Mike McNeill

Mike McNeill is publisher and editor of magnoliareporter.com.

Former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, who graduated from Southern Arkansas University in 1976, formally filed this week to seek the Republican Party’s U.S. Senate nomination in the State of Alabama. Six Republicans are seeking the nomination to oppose Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat, who was elected two years ago in an opening created by Sen. Jeff Sessions. Sessions resigned to become U.S. attorney general. Jones will not face an opponent in the Democratic Primary. The Alabama primary will be March 3.

We enjoyed the inaugural Second Thursday Market held at businesses in the downtown area and elsewhere, with an outdoor market and entertainment at Square Park. We left with some sausage, banana pepper mustard, and soap. The Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is working mightily toward a goal of having at least one special event downtown each month.

Albemarle Corporation will release its third quarter 2019 earnings after the NYSE closes on Wednesday, November 6. The company will hold its conference call to discuss third quarter 2019 results at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 7.

First Baptist Church is making rapid progress on its new youth building. It appears contractors will be ready to pour the foundation soon.

We have details elsewhere today about the Lois Davis Invitational Cross Country meet at SAU. The meet is this afternoon for collegiate runners, and Saturday morning for junior high and high school runners.

Mike McNeill is publisher and editor of magnoliareporter.com. Email him at news@magnoliareporter.com or call him at 870-904-3865.

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