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Agriculture commissioner Rick Pate to speak at upcoming ‘Buttonhole Breakfast’

State of Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate will speak at the annual Farm City "Buttonhole Breakfast" to be held on Nov. 14 at the Central Alabama Farmers Co-Op. Tickets for the breakfast are $10, which will begin at 8 a.m. The deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 12 and can be bought at the Centre for Commerce at 912 Selma...

Mentoring program continues in the 2019 season to teach new hunters

By Todd Prater | Selma Sun Staff  Many people in Alabama grew up hunting, and they pass the skill of the sport down to their kids who eventually pass it along to their kids.   But there are some who never had that opportunity. Many who did not grow up hunting decided they wanted to hunt later in life but could not find...

Progress made on hiring public safety leaders in Selma

It took six months for Selma city leaders to appoint a fire chief. It’ll be six months before a permanent police chief is named.  In a city that needs strong focus on tackling a nagging crime problem, their public safety departments have been leaderless most of 2019.  However, in the last week, Selma has seen momentum finally kick in to push the process of putting in place leaders...

Alabama Black Belt Adventures Big Buck Photo Contest begins today

Dallas County is among 22 other counties in the Black Belt region to take part in the eighth annual Big Buck Photo Contest being held by Alabama Black Belt Adventures. “We are excited to sponsor this contest again this year,” said Pam Swanner, director of the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association. “We’re always happy to encourage people to share their experiences...

Saints rattle Leflore 32-6 at home Friday night

The Selma High School Saints dominated the visiting Leflore Rattlers 32-6 in their regular season finale Friday night at Memorial Stadium. The Saints’ senior night took on the look of sibling night as brothers Javonte Stubbs and Devium Cunningham scored 14 of Selma High Schools’ 24 first-quarter points. The duo made big plays all over the field on offense, defense...

First Saturday Selma features art and music downtown

The 1st Saturday Selma on Saturday, Nov. 2 included art, music and art fun at the Selma Art Guild Gallery located at 508 Selma Ave. and at the Tin Man's (Charlie Lucas) studio in downtown Selma at 9 Lauderdale St. At the Selma Art Guild Gallery, The Central Alabama Strummers Association performed tunes on guitar and dulcimers while Beth Walker...

Meadowview closes out season with loss at Crenshaw Christian

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun The Meadowview Christian School Trojans closed out the 2019 season on the road Friday, Nov. 1 with a 68-0 loss at Crenshaw Christian Academy in a non-regional contest. The Trojans end the year with a 0-10 overall record and 0-5 in AISA Class A Region 2. Meadowview Christian School head football coach Bob Taylor said, “We have...

Seniors featured, Morgan Academy closes out season with win at Cornerstone

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun The John T. Morgan Academy Senators closed out the 2019 season with a 42-13 win over non-regional opponent Cornerstone Christian School on the road in Columbiana, Friday, Nov. 1. With the win, the AISA AAA Region 1 Senators improved to 4-7 overall and remained 0-4 in regional play. The game saw the return of the Senators’ star...

Blackbelt Benefit group enters Selma into 2020 Levitt AMP Grant Awards

Blackbelt Benefit Group has entered Selma for the 2020 Levitt AMP Grant Award, which will grant the winner funds to produce a free 10-week live music event. To get the grant, Selma must have the most votes by Nov. 20. Supporters can go to levittamp.org/vote  to register and vote. The grant is provided by the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation, described as...

Monster March, arts and crafts at the library make Halloween fun in downtown Selma

Thursday, Oct. 31 was Halloween in Selma and there were face painters and crafts at the Selma Dallas County Public Library and a Monster March that started at the Library and led children to downtown businesses for trick or treating fun. Lt. Terrence Venter with Sparky, the Selma Fire Department mascot, leads the Monster March.   Celestine Ford Walker Jr. is the...
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