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The Lame Duck Congress returns
Congressman Jerry Carl The House is back in session this week after a brief pause for Thanksgiving. We are in session for the next three weeks and have a few big things to accomplish, but I fully expect House Democrats to do all they can to ram through more junk in this lame duck session since they have officially lost their majority and will no longer be in total control…
Happy Thanksgiving
Congressman Jerry Carl It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is here already. I’m thankful to have a few days to spend with Tina, my kids, and my grandkids reflecting on the past year and all the many blessings in our lives. Thanksgiving is such an important time of year for my family, and I always enjoy revisiting how Thanksgiving got its start in America.Just over four hundred years ago, a group…
Thank you
Congressman Jerry Carl Last week, I was humbled to be re-elected to continue serving you for another two years in Congress. Although several races around the country did not turn out as many of us might have hoped, I’m thankful to have received such overwhelming support from voters across Alabama’s First Congressional District, and I look forward to continuing the fight for our values and ensuring your voice is heard…
APCO rates rising
By BETH THOMAS Special to Atmore News Many Alabamians are facing challenging times, and no one wants to see rising electric bills. However, the increased cost of fuel to generate electricity has necessitated an adjustment to Alabama Power Company’s rate.  Beginning in December, the typical residential customer bill will increase by about $10 a month to cover the higher cost of fuel used to generate electricity. Using diverse fuel types…
Veterans Day
Congressman Jerry Carl Veterans Day (formerly known as Armistice Day) is observed every year on November 11 to honor the military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The holiday began as a day to reflect on the heroism of all who died in service of our country, and it falls on November 11 because this is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.…