Gary Palmer, who represent Alabama's 6th congressional district and Helena in the US Congress has named a Helenite as his Chief of Staff. William David Smith Jr. has been named Chief of Staff for newly elected Republican Congressman Gary Palmer, representing Alabama’s 6th District. Here is his background from the press release:
Smith currently serves as Chief Counsel, Committee on the Budget, for Sen. Jeff Sessions. In this capacity, he chairs an oversight working group with House and Senate staffers and conducts oversight investigations of government programs for waste, fraud, abuse and ineffectiveness. Smith also served under Sessions as Chief Counsel, Committee on the Judiciary. In this role, he worked on the confirmation process of the four most recent Supreme Court justices and shepherded Alabama’s federal judicial nominees through the confirmation process....In addition to his more than 10 years working with Sessions, Smith served as executive director of Congressional Relations for Americans for Limited Government, where he advised members of Congress and their staff on fiscally conservative policies and instructed more than 20 grassroots organizations on how to impact Congress’ legislative agenda....Smith is a past associate with Starnes & Atchison LLP and also worked as a clerk and staff attorney for former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Harold F. See....He holds his M.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law. He also earned his B.A. in telecommunications and film from the University of Alabama".Way to Go to William and don't forget about us poor saps who could use a grant to build a bypass (hint)
Small Business Saturday
Laura Brookhart published that this Small Business Saturday is this weekend. It is "a perfect day to shop locally in Helena. Heart and Soul Consignment and Boutique that opened officially back in May is just one such Old Town business participating Nov. 29. Owners Tiffany Seale and Renee Weidler, both of whom previously worked in consignment stores, are excited to have their own high-end label consignment shop". So why sleep in a tent waiting for a Black Friday when you can sleep in and shop in Helena. See more at: LINK
Ok this happened outside of Helena but the Sheriff needs your help. The suspect is an “white male, possibly in his 20s, approximately 150 pounds, between 5-feet-4-inches and 5-feet-6-inches,”
"At approximately 7:50 p.m. on Nov. 23, deputies responded to a 911 call reporting a possible robbery at a residence in the 1300 block of River Road, outside of the Helena city limits, the news release stated". See more at: Full Article
I dont track Police scanners anymore but a good site to find out info about local law enforcement events is : http://dispatchlog.shelbyal.com/
Also happen Tuesday night:
Shelby County Sheriff's Office
(Traffic Pursuit) Sheriff’s deputies are currently in the area of Secretariat Circle and Seattle Slew Drive in Helena searching for a subject that fled on foot following a traffic pursuit. More information will follow as it becomes available.
Scout Christmas Trees
Matthew Owens from Troop 2 shared this news:
" I wanted to give a heads up to all of the Helena, Pelham and Alabaster faithful that support both Boy Scout Troop’s 2 and 532 Tree Sales. Our tree deliveries have been delayed and we may not get trees until Saturday after Thanksgiving, but not to worry, we will make sure to have the lots staffed and ready for our customers.
Troop 2’s lot is located next to True Value behind Zaxby’s in Helena and Troop 532’s lot is located off Hwy 119 in Alabaster across from the Thompson 6th Grade Center
Both Troop’s want to send out a big thank you to everyone that comes out to buy a tree and support the troops. The tree sales are our only fundraisers for the year.Both lots are open weekday afternoons and the weekends and will be open till the last tree is sold.