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County school populations falling

County school populations falling

The start of the school year has brought with it an expected decline in student populations across the Dallas County School System. During a recent meeting ... Read more | comments

Latest news

Lauderdale fix to begin after Labor Day

For those who have the downtown portion of Lauderdale Street in their daily drive, navigating traffic cones and caution signs has almost become a way ... Read more | comments

  1. The Dart: Bailey enjoys adding a splash of color to her neighborhood  | comments
  2. Police continue to look for shooting suspects  | comments
  3. Partial council reviews city’s audit  | comments

More News

Appeals Court upholds two Dallas County murder convictions

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the convictions of two individuals Friday, one charged with capital murder, the other charged with murder, with Dallas ... Read more | comments

Library prepares for programs in September

Library prepares for programs in September

To put it mildly, September is a big month for everyone associated with the Selma-Dallas County Public Library. During September, first graders from every city, county ... Read more | comments

Minor nominated by board for state honor

Minor nominated by board for state honor

When Dallas County School Board member William Minor reflects on the time he almost did not run for his current position, the memory makes him ... Read more | comments

Drive-by shooting sends two to hospital Tuesday

Drive-by shooting sends two to hospital Tuesday

An afternoon drive-by shooting on the 1500 block of Philpot Avenue has sent two Selma teenagers to the hospital. Selma Police responded to a call around ... Read more | comments

  1. Suspended leaders reach agreement to leave school system  | comments
  2. County on the hunt for leaks  | comments
  3. Safety drives discussion at Selmont meeting  | comments
  4. Fireworks show to help mark Labor Day  | comments
  5. Ceremony held for street renaming  | comments
  6. Final bond project begins  | comments
  7. Officials: watches can keep Selma safe  | comments
  8. Event to feature faith, family, fun  | comments
  9. Juvenile to be tried as an adult  | comments
  10. Hot weather brings increased threat of heat-related injuries  | comments
  11. Jones couple faces multiple charges for alleged rape of a minor  | comments
  12. Council discusses taxes, licenses  | comments
  13. Five face forgery charges  | comments
  14. System alters teacher’s suspension to without pay  | comments
  15. City prepares to honor civil rights icon  | comments
  16. Grand jury indicts 15 from raids  | comments

Sports

Hornets defeat Eagles in season opener

Hornets defeat Eagles in season opener

PLANTERSVILLE — After the departure of six seniors, the Dallas County volleyball team welcomed a lot of new faces onto the court Friday as the ... Read more | comments

  1. Dixie Flips compete in first meet of the season  | comments
  2. Southside-Keith seems to always come down to the wire  | comments
  3. Macon East beats Morgan in three sets  | comments

Editorial

Neighborhood watch program can be a vital tool to keep Selma safe

Police have all sorts of techniques and technologies at their disposal in the unending fight against crime — but none are more important or more ... Read more | comments

Columns and Opinion

Boynton’s deserve latest honor

Sam and Amelia Boynton not only got a street renamed in their honor Saturday, they also got the attention they deserved. More than 100 members of ... Read more | comments

Letters to the Editor

Reader thanks reporter for business story on Blocton

Dear editor, Thanks to reporter Jay Sowers for the article on Mr. Frank Blocton and his garage. We have used Mr. Blocton for our repairs for ... Read more | comments


Health & Fitness

Hot weather brings increased threat of heat-related injuries

Hot weather brings increased threat of heat-related injuries

Those battling through the more than 100-degree temperatures Friday might be relieved to learn the temperatures in the Dallas County area are going to fall ... Read more | comments

Education

Minor nominated by board for state honor

Minor nominated by board for state honor

When Dallas County School Board member William Minor reflects on the time he almost did not run for his current position, the memory makes him ... Read more | comments

Business

Working on cars is a lifelong passion

Working on cars is a lifelong passion

  If you are looking for Frank Blocton, odds are he’s under the hood. When he was only 13-years-old, Blocton admits now, he would pester ... Read more | comments

Faith & Family

St. Paul’s welcomes new rector

St. Paul’s welcomes new rector

Rev. Jack Alvey will return to the church he and his wife met Sunday, but this time it will be to deliver his first sermon ... Read more | comments