Etowah County Commissioner Jeff Overstreet seeks fourth term

February 15, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Etowah County Commissioner Jeff Overstreet announced he will seek a fourth term in District 4 for the office in 2018.

Overstreet said that being a local business owner has served him well during his time on the Commission.

“My years in business have afforded me the opportunity to learn the basics about budgeting, spending, and prioritizing needs as they arise,” Overstreet said. “The County Commission is very budget driven. Most of what we do has spending tax dollars at the heart of it, and it’s our duty to distribute those dollars wisely.”

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Sonny Steen qualifies officially for judgeship in Etowah County

January 23, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Attorney Sonny Steen officially qualified Monday for the office of Circuit Judge, Place 3, in Etowah County, as a Republican.

“I look forward to continue campaigning across the county over the coming months,” Steen said. “It is my desire to meet and talk with as many citizens as possible so that I can earn their support and vote.”

Steen said that he believes that he has the right experience to effectively serve as Circuit Judge for Place 3.

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Craig Lipscomb qualifies for State House District 30

January 19, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Craig Lipscomb, a Gadsden area architect, recently formally filed paperwork with the Alabama Republican Party to qualify as a candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives in District 30.

“I am honored to run for the Republican nomination for House District 30,” Lipscomb said. “This decision is the result of much time and prayer with friends, family and respected members of our community. It was not taken lightly, and I am certain that this is both a wise and appropriate decision for myself and our community.”

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Steen to run for circuit judge in Etowah County

December 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Attorney Sonny Steen, a lifelong Republican, announced that he will be a candidate for Circuit Judge Place 3 in Etowah County.

Sonny has over 11 years of experience serving Etowah County and believes that our families deserve someone on the bench who is ready from day one and can provide them with relief through timely, sound and efficient decisions.

Steen said that he has a wide array of legal experience including having represented people in civil jury trials, property disputes, contract disputes, social security, employment law, family law, child support, criminal defense and all other areas of the law that a circuit judge must be familiar with.

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Court records may point to timeline of Moore’s alleged assault

November 27, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A Washington Post story published November 9 offers a detailed account of Leigh Corfman’s first encounter with then 32-year-old Assistant District Attorney Roy Moore at the Etowah County Court House. The year was 1979, according to The Post, when Corfman accompanied her mother to a child custody hearing. Washington Post reporters Stephanie McCrummen, Beth Reinhard and Alice Crites say they confirmed the 1979 hearing using divorce records.  Meeting Moore at the Etowah County Court House was also confirmed by Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, now 71, the wife of Dr. Richard Wells. There were at least two custody hearings according to the divorce records one in 1979 another in 1980.

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Moore campaign refutes allegations of being banned from the mall

November 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, the Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign unveiled key witnesses that they claim “debunk” mainstream media claims that Moore was banned from the Gadsden Mall.

“We are intent upon bringing out the truth, when no one in the press or in D.C. seems to care,” said Moore campaign strategist, Brett Doster. “The quotes from these three people who would have personal knowledge of the mall’s security protocol completely counter everything alleged by the liberal media and the Moore Campaign’s political enemies.  Roy Moore is an honorable man, and his character is being affirmed by those who know him best.”

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The ALGOP Steering Committee votes to continue supporting Roy Moore

November 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

After a week of speculation, the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee reaffirmed its support for U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said in a statement regarding the U.S. Senate election: “On Wednesday evening, the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee, comprised of 21 members, met to discuss the events and circumstances regarding the December 12 U.S. Senate race.  The ALGOP Steering Committee supports Judge Roy Moore as our nominee and trusts the voters as they make the ultimate decision in this crucial race.”

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Moore signed divorce order in one of accuser’s divorce cases

November 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Roy Moore’s attorney Phillip Jauregui and Moore campaign Chairman Bill Armistead provided the media with documents showing that Moore had been Beverly Nelson, one of his accusers, divorce judge.

They also presented evidence that the signature in the yearbook was possibly copied from Moore’s signature in the divorce order.

“As it turns out ,in 1999, Ms. Nelson filed a divorce action against her then-husband, Mr. Harris,” Jaregui said. “Guess who that case was before? It was filed in Etowah County and the judge assigned was Roy S. Moore.”

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Twelve women vouch for Roy Moore’s character

November 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Republican Party Establishment in Washington has challenged Roy Moore to prove that he is not a sexual predator after five women have come forward saying that they had inappropriate contacts with Moore in the late 1970s.

Moore grew up in rural Gallant, Alabama.  He went to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  Moore served as a Captain of a military police company in the Vietnam War.  After his discharge from service, Moore went to the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa.

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US Sen. Steve Daines endorses Roy Moore

November 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said that Roy Moore will help reform Washington.  Daines announced that he is endorsing Moore in Alabama’s special election for U.S. Senate.

“The people of Alabama will have soon have an opportunity elect a new U.S. Senator, and I believe Judge Roy Moore is the best candidate to follow in the steps of former Senator Jeff Sessions,” Daines said. “Judge Moore is a principled conservative, and he will help reform Washington and return power to the people of America. I look forward to working with Judge Moore on ideas to cut taxes, rein in the national debt, and boost job growth.”

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