Hunters Helping the Hungry has provided more than a half-million pounds of ground venison to those in need in Alabama, and the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALBBAA) is encouraging hunters to make a special effort to donate harvested deer to the program during the Martin Luther K…

When I was growing up, Mom made cabbage quite often. It was cheap and we all liked it a lot. I remember she would always cut out the core and leave it for Dad and me. And while it’s not like we would eat the stem, we would race to see who could get to the core first. We both love the crunch …

Christmas has come and gone and for the majority of Dallas County residents as well as others, our thoughts have turned to the New Year. While looking at social media posts, it is clear that lots of people are ready to put this year to rest.

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While the white-tailed deer rut has come and gone in a few areas in Alabama, hunters in the majority of the state are dealing with the December doldrums, waiting for the breeding season to begin in earnest.

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This week’s column is a taste of the Midwest. My good friends Andrew, Shawn and Mason inspired this particular edition. It is so intriguing to me how vastly different food flavors can be just 1,000 miles away.

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Hurricane Zeta made her presence felt all across our county and the Black Belt region last week. Many of us lived for days without power. Having no power may have caused you to lose food to spoilage and now you have a bad odor in your refrigerator. So now you are no longer worry about food s…

Give your home a warm and cozy vibe this fall with a few DIY projects that are sure to add seasonal cheer to any space. Whether you’re looking for a rainy day activity to keep kids busy or searching for affordable décor options, these fall craft ideas are a great place to start -- all you ne…

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(StatePoint) Football season is here (sort of), and for many, tailgating is a main event. While there will be nothing traditional about tailgating this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t grill delicious food and enjoy a few beers before game time in the comfort of your own backyard or driveway.

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Every summer my parents had a beautiful garden in the backyard. Some years it was a large one with okra, corn, beans, squash and cucumbers; I even remember growing carrots one year. Other years it was a smaller patch, but it almost always had tomatoes. Tomatoes are pretty easy to grow down h…

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. - With their vivacious blooms and array of colors, herbaceous perennials are a garden favorite and a common sight in Alabama. With the proper care, perennials are long-lasting, fairly low-maintenance flowers.

BY CALLIE N. NELSON  Preserving foods for later use is as old as mankind. From the beginning people looked for ways to preserve fresh foods (produce and meats) at home for later use; thus the term “Putting Food By” was coined and drying is one of the oldest methods of home food preservation.   Fresh fruits and vegetables […]

Today is my first day living full time in Selma. I’ve owned the Selma Sun since September 2018, but I have been commuting here from Hoover the whole time. In the beginning, I owned a second newspaper in northeast Jefferson County and my home in Hoover was kind of in the middle. Well, I sold […]

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By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun The Selma Art Guild (SAG) served tea and other homemade goods to warm the heart to a near capacity crowd at its “English Tea Party” fundraiser held Sunday, Feb. 16 at the SAG Gallery located at 508 Selma Ave. Some 38 of 40 tickets were sold at $20 each […]

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By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun The Selma Art Guild (SAG) will hold “An English Tea Party” fundraiser from 3 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 16 at the SAG Gallery located at 508 Selma Ave. The tea party will feature “cream tea’ with scones, whipped cream and either homemade strawberry jam or lemon curd, […]

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Chef Harry T. Dominick of The Sandbar Restaurant prepared Grilled Chicken Michelle with sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, green beans and carrots, yellow rice pilaf and fished with a cherry sauce for his Valentine’s Day Lunch at the Library cooking demonstration event held at the Selma Dallas County Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 13. Look for […]

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StatePoint Planning to follow a trendy diet like keto in 2020 or simply want to eat right? There’s good news — grilling can be a great option for you to kickstart eating healthier in the new year. Indeed, the American Heart Association recommends it. “Grilling is a year-round way of life, bringing together family and […]

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By Callie N. Nelson  Many of you either purchased gifts or received gifts that came with a warranty doing the holiday season. These may have included electronic items, small appliances and electronic toys. Now that you have these purchases, it’s now time to check out the warranties and service contracts that are available, especially if […]

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By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun Air Force Staff Sergeant Ashley King surprised her daughter, Kaleigh Willis, a fifth grade Student Council President at Edgewood Elementary School, by coming home from the Middle East for good Thursday, Jan. 9 during a morning assembly event at her daughter’s school. The reunion marked the first time King […]

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun With a focus on downtown Selma and the merchants there, the Lunch at the Selma Dallas County Public Library event held on Thursday, Dec. 5 featured a Queen City Market Holiday Fashion Show. Jan Parker, who plans children’s programs at the library and who conducts a book group there, […]

By Andrew Armstrong  One of the best experiences of my life came in the form of seeing the country of Germany. I was surrounded by over a thousand years of history in almost every direction. It was also a great place to make new friends. After I boarded the plane, back in March for my […]

Those attending the Lunch and Learn event held at the Selma Dallas County Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 24 were treated to Stone Grits, Shrimp and Chicken and Peaches Foster prepared by Executive Chef Harry T. Dominick, director of Edmundite Missions Bosco Nutrition Center. Susan Raymond, vice president of program integration and chief innovation officer […]

The Selma Art Guild will host a fundraising wine tasting reception event featuring the wines of local vintner Roger Stewart and the artwork of his wife Pamela at the Selma Art Guild Gallery located at 508 Selma Ave. on Friday, Oct. 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. The Stewarts will pair a selection of their […]

It’s been “a good ride,” said Vaughan Regional Medical Center Women’s and Children’s Director Clara Moorer, who is retiring Sept. 27 after 36 years of service. Tracy Merry, chief nursing officer at Vaughn Regional Medical Center, said Moorer, a registered nurse, led Women’s and Children’s Department at the hospital most of the time she was […]

Mary Stewart, a 2016 graduate of Morgan Academy, was named Miss Homecoming 2019 for Auburn University during halftime of the Auburn vs Kent State football game at Jordan Hare Stadium Saturday. Stewart ran on a campaign of partnering with Special Deliveries of Lee County, an organization that works to prevent child abuse. Stewart is president of […]

The journey for Brooke Waters, the Morgan Academy 11-year-old sixth grader from Selma, came to a tearful end Monday, Sept. 2 in the Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship. She bade a tearful goodbye in the Hedgehog Poke Cake Challenge. In the Kids Baking Championship Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman tested the skills of nine new […]

Morgan Academy sixth grader Brooke Waters survived the Doughnut Cake Challenge in the third round of the Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship. In the Monday, Aug. 19 episode Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman asked the seven surviving bakers to make a “giant doughnut cake.” Using Bundt cake pans, the bakers all made cakes in assigned […]

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun Photographer/poet Georgia Ann Banks-Martin of Montgomery read some of her poems and showed her unique photographs at the Selma Art Guild Gallery, Sunday, Aug. 11. Her unique photography style is thoughtful and engaging, and her poems describe the sweet and bitter  of life. Martin signed copies of her books […]

Fame, a $25,000 prize, culinary school and life as a bakery chef could be in the future for Brooke Waters, who will compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion on The Food Network on Aug. 5 Brooke, an 11-year-old sixth grader at John T. Morgan Academy, said the show was filmed in the early […]

More than 500 children accompanied by about 300 parents or guardians participated in the Michael Johnson 93-90 Foundation Family Fun and Back to School Giveaway held Saturday, July 27 at the Selma YMCA. Children enjoyed fun activities, games, food and received school supplies. Look for more to come in the print edition of The Selma […]

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Under the umbrella of The Gospel Tabernacle Church in Selma, The Bridge Academy Selma is helping to impact the Selma/Dallas County dropout rate by giving people an opportunity to earn a high school diploma through an accredited education program from home. The online school was founded by Pastor John Grayson of the Gospel Tabernacle Church […]

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It has been announced that the air date for Brooke Waters, an 11-year-old sixth grader at John T. Morgan Academy, to compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion on The Food Network has been changed. It has been announced that the original air date of Aug. 12 has been changed  to Monday, Aug. 5 […]

Pepsi celebrated 65 years of operations in Selma Wednesday, Jul7 17 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. with free hot dogs, soft drinks, games and a live broadcast by Dixie Country. Cheyenne Bradford, vice president and director of operations, show offs photos of the company’s historic moments in Selma. He has been with the company 41 years this September. “It’s been great,” he said. He started out at age 20 as a salesman on a route truck. Also pictured are Brian Robitaille and Jordan Dailey enjoy hot dogs and Pepsi products and Zion, Zachary and Zariah Rascoe enjoy Pepsi soft drinks.

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Evansville, Ind., and Rosemount, Minn., are a long way from Selma. But the University of Notre Dame’s Summer Service Learning Program led two of its students to spend eight weeks in Selma this summer working as interns at the Edmundite Missions New Possibilities Youth Center. Anastasia Reisinger, 20, of Evansville, a junior, and Colette Edgar, […]

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It’s not easy being visually impaired anywhere, but William Bowman said he finds it even more challenging in Selma and Dallas County. Born mostly blind, Bowman has had 44 eye surgeries in his lifetime and is in a record 19th year with a cornea transplant in his left eye, the only eye that functions. Since […]

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A huge excited crowd found its way to Valley Grande Thursday night for the city’s Fourth of July fireworks display that lasted nearly 30 minutes.