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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5th Congressional District Republican Executive Committee supports Roy Moore

November 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday night, the 5th Congressional District Republican Executive Committee unanimously adopted a Resolution in support of Roy Moore as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate.

The 5th Congressional District Republican Executive Committee asks the ALGOP Steering Committee to affirm their support of Judge Moore as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate.

The 5th Congressional District Republican Executive Committee represents Jackson, Limestone, Lauderdale, Madison, and Morgan counties and meets quarterly at Old Greenbrier Restaurant.

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Shelby County Republican Executive Committee votes unanimously to support Judge Roy Moore

November 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Shelby County Republican Executive Committee met and issued a unanimous resolution supporting Roy Moore for U.S. Senate.

A draft of the resolution was obtained by Alabama Political Reporter prior to the meeting, and it reads:

WHEREAS, on December 12, 2017, voters have the opportunity to elect and send a Republican senator to represent the great state of Alabama in Washington, D.C.

WHEREAS, one of the primary purposes of the Shelby County Republican Party is to promote the election of Republicans to public office,

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Two Shelby County residents plead guilty to conspiracy in pawn shop fencing ring

November 1, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office charged two Shelby County residents with conspiring to operate a large-scale pawn shop fencing ring.

U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Michael Williams announced that the federal government has charged Steve Randall Scott, 59, of Shelby County and Puerto Rico, and Sarah Vickers, also known as Sarah Elizabeth Cahill and Sarah Vickers Morrow, 39, of Shelby County, with one count of conspiring to transport stolen goods across state lines.

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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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Fake Cancer lady pleads guilty to fraud

August 9, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

A Shelby County woman accused of faking a terminal Cancer diagnosis pleaded guilty to Federal wire and bank fraud charges on Tuesday.

Jennifer Flynn Cataldo, a former teacher, admitted in US District Court in the Northern District of Alabama to faking terminal cancer in order to bilk her friends and family out of thousands. Should her plea deal be accepted by the court, 13 of 15 charges against Cataldo would be tossed.
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Senate Candidates face off in Pelham Republican Candidates’ Forum

August 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, August 4, 2017, the Republican Senate Candidate’s Forum was held in Pelham.  The event was sponsored by the Shelby County Republican Party and was moderated by Birmingham area radio host Michael Hart (101.1 FM WYDE).  Shelby County GOP Chair Joan Reynolds thanked all the candidates for attending.

Dr. James Beretta is a doctor, is married, has four children and lives in Indian Springs: “I have a healthcare plan that will work and can be implemented after the Healthcare law (Obamacare) is repealed.  The repeal of McCarren Ferguson will allow interstate commerce in the healthcare insurance market.  I have served as a physician for the veterans and active military since 1986 working with the VA here (Beretta attended law school).  “I am a great team player…I went to Catholic College.”
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Terry LaPoint addresses Shelby County Republican Women

June 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, June 17, 2017, investigative journalist and family rights activist, Terri LaPoint, addressed the Shelby County Republican Women in their monthly meeting.

Shelby County Republican Women President Dawn Ray said that Terri writes for Health Impact News and that Terri has a Bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology, is a trained midwife, has been married for 25 years, and has four children.

LaPoint said that medical kidnapping a threat to all families. LaPoint warned that child protective services is a threat to all families. They can take a child simply because you missed a doctors appointment.
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Federal charges for Shelby County woman who faked cancer

June 21, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

A Shelby County woman who faked a terminal cancer diagnosis to bilk her friends and family out of money now faces Federal charges and is in Federal custody.

Jennifer Cataldo, who APR exposed as a scam artist in May, now faces Federal wire fraud charges, according to an indictment unsealed earlier this month.

The complaint, filed in US District Court in the Northern District of Alabama, alleged Cataldo falsely claimed she had terminal brain cancer in order to bilk her family and friends out of more than $100,000 in personal donations and accepted payouts from two GoFundMe accounts totaling nearly $40,000.
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Millions have poured into today’s Georgia Special Election

June 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, voters in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District go to the polls to decide whether to elect Karen Handel (R) or Jon Ossoff (D).

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, Shelby County Republican Party Chair Joan Reynolds told the Shelby County Republican Women that the Mighty Alabama Strike Force had recently spent four days campaigning door to door for Republican, Karen Handel.
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