AG Steve Marshall endorses Billy Murray for Sheriff of St. Clair County

July 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) was in Moody, Alabama to endorse St. Clair County Assistant Sheriff Billy Murray (R) for Sheriff in 2018.

Marshall said that violent crime has not been going down in the last ten years like he would like for it to and the State is presently in an opioid dependency crisis.  Marshall said that he was working hard but that fighting crime is a team effort.  Marshal called Murray a “Nehemiah leader,” one of those leaders who do not accept the world as it is; but instead works to make the world a better place.
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There’s a new Sheriff in town

February 14, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

In the hidebound thinking of Montgomery’s political class, any appointment made by Gov. Robert Bentley is suspect, at best, most likely double-dealing. However, despite the initial unease with the appointment of Steve Marshall as Attorney General, there seems to be hope that he is the man for the job.

So, there’s a new Sheriff in town, and that could be a very good thing.
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Hubbard’s Lee County Trial Finally Ends in Silence

September 14, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The post-trial appeal of convicted felon and former Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard, finally expired on September 8, in silence, according to the Attorney General’s office calculations.

For almost four years, Hubbard, aided by his criminal lawyers, used the State House, the Governor’s Office and some within the Attorney General’s office to deny, deflect and delay justice. Hubbard stormed the State House presiding over an orgy of greed and corruption. Those days are over for Hubbard and so is any appeal before the circuit court of Lee County.
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Victoryland Reopens With Blowout Attendance

September 14, 2016

By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

SHORTER—Starting before noon on Tuesday, people were lining up, along with the traffic, around Victoryland in Macon County, for its “Grand” reopening at 2:00 pm.

People poured through the doors and flooded the lobby, as they all rushed to get their chance to gamble at Victoryland, again.

At a press conference last month, Victoryland owner, Milton McGregor, announced the plan to reopen on September 13. The casino opened with 500 electronic bingo machines and had anticipated hiring 200 staff members.
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Long Hot Summer Coming to an End

August 31, 2016

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE
By Steve Flowers

With Labor Day approaching it signifies that the long hot summer will soon be coming to an end. It seems that the summers are getting hotter and hotter. I was born and raised in south Alabama so I was accustomed to long hot summers. I remember when there was no air conditioning in houses or cars. It was hot, but seems hotter today. I think we have gotten softer. It also seems that we do not have the spring or fall seasons anymore. All of a sudden one day in mid May it is 86 degrees and it never goes below that through mid September, or maybe even October. We have about 5 months out of the year where the temperature is mostly in the 90s.
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Greene County Gambling Legislation is Defeated in Senate

April 15, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, April 14, the Senate rejected a local constitutional amendment that would give Greene Track exclusive gaming rights in Greene County and would have allowed the dog track to have the same electronic bingo games that the Poarch Creek Band of Indians (PCI) have at their three facilities.

The Greene county gambling bill, SB340, was sponsored by State Senator Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro).

State Senator Hank Sanders (D-Selma) said, “I am deeply concerned about this bill and I am deeply concerned by the whole process.” Sanders said that every other local bill provided for charities to hold bingos. This bill is a different animal because it is for a private entity and gives a privilege and a right to one entity and puts it in the Constitution of Alabama. I don’t know of anything in the modern day like this. This bill puts three other charities out of business. And the only one that will be there will be this one entity. “I know that is unconstitutional. Alabama is going to end up spending money to defend this bill.”
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Another Alabama Democrat Bolts for Republican Party

January 30, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett has joined the Alabama Republican Party

The Alabama Republican Party made the announcement in a written statement on Tuesday.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead said, “Alabama values are no longer represented by the Democrat Party here in Alabama or in Washington. We continue to welcome conservative Democrats who share our conservative philosophy to join the Alabama Republican Party. The 2014 election is rapidly approaching and we plan to run a full slate of candidates for positions up and down the ballot and in counties where we elected Republicans for the first time last year. Our candidate recruitment effort is yielding great results.”
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