The Walton Theater reopened on Saturday with a big back to school bash. Kids were treated to a free movie, free popcorn and free drinks and some added excitement that was not in the original plans.

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The Sandbar, one of Selma’s most popular and scenic restaurants, will be closed until further notice, the owner announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

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Selma’s Arts Revive has come a long way since starting in 2003, run by volunteers with a mission to enhance community development through the arts.

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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 […]

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Notice to the Creditors of Estate of: ALBERT J. FRAZIER, JR., deceased.  Letters Testamentary upon the estate of said decedent having been granted to the undersigned on the 4th day of August, 2020, by the Probate Judge Jimmy L Nunn of Dallas County, Alabama, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said […]

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BY AVIS WILLIAMS Last week, I wrote about the fact that in education we are inundated by entirely too many buzz words. Well, this pandemic has caused many of us across all fields and occupations to broaden our vocabulary. Even the word pandemic was not one that many of us frequently used until earlier this […]

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Notice to the Creditors of Estate of: RAY WAYNE SMITHERMAN, deceased.  Letters of Administration upon the estate of said decedent having been granted to the undersigned on the 28th day of July, 2020, by the Probate Judge Jimmy L. Nunn of Dallas County, Alabama, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said […]

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BY STEVE FLOWERS  The field is set for the November General Election and more than likely the races were decided on July 14. We had some good races including the race for our junior U.S. Senate seat as well as two open Congressional seats.  Tommy Tuberville won an impressive 60-40 victory over Jeff Sessions in […]

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NOTICE OF COMPLETION Smitherman Brot hers Construction Company , 110 Cecil Jackson Bypass, Selma, Alabama 36701, has completed its work on the Craig Field Demolition Slab Project, in Selma, Alabama for the Craig Field Airport & Industrial Authority. Any person having a claim should notify HSA Engineers, Inc., 1 Satterfield Street, Selma, Alabama 37602-0929 in […]

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BY PAUL DEMARCO  Unfortunately, Alabama has ranked near the bottom of the Nation when it comes to reading proficiency for state students.  Now Gov. Kay Ivey is trying to address the problem with a new plan and recommendations. Ivey is not the first governor to try to tackle this chronic problem in the state.  Now the governor has […]

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BY AVIS WILLIAMS  Next week I will recommend a comprehensive school reopening plan for the Selma City Schools board of education to discuss and approve. Like the state’s Roadmap to Reopening Schools, our plan will focus on safety and wellness.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that school protocols include a process […]

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BY PAUL DEMARCO  The unprecedented Republican Party Senate Primary Runoff Election to select a challenger to Democrat Sen. Doug Jones is almost upon us. The race was rocking along though the primary that narrowed the candidates to former Sen. Jeff Sessions and former Auburn Football Coach Tommy Tuberville when the coronavirus hit the state this spring and […]

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BY JIMMY NUNN | Dallas County Probate Judge  In preparing for an election, there are so many moving parts as it takes a grand effort on the part of many to conduct an election. So many citizens are asking questions as to whether the election is still going to be held on July 14 and […]

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BY AVIS WILLIAMS  Over the years, I have heard quite a few quotes that resonate with me and help me articulate my thoughts on various topics. Recently, I have been reminded of a quote my Stuart Chase. He stated, “For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who do not, no proof is […]

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Notice to the Creditors of the Estate of Flora Jean Tyler, Deceased. Letters Testamentary upon the estate of said decedent having been granted to the undersigned on the 18th day of May, 2020, by Honorable Jimmy Nunn, the Probate Judge of Dallas County, Alabama, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said […]

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF ALABAMA COUNTY OF DALLAS NOTICE is hereby given that a bill substantially as follows will be introduced in the next session of the Legislature of Alabama and application for its passage and enactment will be made: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT   Relating to Dallas County; to ratify and confirm prior […]

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF ALABAMA COUNTY OF DALLAS NOTICE is hereby given that a bill substantially as follows will be introduced in the next session of the Legislature of Alabama and application for its passage and enactment will be made: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT Relating to Dallas County; to ratify and confirm prior payments […]

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BY AVIS WILLIAMS  Growing up, for many years, summer was my favorite season and the best time of year to be alive. This was most true when I was a child and had the privilege of having summers off. Additionally, I’m a June baby so a birthday party was always on tap. Those were fun times!  […]

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BY STEVE FLOWERS  The legislature meets in regular session every year for three and a half months. However, an extraordinary special session can be called by the governor if he/she deems there is a dire emergency in the state government that needs addressing. This provision in the Constitution gives the governor inherent advantage in a special session. The […]

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BY AVIS WILLIAMS  At the start of the school year, I remember speaking to senior scholars and parents about their hopes and needs to make this year their best. The senior year is certainly a busy one as they engage in applying for scholarships, preparing for prom, studying a lot and maybe partying even more. […]

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Notice to the Creditors of the Estate of Regena Lynn Holmes, Deceased Letters of Administration on the Estate of said decedent having been granted to the undersigned on the 4th day of March, 2020, by the Probate Judge Jimmy L. Nunn of Dallas County, Alabama, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against […]

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BY PAUL DEMARCO  Gov. Kay Ivey opened up more of Alabama’s economy this past week, allowing restaurants, bars, gyms, salons and churches in the state to open back up on May 11.  While the governor announced the lifting of such restrictions, she did caution that citizens should remain careful and vigilant since state residents were still testing positive […]

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BY AVIS WILLIAMS  Almost every day, and usually several times a day, someone asks me how I am doing. I love when they ask twice with a bit of emphasis that makes it clear that they are not just making small talk but are genuinely concerned. In some ways this has become a loaded question for […]

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BY CANDI WILLIAMS Even in ordinary times, the more than 760,000 unpaid family caregivers in Alabama face a daunting set of daily tasks. Oftentimes with little or no training, they may be responsible for wound care, tube feedings, dressing, managing the finances and medical bills of their loved ones, transportation and more.  Of course, these are […]

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BY PAUL DEMARCO  The pandemic has changed every American’s life.  As we focus every day on protecting our families from the virus, we also have seen an outpouring of the American spirit as neighbors take care of each other.  Yet, it has also laid bare the side of politics which is intertwined with public policy.  We saw this last […]

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IN RE: THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM EDWARD TARRANCE, SR., DECEASED LEGAL NOTICE OF FILING IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DALLAS COUNTY, ALABAMA Judge Jimmy L. Nunn, Probate Judge Notice of Petition for Summary Distribution In the matter of the Estate of William Edward Tarrance, Sr., deceased, notice is hereby given that a petition for Summary […]

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BY PAUL DeMARCO The Alabama Legislature has now been in session for over four weeks. And as with every session, there are dozens of bills filed by state representatives and senators for consideration.  Most of the legislation being debated is local in nature and has no bearing outside of specific cities and counties. However, there is […]

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By STEVE FLOWERS  Over the course of history, the second congressional district has been referred to and considered a Montgomery congressional district because the Capital City has comprised the bulk of the population. In recent years, a good many Montgomerians have migrated to the suburban counties of Autauga and Elmore. Therefore, the district has been refigured to reflect this […]

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Notice of Contract Completion In accordance with Chapter 1, Title 39, Code of Alabama, 1975, notice is hereby given that Donald Smith Company, Inc., 746 E. Main St., Headland, AL 36345, has completed the contract for construction of a Test Well at 7590 Highway 22 for The North Dallas County Water Authority, Valley Grande, AL […]