Sen. Sessions makes stop in Atmore

Published 9:25 am Wednesday, July 2, 2008

By By Chandler Myers
A crowd that seemed to include the majority of Atmore piled into the Day Gallery on Main to meet U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) Monday.
Sessions made the visit to Atmore to meet with constituents and he0ar what they had to say about issues that might be affecting their everyday lives.
Sessions said to the crowd that he tries to visit all 67 counties in the state each year and always enjoys a visit to Atmore.
While speaking to the crowd, Sessions spoke on several subjects including the Air Force tanker contract and energy independence.
Sessions said that he is doing all he can to make sure that the tanker issue comes out as fairly as it possibly can.
He added that the U.S. needs to find a way to support itself with energy instead of depending on other countries.
Sessions’ visit to Atmore sat well with local politicians as well who see the benefit of having a senator like Sessions.
Escambia County Commission candidate Kevin McKinley said the senator’s visit is good for the City of Atmore and that having a senator like that is always good for the state of Alabama.
Atmore’s top city leader also saw great rewards from Sessions’ visit.
Mayor Howard Shell said that Sessions has always been a great friend to the City of Atmore and has helped raise a lot of money for project funding.
Shell added that the senator was one of the first people to visit the city after Hurricane Ivan and did everything he could to give assistance.

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