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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 8, 2005, Athens, Alabama                                 Restoration project  The Beasley home on Hobbs Street undergoes restoration. Coming Wednesday  3rd in BCS  Crimson Tide stays just ahead of Miami jb  The News-Courier  Ti ESDw, Novembkr 8, 2005  SeR\ ING .\THE\S AND LIMESTONE COI N: A Co.MMTNHA OF TRADITION AND Fi l l  RE  enewscourier.coiti  О  jimmy Sloan (.»f Athens  Subscriber of the day  Hands on history  Images from Limestone County s history can be found in new displays along sidewalks around the courthouse square.  i№№  He>, Sound Oft:  OK, let's recap this one more time for the people of .Alabama that did not learn it when they took their driving test. The small lever on the left hand side of the steering wheel is called a “turn signal.”  This device is not in the car for cosmetics, it is located in the car to let other people know when you are changing lanes and turning corners. Example: If you are driving down U.S.  72 and you are in the right hand lane and want to get over into the left lane, you push down on this device and visa versa.  Just have a little respect for other drivers and let them know what your intentions are.  More Sound Off Valley, 5A  Gel the news with your morning coffee Subscribt: to The Seu's-Courien  lil-rii)  Index     Classified ...    .....4B      Comics.....    .....3B      Ledger .....    ЗА      Valley    5A      Movie Listing    .....ЗА      Obituaries...    2A     Daisy Lawler Christine Pench Phifer Janna Grace Wakefield Sports.........1-2B  Daily Bible .Moment  hrough the Lord's mercies we are not consumed.  Lamentations  3:22  Limestone Chape  322 Hwv. 31 N • Athens 256-232-1051 Obit line 256-771-09.34  Major industry for N. Ala.?  Riley estimates as many as 30,000 jobs over next decade  KVRFV MlDni KTON  am ne\ t s^pclnet. net Go\, Bob Riley told his audience at the Calhoun Community College .Aerospace Training Center on Monday to be ready for a “major" industrial announcement affecting North Alabama.  Riley said North .Alabama is now the hot spot m the nation with a projected 20,000 to 3().{K)0 new jobs coming here m the next decade.  “There are more economic development opportunities in North .Alabama than anvv\here in the United States," said Riley.  The governor said at least 10,000 of those jobs would be coming to Redstone .Arsenal, as a result of the ITise Realignment and Closure Commissions recommendations. He also spoke of Brow ns Ferry s Unit 1, projected to come on line in 2007, and the joint Department of Energy and Tennessee Valley Authority study to build a 2,600-megawatt, two-unit ad\anced boiling water reactor facility at the mothballed Bellefont Nuclear Plant near Scottsboro.  See Riley, Page 2A  News-Coiirier K.areii Middleton  Laura Hall, who works in Institutional Effectiveness and Special Projects at Calhoun Community College, gave Gov. Bob Riley a “job well done” as he left the Aerospace Training Center auditorium on Monday.  No bond for Lackey  Halloween night murder suspect appears at hearing  Ba Sonna Ti rner  sonny(ciathensne\\s-c()urier.com Andrew Reid Lackey spoke quietly and offered no information but his address .Monday in a bond hearing before Limestone County Circuit Judge Jimmy Woodroof  Woodroof denied bond and set a preliminary hearing for Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m. During that hearing, it will be determined if there is enough evidence to present the case to a Limestone County grand jury.  Huntsville attorney RandyGladden has been retained by the Lackey family to represent the suspect who was charged Saturday by Athens police with the Halloween night murder of 80-year-old Charlie Newman of Athens.  “His demeanor has been good and yes, lies okay,” said Gladden. “But he is a young man and I don't think right now he knows what all is going on around him."  Gladden said he was hired by the family to represent Lackey, 22, a Sparkman High School graduate. “He’s been quiet, but friendly,” he said.  See Bond, Page 2A  , Ncw's-C'ouricr Sonny Turner  Andrew Lackey sits quietly Monday before his hearing in Limestone County Circuit Court.  Hurricane efforts could double cost of county jai demolition  Ba Sowa Ti rner  sonny((i athensnew's-coitner.com  The Limestone County Commission will demolish the old Limestone C'ounty Jail on Green Street, a project that could cost the county $100.000.  Commission Chairman David Seibert said Monday that the Limestone County Board of Education which operates offices next to the old Jail had requested it be torn down to make way for future expansion.  “We will do that, but due to all the work going on down on the coast, it may take a while,” Seibert said. “I have an earlier estimate for SSO.OOO, but w'c know since the hurricanes came through that it will be much higher, probably SI 00,ООО.”  fhe building has been \acant since the Limestone County Sheriff's Department moved to new facilities on Wheeler Street in March.  See Jail, Page 2A  East old gym discussed by school board in capital plan  B\ Tashia Lovell  tashia@,athensnew's-couner.com  Will East Limestone High School’s old gym be renovated or replaced?  That is an unanswered question for now.  In a meeting Monday, the Limestone County Board of Education discussed the five-year “Capital Plan” in which the East Limestone old gym was a main topic of discussion.  The meeting was an opportunity for board members to possibly get a direction with the plan and discuss priorities.  The board approved the fiscal year-2006 Capital Plan in September and it was later submitted to the state.  A gym at East Limestone is listed on the plan as 13th on the list, but could be moved up if deemed necessary.  Limestone County Superintendent Dr.  See Board, Page 3A  Jennifer Hill  Fred David Gray, Esquire, spoke Saturday at the Limestone NAACP chapter at the Round Island Creek Mission Center in Athens.  Gray speaks to NAACP  Bv Jennifer Hill  The Limestone Coimty' NAACP hosted a banquet Saturday night w ith Fred David Gray, Esquire as the guest speaker. Gray is famous for his service to and encouragement for civil rights in Alabama and across the nation.  Gray spoke about his famous experience defending Rosa Parks at the young age of 24 and later representing Dr. Martin Luther King.  “1 made a jAersonal commitment,” he said. “I was going to finisli college and leave the state, because I could not go to the Univei-sity of Alabama because it was segregated, and go to college, come back and pass the bar exam and then destroy everything segregated 1 could find.”  “Conservatism - Christian conservatism is just a buzzword for racism,” he said. He said racism is siiil alive. Secondly, racism will not go away by itself and thirdly there should be a plan that is executed. “We must plan our ftiture we must stop depending on the laws of the past to stand, “ said Gray.  Gray also briefly commented on the recent debate on the proposed change of Hine Street in Athens to Martin Luther King Drive saying, “Why would anyone have to take this long to name a street after Martin Luther King and not only should they name a street after him, now you need to name one after Mrs. Pai'ks.”   

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