Dial receives CLAS award

June 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday., June 13, 2017, State Senator Gerald Dial (R-Lineville) has been awarded the prestigious CLAS Legislative Leadership Award. Sonja Hines, 2016-2017 CLAS president, presented Dial with a plaque and an award at the 2017 CLAS Annual Summer Convention in the Mobile Convention Center during the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

The Legislative Leadership Award is presented by the CLAS board of directors to an Alabama legislator for outstanding support of school administrators and for dedication to the State’s school children. This honor is not awarded annually, but rather to recognize legislator(s) when CLAS feels there is an outstanding individual who exemplifies the criteria.
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Donald Trump takes victory lap in Mobile as hopefuls vie for Sessions’ senate seat

December 19, 2016

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

President-elect Donald Trump returned to Mobile on Saturday, visiting the city more than a year after it hosted one of his early campaign successes.

Trump’s high-profile rally visit to the Port City was the last stop on his “USA Thank You Tour 2016.” More than a year ago, when Trump was just one of more than a dozen Republican hopefuls, he made a campaign stop at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

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Donald Trump visits Mobile for Victory Rally

December 19, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

No state embraced Donald Trump’s campaign more than Alabama. No one has ever won more votes in the history of Alabama than Donald Trump. On Saturday, the billionaire businessman and reality TV star was back in Mobile to celebrate his electoral college victory. Again, thousands turned out to welcome Trump to Alabama.

President-elect Donald Trump said, “There is no better place to celebrate than right here where it all began.”
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A few Christmas thoughts

December 19, 2016
Bradley Byrne

Congressman Bradley Byrne
Alabama Political Reporter

With Christmas fast approaching, I want to take time to reflect on two important thoughts: the need to count our blessings and the importance of sharing those blessings with others.

Last week, I stopped by the WKRG studios in Mobile to donate a few toys to their annual toy drive. I was blown away to see a warehouse packed full of toys that will make their way to children in need. It was a truly heartwarming experience to know so many from Southwest Alabama came together to help spread joy this Christmas season.
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Trump victory event to be held at Ladd-Peoples Stadium

December 9, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, December 17, 2016, President-elect Donald J. Trump (R) will return to Ladd-Peoples Stadium in Mobile for the Alabama stop of his national victory tour on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 3:00 pm Central time.

In August 2015, billionaire and reality TV star Donald J. Trump was welcomed by the people of Alabama in a manner that only Popes experience. He returns on December 17 triumphant as the President-elect after vanquishing the Democratic nominee: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D).
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President-elect Trump to return to Mobile

December 7, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

WKRG Channel 5 is reporting that President-elect Donald J. Trump (R) will take his national victory tour to Mobile on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

Donald Trump is making a victory tour after his surprisingly large victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D).

Trump at his victory tour stop in Fayetteville, North Carolina said: “The script to what we’re doing is not yet written. Remember, this has been a great, great movement, the likes of which they’ve never seen before and the likes of which those folks in back there that write the stories.” “I’ll tell you – and they’re saying it – they’ve never seen anything like this before,” Trump said, in re the press in the back of the hall. “It’s one of the great political phenomena of all time. And we’re going to show them – we’re going to do a great job.”
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A bill that can save lives

December 5, 2016
Bradley Byrne

Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

I met a young boy named Gabe Griffin a few years back at Battleship Park in Mobile. His family and friends had organized a cross country bike ride that started in Oregon and ended on Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

The goal of the ride was to raise awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare disease in young boys that causes your muscles to weaken rapidly. Despite suffering from Duchenne, Gabe was thrilled that day to be greeted by the University of South Alabama mascots, the Azalea Trail Maids, and local firefighters. I will never forget the smile on Gabe’s face on that special day.
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Byrne Receives the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award

November 7, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, November 4, 2016, Congressman Bradley Byrne (R from Montrose), received the United States Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.

The award is the highest honor that can be given to a civilian not employed by the Department of the Navy.

Congressman Byrne said in a statement, “Being an advocate for a strong, capable naval fleet is a significant part of my service in Congress because I understand the important role the Navy plays in our national defense strategy. I appreciate Secretary Mabus for presenting me with this honor, and I pledge to continue standing up for the US Navy and Marine Corps throughout my time in Congress.”
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Grand Jury Clears Officer Hurst

November 4, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Politcal Reporter

Tuesday, November 1, a criminal grand jury in Mobile has decided that no criminal charges will be filed against Mobile Police Department Officer Harold Hurst in the shooting death of Michael Moore.

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson said in a statement, “Today marked another point in this tragic situation. Our thoughts and prayers remain with all involved. While the Grand Jury has spoken, this chapter is not complete. We must still await the findings from the US Department of Justice and we will continue to fully cooperate in that investigation. Going forward, I am calling on the District Attorney to release the transcript of the Grand Jury proceedings so that remaining questions about the events, evidence and investigations have the best chance of being answered. Finally, on this emotional day, I urge all who desire to express themselves to do so peacefully and constructively.”
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Young Democrats Debate Watch

October 21, 2016

By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

BIRMINGHAM—Young Democrats across Alabama hosted public watch parties for the last presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday night.

The Alabama Young Democrats, a statewide organization, along with members of their Birmingham, East Alabama and North-Central Alabama chapters, hosted a joint watch party with the Hillary Clinton campaign at the Historic Carver Theatre in downtown Birmingham. More than 250 attendees packed the theatre, booing and cheering together throughout the debate.
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