Colbert County Commissioner David Black is running for Treasurer

January 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, January 11, 2018, Colbert County Commissioner David Black announced his candidacy for state treasurer.

Black is an Economics professor at the University of North Alabama.

Black said in a statement that he plans to focus on growing the College Counts 529 Fund, encouraging the use of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) savings plan, and promoting sound fiscal policy for Alabama.

Black is a former White House staff member under the George H.W. Bush Administration and former professor at the University of Alabama. Black is currently the Director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Alabama.

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Muscle Shoals man pleads guilty to producing child pornography

November 28, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

A Colbert County man pleaded guilty to producing child pornography between 1997 and 1998.

U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, Principle Deputy Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, and Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) Special Agent in Charge Ray Parmer made the announcement.

Charles Mark McCormack, age 54, of Muscle Shoals, pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Karon O. Bowdre.  Sentencing is set for April 3 in Huntsville.

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People of Colbert County Send Emphatic Anti-tax Message

May 27, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, May 26, Colbert County voters went to the polls and voted down a proposed massive proposed tax increase to benefit Colbert County Schools.  The rejection of the tax increases follows similar votes by the people of Baldwin and Lawrence Counties.

The Stop the Farm Tax Pac wrote on Facebook hours before the vote, “We’ve got teams out knocking doors in the rain today, as well as a number of volunteers making calls to voters in the district. If you or someone you know needs a ride to the polls today, let us know – we’ve got people on standby for that as well!”
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Commissioner David Black Opposes Colbert County Tax Increase

May 26, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, May 21, Colbert County Commissioner, David Black announced that he opposes a proposed 27 percent county property tax increase.  Commissioner Black encourages the voters of Colbert County (excluding the cities of Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, and Sheffield) to vote in opposition to the tax increase on Tuesday, May 26.

Commissioner Black said in a statement:

“As a County Commissioner, I oppose the school tax on which citizens will vote this coming Tuesday. Rather than paying higher taxes, I would prefer that we, the citizens of Colbert County, would have a discussion about improving the quality of education.  We should be asking why our schools can’t be amongst the top rated in the state, especially since we already spend over $10K per student, more than 92 percent of counties here in Alabama.  We should be asking to see the current budget, looking at how current dollars are being spent, and how we could improve matters. We should be asking for, and expect, excellence!”
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Bentley Says Alabama Economic Development Projects Increased in 2011

March 31, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday Governor Robert Bentley issued a written statement announcing that new and expanding industry announcement totals rose to the highest capital investment levels in the past four years.

Governor Bentley said.  “Alabama’s economic development programs are working hand-in-hand with local development partners to create new jobs and new opportunities for people in this state.”

The Alabama Department of Commerce (formerly called the Alabama Development Office), announced that during 2011, the number of new jobs increased by 9.3% and capital investment by 87.7% compared to 2010.
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