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Derrick Thomas, Author at The Selma Times‑Journal

Columnists

A journey worth traversing

My internship at The Selma Times-Journal was nothing short of an enriching and informing experience. My interest in journalism and my unwavering love for writing ... Read more

by Derrick Thomas, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 6:09 pm

News

True crime tour set for this weekend

Tourist will have the opportunity to walk through the more obscure parts of Cahawba’s history during the True Crime Walking Tour of Old Cahawba on ... Read more

by Derrick Thomas, Thursday, August 2, 2018 10:09 pm

Columnists

Finding that academic drive

To most children’s dismay, August has finally arrived, meaning grades, homework and teachers are only a few days away. The daily routine of begrudgingly waking ... Read more

by Derrick Thomas, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 10:22 pm

News

Program to teach healthy eating habits

Participants will learn to serve up healthy meals during the Rite-Bite Cooking School’s four-week program that will be held every Tuesday at 5-6 p.m. starting ... Read more

by Derrick Thomas, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 9:56 pm

News

Craig Elementary looking for male role models

Bruce K. Craig Elementary School Principal Ebony Cox is calling for males in the community to become volunteers and mentors during the Dudes from Day ... Read more

by Derrick Thomas, Monday, July 30, 2018 10:03 pm

News

Rucker Selected for Leadership Forum in Atlanta

Amarii Rucker, 12, will be entering the ninth-grade at Meadowview Christian School this upcoming school year, and is recognized by many to be an exceptional, ... Read more

by Derrick Thomas, Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:33 pm

Faith

Parade of Hats returns

The Order of the Eastern Star St. Mary Chapter No. 367 will be showing off an assortment of headwear at its Parade of Hats Program ... Read more

by Derrick Thomas, Friday, July 27, 2018 8:38 pm

News

Selma City Councilwoman Benjamin holds annual leadership enriching event

The 10th Annual Youth Conference, hosted by Councilwoman Angela Benjamin, attracted many local youths anxious to gain leadership skills and obtain personal growth through communication ... Read more

by Derrick Thomas, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:46 pm

News

Selma councilwoman to hold annual youth conference

Selma City Councilwoman Angela Benjamin will be hosting the 10th Annual Youth Conference from July 25-28 downtown, The Youth Conference is a free event designed ... Read more

by Derrick Thomas, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:40 pm

News

Master Gardener Program to begin in September

A Master Gardener Program will be held at the Dallas County Farmers Co-op on 2519 US Highway 80 on Thursdays, Sept. 6- Nov. 15 from ... Read more

by Derrick Thomas, Monday, July 23, 2018 7:08 pm

News

New downtown eatery opened this weekend

Samone’s Express Wing’s & Grill, founded by Samuel Brown, opened its doors for the first time on Friday at 118 Washington Street. Its debut attracted ... Read more

by Derrick Thomas, Saturday, July 21, 2018 5:07 pm

News

Pringle Petals donates to newborns

Pringle Petals is donating onesies to newborns at the Vaughan Regional Hospital to assist new mothers. Pringle Petals and Fancy Things co-owner Tonya Boddie said ... Read more

by Derrick Thomas, Friday, July 20, 2018 10:36 pm

News

Single mothers support group to begin meetings next month

A Single Mother’s Support Group directed by Gwenevere Swift will be available at 1227 10th Avenue to aid single mothers ages 21-45 from Aug. 4-Oct. ... Read more

by Derrick Thomas, Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:17 pm

News

Exchange Club welcomes new leaders

The Selma Exchange Club welcomed their new officers at a ceremony on Wednesday. Founded in 1921, the Selma Exchange Club’s primary focus is to prevent ... Read more

by Derrick Thomas, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:53 pm

News

CASA volunteers needed

On Tuesday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m., the Bloom House at 705 Dallas Avenue will be hosting an event to inform residents on how to ... Read more

by Derrick Thomas, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:27 pm

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