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Fort Payne Times Journal (Newspaper) - November 30, 2007, Fort Payne, Alabama
Obituaries Warren l. Fort Payn Warren l. Martin jr., 80 of fort Payne died on wednesday at his Home. Services will be saturday at 2 . At Burt funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Norman Stewart the Rev. Chris Murdock and the Rev. Ken James officiating. Burial will follow in Allen memorial cemetery. Survivors include wife Mary Jane Martin son and Martin or. A Alabama daughter in Law Jeffery and Debbie Martin daughters and sons in Law Janice m. And Robert Haralson Judy m. And Billy Hodges sister Bernice Martin All of fort Payne grandchildren Lee Freeman of Valley head Natalie Hunter John Mcdowell of fort Payne Jess Schrage of Creco Iowa and Clay Haralson of fort Payne. Dig looking for history continued from Al to promote cultural tourism has included a number of locations in fort Payne and Dekalb county. The Trail of tears association decided to hold the meeting at the Hunt reception Hall next to the fort Payne opera House at 10 . After the tremendous Success of a National Parks service meeting earlier this year. We be had so much interest from the people of Dekalb county said Alabama chapter treasurer and Board member Larry Smith. The Parks service meeting in fort Payne Drew the largest crowd nationally. The interest about this period in american history and about the Trail of tears and Indian removal in specific has been Smith said the University of Alabama office of archaeological research would conduct an excavation at the former site of a Cabin that was part of the fort that gave the City its name. Sharon Freeman part of the cultural resources team at the a school of archaeology will give a discussion relating to the upcoming excavation at the site now owned by landmarks of Dekalb county. The National Parks service is also interested in the history of Dekalb county specifically in the areas that relate to the John Benge Trail where a sizable number of native americans living in wills Valley and the surrounding area began their March to Indian territory in Oklahoma. This is part of the infamous Trail of tears and is expected to attract Federal Money to buy and place historical markers in and around Dekalb county. The archaeological excavation of the site of fort Payne s fort will begin dec. 8. There Are a number of Sites of special relevance in the area Smith said. The Lebanon courthouse the former site of Rawlinsville and of course the former location of the Smith said the Trail of tears association would also discuss efforts to get National recognition for Trail Sites. Socks jobs May be on line continued from Al a safeguard will be inconsistent with the Trade benefits that caftan was intended to promote which include among other things the creation of economic integration and social development in the Region Gildan chief financial officer Laurence Ellyn wrote in a letter to Cita. The decline in . Domestic production commenced before caftan was even adopted and is the result of the far greater imports originating from some close to the Industry such As longtime advocate of the Domestic sock Industry and executive director of made in Usa strategies Jim Schollaert speculate Gildan plans to end its sock production at Prewett Mills and move those jobs to Honduras once Gildan s second Plant is built if the Tariff is not approved. Fort Payne has lost More than 4,000 sock Mill jobs in the last five years and these have not been replaced Schollaert said. If Gildan is allowed to ship duty free socks made in Honduras that will devastate the remaining 4,000jobs left in fort Payne. If the tariffs Are passed it will protect jobs at the former Prewett Mills for up to three Gildan entered the sock business last year when it bought Kentucky Derby hosiery co. For $45 million. In May Gildan Active Wear said it would close its remaining two Kentucky Derby hosiery co. Plants in mount airy . And Transfer the production to Honduras. The move left More than 800 . Workers without jobs. Many of our sock manufacturers Are closing their doors either because they were forced to move some or All of their production off Shore mainly to Honduras to they were put out of business by this unfair Competition fort Payne mayor Bill Jordan wrote in a letter to Cita. And that trend is congressman Robert Aderholt a Haleyville voted yes for caftan but remains in support of the tariffs. We Are waiting on the results of the investigation said Michael Lowry with Aderholt s office. Nothing has changed As far As our support for a safeguard that would protect jobs in fort Payne. That is what we want to Alabama s savings tops $3 billion nor work direct a packages starting at $19.99 a month free installation n to 4 rooms free equipment free movie channels for 3 months 1-866-812-3388 till Ihne Al satellites Foloi 546-9790 come by aft see our Large inventory Rvl of Ofer new items. 1032 brands Vav fort Payne \ a Mark hit for first time in state s history the associated press Montgomery the Alabama state government s major savings account has topped $3 billion for the first time. At the end of fiscal year 2007 on sept. 30, the Alabama Trust fund had $3.13 billion up from $2.91 billion a year earlier. When the Trust fund was put together i Don t think anyone thought it would be $3 billion in 2007," state finance director Jim main said thursday. The Trust fund was put together with $796 million the state received in the 1980s from leasing drilling rights to Oil companies for tracts just off the Alabama coast. The governors who were in office when the drilling leases were paid Fob James and George Wallace persuaded Alabama voters to pass constitutional amendments Locking up the Money in a Trust fund rather than spending it. The Trust fund continues to receive most of the royalties from natural Gas Wells that Oil companies drilled along the coast. A Board of state officials and private financial experts who oversee the Trust fund met thursday to review its performance for 2007. For fiscal 2007, the Trust fund received $256 million in royalties Clown from $369 million the previous year due to declining production and lower natural Gas prices state treasurer Kay Ivey said. Investment income totalled $109 million up from $105 million the previous year Ivey said. For the Sake of taxpayers main noted that the Alabama Trust fund has become a major non tax source of Revenue for the state general fund budget which finances the non education functions of government such As state troopers and prisons. The general fund gets the majority of the Trust fund s capital gains each year. In fiscal 2007, that totalled $117 million or about 7 percent of the general fund budget. Main said he expects the Trust fund to produce at least that much for the current fiscal year. We Are getting the maximum amount we could get out of it for the general fund he said. Tva More was suggested continued from a j compensation plan. The consultants Watson Wyatt & co., recommended the Board increase Kilgore s base salary from $650,000 to $800,000 and set a total package Worth $2.9 million still Well below the $5.3 million to $5.9 million that comparable investor owned utilities pay their chief executives. But Kilgore who became the Agency s first chief executive officer More than a year ago without a pay boost asked that his $650,000 base salary remain unchanged. Kilgore was unavailable for comment thursday. Tva spokesperson John Moulton said the pay raise is set for the 2008 fiscal year which officially began oct. 8. The Only thing Kilgore will receive for sure is the $650,000 base salary and the $300,000 in deferred compensation Moulton said. He said the other two components of his pay Are based on his performance and is not guaranteed unless the Utility meets certain targets. Moulton said Kilgore was asked about Why he wanted his base salary to remain the same. Basically he said he was asking Tva employees to help save As much Money for the company and he Felt that that it should Start at the top Moulton said. He said Kilgore wanted to keep it the same and earn incentives Only if he and Tva meet 2008 performance targets. Tva director Skila Harris who chairs the Board s human resource committee said Kilgore made it Clear he was a great believer in pay for performance and at risk pay. He also noted that Given the challenges facing Tva during this period that his preference would be not receive any increase in his base compensation said Harris. Kilgore who grew up in the Ider area joined Tva in 2005, when he was named president and chief operating officer after a nationwide search by the previous Tva Board. Kilgore came to Tva from Progress Energy where he was president and ceo of Progress Energy ventures the Utility s wholesale non regulated Energy services business. Prior to that he was president and ceo of Oglethorpe Power the nation s largest generation and transmission cooperative from 1991 to 1998. He spent 19 years at Arkansas Power and Light now Energy where he held positions in engineering Fossil operations and nuclear operations. Since coming to Tva Kilgore has led it through periods of the highest demand for Power in the Utility s history. Under Kilgore s leadership Tva and its state and local partners helped attract or retain some 50,000 jobs and balanced the demands of Power production navigation flood damage reduction recreation water Quality water Supply and land use despite extremely Low rainfall this year. Kilgore 58, earned a Bachelor s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama and a master s degree in Industrial engineering from Texas am. He has served on the Board of directors of the Georgia chamber of Commerce the electric Power research Institute and the Council for Energy awareness. The associated press contributed to this report Tye i Mcl Fae a it \ arenc tired of payday or title Loans l flew location to raises members on Board continued from Al employees Hairston said. We just need to get it done. Councilman Richard Pridmore and i have been working on this since we came into Hairston said he would like to see a raise of about $2,000-3,000 budgeted for full time employees. It s a raise that would Cost the City Between $400,000 and $600,000 if the raises were figured for 200 full time employees. Hairston said the City could Cut Down on Money allocated for overtime in All departments. We be let the overtime get a Little out of hand and we can Cut Back on that by cutting Back on what we allocate for overtime in each department Hairston said. We want to get our department Heads to work with us. If they know that saving Money is helping to put Money into their pockets and if we All Cut Back How and where we can we can do Hairston said the City has been pretty lenient As an employer. We have to All work together at this he said. Let s Cut the driving around Down a Little bit in company vehicles. We All need to watch our spending and i think we can still afford to be a lenient employer and to pay a Good Hairston said if the City As a whole could Cut Back on fuel costs even $10 per employee the savings to the City would be big. Pridmore said providing Richard Pridmore for City employees makes Good business sense. These Are our people and we have Good people working for us Pridmore said. City Council president Johnny Eberhart said taking care of City employees is something that has direct effects on the whole City. We re competing against. Private Enterprise for Good employees Eberhart departments Are having problems with getting and keeping employees because the same employee might have to take a Job somewhere else to make a living. We need to make sure our people can make a living because they represent us from Day to Eberhart said he did not want to suggest a specific Dollar amount for an across the Board raise at this time. We want to give a raise that s More than what we normally do and next year it would go Back to the Standard 3 percent he said. Well look at this every year and do what we can. All of the Council have individual ideas about what to do. We have to do what we can and that s what we Are looking at right per room 120 soft Max 4-a-l Freedom tile & Grout cleaning 638-6900 844-9996 turn beside Golden Rule and follow the signs wed Fri 10 to dusk sat 8-dusk Sun 1 to dusk Holiday Craft Sal he Christmas ornaments.50% off handmade hairbows.10% off printable Christmas Wood. 75% off Christmas Craft books.50% off printable resin santas.75% off embroidery thread.270 each cake decorating supplies. 10% off Christmas ornament kits. 10% off a handmade gift is a gift of love stouts arts & crafts and cake Deco hating supplies 2207b Gault ave. 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