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Selma, Alabama - Tropical Storm Sally is hammering Dallas County today with constant rain and high winds. With the dump of rain, Dallas County has been put under a River Flood Warning until Sunday afternoon. Flood level is expected to rise 20 feet to reach the flood stage of 45 feet by Satur…

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Dallas County is under a River Flood Warning until Sunday afternoon, with rains from remnants of Hurricane Sally predicted to push river levels in Selma to the top of its flood stage. 

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Dallas County reported 1,479 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Thursday morning, the same count from the day before. The death toll remains at 25 with one probable case still being determined, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division.

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Dallas County reported 1,480 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday morning, an increase of five since Sunday night. The death toll remains at 25 with one probable case still being determined, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division.

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Dallas County reported 1,479 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday morning. The death toll remains at 25 with one probable case still being determined, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division.

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Dallas County reported 1,479 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Friday morning, the same count from two days before. The death toll remains at 25 with one probable case still being determined, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division.

The 2020 Central Alabama Fair is set for Oct. 6 to Oct. 10 at Lion’s Fair Park in Selma. The fair has featured many activities for families, including petting zoos, beauty pageants, exhibits and a ferris wheel. For more information on the event, call 334-872-6717. A website for Central Alabama Fair can be seen here. […]

BY BRAD FISHER | Selma Sun Staff Without a state strategy to focus special help for rural schools, the continuing enrollment decline spells hardship for the Black Belt.  That’s the conclusion of a report introduced by The University of Alabama’s Education Policy Center in a press briefing on Monday. From 1995-96 to 2019-20, total school […]

The final Black Belt Arts Symposium webinar will be held next week on Sept. 15 with the title being “Artists in Education: Resources in your own backyard”. The session will be held from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. and will focusing on bringing “arts education to bear for literacy reinforcement”. The Aug. 18 webinar session […]

BY FRED GUARINO | Selma Sun Staff Gena Clements is a Selma native and artist who enjoys sharing the joy of art with others. “In teaching (art) or working with others, I feel that I am giving back some of what has been given to me in the way of encouragement and motivation,” Clements said. […]

Black Belt Community Foundation and the Selma Center For Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation has partnered with Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Selma to provide grants for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The three organizations will pick five small businesses in Dallas County that apply for grants, which will be $500 for each business. Small business […]

Dallas County reported 1,449 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Monday morning, an increase of 21 cases since Friday, and the death toll remains at 25 with one probable case still being determined. Cases have risen by 70 in the last 14 days in Dallas County, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases […]

BY CINDY FISHER | Selma Sun Staff Local Spire employees chose Clark Elementary School as their annual “Day for Good” project where they donated time to volunteer in the community. On Thursday, about 10 local Spire employees cleaned the grounds of The Clark Elementary School in Selma. Wearing bright orange “Spire Serves” shirts, the crew […]

BY NOAH GRIFFIN Dave Pettus, a direct descendant of Edmund Pettus, wants the name of his ancestor removed from the Selma, Alabama, bridge where, on March 7, 1965, the late civil rights icon John Lewis was savagely beaten. Known as a warm, genial bibliophile, Dave Pettus is not someone you would consider a cause crusader. […]

Selma Mayor Darrio Melton reported on Friday a list of infrastructure projects going on in Selma. In his weekly address on Facebook, Melton said $180,000 has become available from ALDOT for several projects, including resurfacing Old Marion Junction Road from Cahaba Road to Drayton Drive. The project will start in the next few weeks, he […]

BY CINDY FISHER & BRAD FISHER | Selma Sun Staff Selma mayoral candidates who made the Oct. 6 runoff say they are concerned turnout will be lower than usual due to COVID after seeing numbers for the Aug. 25 general election.  The Aug. 25 election had 1,000 fewer voters than the general election for mayor […]

The September 1st Saturday Selma Art Walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow with several venues downtown participating. Gallery 905 will have an end of summer sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The venue will have a 15% off of products with up to 25% off of select products. Live […]

Orrville native and Selma resident Anthony “Tony” Sanders was selected as the 2019 – 2020 Alabama Middle School Principal of the Year for his leadership as principal of Greensboro Middle School. The Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) presented the award to Sanders. CLAS has over 3,800 members and is the premier professional organization for […]

Dallas County reported 1,428 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Friday morning and the death toll remains at 25. Cases have risen by 70 in the last 14 days in Dallas County, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division. Dallas County remains in the “low risk” category on the state’s […]

BY AVIS WILLIAMS Here we are! It’s the first week of the 2020-2021 school year for the scholars of Selma City Schools. It’s the first week that Team Selma’s teachers are engaging our scholars through 100% remote learning.  It’s the first week of our reopening schools during a worldwide pandemic. Wow.   Where we are usually […]

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IN RE: THE ESTATE OF CLINTON TROY BLAKE, DECEASED Notice of Petition for Summary Distribution In the matter of the Estate of Clinton Troy Blake, deceased, notice is hereby given that a petition for Summary Distribution of said Estate was filed with the Dallas County Probate Court on July 28, 2020. Thirty (30) days after […]

The Delta Regional Authority is now accepting applications for a grant program that aims to assist the workforce in the Mississippi River Delta and the Black Belt region of Alabama. The Delta Workforce Grant Program uses federal resources to help communities that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic instability, which have caused […]

BY BRAD FISHER | Selma Sun Staff One of the last survivors of the Pettus family says he would like to see his relative’s name removed from the bridge that has become a civil rights icon.  David Pettus said in an interview with the Selma Sun that he feels it’s presumptuous to offer an opinion […]