Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

Athens News Courier Newspaper Archive: October 21, 2005 - Page 1

Share Page

Publication: Athens News Courier

Location: Athens, Alabama

Issue Date:

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - October 21, 2005, Athens, Alabama                                 Playoff berths on line  Elkmont, Clements fighting tonight to ensure spot in postseason football playoffs jb  Trail riding  It’s time for the Sixth Annual Cowboys for Kids Trail Ride  9A  The Neivs-Cmrier  Sermng Athens and Limestone Coi nt\ : A Commi neh of Tradition and Fi ti re  Friday, Oc tober 21, 2005  enewscourier.com  50 Cents  ^ J  ^CrCrd'  Doris Ciafforc of Athens  Subscriber of the clav  WOlf  Hey, Sound Off;  To the prowler who was lurking around my fence at about 3 a.m.; I don't appreciate your shouting all those profanities at my dog. You have no business lurking around my fence at 3 a.m. That just goes to prove you were up to no good.  My dog is out there to protect mine and let me know when a prowler is around the house.  Evidently, you've got some serious problems. You better bet 1 will keep ail out out for you. I'll have a patrol car patrol those roads regularly if 1 have t('! — w hatex er it takes. That i> what the law' is there fm..,to serve and protect.  1 have a sin posted that says: No trespassing. So stay otT  More Sound Off Valley, 5A  (iel the news with  your morning coffee  Subscribe to  The \eivs-Omrier 'x  2.^2 2?20  Index  Classified 5-8B  Comics..........4B  Headlines 4A  Horse & Farm .. .1-2B  Ledger .........12A  Lifestyles  6A  Obituaries 2A  Marcia Lynne Atchley Milton Hargrove Francis Marquette Martha S. Pettus David Smith James R. Smith Orna Mazelle Taylor  Religion 9-11A  Sports.........1-2B  Valley...........5A  Weather.........2A  Daily Bible Moment  ^^ou, beloved, building yourselves up 0)1 your most holy faith. prayi)ig i)i the Holy Spint, keep yoiuselves i)i the love of God.  Jude 1:20  %fiabel  322 Hhv. 31 N« Athens .    256-232-1051  Obit line 256-771-00.34  69847‘00001  King Street a dead end?  City takes no action to rename Mine Street for civil rights leader  BA k\RKN MiDDI.KTON  uncne^^.s(a pci net. net .After hearing comments both for and against a Limestone County N.AACP request to rename Hine Street m honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the .Athens City Council declined to motion for the change.  Councilman Jimmy Ciill. in whose district a large portion of Hine Street lies, said after Monday night's meeting that he is an NAACP member but. “There wasn't any use in making a motion because it wouldn't ha\e gotten a second."  When asked his preference for nam  ing a street in honor of King. (Jill said he had no preference between the N.A.ACP's first choice of lime Street aiui its second choice of Brownsfcrry Street.  "Hmc Street is good. hut Brownsfcrry is also good" said Cull. “W hen I was grow ing up most of the black businesses were located on Brownsfcrry Street. There are pros and cons for both streets."  Those who spoke against the proposed renaming of Hine Street were  mostly descendants of W illiam Ernest Hine, m whose honor the street was named. Hine was a former mayor of Athens who donated the property, on which the old fairgrounds v\as built, and which IS now the site of two medical complexes and sexeral public buildings.  W ilbert Wbodrutf. who chaired the NA.ACP committee that chose Hine Street for renaming, was the first to address a public hearing before the reg-  See Street, Page 3A  Working Wheel  Water flow/\s over restorec wheel in West Limestone  By I Ash I a Ixb ei.l iashiu(<rathensne\v.s-couner.com A water wheel that has been out of order for many years is now operating again in western Limestoue County.  Grady Paul Gaston, III has financed the restoration of the old wheel located on Mechanic Branch on family owned property off Ala. 99. More than S30,()()0 has gone into tlie project.  .According to information written by Gaston, Simeon Corder built the miil ¡approximately 100 yeais ag«.  “Wlien this mill operated a hundred years ago, it was a symbol of industri-  See Wheel, Page 2A  ( oiirtesy Photo  The restored water wheel is pictured at top. It is a two-ton wheel that will turn by a little stream of water. Directly above, people attend a celebration on Oct. 9 held in western Limestone County.  Man charged with abusing child after ‘whipping’ her with belt  SOWA Tl R.NER  sonny(ii^a thcn.snens-courier.com  A 30-year-old Limestone County man was arrested Thursday for child abuse after he whipped his 9-year-old daughter "excessively" With a belt for wetting on herself.  “He says he just lost it and realized that he had whipped her too hard." said l imestone County Chief Investigator Stanley McNatt.  “She accidentally wet on herself and her daddy whipped her for it.”  David Eugene Sims, of 16630 1 ort Hampton Road. Athens, was in the Limestone C'ounty Jail Thursday on S5.000 bond.  He is charged with child abuse.  Iinestigator Mike Boyles arrested Sims 1 hursday after receiving a complaint about the abuse.  "The child was whipped or beat with a belt excessixely, so much that it left excessixe bruising to her buttocks and back of her legs. Her h;mds which she used to help ward off the blows also had bruising and abrasions." said McNatt.  McNatt said investigators believe the girl was only whipped the one time and that occurred on Tuesday.  He said the beating was reported to authorities Wednesday afternoon.  “After it was reported to us Inxestigator Boyles got to looking into it and interviewed the daddy and decided he had enough to charge him with child abuse," McNatt said.  Sims remained in jail late Thursday.  McNatt said the abuse was reported to the Limestone County Department of Human Resources and investigators from DHR are assisting the county in the investigation.  Child abuse is a felony offense.  Drainage problems make mess at AMS  Bx Kfllx Kazek  kellyCaxithensnens-courier.com Athens City school board members approved a plan Thursday night to remove as much as 200 dump truck loads of dirt from .Athens Middle School property to stop a drainage problem there.  Water running down a slope from the football field toward Christine Street did not pose a problem until homes were built on that street, said board member Sabrina Holt at a Thursday night meeting. Now*, about twice a year during especially heavy rains, water runs down into those yards.  City Public W'orks Director James Rich, who is helping the board address the problem, told board members he thinks about 3,000 cubic feet  of dirt would need to be remoxed to form a detention area at the bottom of the slope before it reaches the residential area.  Board members also plan to remove the school’s tennis courts and hope to use some of the dirt to fill that area to form new practice fields.  Work on the project would not begin at least until spring, Rich said.  "W'e wouldn't want to try to take this project on during the winter months," he said. “We’d start in late spring or the summer months."  Also at the meeting, Superintendent Dr. Orman Bridges read a report on air quality at Brookhill Elementary School, which  See Drainage, Page 2A  Balancing  act  Clements High School student Mary Kathryn Carroll tries to keep her balance on a wooden beam Thursday at a Ropes Outdoor Challenge Course at the Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena. The course was held by the Limestone County Sheriffs Department and was built thanks to a grant from the Alabama campaign to prevent teen pregnancy and the DEKKO foundation. The students participating in the course were part of the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program.  Nexvs-Courier/Kim Rynders   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

25 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 130 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 11 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication