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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - September 15, 2005, Athens, Alabama                                 Garden fresh  Members of Athens Garden Club share recipes    9A  Colts kicker  Josh Cooper handles the kicks for the Colts  Serving Athens and Limestone Count\: A Community of Tradition and  i Hl RSDAV, SePI EMBER 15, 2005  enewscourier.coiH  f^wO't/h/úh/í  R.E. Woodwarc of Athens  Subscrilier of the clay  Local aid efforts  A listing of organizations help'ng ! liirricane Katrina’s relief effort has been posted by AthensPlus at AthensPlus.com/hurri-cane_katrina.htm.  This page tells what various local organizations are doing to help and how readers may contribute.  * It also olTers assistance in finding loved ones and information on concerts and fund-raisers.lt is updated daily. To add to this list, visit the Web site and click the e-mail button, or email teresa(a athensplus.com.  HKFF  Hey, Sound OH:  About all the wrecks that have happened at the Pepper and Mooresville Road. I do not understand the problem. All the driver has to do is stop at the stop sign. And then wait for it to be clear before crossing over.  I have lived in the area my whole life, and there is not a problem with seeing oncoming traffic. Why is there such a problem!?  More Sound off Valley, 5A  Index  Business .....10-11A  Classified 5-7B  Comics..........8B  Headlines........6A  Ledger .........12A  Lifestyles ........9A  Mini Page 14A  Most Wanted 8A  NASCAR.........2B  Obituaries........2A  George Wendell Gunter Claude Mahon Kerry Marion Clayton Lovell Jessie B. Massey Eva Marie Thompson  Opinion .........4A  Sports.........1-4B  Valley ..........5A  Weather.........2A  Daily Bible Moment  l^ho is the image of the iijvisihle (jod, the fmthorn of every creature.  Colossians 1:15 ¿‘■cl  (ohij)f  .122    Athens  ,    256-2.12-1051  -e»',    |j„^, 256.771-tt9.14  7    69"847    00001    6  Hospital guard assaulted  Athens police officers searching for two male suspects in attack  Ba Sonny Tirner  sonny(^a thensnews~courier.com Athens police were searching for two men Wednesday who earlier in the day were involved in an assault on a security guard at Athens-Limestone Hospital.  Athens Police Lt.-Det. Floyd Johnson said apparently only one of the two suspects hit the security guard, Ricky Pruitt, 38, who was treated and released in the emergency room at the hospital following the 3 a.m. attack.  “Apparently these two unknown black males were prowling around the hospital area at Hobbs and Sanders street near the four-way stop when the security guard approached them and that is when he said one of two attacked him.” said Johnson. "He ended up with a cut on both arms.” Johnson said the two suspects ran from the scene and were last seen running on Sanders Street.  The man that assaulted Pruitt was  described to police as being betw'een 5 feet. 11 inches and 6 feet. 1 inch in height and wearing a dark tank top and blue jeans.  "The guard said the man didn’t give him a reason for the attack,” Johnson said. "He said just when he approached them, the man jumped on him and started hitting him.”  Johnson said the investigation is continuing although police have no suspects at this time.  Katrina relief; Berea group continues to aid Gulf area  By I'ashia E()\ ell  ta.shia(ci athensnews-cowier.com  "If it weren’t for churches like you, we wouldn’t make it,” said Berea Baptist Church member Wayne Faulkner after a recent trip to Mississippi to help deliver supplies for hurricane victims.  Several members of Berea Baptist Church along with a few others went to affected areas, mostly Biloxi and (iiilfport, with a 53-foot tractor-trailer loaded with supplies such as hygiene products, food drinks, and cleaning supplies.  Several people or groups donated to the effort.  "We’ve jic;t kind of been the hub,” said Pat I.awrence, pastor of Berea Baptist C hurch.  See Berea, Page 3A  \ews-C ouner Kini Rvndcrs  f RtRÍNri 1  Courtesy photo  Above, Berea Baptist Church members Duel Greene, Tom Dooley, Carlos Wrey, Wayne Faulkner and pastor Pat Lawrence discuss two past trips to affected areas and plans for future aid efforts. At far left, a sign in front Beauvoir, which was Jefferson Davis’ retirement home in Biloxi, says: “Halftime score Katrina 1, Beauvoir 0 but the game is not over yet!” One published report said the home was damaged but will be rebuilt. At immediate left, a Biloxi church stands apparently unharmed amid rubble.  Courtesy photo  Sideline nap?  Ncws-Ouner/Kiiii Ryuder>  Jake Godwin of Ardmore Is taking a rest between games during youth football’s season-open-er jamboree Saturday. Regular games begin this Saturday.  Water pressure to increase in northwest Athens  B\ .SONNN I t UNER  sonny'a uthcnsncws-coiincr.t om  .Approximately 725 households in the northwest section ol Athens should see an increase in water pressure this month UN the result of tlie Athens Water Department opening and closing \ al\es in that area.  Athens Water SeiMces Manager John Stockton said the area in and around West Market Street near I ucas I'erry and 1 Im streets is iu>w recei\ing up to 2(» pounds more water pressure.  " 1 hat IN tlic last remaining area in that section ot .Athens that needs additioiuil pressure.” said Siockton. "B\ opening and closing some ot our \al\cs. we arc able to increase the pressure to those househidds.“  fhc new 500.000 gallon water tank tliat was con-  structcd near Friendship Methodist C hurch several nv-rtuhs ago also boosted water pressure in the area, Stockton said.  Meanwhile. Stockton said a S450.000 sewer line extoiision project will allow the city to dexelop what he called "raw land" in an area off Jackson Drive also in the northwest section of .Athens.  Stockton said the funds for that ongoing project is eommg tiom capital impact fees the city collects.  In addition, he said the Ally is installing an eight-meh water line southeast ot that area at Seventh Street and L.evert Avenue that will mercase fire protection to residents.  Stockton said there are five ma)ur subdivisions now  See Water, Page 3A  0am   

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