Tuscaloosa County schools

The city of Selma is preparing to remember the fiftieth anniversary of the attack known as "Bloody Sunday".

Today also marks fifty years since the funeral of civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson. His death at the hands of an Alabama State Police Trooper is considered one of the reasons Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Selma to help organize the voting rights marches.

Vera Jenkins Booker was the nurse that tended to Jackson when he was brought in to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Selma.

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Tuscaloosa County school board members plan to interview five finalists for superintendent by next week.

Kendy Behrends, a consultant with the Alabama Association of School Boards, which conducted the search, identified the finalists at Monday's school board meeting.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/10unlZ1) that finalists include:

—Walter Davie, the deputy superintendent of the Tuscaloosa County School System.

—Valya Lee, an executive consultant for EducTrax who has been superintendent of Twiggs County Schools in Georgia.