Our opinion: Times-Journal seeks family-life announcements

Published 1:47 pm Wednesday, January 31, 2024

The Selma Times-Journal editorial staff is seeking to help area residents share their special occasions.

For many years, generations of   Dallas County residents have submitted engagement, wedding, anniversary, birth and adoption announcements to the Times-Journal and enjoyed clipping and saving the articles which highlight those special moments. In recent years, with the shift to sharing photos and announcements on social media, Times-Journal staff have witnessed a downward trend in submissions requesting coverage of life’s happiest moments.

As Dallas County’s community newspaper, we want to help local residents celebrate life’s joyful occasions by creating a tangible remembrance for future generations. To that end, we invite community members to submit announcements of births and adoptions, engagements, weddings and anniversaries.

Email newsletter signup

Our website, www.selmatimesjournal.com, features options for submissions under the “Services” tab. Individuals can also email announcements to news@selmatimesjournal.com.

When submitting a request, be sure to include a contact name and phone number along with specific announcement information, digital photos, and the name of persons pictured in the photos. Helpful details are who is doing what, when and where will an event be held and why is the event taking place.

Many local residents report having seen a clipping from the Times-Journal, a tangible announcement of the celebration for one of life’s most precious moments. Times-Journal editorial staff are eager to continue the tradition and look forward to receiving submissions from you, our valued readers, and helping you preserve the memory of momentous occasions in the cloud on our website and with a print version for the family scrapbook.