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June 9, 2014
Lifelong Writer Publishes First Book
Lifelong Writer Publishes First Book

At the age of 83, Betty Jean Tucker of Linden is doing anything but slowing down. Recently, Dr. Tucker published her book, “On a Darkling Plain: Stories of the Great Depression”, from Livingston Press. The book is a collection of short stories. The first story, “Callie”, was published in 1951 when the then Betty Jean Foxhall was only 19.

By Cristiana Shipma
June 2, 2014
Strengthening Selma's Future Forum
Strengthening Selma's Future Forum

Eighteen Selma and Dallas County youth gathered on Friday, May 30, for a “Strengthening Selma’s Future” forum.  These students hailed from several different area high schools, and many are involved with the Selma Youth Ambassador program.

By Lowery McNeal
June 23, 2014
Extension Director Works for Community Engagement
Extension Director Works for Community Engagement

Dallas County Extension coordinator Callie Nelson has been working for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) for more than 20 years. In that time, she has had her hand in agricultural projects, 4-H development, youth forums and development, leadership training, disaster relief, natural resource management, health education and so much more.

By Lowery McNeal
June 25, 2014
Historic Church Comes Home to Old Cahawba Park
Historic Church Comes Home to Old Cahawba Park

Alabama’s first state capital, Cahawba, was founded along the fertile banks of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers in 1819. At the time, this wilderness city was home to some of America’s bravest men and women, people determined to prosper and build up a new state.

By Lowery McNeal
June 30, 2014
Elba Paints Community Mural
Elba Paints Community Mural

In the beginning the almighty had but one talent.  That talent was not to rule, not to dictate, not to punish nor to empower, it was simply to create.  The almighty created heaven and earth in six days and on the seventh day he rested. The Bible says he created us in his image and after his likeness, which means that it is also written in our DNA to create.

By Jelani Moore

Last Updated: April 04, 2019