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Morgan Academy tennis teams win AISA Championship for third year in a row

Morgan Academy boys and girls tennis teams won the 2019 AISA State Tennis tournament held in Montgomery Tuesday afternoon. This is the third straight state title for the Senators and Head Coach Baxter Stinson. Morgan won six different titles, three for the boys and three for the girls. As a coach, this is...

Selma High School teacher named finalist for ‘Teacher of the Year’

A teacher at Selma High School was chosen as a finalist for the Alabama State Department of Education's 2019-2020 "Teacher of the Year," announced Selma City Schools. Mashika Tempero-Culliver, who teaches science at the school, is one of 16 finalists for the award. Tempero-Culliver is a finalist for the District 5 Secondary Teacher...

Thousands of items to be sold at upcoming ‘World’s Widest Yard Sale’ in Selma

In two weeks the event famously dubbed the "World's Widest Yard Sale" will feature thousands of items along the U.S. Highway 80 route in Selma. The Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information announced on its Facebook page that the sale will be set on April 19 and 20 from...

Selma City Schools receives ‘Pathway to Alabama Performance Excellence Award’

Selma City Schools has received a 2018 Pathway to Alabama Performance Excellence Award. Described as an "Introductory Tier" for the Alabama Performance Excellence Award, the honor given to Selma City Schools marks it as an organization that is using the Baldrige Framework for educational performance. “It’s an honor to...

Details on plans for St. James Hotel’s $5M renovation

Renovation can now begin on the historic St. James Hotel so the Water Avenue property can once again become an economic engine for downtown Selma. The hotel on Water Avenue that has sat idle since closing in April 2017 sold for $400,000 this week. Rhaglan Hospitality CEO Jim Lewis outlined plans...

Mark’s Mart opens Tuscaloosa location

One of Selma’s best-known businesses has branched out to Tuscaloosa, and they have become the talk of the town. Mark’s Mart opened March 20 in Northport, a city of 25,000 just across the Black Warrior River from Tuscaloosa. The store is located in a former turn-of-the-century dairy barn on 5thStreet, beneath a crimson railroad...

Arts Revive ‘a step closer’ to urban green space in downtown Selma

Selma's Arts Revive organization is hoping to establish a garden downtown that will serve as an "urban oasis" in the city. Titled "Pocket Park," the green space will also serve as a place that showcases interactive, public art as well. "Pocket Park is an efficient urban green space that will...

Selma University baseball team ranks #1 in USCAA poll

Head Coach Adrian Holloway and his Selma University Bulldogs baseball team upped its record to 10-4 with a huge win over NCAA Division 1 Alabama A&M. The Bulldogs of Selma traveled to Huntsville to face the Bulldogs of A&M in a nine-inning matchup Tuesday. Selma came out on top...

Food Truck Saturday set for this weekend

This weekend the public is invited to Play Selma Music Hall for Food Truck Saturday. The event will feature not only food trucks from Tally Ho but ice cream and local music. Food Truck Saturday will be held from 12-3 p.m. on April 6. Play Selma Hall is located...

Athlete of the Week: Justin Bufford

The Selma Sun honors a talented athlete in high school or college in Selma-Dallas County each week in our Athlete of the Week feature. This week, we recognize Justin Bufford. Justin Bufford (JB) Ellwood Christian Academy  11th  Basketball: Guard, 6’6, 185  Favorite...
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Pastors, law enforcement to host vigil for racial healing Sunday at Bloch Park

Pastors and law enforcement officials in Selma and Dallas County held a press conference at Bloch Park Wednesday to announce plans for a prayer...

Selma Area Food Bank receives 35,000 chicken servings from Foster Farms

The Selma Area Food Bank has received a donation of more than 35,000 servings of chicken from Foster Farms, which announced that it would...

Dallas County nonprofits awarded relief grants from Alabama Humanities Foundation

Three nonprofits in Dallas County were awarded relief funds from the Alabama Humanities Foundation to assist their operational needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Historic Tabernacle...
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