Reception honoring Governor Bentley held in New Hope

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NEW HOPE, Ala. (WHNT) — Governor Robert Bentley and his wife made a stop in the Tennessee Valley Saturday evening.

The home of Warren and Isabella Strickland in New Hope was full of their friends and acquaintances Saturday evening. Many knew each other, others made new contacts. The honored guests Saturday evening though, were Governor Bentley and his wife.

“We’re here visiting North Alabama. Of course, I visit North Alabama a lot,” Governor Bentley says, “I visit North Alabama probably more than any other part of the state to announce jobs and you know, it’s a great place.”

Dozens of people were at the reception to meet with the Governor and share a conversation.”We have local physicians, local friends and just guests out of the community,” Host Warren Strickland says.

“Dr. Strickland, he’s a close friend of mine,” Governor Bentley says, “He’s on my State Conservation Advisory Board.”

Governor Bentley says the Tennessee Valley is a part of the state he enjoys visiting and he hopes to return in the near future. “We’re always trying to get more jobs in this area, so we come up here a lot,” Governor Bentley says, “This is a beautiful part of the state, these mountains, it’s just great people, great workforce, and it’s just a good part of the state.”

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