Thank you to all who filled out the Census. Leaders in the public and private sector throughout Alabama’s 67 counties collectively emphasized the importance of Census participation, and civic responsibility paid off. Alabama is a shining star, our home, and we are thankful to retain the same amount of representation in Washington to speak on behalf of Alabama’s 5.03 million voices. #Our67
Dr. Nicole Jones
More here in the Alabama Political Reporter: https://www.alreporter.com/2021/04/27/alabamians-strong-census-response-led-to-retention-of-all-congressional-districts/
It was great to hear from Cam Ward, Director of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles, at today's River Region Republicans Luncheon. The Bureau is working closely with Ingram State and other community colleges to equip inmates with skills to enter the workforce upon release. This is critical to combatting recidivism. #Our67
April 27 is a day that will forever resonate with Alabamians. Today we pause to remember the families who lost loved ones on 27 April 2011.
#Our67 #ttownneverdown #rememberalabama
#Bibb #Calhoun #Cullman #DeKalb #Elmore #Fayette #Franklin #Hale #Jackson #Jefferson #Lawrence #Limestone #Madison #Marion #Marshall #StClair #Tallapoosa #Tuscaloosa #Walker
GREAT NEWS : Alabama's population has increased to 5.03 million. Our state will retain its current seven (7) seats in the United States House of Representatives for the next ten (10) years based on the first data released from the 2020 Census.
Thank you to everyone who filled out the Census! #Our67
GOOD NEWS 🚗 : Partnerships between the public and private sector have contributed to Alabama’s position as a national and global leader in the automotive industry. Since opening in the Montgomery area in 2005, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) has manufactured over 4.75 million vehicles and 6 million engines. The plant employs approximately 3,500 Alabamians from diverse educational backgrounds. HMMA sits on approximately 1,744 acres of land and encompasses 3.4 million square feet of space. Hyundai understands operations, logistics, and teamwork. The company follows the just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing model, cross-trains workers, employs a variety of amenities to retain employees, and emphasizes community engagement. Folks around our state are excited about the production of the Santa Cruz in Montgomery, set to begin this summer. #Our67
Dr. Nicole Jones
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THE ORIGINAL DREAMLAND - Est.1958: In its early years, Dreamland Barbeque in Jerusalem Heights (Tuscaloosa) sold everything from burgers to postage stamps. The hickory-fired ribs quickly became local favorites. This iconic restaurant still has the best signature sauce and is worth the visit! #Our67 #RollTide
ROLL TIDE: At A-Day, we saw an impressive team. This year's game was special because Nick Saban honored the 2020 Championship team as well as Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith, and the new flag went up at Bryant-Denny Stadium. #Our67
Our state has talented local bakers. We found an impressive presentation of macarons at a French patisserie (in Alabama) today. #Our67
Spring weather is great for hiking around Alabama. Here are a few photos of the mosaics we found when we visited DeSoto State Park. The mosaics pictured can be found on the steps leading to DeSoto Falls. #Our67
At the conclusion of last week’s legislative spring break, Tim and I took a trip to Mississippi. We visited Square Books in Oxford and found hard-to-find Dr. Suess treasures that he since gifted to the Arley Public Library (#Our67), and we received a sneak-peek of Morgan Freeman’s restaurant, Ground Zero Blues Club, which reopened in Clarksville on 1 April. #TimWadsworth #NicoleJones #ArleyAL
Tim and I found beautiful signs of an Alabama spring. Happy Easter weekend to all of our friends and loved ones! #Our67
Thank you to Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield for serving as the guest speaker for today’s Manufacture Alabama Government Affairs Committee meeting. Sen. Scofield talked briefly about the importance of state parks for travel and tourism. Sen. Scofield also reiterated the importance of Alabama remaining a pro-business state committed to attracting jobs and industry. Regarding the latest federal coronavirus funds that will be awarded to the State of Alabama, he stated that the State must be deliberate and wise with disbursement. We have until 2024 to spend.
Golfers, on Friday 23 April, Manufacture Alabama is hosting the 2021 Government Affairs Golf Tournament at Robert Trent Jones at Capitol Hill in Prattville. Make sure to register for this fun event!
Dine Local: The Bright Star - The iconic dining establishment has been in downtown Bessemer since 1907 and is America's oldest family-owned restaurant. #Our67
GOOD NEWS 🧵 Red Land Cotton expands: Family-owned businesses are part of the heart and soul of Alabama. Red Land Cotton’s bed linens and bath towels are crafted in the US with cotton sourced directly from their north Alabama farm. The company takes great pride and care in recreating historic-inspired heirloom pieces and is dedicated to making the United States a manufacturing powerhouse again. The growth of Red Land Cotton is proof that the American Dream still exists. Congratulations to Red Land Cotton and to Lawrence County on the recent expansion. #Our67
Dr. Nicole Jones
Photo credit: Red Land Cotton
More here in the Alabama Political Reporter: https://www.alreporter.com/2021/03/17/red-land-cotton-invests-1-5-million-in-expansion-efforts/
Peanuts are an important part of our economy at the local, state, and national levels. Approximately one-half of the peanuts grown in the United States grow within a 100-mile radius of Dothan, Alabama. Producers and suppliers market peanuts as an inexpensive source of protein when compared to meats and cheeses. The commodity remains attractive to consumers because they are nonperishable and packed with vitamins and minerals. According to the Alabama Farmer’s Federation, last year, farmers in Alabama harvested approximately 189,000 acres of peanuts and produced 400 million pounds valued at 118 million dollars. The Coastal Growers peanut processing plant in Atmore will bring tremendous economic benefits to our state, particularly with the 150 new jobs created as well as a co-op opportunity for 100 Alabama farmers.
Dr. Nicole Jones
Photo credit: Governor's Office
More here in the Alabama Political Reporter: https://www.alreporter.com/2021/03/16/governor-attends-groundbreaking-of-coastal-growers-peanut-processing-plant/
Secretary Greg Canfield and the team at the Alabama Department of Commerce work diligently with the private sector to facilitate high-quality job creation and projects that benefit communities throughout our state. Even amidst a pandemic, Alabama continues to rank high, which is testament to an environment conducive for business. Site Selection Magazine is a leading, respected publication in our industry. For multiple consecutive years, Alabama has earned placement in the Top Ten in several categories. Companies here are able to create jobs that enable Alabamians to earn a good living that they can be proud of. We all benefit from these partnerships and from Alabama working.
Dr. Nicole Jones
More here in the Alabama Political Reporter: https://www.alreporter.com/2021/03/15/alabama-ranked-no-9-by-site-selection-magazine/
The Fitzgerald Museum is back open in Montgomery. Do you remember reading The Great Gatsby? Stop by! This beautifully preserved, hidden jewel in Cloverdale is dedicated to the life and works of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. #Our67
SHOP LOCAL: Many great finds and a record-breaking sales day at the two-year anniversary of Smith Lake Flea Market in Arley! #Our67
Thank you, Cumberland Law Review, for hosting an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) CLE today. The content presented will help me serve mediation clients well. For more information or available mediation dates, call Jones Mediation at (205) 523-5995. #Our67
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