Lanell Downs Smith, Author at The Selma Times‑Journal

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Foot Soldier Sheyann Webb-Christburg honored by ‘Selma the Musical’ debut

On Friday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m., the Civil Rights Memorial Center (CRMC), a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Alabama State Office will honor ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Thursday, February 22, 2024 1:32 pm

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Alabama House passes gaming bills

The Alabama House of Representatives passed two bills Thursday aimed at regulating gaming in Alabama. The House passed House Bill (HB) 151, a proposed constitutional ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Friday, February 16, 2024 12:18 pm

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Sewell observes one year since the Jan. 12 storms

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) released a video message Friday marking one year since the devastating tornadoes which struck Alabama’s 7th Congressional District on January ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Friday, January 12, 2024 4:21 pm

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Southbound lane of Alabama Highway 41 reopened

The southbound lane of Alabama Highway 41 has reopened after a two-vehicle crash blocked the roadway Tuesday morning. According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Tuesday, December 12, 2023 11:25 am

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Harriott co-captain faces assault charges related to riverfront brawl

The boat co-captain identified as a victim in August’s Montgomery Riverfront Park brawl has now been charged with third-degree assault. Selma’s Zachary “Chase” Shipman, who ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Tuesday, November 14, 2023 10:14 pm

News

Alabama taxpayer rebates begin in December

Governor Kay Ivey spoke on providing meaningful financial relief to working Alabama residents during a Nov. 1 media release. As part of the announcement, she ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Thursday, November 2, 2023 11:36 am

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Ivey directs flags lowered to honor fallen in Israel

On Oct. 9, Governor Kay Ivey directed that all flags across Alabama should be flown at half-staff in honor and remembrance of the lives lost ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Tuesday, October 10, 2023 6:56 pm

News

Raymond denied bond for White Hall murder

Lowndes County District Judge Adrian Johnson denied bond to a Dallas County man Monday who is accused of committing Lowndes County’s first murder for the ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Monday, October 2, 2023 1:22 pm

Breaking News

Raymond arrested, charged with White Hall murder

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s office arrested a suspect Friday in connection with Lowndes County’s first homicide of 2023. Christopher Earl Raymond, Jr., 27, a black ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Friday, September 29, 2023 4:52 pm

Opinion

You asked, we answered

An Editorial Opinion of the Selma Times-Journal Selma Times-Journal readers have been asking for more local coverage. Recent publication improvements, designed to answer our reader’s ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Saturday, September 2, 2023 7:00 am

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Orrville woman dies in single-vehicle crash

Around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, a single vehicle crash claimed the life of an Orrville woman. Lucy M. Lewis, 69, sustained fatal injuries in the accident ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Thursday, August 31, 2023 9:08 pm

Opinion

Committed to covering news that matters to you

An Editorial Opinion of The Selma Times-Journal On Aug. 15, the Selma Times-Journal ceased publication of its Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday e-editions. This change will ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Thursday, August 17, 2023 6:28 pm

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Charges filed, defendants, victims named, race determined not a factor in connection with Riverfront brawl

The Montgomery Police Department (MPD) named three Dallas County residents as defendants in the Saturday evening Riverfront Park brawl. Warrants were issued against the men, ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Tuesday, August 8, 2023 4:50 pm

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No arrests related to Riverfront melee – News conference scheduled Tuesday

The Montgomery Police Department has yet to make arrests on the four active warrants issue after Saturday’s riverfront melee. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed held a ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Monday, August 7, 2023 8:35 pm

Faith

Wilcox church invites men to lead

Bethsaida Baptist Church in Furman has developed a long tradition of leadership among Wilcox County churches in its 192 years of existence. On Aug. 26, ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Monday, August 7, 2023 5:56 pm

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