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The Selma Times-Journal
1018 Water Ave.
Selma, AL 36702-0611

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The Community

Market
Selma has a relatively diverse economic base with a mix of industrial, agricultural and retail businesses.

Population
Selma: 20,512
Dallas County: 46,365

Climate
Selma experiences a typical Southern climate with warm, humid summers and mild winters.

Major employers
International Paper, Bush Hog and Vaughan Regional Medical Center.

Education
Selma's educational needs are served by the Dallas County Public School System, Selma City Public School System and three private schools. Higher education coursework is available at
Wallace Community College, Concordia College and Selma University

History
Selma is the second oldest surviving city in Alabama. There are many structures still being used that date back to the 1800s.

Culture
Selma is filled with festivals and special events including the Jubilee Bridge Crossing (re-enactment of Bloody Sunday march), Battle of Selma, Pilgrimage Tour of Homes and Market Day.

Recreation
The Selma area offers a number of recreational endeavors including: hunting, fishing, golf and boating.

Area information
Selma Chamber of Commerce
1-800-45 SELMA

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