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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

2 days ago by Adam Powell.

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

2 days ago by Adam Powell.

A breath of fresh air

Blanketed in sunshine, a crisp breeze nipping at the back of my neck and ears and a wide smile streaking across my face, I practically ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Adam Powell.

Bearing witness and baring the wounds

Covering elections over my nearly two decades in journalism has become a practice in cool – being an overly opinionated person, my charge to remain ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Adam Powell.

To live and die as a small town, Alabama newsman

Art Parker – Managing Editor of The Montgomery Independent and former Editor of the now-defunct Millbrook Independent, where I held my first job as a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Adam Powell.

Selma voted for experience in mayoral contest – let’s hope it does the same in Senate race

While a lot of attention is being paid to this year’s presidential contest, which has shaped up to be one of the most contentious in ... Read more

1 month ago by Adam Powell.

When it’s all said and done

Tuesday’s runoff election feels like the culmination of a years-long campaign, the period at the end of a long and rambling sentence that, in the ... Read more

2 months ago by Adam Powell.

We need to expand healthcare to rural Alabamians and new technology shows the way

If there is one single concern unifying Americans, it’s our health. This is especially true during a pandemic, but it transcends our current situation. At ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Former Alabama QBs hold different positions with NFL teams

For the first time in 35 years, the University of Alabama has three quarterbacks on NFL rosters at the same time. AJ McCarron, Tua Tagovailoa ... Read more

2 months ago by James Jones.

The endorsement I never intended to make

For some reason, my integrity as a journalist has been called into question lately – not by name most often, but in comments which allege ... Read more

2 months ago by Adam Powell.

SEC Football opens under COVID-19 cloud

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) football season gets underway today for only a 10-game league schedule. Second-ranked Alabama travels to Missouri at 6 p.m. and will ... Read more

2 months ago by James Jones.

Can’t wait for SEC Football to start at end of September

I learned a valuable lesson during the opening week of college football. When it comes to college football, the SEC is my favorite conference. I ... Read more

2 months ago by James Jones.

Prayer needed to heal Dallas County and rest of U.S.

Residents in Selma and Dallas County will have plenty of opportunities to participate in a Community Prayer revival this month. Churches in the city of ... Read more

3 months ago by James Jones.

Kudos to Selma AIR, LIFT Ministries, BlackBelt wellness

Three organizations in Dallas County should be commended for giving back to the community. LIFT Ministries, Selma AIR and Blackbelt Wellness Center all teamed up ... Read more

3 months ago by James Jones.

The Selma that Fox News will never understand

Selma gets trotted out a lot by Democratic politicians seeking to garner favor with progressive voters by conjuring up memories of the valiant march across ... Read more

3 months ago by Adam Powell.

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