Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

Share Page

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - March 31, 2009, Athens, Alabama                                 Shelby plans visit to Tennessee Valley PAGE 4A  The News Courier  Sening Athens and Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Future  50 cents  Tuesday, March 31, 2009  Visit us onUne  www.«fMwscourlerxom  Inside  Today  be  Grant: Happy to e at bama  New Alabama basketball coach , Anthony Grant talked to his son about the chance to "be significant" by taking the Tide where it has never been - the Final Four  SPORTS, PAGE IB  tré  ' y  'Cats eye Caiipari  Memphis University officials give the University of Kentucky permission to speak to head basketball coach John Cajipari about the Wildcats' vacant position.  SPORTS, PAGE IB  Subscribe*  Get the news with your morning coliee  SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS COURIER BY CALLING 232-2720  7    69847    00C  01  Board votes to close Reid  By Jean Cole  jean(^iithensne\\s-coiirier.C(mt  Veteran Limestone County school board member Charles Shoulders said Monday he voted to close 50-year-old Reid Elementary School, in part, for the children.  Shoulders and the six other Limestone school board members voted unanimously to close the kindergarten through sixth-grade school off Browns Ferry Road in Athens and  transfer its 166 students to Tanner High School — a kindergarten through 12th-grade school — for the 2009-2010 school year.  “It was very tough for me to close Reid, but for the last 10 years it has been a subject that has frequently been raised,” Shoulders said at the close of the meeting. “People at Reid are tired of us holding it over their heads. With the current economic situation, we decided to go ahead and make the move.  But funding is not my only reason to vote to close Reid. I am concerned that every year we delay, we are depriving these children of the best technology we can have before them.”  Still, the main reason for closing Reid was economic.  It would cost $2 million to renovate the See Reid, page 2A  Pinch of histoiy, dash of nostalgia  NEWS COURIER/KIH RYNDERS  Ann Crutcher, a member of the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives, comes ip regularly to the museum to explain to tour groups about World War II victory gardens and cooking during rationing of ingredients during wartime. She said the wood stove In the background is like the one her mother and grandmother cooked on.  Ann Crutcher remembers shortages during wartime  By Karen Middleton  karcn@uthensne\\’s-courier.coiu  When First Lady Michelle Obama planted a kitchen garden outside the White House a few days ago, it was met with a great deal of fanfare from the national press corps.  The First Lady told reporters and a group of assembled school children that the purpose of the garden was to make sure her family and everyone on the White House staff and guests would  See Victory, page 5A  The public was issued ration books during World War II for such commodities as sugar, gasoline and shoes.  Public gets armed amid fears of gun, ammo bans  By Karen Middleton  knronF nthrnsiH'ws-coiirirr.coiii  Annie, get your gun. Your local dealer is almost out.  That’s the way it seems to some folks, who have been buying up firear^.is and ammunition in the wake of Barrack Obama’s election for fear the new president will push for stronger gun control legislation and higher excise taxes.  Political considerations aside, firearm sales are also traditionally higher in times of economic downturns.  Tim Knox of Madison Guns & Ammo said guns, ammunition and taser sales have increased greatly.  “We noticed sales going up right alter the Primary Election,” said Knox. “I think the election has a lot of guns and ammunition sales up across the country.”  In recent years. Democrats have been stricter advocates of gun control. The Brady Bill under former Democratic President Bill Clinton made it unlawful for a person to manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon.  Of particular scarcity now is the AR-15 style or AK style rifle anywhere in this area, according to gun dealers.  There’s also been a run on the ammunition and clips that go with those rifles, because of fears they will be taxed to the point that no one can buy them.  “Every time I sell a gun I have to call it into the FBI for an instant background check,” said Knox. “I would say I’m calling in four to five times as more since the election.”  Knox said he hears customers frequently comment they are purchasing  See Guns, page 3A  Veteran Bob Jones coach to bring his act to Ardmore  By Ashity Hargrcjve  iL'Jik'y^aUtt'iiiiitews-HHaitrxxun  ARDMORE - After a long search and reviewing the resumes of 42 applicants, Ardmore High Sdiool oflBcials have selected a new head football cogch.  Shannon Brown, who most recendy served as head coach at Bob Jones High School in Madison where he led the Patriots to the Alabama Hi^ Sdiool Athletic Association Class 6A state playofis from 20^ 2008,was named coach at  the Limestone County Board of Education meeting Monday night. Brown takes over for Tracy Malone vdio step^)ed down after three seasons with the Tigers.  “I’m really exdted about the commitment from the community and the foundation of tradition that has been laid at Ardmore frx»m Coach Ccxiper,” Brown said. “It’s just like havii^ CoacJi “Bear” Biyant at Alabama, you can’t replace a legend  Set Coadi, page 2A  NEWS COURIER/ASHLEY HARGROVE  Shannon Brown, right, shakes hands with Ardmore High principal Tommy Hunter Monday night. Brown was named head football coach.  DA offering bad check amnesty period in April  People who have outstanding bad checks in Limestone County can take advantage of an amnesty pericxl, April 1-31, to pay for bad checks instead of being arrested, according to the Limestone County District Attorney’s Office.  Those who do not pay by the deadline will be arrested beginning May 1.  “We encourage everyone who has an outstanding bad check to take advantage of this amnesty pericxl,” said District Attorney’s Investigator Chris Slaton. “We realize that these are hard economical times for all people but the merchants that have been given these  See Checks, page 3A  Index  Classified.....................4B  Comics.......................3B  Ledger .......................7A  Lottery.......................3A  Obituaries .......  2A  Elsie    Young Stevens  Donna    Gwynn Teston  Sports........................IB  Weather......................2A  Washington Street Diner  One Block Lost of Atliens Square  1 OO Washington St.  Breakfast Cooked to Order Great Plate Lunches  Served from 1 1 :OOam-2:OOpm  CDpen ó.OOam ifl 2.<X)pm /Wsn.-Fri. • 6:00am «I 12<X3pm Set.  Take Out Orders - Call ^3^2-0.203 Ch^k out our Oaily Blum Ptafm Special  Online edition  Find the day’s oddest stories at  enewfcourier.com  Weird News under the Local and • State/Nation headings  onU   www.enewscoiirieir.com    

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 145+ 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

10 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:
  • 10 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 145+ 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 145+ 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 145+ 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 145 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

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

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 19 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

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

Browse by Publication