WATCH WAFF: Congressman, Senator make stops in the Tennessee Valley

WATCH WAFF: Congressman, Senator make stops in the Tennessee Valley
Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks (Source: WAFF)

(WAFF) - Legislators hold town hall meetings in Tennessee Valley

Many people in the Tennessee Valley get a chance to weigh in on the major issues during two town hall meetings. Congressman Mo Brooks held his town hall meeting in front of a packed crowd at Athens State University. He covered several topics including immigration, fighting ISIS and reducing the federal budget deficit. Brooks says it's a great way to get feedback from locals that he can deliver to Washington DC.

"I would be disappointed if there weren't significant numbers of people willing to do that and that's one of the nice things about the Tennessee valley we have a lot of civic-minded who want to engage on public policy issues."

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions also made a stop here in the Valley. Sen. Sessions held a town hall meeting in Scottsboro yesterday. Several people came out to hear what he had to say on various topics. Sen. Sessions spoke on the issues of social security and Medicare.

"I don't think we have any short-term dangers but we got long term dangers that go to be confronted and those programs can be saved, need to be saved and they need to be put on a sound basis because we just can't spend at the level we're spending now."

Other topics discussed were immigration, the V-A system, and government spending. Sessions says he is excited about Google coming to Jackson County and possibilities it brings to the area.

1 in critical condition after motorcycle wreck

One person is in critical condition after a single motorcycle accident in Madison County. According to police, the wreck happened at the intersection of Nick Davis Road and Pine Grove Road. The intersection was shut down while crews cleared up the scene but reopened a short while later.

Teen arrested for smash-and-grab at Stevenson pharmacy

A 16-year-old was arrested Thursday for breaking into a pharmacy in Stevenson. According to officials, deputies on the scene found the door of the pharmacy smashed with an ax and several bottles of hydrocodone and oxycodone missing.  Officials say video surveillance led them to the teen's home where they found a large stash of pills. The teen was charged with burglary, theft and possessing a pistol without a permit.