little child shall lead them.” Prophetic writings from biblical scripture that came to pass Friday at the AHSAA Southwest Regional semi-finals when...

Purrfect Pals preps for annual Mardi Paws fundraiser

BY TODD PRATER | Selma Sun Staff Purrfect Pals cat rescue program is gearing up for the annual Mardi Paws fundraiser on Feb. 24.  Money raised goes to the care of cats at...
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