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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - February 20, 2009, Athens, Alabama                                 Elkmont boys, girls in Regionals at Wallace State PAGE IB  Ttie News Courier  Sening Athens and Limestone County: A Connminity of Tradition ¿md Future  50 cents  Friday, February 20, 2009  Deputy shoots man after attack  NEWS COURIER/KAREN MIDDLETON  Investigators arrive at the scene of a Chadwick Drive shooting Thursday in East Limestone.  Sheriff: Suspect tried to run down officer with auto  By K,\rkn MiDniKiX)N  hircih!^idlK'nsnt'\vscH'(niricr.a)m  A Limestone County man is recovering in Huntsville Hospital after being shot Thursday by a sherifi^s deputy answering a domestic disturbance call.  “At 2 p.m. we got a call fix)m a residence on Chadwick Drive in East Limestone,” said Sheriff Mike Blakely. “Officer Brent Burrows responded.”  Blakely said the mother of Patrick Wade Jones. 26, told a dispatcher that her son was trying to get into her house and that he had a history of dnig abuse.  “When Brent gets out there, he parks in the driveway and walks up to the  house,” said Blakely. “He heard a car  See Attack, page 2A  NEWS COURIER/KAREN MIDDLETON  A Limestone County Sheriff’s Department patrol car was smashed when a deputy answered a domestic disturbance call and a suspect tried to run him down.  Schools awaiting word on stimuius  By Jknmffr R. Hill  icitnilirL^idhciisncus-i'iHiricr.ann  In the Athens City School Board meeting Thursday night, Superintendent Dr. Orman L. Bridges Jr. said they still do not know what the stimulus pack-^e means for the school system. Meetings held in March will give more explanation, he said.  Board members unanimously approved an amendment to the budget at the meeting “due to the State of Alabama,” the main reason being the removal of state allotment earmarked for textbooks. These ftmds will be flexed and used towards salaries and benefits. This pushes back the purchase of textbooks, which would have gone towards language arts books that run in a six to seven year cycle. Dr. Bridges said.  This reduces the effects of proration on the school systems’ ftmds by $171,556, Bany Hamilton said.  Other reasons for the amendment are as follows:  • Foundation Programs and State Allocation Adjustment due to 9 percent proration  • Audit adjustment to beginning fimd balances  • Federal matching adjustments  • CNP matching adjustments  • Adjustment to local expenditures for special education to meet required maintenance of effort  • Grants and awards obtained during current year  In other business board members approved:  • iTie use of Bnxjkhill Elementary School auditorium on May 14 by Litde Tots Preschool  See Schools, page 2A  No. 1 fan  NEWS COURIER/KELLY KAZEK  Steve Bates, coach of Elkmont Hi^h School's girls' basketball team, gives a high five to a client from Birdie Thornton Center. Bates, the girls’ team and the boys' team stopped to see Charlie Holt, seated, on their way to regional playoffs Thursday in Hanceville.  A visit from players made day special to  Charli  le  Holt  By Kflfy K.\zek  ktdly&^Hthcnsncws-courit'r.coiu  It’s difficult to imagine Charlie Holt’s grin getting any wider.  His excitement seemed beyond containment Thursday morning as Charlie and his friends spilled out the door of Birdie Thbrnton Center where they were greeted by a busload of Elkmont High School basketball players.  See Fan, page 3A  NEWS COURIER/KELLY KAZEK  Charlie Holt's grin is blinding as he gets a sgueeze from Bates. Holt's mom Patricia said he is Elkmont's biggest fan.  Man awakes with crochet needle stuck into urethra  By Ki I fy Kazfk  krllvd^ iitliriisnt‘\vs-aniritr.c()in  A Limestone County Sheriff’s deputy was called late Wednesday night to Huntsville Hospital to take an unusual report from a man who told officers he’d awakened with a crochet needle stuck into his urethra.  The man. who is not being named pending investigation, said he went to sleep with an ex-girlfriend and when he awakened, the needle was completely embedded, said Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely.  “He stated to our officer he didn’t know how it got there,” the sheriff said.  “He and the girlfriend had been drinking and it was there when he woke up. It was inserted all the way  m.  Doctors at the hospital X-rayed the man and then removed the object, Blakely said.  The call came in at about 11 p.m. Wednesday night.  Investigators are looking into the incident.  Blakely purchases needed equipment with qrant funding  By Jfan Coi.f  icnii(0idln'nsiic\vs-i})uri(r.c<)ni  Sheriff Mike Blakely can already see the uses for the cargo trailer, generator, all-terrain wagon and portable floodlight set his department received Thursday with its share of a Homeland Security grant.  “We can use the trailer as a mobile command post at crime scenes, when we are looking for missing persons or at large events like the Tanner Tractor Pull,” the sheriff said. “We can use the Gator to find missing or lost people, recover stolen property, patrol parking lots along the Rails-to-Trails or for other purposes.”  See Equipment, page 3A  Subscribe  TO THE NEWS COURIER BY CALLING 232-2720  7 69 847 00001 6  Liver Special - Tuesday  $2.99  Sr. Cltltcn Day - 'W^dnaaday  25%Oif  Athmu Location Only OUeomt ttfiiylki to individual mank only  Index  Classified.....................4B  Ledger .......................8A  Lottery.......................3A  Mini Page.....................5A  Obituaries ....................2A  Carolyn Fay Miller  Religion ......................9A  Sports ........................IB  Weather ......................2A   

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