Warren Hinson: ‘There’s much to be grateful for’

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 9, 2003

Warren Hinson’s piercing blue eyes shimmer with enthusiasm when the conversation turns to her favorite topic &045;&045; Selma, Ala.

Hinson, 43 &045;&045; who’s currently the Selma Police Department public information officer &045;&045; has worked for the city of Selma since 1996. Before that, she spent a long tour of duty as secretary to former Selma Mayor Joe Smitherman, whom she remembers with fondness and respect.

For Hinson, who’s lived in the area her whole life,

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those accolades describe Selma, as well.

Hinson &045;&045; a single mom to her 12-year-old daughter Mary Claire Powell &045;&045; keeps her life in focus and her hands and mind busy. She hasn’t a choice, really.

Selma does likewise, Hinson says. From historic buildings to

spring flowers to creeks and woods; the area has it all, she maintains.

Hinson, who graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in communications and spent some time working for the Selma Times-Journal, predicts a positive future for Selma. She has some suggestions to help the city along …

And much of that, she says, stems from Selma’s citizens who helped forge the city she adores.