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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Sessions meets with Calhoun delegation
- Anniston council approves 08 budget
- Oxford approves 08 budget
- Piedmont utilities to increase
Sessions meets with Calhoun Delegation
Sessions met today in Washington with representatives from the
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce. The senator discussed the
meeting during his weekly conference call with reporters.
Anniston council approves 08 budget
After hours of meetings over the past two
months, the Anniston city council gave final approval Tuesday night
to the cities 2008 budget. Not all of the councilmen were happy
with the budget. Councilmen Little and Palmore called for more money
to be spent in their wards, which are predominately black. Mayor
Chip Howell pointed out Tuesday night that 65% of the money in the
budget is going for projects in those wards. The budget is lower
than what was proposed by city manager George Monk. The council
removed thousands of dollars from the Public works budget . Mayor
Chip Howell said he expects some problems with projects that
councilmen are seeking. Little and Palmore called for more economic
development money to be spent to revitalize properties in their
Oxford approves 08 budget
The Oxford City council approved their 2008
budget Tuesday night. Budget projections by the city are projecting
that the city will bring in more than $35 million in revenue for the
upcoming fiscal year and projects a more than $3.2 million surplus
by this time next year. The revenue projection is nearly $2 million
more than projected this year. Officials said the bulk of revenue
will come from sales tax revenues from the Oxford Exchange. The
council approved a 5 percent raise for all city employees and has
budgeted money to hire eight additional patrolmen for the police
department, six more full-time firefighters and an assistant fire
Semi Finalists announced in scholarship
Achievement Scholarship Program announced today the names of 49
Alabama students who have been designated semifinalists in the 44th
annual Achievement Scholarship competition The students are among
more than 1,600 black high school seniors nationwide to advance in
the competition for approximately 800 scholarships worth more than
$2.5 million. The Semifinalists include Erica N. Bell from Wellborn
high school and: Alesia R. Williams from Sylacauga high school. The
National Achievement Program, conducted by National Merit
Scholarship Corp., is a privately financed competition that operates
without government assistance. It was begun in 1964 to recognize
promising black students throughout the nation and provide
scholarships to the most outstanding participants.
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