US Rep. Mike Rogers holds Town Hall meetings

August 17, 2017

By Staff Report
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 12, 2017, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) held a Town Hall meeting Thursday morning at the Southern Union campus in Opelika and another on Thursday afternoon at the Oxford Civic Center in Oxford. Attendance was estimated at about 200 at both events.

US Representative Mike Rogers said on social media afterward, “Since the media won’t do it, I was glad I had the opportunity to discuss firsthand how I strongly support President Trump’s America’s First agenda.”

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Senator proposes bill to expand city internet service

March 28, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

OPELIKA— Sen. Tom Whatley, R-Auburn, has proposed several bills to expand allow a public municipal utility provider, Opelika Power Services, to expand its internet service outside of the municipal jurisdiction of the city of Opelika.

Whatley has proposed three different bills this legislative session, one would allow the utility provider, owned and backed by the city of Opelika, to expand its services outside of Opelika. One version would allow it to expand into four counties surrounding Lee County. Current Alabama law doesn’t allow municipal service providers to expand beyond their municipal jurisdiction.

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Mark White Says Hubbard is Innocent of All 23 Counts

June 25, 2015


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, June 24, a hearing was held in Judge Jacob Walker III’s court room in Opelika in the case of the State of Alabama versus Mike Hubbard.  The lead defense counsel for the Mike Hubbard defense team, J. Mark White addressed the press following the ~28 minute hearing.

White, who was joined by noted Pell City criminal defense attorney Lance Bell, expressed confidence that Judge Walker would reduce the number of counts that Speaker of the House Hubbard is facing.
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Alabama in Paris, “La Belle Époque” (The Beautiful Era) for jobs?

June 20, 2013

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Last week, Governor Robert Bentley and an entourage of nearly 100 prominent Alabamians touched down in Paris, France, days ahead of the 50th Paris Air Show. The economic mission was described as an opportunity for Alabama economic development officials and local elected leaders to meet with aerospace companies in hopes of bringing jobs back home.

Bentley spokesperson Jeremy King said of the trip, “The purpose…is to bring more jobs to Alabama. Governor Bentley, Secretary Canfield and others are meeting with dozens of companies to discuss recruiting them to Alabama or helping them expand the operations they already have in Alabama.”
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