Ward 7 closed out April with Stop the Gun Violence Rally

Published 6:43 am Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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Selma City Councilwoman Jannie Thomas held a Ward 7 Stop the Gun Violence rally in her ward.

Current and former city and county officials attended the event last Saturday afternoon at Selma University. All gave powerful, emotional speeches on ending gun violence.

Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr., Selma City Council President  Billy Young, , Council members Jannie Thomas, Clay Carmichael, Lesia James, Sam Randolph, Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn, Dallas County Commissioner Jan Justice, Dallas County District Court Judge Vernetta Perkins, Dallas County Sherriff Michael Granthum were the current officials who attended.

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Former Selma Mayor George Evans and former Selma City Council President Corey Bowie  were also at the event.

Thomas called it “unity in the city.”

LeMarkus A. Snow of Snow’s Cleaning Service attended the event. He came away impressed with the city and county leadership.

“It was the greatest I’ve attended, The turnout of city Leaders was outstanding,” Snow said.  “Each and every leader who came out and stood tall for this event and made time. We need more events like. Our leaders need to hear and see and feel the emotions and words.”

Added Selma High School PTSA President Gabriel Brown: “I enjoyed the Stop the Violence Rally that Jannie Thomas hosted with some great family and friends.”