Alabama 810 Radio News is seen exclusively on


2016 advertising information for GC. Now YOU can afford to place a page here.!

Save Ten With Angie's List!Save Ten With Angie's List!Save Ten With Angie's List!
Save EVEN MORE! Use Coupon Code "GET25" for a 25% Savings!!!         
Filed 12/29/2006 Updated after 4PM for next day...
             Home Sponsors Advertise Classifieds Tidbit Community News

Click the link for the astounding Repeating Weather Gizmonic only from, the INTERNET VOICE of Calhoun County, Alabama!       ** Repeating Weather Gizmonic**
Click for our Powerful Weather Radar powered by the National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama! Quickly see what's coming your way!

***Remember if you have news or news photos give us a shout! Alabama 810 News! (256)237-0810

Today’s News Headlines from Alabama 810 News

  • Preuitt gains support for senate leadership
  • Goodyear employees voting
  • Grant for skateboard park denied
  • Taxpayers entitled to refunds


Preuitt gains support for senate leadership 

State Sen. Jim Preuitt of Talladega appears positioned to take over the top leadership position in the Alabama Senate.  The Senate's 12 Republicans announced Wednesday they will join with seven Democrats to support Preuitt, for president pro tem of the Senate. Senators will elect their new leader during an organizational session beginning Jan. 9. The support of the Republicans would give Preuitt 19 votes - a majority in the 35-member Senate.  Preuitt, who is entering his fifth term in the Legislature and served the past eight years as chairman of the Senate Rules Committee says he wants to build a stronger state senate.  The current president pro tem of the Senate for the past eight years, Sen. Lowell Barron, of Fyffe, has said he will not seek another term as president pro tem.  Preuitt has been a part of a group of conservative Democrats that had joined with Republicans in recent years to challenge Barron's leadership.  A statement released Wednesday by the membership of the Senate Republican Caucus said they hope new leadership will put an end to partisan bickering that has often slowed action in the upper chamber of the Legislature. An ally of Barron, Sen. Hinton Mitchem, of Albertville, had said he might be interested in the president pro tem position.  Mitchem said Wednesday he has not been actively pursuing the position, but said he still considers the race for president pro tem to be "wide open." Mitchem pointed out that past races for senate leadership positions were not decided until the start of the organizational session.


Goodyear employees voting 

Some of the 14,000 striking Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. workers began voting Wednesday on a proposed labor deal reached with the world's third-largest tiremaker while others studied the pact and prepared to vote Today. Dennis Battles, president of the United Steelworkers Local 12 that represents 1,250 employees at the company's Gadsden plant, said initial reaction to the proposed agreement was favorable during union gatherings. The new contract needs to be approved by a majority of the 12 Steelworkers locals covered by the labor pact and a majority of the overall membership. The agreement on a new three-year labor contract was reached Friday. The union had been on strike since Oct. 5.  Goodyear has said it will only discuss details of the tentative deal if it is ratified. However, the plan would allow the tiremaker to close a plant in Tyler, Texas, but not immediately. It provides for a one-year transition period in which the workers will have the opportunity to take advantage of retirement buyouts. The plant employs 1,100 workers who make unprofitable wholesale private label tires. United Steelworkers union members in 10 states, including about 1,400 laid off and inactive workers, were scheduled to vote by Today on the three-year agreement reached last week.

One key issue during the nearly 3-month-old strike had been over a company proposed health care fund for retirees. Goodyear ultimately agreed to put $1 billion into the fund for retired union workers' medical benefits, which was higher than the company's previous $660 million offer but less than the union's call for roughly double that amount.

Grant for skateboard park denied 

Plans for a Jacksonville skateboard park suffered a setback this week after the project was rejected for a $25,000  grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation. The grant proposal was submitted on Oct. 1 for a park at the basketball court on Hammett Street. The foundation has announced that they  will not support the effort.

The park is estimated to cost around $43,000. The group has raised more than $18,000. and have vowed to continue their efforts to create a skateboard park in the area.

Taxpayers entitled to refunds 

Alabama Attorney General Troy King says that county revenue officials in Alabama should honor requests for refunds for taxpayers entitled to claim ad valorem tax exemptions going back up to two years, but who failed to receive them.
   King yesterday sent revenue officials a 2002 A-G's opinion saying state law provides a two-year period for refunds of property taxes that were overpaid by mistake.  The law applies for two years after overpayment due to any mistake, including if the taxpayer was not aware and did not request the exemption at the time, King explained.
   An October 25th A-G opinion sent to state Revenue Commissioner G. Thomas Surtees stated that qualifying taxpayers should be given total instead of proportionate ad valorem tax exemption, even if only one of the owners meets the criteria for the exemption.
   King said his office has received many calls from taxpayers who have been denied refunds of property taxes that they mistakenly paid.

The Alabama 810 Radio News content of this page is the exclusive copyrighted property of Alabama Radio 810 LLC.

Another reason to read and advertise with!


Advertise with Find out why we are the Internet Source for Calhoun County Alabama! Click the link above for your advertising answer. No matter the size of your business, you can afford! We like making your business succeed on the net!

Anniston Alabama, Oxford Alabama, Alabama Piedmont, Jacksonville AL, Ohatchee AL! Calhoun County, Talladega County, St Clair County, Randolph County, and Cleburne County!

     The Alabama 810 Radio News is presented Monday through Friday here on Not only is it updated daily, but it is also archived so that you can see past editions. Use the advanced search engine below. If you know your date, for best results, type the issue date information exactly (Filed xx/xx/xx) as shown below into the Search For box because the search engine will return everything on that matches your phrase....
     For example Filed 03/01/2006 (Date we began archiving). Otherwise, basically anything archived is searchable by any word or name used. Have fun with this powerful database!

Search For:
Match:  Any word All words Exact phrase
Sound-alike matching
  From: ,
 To: ,
Show:   results   summaries
Sort by: 
OceanView Graphic Designs of Oxford Alabama is who you use for web design and computer services in Calhoun County, Alabama! Alabama 810 Radio News

The Alabama 810 Radio News content of this page is the exclusive copyrighted property of Alabama Radio 810 LLC. For reprint permission contact Alabama 810 at Alabama 810 News. is the BIG DOG of Internet Advertising in Alabama!

256-405-9713 The ONLY locally owned Online Marketing Megasite!
Beat the recession with in Alabama and beyond.
Good FULL advertising for pennies on the dollars others charge.
No matter if your business is small in size, WILL equalize.
Remember, for full websites, we charge half as much and you get twice as much.

Home   News    Advertise/About    Classifieds    Local Data    Local History    Contact     Privacy Policy

Copyright 2002-2016 and OceanView Graphic Designs of Oxford, Alabama  SITEMAP  GC Privacy Policy  GC Statement of Principles About/Contact 
FTC Disclaimer: Please note that this page may contain affiliate product links in which case the owner may receive a commission if you click and do business with them.