AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – From jams and jellies to muffins and cookies, selling certain food items from the home is an option for many Alabama residents. However, the process may be more complicated than people expect. For home business owners, there are several precautions they must take in…

The Selma Sun has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the Facebook Journalism Project’s COVID-19 US Local News Relief Grant Program. The relief fund grant program supports local news agencies as they respond to immediate community needs and helps them maintain long-term sustainability during the coronavirus crisis. The Selma Sun was among 144 newsrooms across […]

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The Alabama Small Business Development Center and the Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Association will host a webinar today to discuss how to deploy funds from the Paycheck Protection Program. The webinar is aimed at small business owners who have been impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19 and are using funds from PPP. The deadline to […]

The 24th Annual Job Fair hosted by the Dallas County Department of Human Resources is scheduled to take place next month on May 20. Prospective employees will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters from local businesses and government agencies. There will also be opportunities to get personal coaching and strategic planning. Sponsored by DHR’s […]

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A press release from the Alabama Bankers Association announced that the Small Business Administration recently completed a study saying that its Paycheck Protection Program has funded almost $248 billion in more than one million loans to small businesses in the nation. In Alabama 19,244 loans valued at $3.8 billion were made to small businesses, the […]

BY FRED GUARINO | Selma Sun Staff  A local entrepreneur is hoping a coloring book of historic Selma will help revive his crumbling cookie company.  Robert Armstrong IV, founder of Selma Good Company LLC and its G Mommas Cookies, ran out of steam making cookies in February 2019 and put the business on hold to try other ideas.  But they all fell through, leading him back to his original plan – to mass […]

Selma native and Congresswoman Terri Sewell released a report on the recent decision by the House of Representatives to combat the COVID-19 Coronavirus epidemic. They passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which is focused directly on providing support for America’s families, who must be our first priority in this emergency, Sewell said in a statement. […]

Korean auto parts supplier Seoyon E-Hwa Interior Systems Alabama LLC announced Tuesday plans for a $5 million expansion of its manufacturing facility in Dallas County, which will bring 60 new jobs. In a press conference at the Selma & Dallas County Public Library Tuesday morning, economic development leaders and elected officials celebrated the industrial win […]

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The Sandbar restaurant on Marina Drive that sits along the Alabama River announced it will reopen today with a new menu and new executive chef. The popular restaurant closed in November to add new equipment and redo the menu and staffing. In a post on Facebook today, the Sandbar says it will be open from […]

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By Cindy Fisher & Brad Fisher | Selma Sun Staff  Selma is slated to get a new restaurant on Highland Avenue.   Huddle House has submitted plans to the city of Selma to build a 2,200-square-foot restaurant where Central Park currently stands at Marie Foster Street and Highland Avenue.   Central Park’s 684-square-foot building will be demolished for the […]

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By Cindy Fisher | Selma Sun Staff  Selma tourism advocate AC Reeves has created a Tour Selma app for visitors to use to get the most out of their trip to the historic city.  The app includes a guided 90-minute walking tour with audio recorded by Reeves about important landmarks and she hopes to add other Selma residents’ perspectives in the app tour so visitors learn […]

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By Cindy Fisher | Selma Sun Staff  A new restaurant with a spin on American staples is coming to the former Hardee’s in front of Selma Mall.  Called Red Bar & Grille, the sit-down eatery will offer burgers, fish, fries and specialties owner Pamela Sloan is bringing from her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, including a […]

Vaughan Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing The Vaughan’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care, according to a press release. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed […]

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The Coffee Shoppe on Broad Street in downtown Selma won Alabama Retailer of the Year in their category at a ceremony for Alabama Retail Day in Birmingham Tuesday. The Alabama Retail Association named the Coffee Shoppe winner in the gold category for businesses with annual sales of less than $1 million. Jacqueline T. Smith, owner […]

The Alabama Wildlife Federation Selma Wild Game Cook-Off featured 13 cook teams, and over 700 members and guests at a new location, Arts Revive. Winners were Co-Op Cut Ups with the top prize of “Best Overall,” for their original recipe for Creamy Garlic Tuscan Trout. Co-Op Cut Ups includes Kirk Green, Jeremy Hicks, Shelby Ellison and […]

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The developer renovating the St. James Hotel has a few surprises to reveal as construction moves forward. One is the addition of 13 rooms more than originally planned in the historic property on Water Avenue. Developer Jim Lewis of Rhaglan Hospitality said there will be 55 rooms total to accommodate more visitors. The new rooms […]

The executive chef at Edmundite Missions announced plans last week to open a fine-dining restaurant in Selma’s Opportunity Zone. Chef Harry Dominick, director of the Edmundite Missions’ Bosco Nutrition Center and executive chef for Edmundite Missions Enterprise, told the Selma Redevelopment Authority board of directors on Sept. 19 that he would like to be part […]

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KFC of Selma closed Sunday at 3 p.m. and won’t reopen until Oct. 1 for renovations. Owner Mark Woodson said on Facebook that they apologize for the inconvenience but the store is undergoing a full remodel inside and out and Oct. 1 was “the soonest date we can open.” Woodson also said they will only have […]

Craig Field Airport and Industrial Complex was recently featured in a national digital business magazine saying it is an industrial development opportunity. Business View Magazine interviewed Jim Corrigan, executive director of Craig Field Airport and Industrial Authority, and Wayne Vardaman, senior executive director of the Selma and Dallas County Economic Development Authority, about their efforts […]