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By SHANNON HEUPEL, Montgomery announcer

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Look up in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it an airplane? Is it a… beard?

You might not know it, but country music star Jamey Johnson and his unmistakable mustaches spent a few days here and there and above Montgomery during the pandemic.

After all, this has been Johnson’s hometown since he was three years old. The Grammy-nominated artist, who was born in Enterprise and lived in Troy at an early age, began singing at Calvary Baptist Church in Montgomery. He learned a lot about music from his father, a French horn player, and school instructors Floyd Jr. and Jeff Davis. Life in Alabama‘s capital also made him want to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves, which he did from 1994 to 2002. He even wears a piece of Montgomery to all of his concerts – a guitar covered with signature called “Old Maple” which he obtained. in 1995 from Bailey Brothers.

For the past year and a half, Montgomery is also where he did some of his flight training to become a commercial pilot.

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“So during the pandemic, I went to Montgomery a few times, especially when I was there doing checks (FAA exams),” Johnson said. “I did all my checkrides there. And while I’m in town, I’ll be visiting people and things like that.

Johnson will be much more down-to-earth on Sunday at Montgomery’s Riverwalk Stadium, where he and several musician friends are gathering for Johnson’s annual Homecoming concert. This is a fundraiser for the Nikki Mitchell Foundation, which helps families facing a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at jameyjohnson.com. Standing tickets at court level only are $50 and bowl seating is $35.

THE LIFE OF A TOURING MUSICIAN

People often ask Johnson when his next album will be released. Her last – “Living For a Song” was in 2012. But recording just isn’t where her heart has been.

“No, I have nothing in preparation. I’m not doing anything,” Johnson said. “You know, right now I’m a touring musician. That’s what I do. Yes, that’s what I appreciate. »

It’s not an easy life. Touring, and everything associated with it, came to a halt last year during the pandemic. This year has been better for Johnson, who said he and his group have been busy. Some other artists are not so lucky.

“People who want to go on tour always find that’s not even possible,” Johnson said. “Sometimes because we now have a shortage of bus drivers and truck drivers, to go along with the pandemic concerns that are already there. We want to make safe shows for our listeners, but at the same time, we also have a band and a crew that we’re trying to protect. To ensure their safety, it is necessary in particular to make them earn money. When you put them in the house and they don’t make money, it doesn’t protect them. It keeps them broke.

He said there must be a “middle ground” with safety precautions. He said they had that kind of balance in September when he performed during Farm Aid. Johnson said the concert was a hit with the public and was “as safe as it gets”.

He hopes to strike that kind of balance at Sunday’s Homecoming concert.

“You know, the thing that’s there this year that wasn’t there last year is this vaccination,” Johnson said. “It’s not a panacea. It is not a 100% secure protocol. But it is something. It’s something that wasn’t there last year and is there this year. »

So why did Johnson become a pilot during the pandemic? Honestly, he thought it would be cool to be able to fly himself whenever he wanted. Johnson has already been flying on tour for nearly six years, studying and training with others, and logged just over 500 hours.

“I spent my free time while studying COVID,” Johnson said. “I am a private pilot. A multi-engine private pilot. I got my instrument ratings on single engine and multi engine. I’m working on getting my publicity. At the moment, I have already passed the written test. I have to find some time to go do this check-ride. I will get my business license.

So no, that bearded man you might spot flying over Montgomery again isn’t Santa Claus on a morning jaunt.

So what’s Johnson going to do when he gets his business license?

“I can fly away for vacations and whatever I want to do. There’s always somewhere to go,” Johnson said. “I keep dreaming about loading up fishing gear and getting on a plane to Montana or Alaska or somewhere. Landing on a river or going fly fishing or that sort of thing. Who knows? Maybe this dream will come true too.

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Auburn Ice Hockey Club will hold outdoor competitions in Athens https://cedarsinnauburn.com/auburn-ice-hockey-club-will-hold-outdoor-competitions-in-athens/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 19:06:23 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/auburn-ice-hockey-club-will-hold-outdoor-competitions-in-athens/

The Auburn Ice Hockey Club is preparing to face Georgia in an outdoor contest in late February, the club announced Saturday.

The series will take place somewhere in Athens, but the exact location of the game has not been revealed. A source associated with the team told The Plainsman that it has also indicated to make it an annual event.

The Tigers will wear jerseys specially designed for the event. These jerseys, along with a range of related products, will be available for a limited sale.

The series is inspired by the NHL’s Winter Classic series, which began in 2008, as a way to show the game to large outdoor audiences. Although Alabama is not a traditional hockey hub, the sport has grown in popularity in recent years, in part due to the success of the Nashville Predators and nearby Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL.

Auburn Hockey is currently 6-2-2 this season, including a 3-2 overtime loss to the Georgia Bulldogs. The club has changed coaches. Former head coach Marcel Richard, who was with the team for eight years, was replaced by former assistant Ryan Rutz.

More details on the away series, as well as the special alternate jerseys, should be coming soon. Until then, Auburn Hockey has several weekend series against Alabama and Florida Atlantic, including a home series against the Crimson Tide on Jan. 22-23 at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Georgia.


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India’s central bank proposes to relax key investment class rules https://cedarsinnauburn.com/indias-central-bank-proposes-to-relax-key-investment-class-rules/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 07:02:40 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/indias-central-bank-proposes-to-relax-key-investment-class-rules/

Mumbai: India’s central bank has suggested changes to the valuation of bank investments, including relaxing rules on a key class of long-term investments that are immune to frequent valuation changes, but tightening those on the transfer of titles between classes.

A Reserve Bank of India (RBI) working paper released on Friday evening suggests removing caps on held-to-maturity (HTM) class of securities and allowing more types of instruments to be held in their bosom. However, banks will not be allowed to sell more than 5% of their investments in this category per year, with specified exceptions, under the proposed rules.

RBI has proposed to allow banks to keep corporate bonds, even shares of subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures in the held-to-maturity (HTM) category of their investment books.

An investment in the HTM category does not need to be valued at the current market price and therefore banks do not have to incur market price losses if the current prices of the instruments fall in the market.

Previously, only state and state securities and certain infrastructure company securities were allowed in the HTM category. In addition, banks were not allowed to keep more than 25 percent of their total investments in this category.

In a draft discussion paper on prudential standards on bank investments, the central bank proposed to remove the cap on investments in HTMs as a percentage of total investments as well as the cap on SLRs. [statutory liquidity requirement] securities that may be held there. Comments on the project can be given before February 15.

According to experts, this will allow banks to buy more bonds, both government and corporate, thereby increasing the investor base for these securities.

The discussion paper proposed that the proposed framework come into effect on April 1, 2023.

He also recommended that the local accounting watchdog update its current strict rules on the treatment of derivatives, which the central bank will then ask banks to follow. The paper notes that the current rules may have delayed the development of rates and credit derivatives markets.

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FirstBank agrees to invest $10 million in housing fund https://cedarsinnauburn.com/firstbank-agrees-to-invest-10-million-in-housing-fund/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:02:34 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/firstbank-agrees-to-invest-10-million-in-housing-fund/

FirstBank has pledged to invest $10 million in The Housing Fund for the organization’s shared equity program for affordable housing. The Shared Equity Program enables sustainable and ongoing affordable housing solutions through renewable single-family homes.

More details on the FirstBank investment

FirstBank has pledged to invest $10 million in The Housing Fund for the organization’s shared equity program for affordable housing. The money will fund home loans made to low-to-moderate income people in majority-minority census tracts for Tennessee families.

“At FirstBank, one of our top priorities is community, and we know the importance of giving back to the communities we serve,” said Chris Holmes, President and CEO of FirstBank. “FirstBank fully supports the mission and vision of the Housing Fund, and we are grateful for the opportunity to partner with them through their shared equity program, which will go a long way in providing the people of Tennessee with stability and financial security.”

“We are grateful for FirstBank’s partnership and this generous investment,” said Marshall Crawford, President and CEO of The Housing Fund. “Our ultimate goal is to break the cycle of poverty for Tennessee families, and we know that means creating access to wealth-creating opportunities through homeownership. FirstBank’s investment will play a major role in helping us achieve our goals by raising additional capital, preserving and maintaining existing affordable housing, and creating new affordable housing options in Nashville and across the state.

The Shared Equity Program enables sustainable and ongoing affordable housing solutions through renewable single-family units. It is designed for homes to be purchased and eventually resold to low to middle income individuals and families, constantly renewing the stock of affordable housing available.

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“We are privileged to see firsthand the tremendous positive impact owning a home can have on an individual or family,” said Calvin Dunning, Vice President, Fair Lending and CRA for FirstBank. “The Housing Fund has been instrumental in creating affordable and sustainable housing solutions. FirstBank is committed to doing its part to help ensure our neighbors have access to these ownership opportunities.

Homebuyers participating in the program are only required to provide 1% of the purchase price, with 25% coming from the Housing Fund and the remaining 74% coming from a FirstBank loan. Once the owner is ready to move on, they can only sell it to another low to moderate income qualified buyer affiliated with the Housing Fund. At closing, the Housing Fund recovers its 25% contribution at 0% interest. Any appreciation in value is shared between the seller and The Housing Fund, which then reinvests that money in the home by helping the next buyer with a 25% contribution towards their purchase.

About the Housing Fund

Since its inception in 1996, The Housing Fund has helped more than 3,900 first-time homebuyers receive more than $29 million in down payment assistance loans, and provided more than $60 million in financing for helping individuals and organizations purchase, rehabilitate or build homes for low- and middle-income families. THF has loaned over $89 million, which has leveraged over $500 million in private financing for over 6,000 units.

About FirstBank

Nashville-based FirstBank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FB Financial Corporation (NYSE: FBK), is the third-largest bank headquartered in Tennessee, with 82 full-service branches in Tennessee, south-central Kentucky, Alabama and Northern Georgia, and a national mortgage firm with offices throughout the Southeast. The bank serves five of Tennessee’s major metropolitan markets and, with total assets of approximately $11.9 billion, has the resources to provide a full range of financial services and products.

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GoFundMe Page Raises Funds For Local Teen’s Funeral Expenses https://cedarsinnauburn.com/gofundme-page-raises-funds-for-local-teens-funeral-expenses/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 17:27:38 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/gofundme-page-raises-funds-for-local-teens-funeral-expenses/

BIRMINGHAM, AL – A GoFundMe page has been set up to pay for the funeral costs of De’Undray Haggard, the 18-year-old Birmingham teenager who police say was shot dead on Wednesday night in the western part of the city.

Candice Banks, Haggard’s girlfriend started the page Thursday, writing, “We want to be able to put it to rest the right way.” By Friday morning, the Page had received $870 of its $10,000 goal.

“(Haggard) always had a smile on his face that brightened the room,” Banks wrote. “Everyone who knew (Haggard) knew he was staying out of trouble, all he wanted to do was get out of Birmingham. He was planning on going to college and becoming an entrepreneur, owning his own business.”

Banks added: “De’Undray will be missed, we love you.”

According to the Birmingham Police Department, just after 8pm on Wednesday officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of John Bryant Road after a report of a shot person.

Officers arrived to find Haggard suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue.

Police said their preliminary investigation indicated Haggard met the suspect at this location. During their interaction, the suspect shot Haggard several times before fleeing on foot.

As of Friday, the police department had reported no arrests related to the case, which police said was the city’s eighth murder investigation in 2022.

According to AL.com, Haggard was an old person at AH Parker High School, despite being from Selma.

“Once again we have lost a student at Birmingham City Schools to gun violence and we are deeply saddened,” Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Mark Sullivan told AL.com. “Our thoughts and prayers are with De’Undray’s family as well as the Parker High School family.”

On Saturday, another local high school student, Yasmine Wright, 16, was killed after police believe she was caught in gunfire as she returned home from work at Birmingham Zoo. Wright was a student at Wenonah High School.

Ed Franklin Harris, 49, was also killed in this incident.

Police interviewed a person of interest in the case, but did not press charges against him, AL.com reported Wednesday.

Police are asking anyone with information about either case to contact the BPD Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. Anonymous information may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Service mobile app.

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Andy Burcham, Voice of the Tigers, says Auburn basketball fans go to road games because home tickets are hard to come by https://cedarsinnauburn.com/andy-burcham-voice-of-the-tigers-says-auburn-basketball-fans-go-to-road-games-because-home-tickets-are-hard-to-come-by/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 02:40:55 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/andy-burcham-voice-of-the-tigers-says-auburn-basketball-fans-go-to-road-games-because-home-tickets-are-hard-to-come-by/

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Auburn fans have basketball fever to the point that they have to hit the road to see the Tigers up close. Andy Burcham, Voice of the Tigers, shared this tidbit during an appearance on SiriusXM College Sports.

Auburn fans go on the road because tickets are easier to get on the road to watch Auburn than at home,” Burcham said.

Burcham noted a strong War Eagle presence in Alabama for the Iron Bowl of Basketball.

“There were probably 1,500 to 2,000 Auburn fans in Tuscaloosa Tuesday night,” Burcham said.

While showing up at an opponent’s home in the state isn’t a huge surprise, Burcham went on to say he knows Auburn fans who will be leaving the state this weekend.

“I’ve already spoken to several people here in Auburn who are making the trip to Oxford, Mississippi this Saturday night because tickets are easier to get to see an Auburn basketball team at 5-6. hours than they are here at home,” he said. “It’s an amazing atmosphere in Auburn and people are thrilled.”

Bruce Pearl’s team is currently on a 12-game winning streak. If the Tigers get to 13 on Saturday night, that could be enough to secure a No. 1 ranking in the upcoming AP Top 25. Auburn at Ole Miss is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT, airing on the SEC Network.

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Inflation at 40 years of high pressure consumers, Fed and Biden https://cedarsinnauburn.com/inflation-at-40-years-of-high-pressure-consumers-fed-and-biden/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:36:09 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/inflation-at-40-years-of-high-pressure-consumers-fed-and-biden/

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Business Editor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation jumped to its fastest pace in nearly 40 years last month, a 7% spike from a year earlier that is boosting household spending, eating away at wage gains and exerting pressure on President Joe Biden and the Federal Reserve to deal with this has become the biggest threat to the US economy.

Prices have risen sharply in 2021 for cars, gasoline, food and furniture as part of a rapid recovery from the pandemic recession. Vast injections of government aid and ultra-low interest rates have helped spur demand for goods, while vaccinations have given people the confidence to dine out and travel.

As Americans increased spending, supply chains remained squeezed by shortages of workers and raw materials, which amplified price pressures.

The Labor Department reported Wednesday that a measure of inflation that excludes volatile food and gasoline prices jumped 5.5% in December, also the highest in decades. Headline inflation rose 0.5% from November, compared to 0.8% the previous month.

Price gains could slow further as problems in supply chains ease, but most economists say inflation won’t return to pre-pandemic levels anytime soon.

“Inflationary pressures in the United States show no signs of easing,” said James Knightley, chief international economist at financial services firm ING. “It hasn’t been this high since the days of Thatcher and Reagan. We could be close to the peak, but the risk is that inflation stays higher for longer.

High inflation isn’t just a problem for the US In the 19 European countries that use the euro, inflation rose 5% in December from a year earlier, the biggest increase ever recorded.

Businesses large and small are adapting as best they can.

Nicole Pomije, owner of a Minneapolis-area bakery, said she plans to raise cookie prices due to soaring ingredient costs.

Its basic cookies were priced at 99 cents each, while premium versions sold for $1.50 each. But Pomije said it will have to raise the prices of its basic cookies to the premium price.

“We have to make money,” she said. “We don’t want to lose our customers. But I think we could.

Companies struggling to hire have increased their wages, but rising prices for goods and services have eroded those income gains for many Americans. Low-income families have felt it the most, and polls show inflation has started to replace even the coronavirus as a public concern.

The United States hasn’t seen anything like it since the early 1980s. Back then, Fed Chairman Paul Volcker responded by pushing interest rates to painful levels – the prime rate for the banks‘ best customers reached 20% in 1980 – and plunged the economy into a deep recession. But Volcker was able to rein in inflation that had hit double-digit year-on-year levels for much of 1979–81.

High inflation has put President Biden on the defensive. His administration, echoing Fed officials, initially suggested the price hikes would be temporary. Now that inflation has persisted, Biden and some congressional Democrats have started blaming big business. They say meat producers and other industries are taking advantage of pandemic-induced shortages to drive up prices and profits. But even some centre-left economists disagree with this diagnosis.

On Wednesday, the president released a statement saying December’s decline in gas prices and a smaller increase in food prices showed progress.

One of the trends that experts fear is a wage-price spiral. This happens when workers seek higher pay to offset higher costs, and then companies further increase costs to cover that higher pay. On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told a Senate panel that he had yet to see evidence that wages were driving up prices broadly across the economy.

According to economists, the main driver of inflation is the mismatch between supply and demand. Used car prices have soared more than 37% in the past year as a shortage of semiconductors has prevented automakers from making enough new cars. Supply chain constraints have driven furniture prices up almost 14% over the past year.

Shoppers feel the pinch all around them, from the gas station to the grocery store.

Vicki Bernardo Hill, 65, an occupational therapist in Gaithersburg, Maryland, says she no longer throws extra canned food, cereal boxes or baked goods into her cart at the Giant Food store.

“I try to stick to my list and buy things that are on sale,” Hill said.

Because she couldn’t find a good deal on a used car, Hill recently bought a new Mazda, spending $5,000 more than expected.

Inflation could ease as the omicron wave subsides and Americans shift spending more towards services such as travel, dining and going to the movies. This would reduce demand for goods and help clarify supply chains.

But some higher prices, such as rents, could prove more rigid. Rental costs, which have accelerated since the summer, rose 0.4% in December, the third consecutive monthly increase. This is important because housing costs represent one-third of the government’s consumer price index.

Powell told Congress that if it becomes necessary to fight high inflation more aggressively, the Federal Reserve stands ready to accelerate the interest rate hikes it plans to begin this year. The Fed’s short-term benchmark rate, now close to zero, is expected to be raised at least three times this year.

Rate hikes would make borrowing for a house or a car more expensive, and therefore help calm the economy.

Some economists and members of Congress worry that the Fed moved too slowly to stave off inflation and that this could eventually force even bigger rate hikes that could hurt the economy.

Republicans in Congress and even some liberal economists say Biden deserves at least some blame for high inflation, arguing that the financial bailout package he pushed through Congress last March has given a massive boost to an already struggling economy. to get stronger.

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Alabama House Democrats want COVID-19 funds spent on health care, oppose unlicensed portering https://cedarsinnauburn.com/alabama-house-democrats-want-covid-19-funds-spent-on-health-care-oppose-unlicensed-portering/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 22:41:00 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/alabama-house-democrats-want-covid-19-funds-spent-on-health-care-oppose-unlicensed-portering/

The Alabama House Democratic Caucus released its legislative platform on Wednesday that urges Republicans who enjoy supermajority status in the Legislature to spend federal relief funds on health care.

The caucus also renewed calls to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, repeal the state’s 4% grocery tax, implement early voting and offer wage increases to retired teachers and educators.

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The agenda, titled “Pro-Growth, Pro-Innovation, Pro-Alabama,” was announced at a press conference at the State Capitol in Montgomery. It was rolled out a day after Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, during his annual state of the state address, called for a 4% pay rise for teachers and urged lawmakers to act quickly by prioritizing how the pot of more than $1.5 billion from the US State Rescue Plan Act funds should be allocated. Lawmakers were due to begin discussing how to appropriate the funds on Wednesday.

Discussions over ARPA funds come after Alabama leaders agreed to allocate $400 million of ARPA funds toward a $1.3 billion plan to build two large prisons in state in Escambia and Elmore counties. State officials are analyzing whether federal funding rules will prohibit them from using it for a prison expansion project.

“I think it’s important to get advice from Treasury and the White House on our limits with COVID dollars,” said state Rep. Anthony Daniels, D-Huntsville, the Minority Leader at bedroom.

Daniels said he urged lawmakers to consider any grant programs they authorized with federal funds. He said local matching funds, while often available in cities with a high revenue base, are often not a solution in cities where budgets have been hit hard during the pandemic.

“There are communities across the state of Alabama that are not getting revenue at the level they had in the past,” Daniels said. “We need to look at this problem holistically so that communities have a fair chance at all levels and not just communities that can afford it.”

Daniels said he supports ARPA funds for health care, and Rep. Pebblin Warren, D-Tuskegee, advocated using the new money to incentivize doctors to move to Alabama. She has also pushed for proposals to increase telemedicine and help struggling hospitals avoid closures.

‘We know that a healthy Alabama is the foundation of our well-being,’ she said, warning of a shortage of healthcare workers and calling for the expansion of Medicaid to meet the needs . “Simply put, there has never been a more important time to expand Medicaid. We must do everything we can to ensure access to quality, affordable health care.

Democratic lawmakers also criticized Republicans for backing anti-vaccine legislation during last fall’s special session. Daniels said the GOP activity amounted to responding to federal vaccine mandates “with an added mandate and tax.”

The new measures allow employees to seek civil penalties against employers who follow through on the authorization of federal vaccination mandates.

Daniels said lawmakers must find a way to help small businesses and minority-owned businesses recover from the pandemic.

“We saw about 40% of minority businesses not being able to come back because the pandemic evaporated them,” he said. “We need to find out how to help these businesses survive, but also in a way to withstand the pandemic and we haven’t discussed any of that.”

Daniels also criticized Republicans for focusing on issues like banning critical race theory and promoting unlicensed carry. Republicans in Alabama have made it a priority this session to make the state the 22nd in the United States to remove the requirement to purchase a license to possess a concealed handgun.

The measure is opposed by a bipartisan coalition of sheriffs, who say permits are an essential tool for providing background checks. Sheriffs also receive revenue each year from annual permits.

“It is detrimental to our public safety,” Daniels said. “This is the issue that we are on the side of law enforcement and we are working with them. It’s dangerous.”

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Premier Mortgage Group changes name to Cherry Creek Mortgage https://cedarsinnauburn.com/premier-mortgage-group-changes-name-to-cherry-creek-mortgage/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 19:05:00 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/premier-mortgage-group-changes-name-to-cherry-creek-mortgage/

BOULDER, Col., January 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cherry Creek Mortgage, the parent company of Premier Mortgage Group (PMG), today announced that PMG is now called Cherry Creek Mortgage. By adopting the brand image of its parent company, PMG will have even greater resources and offer financing in even more states across the country, improving service for its customers and partners.

Premier Mortgage Group has been part of the Cherry Creek Mortgage family of brands since 2006. With the name change, existing and new customers can expect access to the same great service, broad product catalog and local team . Additionally, the Premier community program will continue under the Cherry Creek Mortgage brand, and the team remains committed to investing in local nonprofits to support the community.

“Our number one commitment has always been to our community and the owners we serve,” said Nick Peterson, PMG Area Manager. “As the PMG name changes, our team’s commitment to creating a premier mortgage experience only grows stronger.”

“Premier Mortgage Group has been a core division of Cherry Creek Mortgage for over 15 years,” said Jeff May, Chairman and CEO of Cherry Creek Mortgage. “We are thrilled that the team brings the same level of exceptional service to their clients under the Cherry Creek Mortgage name.”

Cherry Creek Mortgage is a nationwide, full-service mortgage lender and has been helping homeowners find home financing solutions for over 35 years. The company has helped thousands of homeowners and homebuyers achieve their mortgage goals by providing world-class customer service, personalized expertise, and a broad portfolio of home loan options to meet each customer’s unique needs.

About Cherry Creek Mortgage

Cherry Creek Mortgage, LLC, NMLS #3001 has a 35 year tradition of serving the needs of home buyers across the country. With a reputation built on a passion for responsible lending and a dedication to personal relationships, Cherry Creek Mortgage has helped thousands of clients achieve their goal of home ownership. Cherry Creek Mortgage’s specialized internal processes and proprietary technology deliver a digital mortgage experience with a personal touch. The company is headquartered in Colorado and is licensed in 41 states, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Caroline from the south, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. Learn more at cherrycreekmortgage.com.

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Auburn School Board Chooses to Leave Vacant Seat Unfilled Until Next Election | Education https://cedarsinnauburn.com/auburn-school-board-chooses-to-leave-vacant-seat-unfilled-until-next-election-education/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 03:30:00 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/auburn-school-board-chooses-to-leave-vacant-seat-unfilled-until-next-election-education/

More than two months after announcing the resignation of a school board member from the Greater Auburn City School District, the board elected to leave the seat vacant until the next election.

The decision was made at a school council meeting on Tuesday night. Former board member Joe Sheppard said in a meeting in late October that he was stepping down effective that day.

Auburn Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo previously told the board his options for filling the vacancy were to appoint someone, hold a special election, or leave the post vacant until the state’s school elections. in May. Pirozzolo also said that if a candidate is nominated, the body could choose to select a candidate or ask people to apply for the job, conduct interviews and then choose one of the candidates.

The board could also have referred to the list of candidates who were not elected in the 2021 board elections and nominated the one who received the second highest total of votes. Three separate resolutions for holding the special election, nominating a candidate, or leaving the seat open until May were all on the meeting’s agenda.

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Before the decision was made, Salvatore “Sam” Giangreco, Matteo Bartolotta and Jeff Gasper all pleaded to refer to the list of candidates from last year’s election. Each suggested that if the candidate with the highest number of votes was not interested, then the board would go to the next highest voter after that.

“I think the public expects this from us at this point, and I think it would be a very good gesture for the board,” said Giangreco.

Danielle Wood brought forward a motion to go ahead with the resolution to leave the position vacant until the May 2022 election. This was seconded by Dr. Rhoda Overstreet-Wilson. Wood, Overstreet-Wilson, William Andre, Chairman of the Board Ian Phillips and Vice Chairman Dr Eli Hernandez voted yes, while Bartolotta, Gasper and Giangreco voted against.

After the meeting, Wood explained why she supported leaving the post open until the election.

“It’s in three or four months,” she said. “It seems the easiest thing to do is wait. There are already elections in four months.”

Giangreco said after the meeting that he felt the board should have appointed the next highest voter in last year’s election.

“I don’t know why, in the name of God, the board chose to take this away. I don’t understand,” he said.

The seat has been empty since Sheppard left in October. The district said at the time that the board had not discussed how to handle the vacant position. At a workshop meeting on November 9, the body raised various ideas regarding the siege, but consensus was not reached on how best to proceed.

A discussion of the vacant position was not on the agenda for a board meeting on November 16. Bartolotta proposed a discussion of the unfilled seat, but it was rejected. The post became vacant at the December board meeting. After different board members gave their advice, including a couple who said they wanted more information, a motion was put forward to postpone discussion until the next meeting, which was on Tuesday. The vote was split 4-4.

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