Alabama leaders react to College Football National Championship

January 10, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The University of Alabama college football team on Monday won yet another national championship when the team defeated the University of Georgia in overtime 26 to 23 in Atlanta.  This is the fifth national championship that Coach Nick Saban has won at the University of Alabama in the last nine years.  Many Alabama political leaders congratulated the team for once again achieving excellence in the sport.

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Alabama beats Clemson, advances to National Championship

January 3, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the University of Alabama football team won its playoff game, advancing to the National Championship Game.

This is the third year in a row that Alabama has faced the Clemson Tigers in the playoffs. Alabama defeated Clemson in the National Championship Game in 2015. In 2016, Clemson defeated Alabama in the National Championship Game. Both of those were close games. This year, Alabama dominated Clemson physically on both the offensive and defensive lines cruising to a 24 and six victory.

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Shelby, Cantwell place bets on outcome of Alabama game

December 30, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuscaloosa—The University of Alabama football team is seeking it’s fifth national championship in eight years under Coach Nick Saban. The playoffs for the Tide begin at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 31 in Atlanta’s Peach Bowl with a matchup against number fourth-ranked Washington.

US Senators Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) and Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) announced on Thursday a friendly wager on the outcome of the game.
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Boeing to bring 400 new jobs to Huntsville

November 17, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, aviation giant, Boeing announced that it will add 400 jobs in Huntsville, Alabama, and will make an expected capital investment of $70 million in the state by 2020.

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R from Alabama) said in a statement, “Boeing’s expansion in Huntsville is great news for our state and a true testament to Alabama’s world class workforce. The company’s commitment to Alabama has not only made a lasting impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense capabilities, but also on our state’s economy. I look forward to the progress that will come from the additional jobs and investment in our state, and I am confident that Boeing will continue to build on its history of success in Alabama.”
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A Recap From The Road

October 25, 2016
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne

What do dehydrated fruits and vegetables, a new workforce training center, six town hall meetings, and the University of Alabama have in common? They were all a part of my busy week on the road in Southwest Alabama.

Some of my most valuable time is spent traveling across the First Congressional District talking directly to the people I represent in Congress. With the House out of session until after the upcoming election, there have been many great opportunities to listen to the ideas and concerns of my constituents.
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The Bloom Group, Inc. Welcomes New Associate

October 18, 2016

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The Bloom Group, Inc., one of Alabama’s most respected governmental affairs firms, announces Garrett Jemison, former State Director for Senator Richard Shelby, as the firm’s newest associate.

For almost 30 years, the State’s premier governmental relations firm has been advocating for its clients and reaping real results. Now, with the addition of Jemison, this team of experienced professionals has gotten even stronger.

Jemison, a Montgomery native, brings his strategic planning skills, his detailed understanding of the interface of business and government, expertise in campaign fundraising and messaging, and a long-standing relationship with Alabama’s Congressional Delegation, to bear on behalf of The Bloom Group’s clients.
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Harvard University Wants To Be Top Football Team In Nation

October 17, 2016

By Larry Lee
Education Matters

In a surprise announcement, Harvard University President Drew Faust declares that she is turning her attention to making sure the school’s football team wins a national championship within five years.

Massachusetts Republican Governor, Charlie Baker, a Harvard alum, joined President Faust for the announcement.

“We have never had a national champion in football since we opened our doors in 1636,” said Faust, “and it is time for that to change.” She continued, “As the first female president of this great school I am determined that we continue to set our goals high. So why not in football?”
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One of Alabama’s Richest Men has Died

July 14, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

One of Alabama’s richest residents, Garry Neil Drummond, died on Wednesday, July 13. The longtime Chairman and CEO of the Drummond Company was 78.

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) wrote: “My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Garry Neil Drummond, who passed away today at the age of 78. Garry Neil’s life was an American success story, starting out working for his father in the coal mines of Walker County at age 15 and eventually becoming CEO of the Drummond Company. His extraordinary vision and leadership turned Drummond from a small company providing coal to homes and farms in Alabama into a world-wide leader in energy production. But more than that, Garry Neil devoted himself to his native Alabama, supporting a number of civic and community groups including the Big Oak Ranch, Inc., Boy Scouts of America Greater Alabama Council, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, and the Birmingham Rotary Club, as well as being a long-time member of the University of Alabama Board of Trustees where he was President Pro Tem of the Board. My heart goes out to his wife, Peggy, their four children and extended family. I know that Garry Neil’s influence and presence will be greatly missed.”
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Masons Update Ethics Forms

April 28, 2016

By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Jon and Rebekah Caldwell Mason have updated their Ethics filings to, what appears to be, a more accurate view of their household income, and their involvement in the business world.

Statements of Economic Interest (SEI) are filed by State employees annually, and made public. These ethics forms are designed to show all financial interests that any State employee, or spouse might have.

Jon Mason had updated his forms earlier this month, but failed to fully report all income received by he and his wife, Rebekah Caldwell Mason.
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