Mayor Darrio Melton

Treasurer Sues as Selma Government Power Struggle continues

The treasurer of a city in Alabama’s Black Belt is suing to be reinstated to her position, even as city officials continue to wrangle with a budget crisis that sparked 68 layoffs. Local news outlets report Selma Treasurer Ronita Wade, placed on leave three times since 2017 by Mayor Darrio Melton, sued Tuesday in Dallas County Circuit Court demanding reinstatement….

Selma Officials Want Funding to Purchase Bulletproof Vests, Marked Police Vehicles

An update into the Selma police officer shot while on duty early Sunday morning. He has been identified as officer Michael Hale. Hale is now back at home with his family and is expected to make a full recovery. But at a press conference Monday on the steps of Selma City Hall, it was reported that Hale was not wearing…

Selma Mayor Puts Treasurer Back on Administrative Leave

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Controversy continues at Selma City Hall as the city treasurer is once again placed on administrative leave by the mayor. Finance director Ronita Wade was fired a week after being placed on administrative leave last month and a temporary replacement was brought in to do her job. Wade was reinstated as treasurer by the city…