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A virtual town hall hosted by senators Malika Sanders Fortier, Bobby Singleton and Billy Beasley will address reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. The town hall will be held on Deputy Senators of District 23’s Facebook page. State Superintendent Eric Mackey with superintendents from the Black Belt region, […]

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The Alabama Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins today and will end at midnight on Sunday, July 19. The holiday will allow shoppers to buy school supplies and clothing without Alabama’s four percent sales or use tax. There will be no sales tax on $100 or less per item of clothing and footwear, $50 or less […]

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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 […]

BY AVIS WILLIAMS  As you’re reading this, I am likely deep in the midst of receiving state guidance on the reopening of schools. Nationwide, many states have already pushed out criteria that serves as a roadmap for schools to reopen this fall. As we grapple with this in Alabama, I have mixed feelings about our […]

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valedictorians

Clockwise from left to right: Renari Wells, Alyssa Fredrick, Jamerial La’Shea Sturdivant, Kaliyah Williams, Judy Assad, and Erin McIntyre.

Selma Sun honors Class of 2020 in Graduation Edition inside  BY CINDY FISHER | Selma Sun Staff  Despite finishing the 2019-2020 school year in quarantine, the Class of 2020 is graduating and ready to take on the world.  And leading the charge are women.  Of all six Selma-Dallas County high schools, a female student received the highest grade-point average overall, earning them […]

Following precautions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Selma High School will hold its graduation ceremony and parade at 8 a.m. on June 20 with limitations. In a letter to students and parents on June 1, Selma High School Principal Stoney Pritchett and Superintendent Avis Williams stated that “in-person traditional events have been canceled” because […]