Dallas County Commission honors three Walmart employees

Published 7:16 am Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Three Walmart employees were honored at the Dallas County Commission on Monday.

James Packer, Kearra Steele and Raphael Craig all received plaques from the county commission: Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn, commissioners Vivian Rogers, Connell Towns, Jan Justice and Curtis Williams. Craig wasn’t present at the meeting.

A Resolution was passed by the Dallas County Commission expressing WalMart’s contribution that also includes McRae-Gaines Learning Center, Easterseals West Central Alabama, George Evans Golf Classic, Dallas County Schools and Selma City Schools.

“Walmart has been a great partner for the Dallas County Commission,” Nunn said.

Rogers, a long-time Walmart employee and Williams also said they love the partnership with Walmart.

In other Commission news:

-Former Selma Mayor George Evans was appointed to the DHR Board.

-Human Resource Director Betty Russell got Resolution 2022-01-4 approved for use of contingent funds to get a retirement plaque for Frank Scott.

-County Engineer Heath Sexton received approval for the Coosa Valley RC&D Watershed Structure Improvement program and FY 21 County Rebuild Alabama Annual Report (CRAAR).

-County Attorney John Kelly received approval for Resolution 2022-01-2, joint venture agreement between the City of Selma and Dallas County, which details a Recreation grant that will be worked between Selma Parks and Recreation Director Dr. Denisha Hendricks and Dallas County Athletic Director JB Spears and Richard Davis.

Kelly’s other three Resolutions, jail preventative maintenance services contract with the Steward Construction Company (over $180,000), relocating polling places for precients D34W and 1001, and post election Audit Pilot, were all approved, inviting Justice and Rogers to participate in a Making Alabama Beautifical event later this month.

Selma City Councilwoman Jannie Thomas attended the meeting.

-County Administrator Barbara Harrell got approval for the bad debt write off of Jim Minor Garden Homes (over $8.600), Invoice from Sturgis ($750) December 2021 Budget Revisions.

-Wade Pugh addressed the Commission on getting the Road at County 93 for repairs. Rogers and Sexton are already working on fixing the roads.