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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - February 15, 2009, Athens, Alabama                                 Tanner boys going to regional tourney PAGE IB  The News Courie>^,  Serving Athens and Lhnestone County: A Conununity oi Tradition and Future  \  One dollar  Sunday, February t5, 2009  WWW »  Visit us online  www^newscourier.com  Inside  Today  High stakes  The U.S., in the administration of President Barack Obama, is marshaling resources against economic catastrophe with a record-busting stimulus plan in ways not seen since Franklin Roosevelt's New ' Deal.  PAGE 7A  It's a circus out there  Ringlinq Bros. & Barnum & Bailey circus opens its Zing, Zang, Zoom show in Huntsville this month.  LIFESTYLES, PAGE 1C  Presidents Day closings  Limestone County and state offices will be closed Monday to observe Presidents Day. Athens City offices will remain open. Garbage collection will not change for city or county residents next week.  The News Courier office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Subscribe  (k*t the iii'ws with your inoriiiiifî eoiiet'  SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS COURIER BY CALLING 232-2720  City has hopes for funding  New sidewalks, construction comprise bulk of projects proposed for stimulus  The City of Athens has submitted to appropriate agencies lists totaling $21 million in projects it hopes to fund with money ftx)m the economic stimulus biU expected to be signed Monday by President Obama.  “These projects have been submitted to the Alabama State Department of Transportation. TARCOG, the North Alabama Transportation Foundation, State Legislators, the Congressional Delegation, and will go to anyone else that we think will be able to promote them when monies are being distributed from the stimulus legisla-  List of county projects Coming next week  tion,” said Mayor Dan Williams.  The projects are not listed in order of priority, he said.  “AU projects seem to be reacfy to go to construction within 120 days,” Williams said.  The city may be required to have matching  See Stimulus, page 3A  Man charged in buggy wreck  ;    NEWS    COURIER/JENNIFER    HILL  A carriage overturned Saturday afternoon at Ham and Reid roads, pinning the driver and tossing out two passengers, ages 4 and 7. All were reportedly unharmed but the driver, Daryl Evans, was charged with public intoxication and two counts of endangering a child. The horse pulling the buggy stands at left, above, unharmed.  Children reportedly unharmed; uncle arrested for endangerment  By Jennifer R. Hill .\nd Kelly K.\zek  jeitniferidathcnsncws-couhvr.coin  A man who authorities say was drunk while taking his 4-year-old great-nephew and 7-year-old great-niece for a horse-drawn carriage ride Saturday apparently miscalculated a turn and  flipped the buggy and children into a drainage ditch.  The incident occurred at about 2 p.m. at Ham and Reid roads.  The driver, Daryl Lee Evans, 45, of  See Buggy, page 8A  By the num  The estimated cost of project the city submitted in hopes of getting stimulus funds are:  Utility projects: $2,074,000 Transportation: $8,250,000 Building projects: $10,325,000 Sidewalks-parking lots: $10,325,i Total: $21,304,000  Chili challenge promises hot competition  By Jl:nnifer R. Hiijl  Jcitiiili‘rS'athensnews-(vuri-  tr.coni  On Feb. 21 more than 200 volunteers will come together to carry out a yearly event, one of the longest running fundraisers in Limestone County. The 21st Annual Chili Challenge and Silent Auction, the only flmdraiser for Hospice of limestone County, will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Athens High School.  All profits will benefit Hospice of Limestone County, a non-profit com-munity-owTied organization. Hospice executh^e director Pat King said.  See Chili, page 3A  NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDERS  Norman Hamm, entertainment chairman, and Wanda Johnson, organizing chairperson, work with items that will be part of the 21st Annual Chili Challenge and Silent Auction on Feb. 21 at Athens High School. More than 200 volunteers are involved in the event.  PERMIT APPROVED  Still hope to stop quarry?  By Jean Cole  Jvititiit idlwitsncws-aniricrcoiii  County Commission Chairman David Seibert wasn’t surprised to leam this week that the Alabama Department of Environmental Management granted Rogers Croup the air and water permits it needs to open a limestone quarry at Tanner.  “I’ve never known them to deny one,” Seibert said.  As a seasoned public servant, he knew it didn’t matter if residents opposed the quarry, if they feared it might endanger their health, homes, water supplies, property values, the blue heron rookery and protected pigmy sunfish in the nearby wildlife area, the future development of the TTA industrial megasite across the road or even Gov. Bob Riley’s dream of a state-of-the art robotics center at nearby Calhoun Community College. Seibert knew, that under the law, ADP]M only had the power to consider whether a proposed quarry would meet certain air and wa-ter-quality standards.  Until recently, Seibert and the rest of the County Commission had no control  See Quarry, page 8A  Sheriff: Man tried to trade sex with girl, 13, for drugs  B\ Ki I l Y K\/.ek  kt 'llv^ u(heiisiK‘\\s-( xmrivr.txnn  A man who allegedly tried to trade a 13-yeaix)ld relative drugs for sex and had sex with an 8-year-old was arrested Friday by Limestone County Sheriff’s investigators, said Sheriff Mike Blakely.  Bobby Joe Adams, 50, ol 8886 Franklin Road, was chaiged with first-degree sex abuse and enticing a child.  “The sex abuse occairred a few years ago with an 8-year-old child,” Blakely said. The child, now 16, reported the incident to  See Trade, page 8A  Bobby Joe Adams  Index  Classified.....................ID  ?Crossword ..................19A  Editorial......................4A  Ledger ......................19A  Letters .......................5A  Lifestyles .....................9A  Lottery.......................3A  Obituaries...................none  Sports ........................IH  Weather......................2A  ChMg» oat ÿour oM    wMi    •  I«EW laiijb ECBcbiKV    UMiiorl  «mimiitn  .....1    MiwilliBlliifcTVA  CdifarDMikl  Jnmr KiNO Comment  1*131 Oc«r ***«»• Al  230-0402  QMC IWfcar  Online edition  Shop local businesses at The News Courier's online marketplace at   www.enewscourier.com   Click the logo  SHOejOCAL   

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