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Council, mayor must proceed with caution on SPD complaint

The recent letter penned by unnamed officers of the Selma Police Department (SPD), which called into question SPD Chief Kenta Fulford’s capacity to “adequately lead” ... Read more

3 months ago by Adam Powell.

Flood risk study ongoing, will be boon for city

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is conducting an ongoing Flood Risk Management Study in Selma, which moved into its next phase with the ... Read more

7 months ago by Adam Powell.

A Tragic Milestone: Murders in Selma have now topped last year’s numbers – something’s gotta give

Two Black bodies were found shot to death on Ceola L. Miller Avenue over the weekend, pushing the number of people murdered in Selma this ... Read more

7 months ago by Adam Powell.

HOLD TIGHT: Council must not repeal rule requiring approval of certain purchases

The new Selma City Council, as well as Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr., are obviously working diligently to foster unity between the city’s executive and ... Read more

7 months ago by Adam Powell.

Prayer needed to heal Dallas County and rest of U.S.

Residents in Selma and Dallas County will have plenty of opportunities to participate in a Community Prayer revival this month. Churches in the city of ... Read more

10 months ago by James Jones.

Kudos to Selma AIR, LIFT Ministries, BlackBelt wellness

Three organizations in Dallas County should be commended for giving back to the community. LIFT Ministries, Selma AIR and Blackbelt Wellness Center all teamed up ... Read more

10 months ago by James Jones.

Defund Congress: Lawmakers might better represent the people if forced to live their struggles

As millions remain unemployed and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and wreak havoc on nearly every sector of American life, from the economy and ... Read more

11 months ago by Adam Powell.

When candidates talk, pay attention to the road map and not just the destination

The art of political speech is one that nearly every keen observer of the game understands, though few are adept at its execution – it’s ... Read more

11 months ago by Adam Powell.

Lawmakers must take action to prevent another round of pandemic fallout

The end of the month is quickly approaching, which means that unemployed folks will soon lose their additional $600-per-week federal unemployment benefit and lose their ... Read more

11 months ago by Adam Powell.

Bowline’s plan to overhaul city information request form good for citizens, city

Over the past several months, perhaps longer than that, this newspaper has both railed against the city’s public information request form and called for a ... Read more

1 year ago by Adam Powell.

Mayor’s shutdown of council office an assault of citizens, democracy

Reports that Selma Mayor Darrio Melton has systematically rendered the Selma City Council office in city hall inoperable by shutting off access to the internet ... Read more

1 year ago by Adam Powell.

Candidates must be properly vetted before citizens venture into voting booths

Today’s revelations that a Democratic candidate for constable in Dallas County has a lengthy rap sheet in Ohio for being what one news outlet called ... Read more

2 years ago by Adam Powell.

‘A Day with Harriet’ teaches valuable lessons

Many thanks should be extended to The Walton Theater and Bridge Academy Selma for sponsoring a fun and educational activity Saturday afternoon that gave young ... Read more

2 years ago by Adam Powell.

Committee meeting missed shot at resolving ongoing ‘sickout’ issues

The first substantial step made in the effort to end the “sick out” being staged by City of Selma Public Works Department employees came Wednesday ... Read more

2 years ago by Adam Powell.

Weekend event puts best of Selma on display

Over the weekend, Selma University hosted a fundraising event on its campus featuring the sounds of the Selma High Band, the jovial choreography of the ... Read more

2 years ago by Adam Powell.

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