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Adam Powell, Author at The Selma Times‑Journal

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Council gives okay to move ahead with ‘Rebuild’ grant

During its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Selma City Council voted to move ahead with a Rebuild Alabama grant application for “roadway improvement along various ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:52 pm

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Ivey announces $19.4M in grants, region to benefit

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Monday that more than 60 Alabama cities and counties would be seeing improvements to water and sewer systems, roads and ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:23 pm

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Sewell backs bill to bolster on-the-job training

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-AL, voted recently in support of the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020, which reauthorizes the National Apprenticeship Act for the first ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:23 pm

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HomTex to build plant in Selma, create over 300 jobs

On Monday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that HomTex, a company founded in 1987 as a contract manufacturer of sheeting, received more than $10.5 million ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, November 23, 2020 3:39 pm

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Perkins: COVID crowd limits apply to churches

During a midday meeting of the Selma Rotary Club Monday, Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. discussed his recent proclamation aimed at curbing the spread of ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, November 23, 2020 3:38 pm

Editorials

HOLD TIGHT: Council must not repeal rule requiring approval of certain purchases

The new Selma City Council, as well as Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr., are obviously working diligently to foster unity between the city’s executive and ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, November 23, 2020 10:26 am

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Unity cannot exist where justice is absent

“Well…this is going to be difficult. That sold-out knucklehead refugee from a 1969 ‘Mister Clean’ TV commercial has just done what only the most cynical ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Monday, November 23, 2020 10:03 am

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DISTURBING TREND: Perkins plans for new pandemic proclamation

During a press conference on the steps of Selma City Hall Friday, Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. announced that he was preparing an official proclamation, ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:19 pm

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Rural health providers need support amid crisis

National Rural Health Day was celebrated Thursday as a way of recognizing the work of rural health providers, who serve more than 60 million people ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:18 pm

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Unemployment tops 12% in city, 10% in county for October

Selma and Dallas County were once again listed among the major counties and cities in Alabama suffering some of the state’s highest unemployment rates – ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:17 pm

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Council’s oversight rules called into question by mayor

During its work session Thursday night, the Selma City Council got an earful from Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr., who took exception with the council’s ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:17 pm

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BIPARTISAN TRADITION: Sewell again appointed to NDAA Conference

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, announced Wednesday that U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-AL, would serve on the conference committee tasked with sussing ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:46 pm

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County claims down despite surging virus

Weekly unemployment claims are down in Dallas County, dropping from 93 during the week of Nov. 7 to 83 last week, according to a report ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:44 pm

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Council approves $387K for 4 positions

In its first official week on the job, the Selma City Council held two meetings, appointed a host of internal positions and approved roughly $387,000 ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:12 pm

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Fulford, SPD battle uptick in Queen City gunplay

The sounds of gunfire on the streets of Selma have become more common lately, as have the reports of wounded victims, and that fact became ... Read more

by Adam Powell, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:11 pm

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