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Game on: Towns family opens Video Game Arcade in Selma Mall

A married couple in Selma opened a Video Game Arcade in Selma Mall this week.

Lyvonia Rivers-Towns and her husband, Roosevelt Towns Jr., held a ribbon cutting ceremony for LevelUp Gaming Arcade. Their children, Ladarrius Rice, Xian Rice and Roosevelt Towns III, aunt Pastor Jacqueline Atkins and friends attended the ceremony.

The arcade has a nice assortment of games, ranging from Skee-ball, air hockey to a miniature basketball court. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday at noon-7, Friday and Saturday, noon-9 p.m. and Sundays 1-6 p.m.

The two former Southside High School graduates said the arcade was their way of contributing to the Queen City. Towns Jr. graduated from Southside in 1999, Rivers-Towns is a 2000 graduate of Southside.

“Selma is a ghost town and there’s nothing for the kids around here to do,” Rivers-Towns said. “The arcade is a place of gathering for the kids and they can have parties here.”

“It’s the best thing that we can do,” Towns said. “It’s something for the kids to do.”