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Adam Powell, Author at The Selma Times‑Journal

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Ivey extends current health order to end of July

In a scene that has played out multiple times over the past several months as the state has moved from one response to another amid ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:08 am

Selma The Magazine

‘I absolutely love big, beautiful Selma’

Matthew Rhaheem Smith III – familiar to most through his social media moniker of “Rhaheem ‘LivingTheLife’ Smith, under which he runs the Facebook page “Selma’s ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:07 am

Selma The Magazine

The Lady from Dallas: Hattie Hooker Wilkins a forgotten champion of voting rights in Selma

The story of Selma and Dallas County’s role in American democracy is well-known – local activists, students and religious leaders began pushing for voting rights ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:03 am

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Selma University kicks off ‘new beginning’ with breakfast

A small group of city and county leaders and supporters, all donning face masks and sitting two to a table, sat down for a breakfast ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, June 29, 2020 2:05 pm

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Audit shows missing records, unreconciled accounts at court

Much like the report from the Alabama Department of Examiners of Public Accounts handed down to the city earlier this year, the recent independent audit ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Friday, June 19, 2020 9:38 am

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218 new jobless claims filed in county last week

The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) released weekly unemployment figures Thursday, showing another 218 new jobless claims were filed in Dallas County last week. Last ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Friday, June 19, 2020 9:36 am

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As qualifying date nears, city hall remains locked

With the July 7 qualifying date just around the corner for local candidates, Selma City Hall remains closed to the public with no signs of ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Friday, June 19, 2020 9:30 am

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Audit describes more woes in city finances

The City of Selma recently received a nearly 100-page document from Carr, Riggs and Ingram (CRI), the Enterprise-based public accounting firm tasked with providing an ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:25 pm

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Melton pushes council to recognize ‘Juneteenth’

In an email sent out to the Selma City Council shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Selma Mayor Darrio Melton pushed for the council to ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:21 pm

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Sewell backs renaming bridge, but says Selma should decide

As a petition to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge gains traction, currently having nearly 100,000 signatures and big-name support from “Selma” director Ava Duvernay, actress ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:27 pm

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Harvill mounts bid for Ward 1 council seat

Shortly after Ward 1 Selma City Councilman Carl Bowline, elected in 2016, announced that he would not be running for a second term in the ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:25 pm

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Governor’s office says cases of COVID-19 on the rise

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Selma-Dallas County Community Coronavirus Coalition, a representative from Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s office, Dave White, discussed what he called a ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:21 pm

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Council still awaiting AG opinion on contracts

The Selma City Council, through its legal representation, Montgomery attorney Bobby Segall, filed a request to the Alabama Attorney General’s Office at the end of ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, June 15, 2020 3:00 pm

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Local educator enters race for Ward 6 seat

Jasmine Pritchett, a 15-year veteran of the Selma City Schools system, recently announced her bid for the Ward 6 seat on the Selma City Council, ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, June 15, 2020 2:58 pm

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Hill takes reins at Selma University focused on progress

The halls of Selma University’s main office building already show the signs of progress – painter’s tape lines the walls, which are already coated in ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Friday, June 12, 2020 2:43 pm

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