Alabama city to recognize Senator Richard Shelby with ‘Shelby Point'

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl said he was 'confused' early on in his political career as a Mobile County Commissioner when he first learned 10 years ago abo...

November 24, 2022
2:28 AM

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl said he was 'confused' early on in his political career as a Mobile County Commissioner when he first learned 10 years ago about U.S. Senator Richard Shelby's growing interest in sinking federal money into widening and deepening Mobile's ship channel.Why, he wondered, had this project become a top priority for a Senator with seniority in Congress' upper chamber?But quickly over time, Carl said he realized it was a passion project for Shelby, who first learned about the economic possibilities of upgrading Alabama's lone seaport during a trip to Singapore more than 20 years ago.

John Sharp