Selma City Council

Selma Mayor & City Council Clash Over City Budget

From the West Alabama Newsroom– More on the latest dispute coming out of Selma City Hall. Selma Mayor James Perkins, Jr — lashed out at the Selma City Council about the city’s new budget — at a press conference Wednesday. Perkins said the budget that was passed — was not the same budget — that had been in the works….

Selma’s new police chief officially takes reign of the department

Friday was the first full day on the job for Selma’s new police chief, Kenta Fulford. He officially took the reigns of the police department after a swearing in ceremony Thursday: “Just excited and ready to go to work.” Fulford said. The new top cop was appointed police chief by the Selma City Council last month. Retired Selma Police Lt….

Selma City Council Names Lt. Kenta Fulford as New Police Chief

The Selma City Council has named Lt. Kenta Fulford as Selma’s new Police Chief. City council made the announcement in their meeting Tuesday night. Fulford is a Selma native and has been a lieutenant with Selma Police Department. He was chosen among three finalists which included former Butler Co. Sheriff Kenneth Hardin and Dr. Stephanie Stewart with the Department of…

Selma City Council Prepares to Start Searching for New Police Chief

The Selma City Council has started its search for a new police chief, following the announcement last week that Chief Spencer Collier would retire on July 30. Collier is currently on medical leave. Collier had been hired by Selma Mayor Dario Melton, but this time, it’s the city council which will pick the next police chief. City Council President Corey…

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….