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June 17, 2015
Selma AARP Chapter Hosts Summer Picnic
Selma AARP Chapter Hosts Summer Picnic

For the AARP Chapter of Selma, summer is the perfect time to look forward to the relaxing activities and freedom warmer weather brings. Members of the AARP group also look forward to getting together with one another at their quarterly picnic.

By Illyshia Parker
June 9, 2015
Unity in the Community Brings Out the Best in Selma
Unity in the Community Brings Out the Best in Selma

Across the street from the historic St. James Hotel, Phoenix Park came alive on Saturday, June 6, with bright colored balloons, tents, singing, mouthwatering food, and a plethora of happy people attending the fourth annual Unity in the Community Praise and Worship.

By Illyshia Parker
June 8, 2015
Selma Council Commends Robodog Inventors
Selma Council Commends Robodog Inventors

Governmental bodies don’t always see eye-to-eye on the actions they should take when making important decisions. More often than not, they opt to agree to disagree. Otherwise, progress would be at a stalemate. The Selma City Council is no exception. 

By Illyshia Parker
May 28, 2015
What's in a Name?
What's in a Name?

Today, the city of Selma faces opposing perspectives when it comes to the significance of one name in particular. The boldfaced letters dripping tears of rust on the archway of the city’s entrance has one group answering the famous Shakespearean query. In February of this year, Students UNITE, a civil rights and advocacy organization for ages 16 to 25, started a petition to change the name of the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

By Illyshia Parker
May 26, 2015
Auburn University Student Begins Work in Selma
Auburn University Student Begins Work in Selma

Auburn University journalism major Illyshia Parker is living and working in Selma for ten weeks this summer as part of Auburn’s Living Democracy initiative.  She will be working with community partner Callie Nelson, Dallas County Extension Coordinator, on a variety of civic efforts. 


Last Updated: August 04, 2021