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- Marsh says compromise reached in State
- Woods fires plague area
- Anniston councilman seeks legal way to fund
- Gas prices at record high
Marsh says compromise reached in State Senate
Members of the Senate minority who have brought
the state senate to a virtual standstill this session, has reached a
compromise to allow the senate to get back to work. State Senator
Del Marsh→ of Anniston, one of
12 republican senators and 5 democrats who have stalled senate action
this session, said they were close
an agreement Thursday but issues over the house passage of an
education bond issue Thursday kept the stalemate going. Marsh says
that and agreement was reached over the weekend.
←Rep. Randy Wood said the
house version contained what he called slush fund money. Wood said
that if the stalling in the Senate is not resolved, it will mean
starting over in a special session which he said could be costly to
Alabama taxpayers. Senator Marsh said he is hopeful that a special
session will not be necessary. The legislature will re-convene
Tuesday with only 5 days left in the regular legislative session.
Woods fires plague area
Units from the State forestry commission have
been called in to assist local firefighters in trying to control a
woods fire on Nesbit Lake Road just west of Jacksonville. Units from
Jacksonville and Websters chapel responded to the fire which sent up
plumes of smoke visible for miles. Fire officials said that the area
was a large area and that local fire units were working to keep the
fire away from homes and buildings in the area. A forest fire near
Hwy 278 at Spring Garden in Cherokee County created visibility
problems for motorists on Sunday according to the Alabama Forestry
Commission. Firefighters from Cherokee and Etowah counties worked to
control the fire which was burning on approximately 80 acres of land
just south of the highway. Alabama state troopers worked to direct
traffic and the Alabama Forestry Commission sent out advisories and
cautioned motorists traveling along Hwy 278 in the Spring Garden
area. The entire area remains under a fire alert.
Anniston councilman seeks legal way to fund
Despite being told by Alabama’s attorney general
that it was illegal to use city tax money to award scholarships to
Anniston High School students, Anniston City Councilman Ben Little
is requesting that the city hire an attorney to draft papers to
it legal for the city to contribute to the scholarship fund. The
request is on Tuesdays informal agenda for the councils pre meeting.
The Attorney General told the council that a special referendum would
be required to establish a special tax for the specific use of the
scholarships. Little is also requesting a discussion to maintain the
social security office in downtown Anniston. The decision on where to
locate the office is at the total discretion of the General Services
Administration. A site has been selected by the government at
McClellan and the sale of the property was approved last week by the
Joint Powers Authority. In action on the councils formal agenda
Tuesday, they will consider adoption of an ordinance to repeal the
imposition of the fees under the city’s solid waste disposal ordinance
as well as considering a resolution to declare a sales tax holiday for
the first weekend in august. The councils pre meeting gets underway
at 5:30 with the official meeting getting underway at 7pm.
Gas prices at record high
Planning a Memorial Day trip Take along some extra fuel money. The
latest survey shows the average price of self-serve regular gasoline
stands at a record high of three-dollars-and-18-cents --up more than
11 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of
seven-thousand gas stations across the country determined the average
price. It tops the record of three-dollars-and-seven-cents set two
weeks ago, which had been the highest price since the average cost of
a gallon of gas hit three-oh-three on August 11th of last year.
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