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SELMA CITY SCHOOLS POSTPONE OPENING

8/2/2021) Over the summer, several sources of moisture stemming from a leaking roof at School of Discovery caused mold to grow in various learning and office spaces. After an analysis of School of Discovery, the building was deemed unsafe for occupancy. Because of this, Selma City Schools will delay the start of the school year for all scholars until August 16th instead of August 9th. All teachers will still report back to work, as planned, on Tuesday, August 3rd, however, the week of August 7th will now be used as additional planning and preparation time for the upcoming school year. All students will report to school on August 16th. The school calendar will remain the same after August 16th. Knox Elementary will now be the home location for School of Discovery. Families with scholars set to attend School of Discovery this school year will receive direct communication from school administrators about next steps. This is an issue exclusive to School of Discovery and there are no concerns about mold at our other schools. Be assured, health and safety are our priority. Selma City Schools will maintain a mask mandate and other COVID-19 precautions as we continue to grapple with the pandemic.

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LATE COUNCILWOMAN NANCY SEWELL HONORED WITH A PROCLAMATION

SELMA CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT BILLY YOUNG AND MAYOR JAMES PERKINS, JR. READ PROCLAMATION

CONGRESSWOMAN TERRI SEWELL AND BROTHER ANDREW ACCEPT PROCLAMATION

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ELLIOT GRAY OF NEW ORLEANS

SELMA'S FIRST BLACK COUNCILWOMAN PASSES AWAY AT 81

In Remembrance of
Nancy Gardner Sewell
(September 16, 1939 – June 10, 2021)

Rep. Sewell Announces Details of the Celebration of Life Services for her Beloved Mother, Nancy Gardner Sewell

Birmingham, AL – Today, Rep. Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) announced the details for the Celebration of Life Services for her mother, Nancy Gardner Sewell, who passed away at the age of 81 on Thursday, June 10, 2021 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. 

“My brother and I were blessed to have an amazing mother who blazed trails in education, public service, and community activism,” said Rep. Sewell. “As the first Black Councilwoman for the City of Selma, Nancy Gardner Sewell paved the way for the journey that now I have the privilege to travel as Alabama’s first Black Congresswoman.”

“My mother was the epitome of a servant leader from her more than 50-year commitment to serving underprivileged children in the Alabama Blackbelt to holding international positions in her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and to her lifelong dedication to uplifting the Selma-Dallas County community,” continued Sewell. “We know that our mother, Nancy Gardner Sewell, sowed many seeds and that her legacy will live on in the many lives that she impacted.”

Arrangements are as follows:

Friday, June 18, 2021  

11:00am CST - HOMEGOING SERVICES FOR NANCY GARDNER SEWELL

*Beulah Primitive Baptist Church

3304 County Road 37 South

Hope Hull, AL 36043 

*NOTE: This is Nancy’s family church where she grew-up.  The church was pastored by Nancy’s father and is currently pastored by her brother, Tom Gardner III.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

10:00am-12:00pm CST - LYING IN REPOSE 

Historic Brown Chapel AME Church 

410 Martin Luther King Street 

Selma, AL 36703 

*NOTE: Mask required; No Photos allowed

12:00pm CST -  MEMORIAL CELEBRATION OF LIFE OF NANCY GARDNER SEWELL

*Historic Brown Chapel AME Church 

410 Martin Luther King Street 

Selma, AL 36703 

*NOTE: This is Nancy’s home church where she was a faithful member for over 40 years.   She taught Sunday School and served as a member of the Board of Trustee of the Historic Brown Chapel AME Church and Secretary of the Historic Brown Chapel AME Church Preservation Society, Inc. (Foundation).

Interment:

New Live Oak Cemetery

22 Dallas Avenue

Selma, AL 36701

TALENT SEARCH THANKS DALLAS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND SHERIFF

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SELMA CELEBRATES MEMORIAL DAY