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- Cherokee County Murder
- Fort Payne Socks
- Pine Beetles
- The National Guard Youth Challenge
Cherokee County Murder
A Saturday evening shooting in Cherokee county
has left one man dead and a Centre man charged with murder.
Authorities say that James Maurice Henderson was found dead at a
residence on Cherokee County Road 472 near 8:30 Saturday night.
Rodney James Hood of Centre has been charged with his murder. Upon
arriving at the scene Saturday night, Cherokee county sheriffs
deputies discovered a Henderson, with what appeared to be gunshot
wounds. The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences also responded
to the scene to assist with processing the scene and evidence
collection. Hood had fled the scene and was later taken into custody
at another location. Hood is being held in the Cherokee County
Detention Center with No bond.
Fort Payne Socks
The decision over whether to slap tariffs on
socks from Honduras would seem like a no-brainer for sock makers in
Alabama who have been struggling under a flood of foreign imports,
forcing layoffs and closing mills. But as the federal government
ponders just such a trade sanction - a bit of a backtrack from the
free trade principles of CAFTA - the Fort Payne sock community is
divided. No longer local small-town, family-owned all-American
companies lobbying for protection, the industry in Alabama has
registered a mix of support and opposition for the sock tariff. Some
of the locally owned companies with long histories in DeKalb County
say the three-year tariff, about 13.5 percent, would return Honduran
imports to pre-CAFTA prices and give their domestic socks, made with
higher labor costs, a fighting chance to compete. More starkly, they
say that without it, they'll die. Conversely, those who embraced the
Central American Free Trade Agreement by moving some aspect of sock
production offshore are lobbying against the tariff. The textile
office within the U.S. Department of Commerce launched its own
investigation into whether Honduran socks are unfairly flooding the
market and crippling the domestic makers. Originally scheduled to
decide this month on the tariff, the office is now expected to rule
by Dec. 19. In the meantime, dozens of industry representatives and
government leaders have filed written arguments. Canada-based Gildan,
with manufacturing facilities in Honduras, the Dominican Republic,
Nicaragua and Haiti, recently bought V.I. Prewett & Son, which
included a conglomerate of mills in Alabama. The result is that
people a few months ago who might have backed the tariff are now
working for a company that is a leading opponent. The mayor of Fort
Payne, known as the "Sock Capital of the World," said he's seen
employment in the industry cut in half in recent years, and 1,200
jobs have been lost since CAFTA was passed in 2005.
Alabama landowners battling pine beetle
infestations during the prolonged drought have until December 21st
to apply for federal funds available for those who qualify.
Forester Arthur Hitt says the U.S. Forest Service funds,
administered by the Alabama Forestry Commission, will be awarded
once the approved forest thinning practices by the private
landowners are completed. Thinning of dense, slow-growing pine
stands will stimulate growth and vigor in young stands and reduce
the threat of the southern pine beetle -- the number one killer of
pines in Alabama. Epidemic populations of the beetle occur virtually
every year in Alabama. Unmanaged and overcrowded stands of loblolly
and shortleaf pines are susceptible to attack.
The National Guard Youth Challenge Academy
The National Guard Youth Challenge Academy at
Ft. McClellan is looking for young men and women looking for a
challenge to better their futures. Academy public relations officer
Lisa O’Day says that the new class will begin in January.
The second class of cadets from the academy will be graduating on
December 15th which their future goals already on
target. For information or to obtain an application for the academy
you can visit their website at www.ngycp.org or contact
Lisa O’Day at 256-847-6148. Funding for the program is provided 60%
by federal funds and 40% by the state of Alabama.
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