Our opinion: We admire Councilwoman Thomas’ courage

Published 4:23 am Saturday, November 4, 2023

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City Councilwoman Jannie Thomas is known throughout Selma for her courage and determination in always fighting for Ward 7.

We saw evidence of that on Monday afternoon with the ribbon cutting for Rosjah J. Butler Jr. Memorial Greenery Park.

Thomas fought for years to get the park opened and she finally did accomplish that goal.

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It’s easy to side with Thomas, who’s always battling adversity and we see the reason why.

According to law enforcement, and civic leaders in Selma and Dallas County, Ward 7 has suffered the most murders in years compared to other Wards.

We’re glad to see the Park named after Butler, a three-year-old child who was murdered on April 27, 2010, at the 1400 block of Church Street. 

Butler’s father, and two grandmothers, were at the ceremony. We were saddened to see them replay a tragic event in their lives.

We appreciate Councilwoman Jannie Thomas always fighting for Ward 7, in City Hall and outside City Hall.