McLeod Software purchases new headquarters building in Hoover

December 5, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

McLeod Software has purchased a 140,000-square foot office building in Hoover for its new corporate headquarters. The company announced that it plans to move into it’s new facility in early summer 2018 at the completion of a major remodeling project.

“One of the most rewarding opportunities McLeod Software offers our region is new jobs being transplanted from other states,” said Hoover City Councilman Place 5 Derrick M. Murphy.  He is the Chairman of the Commerce & Development committee.

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NRA pushes for permit-less concealed carry at town hall in Hoover

November 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action hosted a legislative town hall meeting at Hoover Tactical Firearms in Hoover. Over 120 Second Amendment rights activists were on hand in Alabama to kick off a push for state legislation that would allow law-abiding Alabamians to carry a firearm without a government permit. Their first town hall was in Huntsville last week.

Constitutional or permit-less carry is already the law in 12 states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, New Hampshire and North Dakota. Montana allows permit-less carry for all areas outside city limits – 99.4 percent of the state.

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Alabama’s October unemployment rate falls to record low 3.6 percent

November 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate is just 3.6 percent, down from September’s previous record-tying rate of 3.8 percent, and well below October 2016’s rate of 6.1 percent.

“Today, I’m thrilled to announce Alabama’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October is down to 3.6 percent,” Ivey said in a statement. “This is the LOWEST in Alabama HISTORY! What we are doing is working and, in turn, Alabamians are working. I will persist in my efforts to put every Alabamian who wants to work in a good paying job by recruiting high-wage, high-skill industries to our state.”

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The NRA hosting two town halls on permitless carry in Huntsville, Birmingham

November 17, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action is hosting two Legislative town hall meetings in Alabama to kick off a push for state legislation that would allow law-abiding Alabamians to carry a firearm without a government permit. The first town hall will be in Huntsville on Friday, Nov. 17. The second town hall will be in Birmingham on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Constitutional or permitless carry is already the law in 12 states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, New Hampshire, and North Dakota. (Montana allows permitless carry for all areas outside city limits – 99.4 percent of the state.)

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State unemployment down to 3.8 percent

October 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, October 20, 2017 Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally-adjusted September unemployment rate is down to 3.8 percent, a big drop from August’s rate of 4.2 percent and well below the September 2016 rate of 6.0 percent. The last time Alabama’s unemployment rate was this low was in April 2007, when it also measured 3.8 percent; this is the lowest rate in recorded history.

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Bank robber sentenced to 7 and a half years in federal prison

October 9, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. announced that a federal judge has sentenced a Birmingham man to more than seven years in prison for three bank robberies in 2014.

Patrick Dexter Jones, age 49, pleaded guilty to the three bank robberies before U.S. District Court Judge Madeline H. Haikala. Jones admitted to robbing a Regions Bank branch on Inverness Center Drive in Hoover on Jan. 9, 2014, a BBVA Compass Bank branch on Shades Creek Parkway in Homewood on Jan. 21, 2014, and a Wells Fargo branch on Sixth Avenue South in Birmingham on Feb. 14, 2014. In the first two robberies, Jones presented notes demanding money. In the third, Jones presented two plastic bags and instructed the teller to put cash in the bags, according to his plea.

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The ADC Convention is Oct. 13 and 14

October 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter 

The 2017 Alabama Democratic Conference convention will be held on Oct. 13 and 14 in Hoover at the Hyatt Wynfrey Hotel at the Galleria.

“Conceding red outvoted blue two-to-one in their respective U.S. Senate primaries in August, the Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC) convenes October 13-14th at the Hyatt Wynfrey in Birmingham to prepare members to prove to Alabama voters that Democratic candidates are their best choice for making affordable quality healthcare, good paying jobs, safe neighborhoods, superior public education and accountable public servants are stables in their political diet,” the ADC said in a statement.

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Alabamians celebrate Labor Day

September 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Today, Monday, September 4, 2017, is a Federal, State of Alabama and banking holiday. The first Monday of September is historically considered to be the last weekend of summer, thus the day is reserved as a holiday for the working people who keep our economy functioning.

The first Labor Day was held in 1882. Its origins stem from the desire of the Central Labor Union to create a holiday for workers. It became a Federal holiday in 1894. It was originally intended that the day would be filled with street parades to allow the public to appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations. After the parades, festivals were to be held to amuse local workers and their families. In later years, prominent men and women held speeches. Most of the world celebrates this in May, but the first Monday of September was chosen in the U.S. because of the long gap between Independence Day and Thanksgiving.

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David Wheeler announces campaign for House District 47

June 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Republican David Wheeler announced today that he is running for Alabama House of Representatives, District 47.

Rep. Wheeler said in a statement, “I have a long track record of leadership and success in my professional career and with my civic, community and political endeavors,” Wheeler said. “My conservative philosophy will best represent the residents of District 47. As a staunch conservative, I will be a strong advocate for the citizens of Hoover and Vestavia Hills.”
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Trump supporters rally across the country

March 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, March 4, 2017, thousands of supporters of President Donald J. Trump held rallies in dozens of American cities, including in Berkley, California, where Trump marchers were attacked by a mob of violent leftists. In Hoover the Jefferson County Republican Party, the Alabama Constitutional Conservatives, the Alabama Minority GOP, and Alabama March for Trump held a joint “Spirit of America” rally in the parking lot of Hoover Tactical Firearms.
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