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Wild Game Cook-Off attracts hundreds

If you wandered along Water Avenue this past week, you might have smelled a heavenly aroma in the air. The Alabama Wildlife Federation Wild Game Cook-Off took place with many teams vying for a win in one of three categories: Game, fish and fowl.  Tim Wood, manager with the Central Alabama Farmers Cooperative in Selma, was on hand to sample the goodies.  “We’ve had this cook-off for 32 years now. It’s incredible to...

Organpi Farmhouse and Bar shares kale creations with Selma

The place looks like a New York dive. Throws and art cover the walls, interesting lighting dangles from the ceiling, and antique-green paint covers the tables and renders the place feeling decades-old. The bar is made from old wood, further contributing to the historical feel.  Organpi owner Portia Fulford was born in Selma, went to high school in Selma...

Seven days a week in the kitchen isn’t enough for Pat Labbe

The smell hit me when I got out of the car at Labbe’s kitchen, adjacent to her house in Valley Grande. It fell somewhere in between cinnamon, nutmeg, and a third ingredient I couldn’t identify. But when I entered her kitchen, it dawned on me: It was the smell of heaven! Pat Labbe remembers her mother letting her play with...

Vote to help nonprofit win funds for live music series at Selma Riverside Amphitheater

The Blackbelt Benefit group has applied for a $25,000 grant to provide free music at the Selma Riverside Park Amphitheater next year - and they need your vote to win the grant. BBG applied for a grant to pay for 10-12 weeks of free concerts featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians at the Riverside Amphitheater from August to October...

Harvesting Dallas County’s economy: Cotton crops good this year

Driving the side roads around Selma, Sardis and other Dallas County towns, you would think we were experiencing an early snow. Cotton blooms are bursting along the roads and giving us white blankets stretching for hundreds of acres.  All of that puts a smile on the face of Bojie Beers.  Beers didn’t really have a choice when it came to being...

5 Questions with Janice Bolden of Carter Drug Co.

What do you like the most about your job?  Dealing with so many and diverse people. We’ve had people from Sweden, Germany, Egypt, everywhere. So many tourists come in and shop.  How would you describe Carter Drug Company?  The store is both old fashioned and modern. Many people are shocked when they walk in because we have both in here. We are...

Other people’s trash is the Tin Man’s treasure

Warm light streams into Charlie Lucas’s gallery in downtown Selma. The place is vast and bright, and the walls are filled with pieces of art you stare at, mesmerized with the genius behind them.  When Lucas was three-years-old, he began making toys from found objects and whatever people tossed. Lucas continued making “toys” into adulthood, which he now sells...

Big Daddy Lawler talks outdoors on radio stations across Alabama

Big Daddy Lawler wants to take me coon-hunting! Having never heard the phrase, “coon-hunting” before, I had to think before quickly assuming it was “Raccoon-hunting!” “The dog chases the coon up the tree, and then you shoot’im. They make for good eatin’,” Big Daddy Lawler said.  I have to admit, “Coon” cuisine is not high on my culinary list, but I’ll try...

Blackbelt Benefit Group looks for its first executive director

Blackbelt Benefit Group (BBG), a local nonprofit, is looking for its first executive director. BBG Board President Josh Wilkerson said BBG has partnered with or helped more than 40 local organizations and nonprofits in the past seven years. The organization has been growing steadily for the past several years and is ready to expand its programming and events, he said. “We...

Revival Coffee revived owner Ryan Bergeron’s career

When Ryan Bergeron sought an out from working in construction, a friend suggested the coffee business. Bergeron thought and prayed about the idea, and a few months later Revival Coffee was born.  “Doors began to open when a distant cousin from Louisiana was in the coffee business, and I trained with him,” Bergeron said. “He turned me into a ‘cupper.’”  Bergeron...
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