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Blackbelt Benefit Group Volunteer Day, Saturday, August 1st from 8:00 am-10:30 am, meet up at Look (118 Lauderdale Street) to spruce to a portion of downtown at Lauderdale Street.
Gallery 905 Yoga in the Pocket Park, Saturday, August 1st at 9:00 am-Cost $10.00
Scott Communications will be hosting a two-part forum featuring candidates for Selma City Council and Mayor.
Part 1 -Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm for Selma City Council Candidates
Part 2- Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm for Mayoral Candidates
The entire feature will air live on 94.7 WJAM and KIX Country 101.5 as well as streaming on Facebook. Jerria Martin will be hosting this show for Scott Communications.
Join us every Tuesday to create quilts for children in need! We give you all the tools and knowledge you need to make a beautiful quilt regardless of your skill level. All quilts created are given to the Bloom House to serve the children across our state that need it most. A fun way to give back and learn a new skill, hope you can join us!
Come join us in the Honk 4 Voting Rights (H4VR) Caravan scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 6th, 2020. H4VR is to commemorate the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and encourage residents of Selma, AL to register to vote. This is a great opportunity to engage with the community in a safe, socially distant way, while encouraging participation in our democratic system. You are encouraged to join the caravan with vehicles, signs, noisemakers, etc., and to please help us to let people know about the event by sharing the flyers and Facebook event page. See the attached flyer for the full schedule and event details. You can see the Facebook Event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/343082133350154/
If you are part of an organization, church, or political campaign please confirm their participation by 11:59PM Tuesday, August 4th to have them be included in the official press release which will be distributed on Wednesday, August 5th. In community and with appreciation, Drew Glover Principal Coordinator, Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee 831-325-4721
The Olde Town Association Political Forums are scheduled for 5:30 pm at Heritage Village on Thursday, 7/30/20, (Mayoral), and Thursday, 8/6/20, (Council President and Ward 3 candidates). The public should bring their lawn chairs and masks and there will be a microphone so everyone can hear. People need to be socially distanced. Each candidate will have 15 min to speak. Please send questions for the candidates to Gery Anderson at
Join via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/selmacityschools/
Selma City Council Meeting
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 818 7436 0920 Passcode: 499301 One tap mobile +13126266799,,81874360920#,,,,,,0#,,499301# US (Chicago)
Registration Link: aces.edu/go/1325 (all lowercase)
A two-hour Virtual Mayoral Forum on August 17th at 6 pm with all the candidates together (Format: Moderated Zoom video simulcast to Facebook Live). Please contact us at and with any questions.
Register at https://bit.ly/BlackBeltArts
Estate Planning for Landowners Online Workshop
Alabama Extension is offering a two-hour workshop on estate planning for landowners. This workshop is being offered through Zoom. It has also been approved for two hours of Category 1 CFE by the Society of American Foresters. There are two dates available to choose from for this workshop – July 30 and August 18. Each workshop lasts from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Attendance for each date is limited and registration is required. There is a $10 registration fee.
When registering, select the date that you wish to attend. For more information on the workshop and for the link to register:
Fruit & Vegetable Webinar Series, August 19th 10:00 am-11:00 am- Topic: “Growing Fall Vegetables”- Pre-registration link:
(Once you pre-register, you will receive a Zoom link to attend. There is no event
on Aug 12, so do not choose the option. Save the confirmation email for attending
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
SELMA REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
The SELMA REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (the Authority) will hold its regular meeting of
the Board of Directors of the Authority on the THIRD THURSDAY of each month at 4:00 PM
for the purpose of transacting such business or taking such action as may come before the
Board of Directors of the Authority. Due to Covid Pandemic restrictions, the meeting will
be held by conference call. To access meeting, call 1 (605) 313-4802, Access Code
SCHEDULE FOR 2020:
August 20, 2020
September 17, 2020
October 15, 2020
November 19, 2020
December 17, 2020
These meetings are open to the public. For further information please contact:
Juanda Maxwell, Chair,
Posted Selma City Hall August 18, 2020.
Selma Dallas County Chamber of Commerce for their website August 18, 2020.
The Selma Redevelopment Authority will hold a specially called meeting of the Board of Directors of the Authorit on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 8:0AM Via Conference call, (605) 393-4802, 204343#.
This meeting of the Authority is open to the public. Please contact Juanda Maxwell at (334) 412 6346 for additional information.
SELMA - Regional Brochure Launch
The Selma/Blackbelt Sites will host a community event on Sunday, August 23, at 4:00 PM via Zoom to celebrate and publicize a brochure that features all of the Selma/Blackbelt sites. Dr. Verdell Lett Dawson of Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church Selma was responsible for that grant that was funded by the Blackbelt Community Foundation. One of the stipulations was that a community event would be held to make the public aware of the grant and its purpose. Invitations will be sent to stakeholders and others containing the Zoom link and access details.
WHEN: Sunday, August 23, 2020
TIME: 4:00 PM
Fruit & Vegetable Webinar Series, August 26th 10:00 am-11:00 am- Topic: “Strawberry Row Cover Management”- Pre-registration link:
Get Fit Selma! 2020 Announces Webinar Series in place of In-Person Festival
Saturday, August 29, 2020, September 12, 2020, and September 19, 2020
Title Sponsors Sarrell Dental & Eye and Dentaquest Corporation Sponsor Three Webinars
In March, the Get Fit Selma! Planning Committee made the decision to cancel its 8th Annual Health & Wellness Festival due to COVID-19. However, lead medical professionals, Cassandra Ford, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, and Janice Parker, CRNP, MS, DNP-BC, have created a webinar series to be presented August 29, September 12 and September 19,, 2020 with the goal of providing virtual support to the public concerning coronavirus and health and wellness during this pandemic. The webinars are free but Get Fit Selma! asks everyone to register at https://mglcselma.com/gfs-2020/ so that they can track the number of views.
The three webinars have garnered the support of local health care professionals as well as those who provide demonstrations at Get Fit Selma! They will be live on the dates below and then will be available to the public on YouTube. Each Webinar deals with specific subject matter.
Saturday, August 29, 10:00 am: “Rural Healthcare Response to COVID-19, Threats & Options”
J. David McCormack, MBA, CEO Vaughan Regional Medical Center
Justine Maxwell, DrPH, MPH, Epidemiology, Tennessee Department of Health
“Rural Healthcare Response to COVID-19, Threats & Options”
David McCormack, MBA, CEO Vaughan Regional Medical Center and Justine Maxwell, DrPH, MPH, Epidemiology, Tennessee Department of Health, will partner on a webinar this Saturday, produced by Get Fit Selma! 2020, with the support of the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc. and sponsored by Sarrell Dental & Eye and DentaQuest Corporation. They will speak to the challenges faced by rural healthcare in a pandemic and answer questions about what individuals can do to protect their own health and that of their families.
Residents can sign in to the Webinar via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87312711606 Passcode 2020. Or they can call in at: (301) 715-8592; Meeting ID: 873 1271 1606; Passcode: 2020.
David McCormack has made his name among healthcare providers in Selma and Dallas County as an advocate for access to healthcare. He has been the CEO of Vaughan Regional Medical Center since 2016 and lauds the medical professionals at Vaughan for their self-sacrifice and service.
McCormack sees challenges as opportunities; articulates clear vision; and secures buy-in for strategic plans from key stakeholders throughout the organization. He is a high-energy, hands-on leader known for making rounds throughout the hospital to solve issues in real-time and establish relationships from the ER to the C-suite. McCormack received his BA in Accounting at Auburn University and his MBA at Florida Atlantic University in Accounting and Business Management.
Dr. Maxwell is from Selma, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Leroy Maxwell. She is an epidemiologist by training and serves as an Informatician with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) Office of Informatics and Analytics. In this role, she leads the strategic public health reporting and informatics unit supporting department-wide public health information system interoperability, cross-cutting informatics projects, and Tennessee’s drug overdose reporting program. Prior to this position, Dr. Maxwell served as an Epidemiologist within TDH’s Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness division.
Dr. Maxwell holds a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Human Biology from Emory University, a Master of Public Health and a Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology from George Washington University, and a Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Kentucky. She is currently a PhD student in Health Informatics, Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Saturday, September 12, 10:00 am: “Type II Diabetes, Related Conditions & COVID-19”
Letevia Herlong, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Rural Health Medical Program, Inc.
Saturday, September 19, 10:00 am: “Eating Well, Staying Healthy in a Pandemic”
Ellen McKnight, MPA & Principal, The Maxine Firm, Inc.
Technology will be provided by the Aplastic Anemia MDS International Foundation, Inc. (AAMDS.org) with the expertise of Julie Powers, Senior Director of Patient Advocacy at the Foundation.
We are grateful to AAMDS as well as to additional sponsors: Vaughan Regional Medical Center, Rural Health Medical Program, Inc., The Maxine Firm, Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc., EyeMax Vision Care, and Family Footcare.
Registration and updates at: https://mglcselma.com/gfs-2020/
Virtual Diabetes Support Group Meeting
The August Diabetes Support Group Meeting will be conducted virtually via Zoom/Teleconference on Monday, August 31, 2020 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. “Making Healthy Choices When Dining Out” will be the topic for this month’s meeting. To register and receive information on how join, contact the Dallas County Extension Office at 334-875-3200. The program is FREE and open to the public – “Everyone is Welcome”.