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Tony Petelos
TONY PETELOS is the first County Manager for Jefferson County, Alabama
Alabama
, United States
United States
having been selected by the County Commission in September 2011. Petelos grew up in Birmingham 's Ensley neighborhood. Before being appointed county manager, Petelos was mayor of Hoover, Alabama
Alabama
. He was elected to the office in September 2004. A Republican , he previously served as the state's Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources, appointed by Governor Fob James in 1997. He also sits on the DHR state board, having been appointed by Governor Bob Riley . Petelos previously served in the Alabama
Alabama
House of Representatives from 1986 to 1997. He is married to the former Teresa Bearden, a circuit judge in neighboring Bessemer . They met while both were students at the University of Alabama
Alabama
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Fob James
FORREST HOOD "FOB" JAMES, JR. (born September 15, 1934), is an American politician, and civil engineer. He served two terms as the 48th Governor of Alabama
Governor of Alabama
, from 1979 to 1983 as a Democrat , and again from 1995 to 1999 as a Republican . CONTENTS * 1 Education, football, and early career * 2 Political career * 2.1 First term * 2.2 Between terms * 2.3 Second term * 2.3.1 Crime and justice * 2.3.2 Education * 2.3.3 Religion controversies * 2.3.4 Campaign for a third term * 3 Life after politics * 4 Notes * 5 External links EDUCATION, FOOTBALL, AND EARLY CAREERJames was born in Lanett, Alabama, the son of Rebecca (Ellington) and Forrest Hood James, Sr. After graduation in 1952 from Baylor School , a private high school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. James played football (1952–1955) at Auburn University
Auburn University
, where he played for head coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan
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United States Republican Party
Majority: Conservatism Economic liberalism
Economic liberalism
Fiscal conservatism Social conservatism Federalism Factions: Fusionism Libertarianism Neoconservatism
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Hoover, Alabama
HOOVER is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama
Alabama
, United States. The largest suburb around Birmingham , the population of the city was 84,848 as of the 2015 US Census
Census
estimate. Hoover is part of the Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area and is also included in the Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL Combined Statistical Area
Combined Statistical Area
. Hoover’s neighborhoods and planned communities are located along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains . Hoover is home to the Riverchase Galleria , one of the largest shopping centers in the Southeast and one of the largest mixed-use centers in the U.S. with 2.4 million square feet (222,967 m²) of total retail floor area. The Riverchase Galleria complex includes shopping, hotel and office space
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Bob Riley
ROBERT RENFROE RILEY (born October 3, 1944) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who was the 52nd Governor of Alabama
Alabama
from 2003 to 2011. CONTENTS * 1 Early life, education and early career * 2 U.S. House of Representatives * 3 Governor of Alabama
Governor of Alabama
* 3.1 2002 election * 3.2 First term * 3.2.1 Approval ratings * 3.2.2 Supreme Court * 3.2.3 Property Taxes * 3.2.4 Amendment One * 3.2.5 Industrial development * 3.2.6 Hurricanes * 3.2.7 Abramoff scandal * 3.3 2006 election * 3.4 Second term * 3.4.1 Economy * 3.4.2 Transparency * 3.4.3 Death penalty * 4 2012 presidential speculation * 5 Personal life * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links EARLY LIFE, EDUCATION AND EARLY CAREERRiley was born in Ashland, Alabama
Alabama
, a small town in Clay County where his family ranched and farmed for six generations
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Alabama House Of Representatives
Coordinates : 32°22′39.94″N 86°18′1.16″W / 32.3777611°N 86.3003222°W / 32.3777611; -86.3003222 ALABAMA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Alabama Legislature
Alabama Legislature
TYPE TYPE Lower house
Lower house
TERM LIMITS None<
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Bessemer, Alabama
BESSEMER is a city southwest of Birmingham in Jefferson County , Alabama
Alabama
, United States, eight miles (13 km) west of Hoover . The population was 27,456 at the 2010 Census
Census
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 2.1 Climate * 3 Government * 4 Economy * 4.1 Taxes * 5 Demographics * 6 Transportation * 7 Education * 8 Culture * 9 Media * 10 Notable people * 11 Notable animal * 12 See also * 13 References * 14 External links HISTORYThe town was founded in the postbellum era by the Bessemer Land and Improvement Company, owned by coal magnate Henry F. DeBardeleben , after he had inherited Daniel Pratt 's investments. The mayor and councilmen voted to incorporate the city of Bessemer on September 9, 1887
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Birmingham, Alabama
BIRMINGHAM (/ˈbɜːrmɪŋhæm/ BUR-ming-ham ) is the most populous city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Alabama
Alabama
and the county seat of Jefferson County . The city's population was 212,237 in the 2010 United States Census . In the 2010 US Census, the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of about 1,128,047, which is approximately one-quarter of Alabama's population. Birmingham
Birmingham
was founded in 1871, during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period , through the merger of three pre-existing farm towns, notably, former Elyton . It was named for Birmingham
Birmingham
, England, the UK's second largest city and then major industrial city
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Mayor
In many countries, a MAYOR (from the Latin
Latin
maior , meaning "bigger") is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town . Worldwide, there is a wide variance in local laws and customs regarding the powers and responsibilities of a mayor as well as the means by which a mayor is elected or otherwise mandated. Depending on the system chosen, a mayor may be the chief executive officer of the municipal government, may simply chair a multi-member governing body with little or no independent power, or may play a solely ceremonial role. Options for selection of a mayor include direct election by the public, or selection by an elected governing council or board
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos * " E pluribus unum
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Alabama
As of 2010 * English 95.1% * Spanish 3.1% DEMONYM Alabamian CAPITAL Montgomery LARGEST CITY Birmingham LARGEST METRO Birmingham metropolitan area AREA Ranked 30th • TOTAL 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km2) • WIDTH 190 miles (305 km) • LENGTH 330 miles (531 km) • % WATER 3.20 • LATITUDE 30° 11′ N to 35° N • LONGITUDE 84° 53′ W to 88° 28′ W POPULATION Ranked 24th • TOTAL 4,863,300 (2016 est.) • DENSITY 94.7 (2011 est.)/sq mi (36.5 (2011 est.)/km2) Ranked 27th • MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME $44,509 (47th) ELEVATION • HIGHEST POINT Mount Cheaha 2,413 ft (735.5 m) • MEAN 500 ft (150 m) • LOWEST POINT
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Republican Party (United States)
Majority: Conservatism Economic liberalism
Economic liberalism
Fiscal conservatism Social conservatism Federalism Factions: Fusionism Libertarianism Neoconservatism
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Alma Mater
ALMA MATER ( Latin
Latin
: alma "nourishing/kind", mater "mother"; pl. almae matres) is an allegorical Latin
Latin
phrase for a university or college . In modern usage, it is a school or university which an individual has attended, or a song or hymn associated with a school . The phrase is variously translated as "nourishing mother", "nursing mother", or "fostering mother", suggesting that a school provides intellectual nourishment to its students. Fine arts will often depict educational institutions using a robed woman as a visual metaphor. Before its modern usage, Alma mater
Alma mater
was an honorific title for various Latin
Latin
mother goddesses , especially Ceres or Cybele , and later in Catholicism for the Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary

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Jefferson County, Alabama
FOOTNOTES: * County Number 01 on Alabama
Alabama
Licence Plates * One of three counties shuffled to the top 3 numbers because of population size.JEFFERSON COUNTY is the most populous county in the state of Alabama , in the United States
United States
. As of the 2010 census , the population was 658,466. Its county seat is Birmingham , which is also the most populous city in the state. Its growth as an industrial city in the 20th century established its dominance. Jefferson County is included in the Birmingham-Hoover , AL Metropolitan Statistical Area . In 2011, Jefferson County was $4.2 billion in debt and declared bankruptcy. The financial problems were related to costs of a huge sewer project. Corruption was found among six county commissioners including Gary White of Homewood. Just prior to sentencing White told the judge he "exercised very poor judgment" in letting Singh pay him in cash
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University Of Alabama At Birmingham
The UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (UAB) is a public research university in Birmingham in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Alabama
Alabama
. Developed from an academic extension center established in 1936, the institution became an autonomous institution in 1969 and is today one of three institutions in the University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
System and the only R1 research institution in the state. In the fall of 2015, 19,656 students from more than 110 countries were enrolled at UAB pursuing studies in 140 programs of study in 12 academic divisions leading to bachelor\'s , master\'s , doctoral , and professional degrees in the social and behavioral sciences , the liberal arts , business , education , engineering , and health-related fields such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, nursing, and public health
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