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Selma’s annual Christmas parade set for Saturday

The City of Selma will be hosting its annual Christmas parade on Saturday downtown. It begins at 10 a.m. at Broad Street and Water Avenue.

RB Hudson Middle School takes technology to the next level – home

The seventh graders lined up at the library of RB Hudson Middle School with excitement in their eyes. They were getting computers to take home for the entire year, a new program at the school. Earlier in class, I watched as they got up and spoke about their projects in technology. Seventh graders are seventh graders anywhere you go, awkward,...

Behind the scenes with Karim Oaks of Morgan Academy

Morgan Academy may be known for many things, one of which is that every graduating senior attends college. Another is that the average ACT score is 23. Another is that there are few discipline problems. Those statistics might be impressive, but they are only a few of what the faculty at Morgan Academy strives for day in and day out. “We...

Rick Williams returns to Selma to keep Selcom in the family

After 20 years as a stockbroker, Rick Williams decided it was time to return home to Selma and take over Selcom, especially when his father turned 84. “Originally, I fought coming back forever. I didn’t want to take over. But later it seemed to be the right thing to do,” Williams said. “Now I love it. I meet a lot...

Selma Art Guild provides a colorful outlet for local artists

For Joanna Nichols, watercolor is a medium that can be incredibly creative. “There is a huge difference between dry watercolor and wet watercolor, it’s almost like you are using a different medium,” Nichols said. “It’s kind of like magic.” Located in a turn-of-the-century cottage, the Selma Art Guild Gallery features artwork by local artists each month. When I visited, the work...

Benjamin Austin can give you a tune up and a Civil War lesson

History Revealed He may own Tune Up car repair shop, but when you talk history with Benjamin Austin, you would think you were conversing with a professor or a history expert. Austin did become a history expert, particularly in the subject of The Battle of Selma during the Civil War. “There was a reason Federalists troops came to Selma. The city...

Kim Lyon turned homemade candle making into a career

Kim Lyon remembers making candles a long time ago. She did it for herself and for friends first, but when the demand grew, she decided to venture into the business end of things. Now Lyon Candles are sold in many venues in Selma and online. “I began playing around with different scents to create my own unique fragrances. Some of...

Morgan Academy wraps up its 2018 football season

Morgan Academy had a strong 2018 season, making it to the AISA state playoffs. Their season ended, though, with a loss to Macon East 35-14 on Nov. 2 in the first round. The Selma Sun features Morgan Academy football in this week's print edition. Subscribe here. At one point, the Senators came within reach when the score was 22-14. The Macon East Knights...

How Selma plans to celebrate Veterans Day

Sunlight danced on the grass and the tombstones, revealing names and dates for a spilt second, then vanishing like the cool wind engulfing our naked faces. We arrived at the WWII Memorial at Old Live Oak Cemetery, and veteran John Coon stood with his hands behind his back, his head bowed. Earlier, Coon wanted to make sure I didn’t do the...

Edmundite Center of Hope provides needed care in Selma

While the adults were getting their blood pressure, flu shots, and other vital signs checked this past weekend at the Edmundite Center of Hope on Broad Street, Sister Kathy Navara was helping a young boy pick a prize from a box of goodies. “You want this ball? Or this little car?” Sister Navara asked. The little boy had a decision to...
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