Death of Selma Police officer named top news story of 2021

Published 6:36 am Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The murder of Selma Police Officer Marquis Moorer is the Selma Times-Journal’s top story of 2021.

Moorer was murdered on July 27 at Selma Square Apartments. Two suspects, former Selma High football star Javonte Stubbs and Andrevious Quinton Carter, are both charged with Moorer’s murder.

Here are the Selma Times-Journal other top stories:

2. The death of Nancy Sewell on June 10. Sewell was the first African-American city councilwoman in Selma, educator for 36 years.. She is the mother of U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell.

Sewell was coordinator with Reading is Fundamental program with the Zeta Eta Omega Chapter/Women and Youth Service Center of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

3. Historic Brown Chapel AME Church broke ground on a $1.3 million restoration in June, Gov. Kay Ivey attended.

4. A Tornado was on the ground in Dallas County, damaging parts of Burnsville in March.

5. Globe Metallurgical Inc. a subsidiary of Ferroglobe PLC, a leading producer of silicon metal and specialty alloys, announced the reopening in 2022 earlier this month.

6. Dallas County District Court Judge Bob Armstrong retired in October after 17 years.

7. Vernetta Perkins became the first female Dallas County District Court Judge last month.

8. Bush Hog celebrated its 70th anniversary this summer.

9. The deaths of Selma businessmen Earl Ashe, Jamie Calvert and former Executive Director of Sabra Sanctuary Jo Ann Bowline, mother of former Selma City Councilman Carl Bowline.

10. The Selma-Dallas County Economic Development Authority (EDA) announced in February the arrival of City Jet and Turbine Worx, an aircraft maintenance operation and dispatch facility, to Craig Field.

Honorable mention: Bridge Crossing Jubilee went virtual; Selma City Schools open The Phoenix Alternative Learning and Resource Center; City of Selma hosted the Alabama Tourism Department’s Welcome Center Retreat;  School of Discovery Genesis Center Guidance Counselor Dr. Kesia Smith hired as Instructional Administrator for Lowndes County Public Schools.