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Blake Deshazo, Author at The Selma Times‑Journal

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Man gets 20 years for abuse

A Valley Grande man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a child, according to Dallas County District ... Read more

by Blake Deshazo, Monday, May 14, 2018 9:03 pm

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Man on trial for murder in 2013

Five years after 18-year-old Alexis Hunter was shot to death a few days before Christmas, one of the accused killers is on trial. According to ... Read more

by Blake Deshazo, Monday, May 14, 2018 9:03 pm

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Southside Primary’s Diane Daniel retiring after 25 years of educating

Diane Daniel, a kindergarten teacher at Southside Primary, is retiring after teaching for a combined 35 years. The school’s cafeteria was filled with her family, ... Read more

by Blake Deshazo, Saturday, May 12, 2018 6:11 pm

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Mark Story submits signatures, waiting for verification

Less than a month after announcing his intentions to run for Alabama Senate District 23 as an independent candidate, Mark Story has submitted more than ... Read more

by Blake Deshazo, Saturday, May 12, 2018 6:10 pm

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Attorney calls charge against councilman ‘blatant retaliation’

Selma City Councilman Sam Randolph turned himself in to Selma police Friday morning on a pubic lewdness charge and was soon after released on a ... Read more

by Blake Deshazo, Friday, May 11, 2018 10:31 pm

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Jewelry Center inside Selma Mall robbed

Shattered glass covered the floor of the Jewelry Center inside the Selma Mall Thursday afternoon after a group of men robbed the store. No arrests ... Read more

by Blake Deshazo, Thursday, May 10, 2018 10:06 pm

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OSHA confirms Globe plant death

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) confirmed a Globe Metallurgical employee has died after being burned in an incident at ... Read more

by Blake Deshazo, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 9:40 pm

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Heated exchange leads to early adjournment at council meeting

The Selma City Council meeting ended sooner than expected Tuesday night after a heated exchange between Mayor Darrio Melton and Councilman Sam Randolph. After nearly ... Read more

by Blake Deshazo, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 9:37 pm

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Muhammad named Boy of the Year

Jabrail Muhammad Jr. could hardly believe it when he heard his name called Tuesday night as the 2018 Paul M. Grist Boy of the Year. ... Read more

by Blake Deshazo, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 11:28 pm

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Suspects wanted for retaliation

The Selma Police Department has identified two persons of interest in what are believed to be acts of retaliation for the murder of a 26-year-old ... Read more

by Blake Deshazo, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 11:16 pm

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Bloom House receives funds from cookoff

The chili was aplenty last month during the seventh annual Alabama River Chili Cookoff, and so were the proceeds. The Blackbelt Benefit Group, now in ... Read more

by Blake Deshazo, Monday, May 7, 2018 9:48 pm

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Trade Day brings crowd to Grist Park

The grounds of Paul M. Grist State Park were filled with people Saturday for the second annual Trade Day. Anita Ellison, president of Friends of ... Read more

by Blake Deshazo, Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:00 pm

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Drug court helps addicts get new chance at life

The sound of applause roared through the Dallas County Courthouse Friday morning as 13 drug court graduates got a new chance at life. The program ... Read more

by Blake Deshazo, Friday, May 4, 2018 11:06 pm

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‘Tin Man’ to fill empty windows with art project

Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas is tired of seeing windows boarded up with plywood throughout Selma. To fix it, he’s come up with a community art ... Read more

by Blake Deshazo, Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:27 pm

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Judge sets murder suspects’ bond at $2 million apeice

Two Selma men arrested for the alleged murder of a 26-year-old man Saturday made their first appearance in Dallas County court Thursday while two other ... Read more

by Blake Deshazo, Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:27 pm

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