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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - June 6, 2009, Athens, Alabama Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament PAGE IB The News Courier Serving Athens and Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Future 50 cents Saturday, June 6, 2009 Uncle charged in murder Limestone County grand jury indicts man for allegedly shooting nephew to keep him from driving drunk from family barbecue By Jean Cole jca n@a t hensnews-courier.com An Ardmore man accused of fatally shooting his nephew after trying to prevent him from driving drunk has been formally charged with murder. An Athens man accused of trying to run down a sheriff’s deputy has been formally charged with attempted murder. They are among the 187 people recently indicted by a Limestone County grand jury. Although the names of most of those indicted were listed in Thursday’s edition of The News Courier, some of the names were withheld because the in dicted had not yet been arrested. Among those arrested and formally charged Thursday was Keith Daniel George, 36, of 29064 W. First Ave. He is accused of shooting his nephew — Russell “Rusty” George Jr., 26, of Ardmore — in the calf, chest and thigh just after midnight on March 16 during a family barbecue at 26768 Third Street in Ardmore, Sheriff Mike Blakely said at the time. Blakely said George admitted shooting his nephew, and there were several witnesses present. He is being held in See Indictments, page 3A Keith Daniel George Coming Sunday Resting in peace First Presbyterian Church dedicates county's first columbarium COMING SUNDAY Subscribe Get the news with your morning coffee SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS COURIER BY CALLING 232-2720 Visit us online www.enewscourier.com Inside Today Temp work helps mask joblessness 60,000 Americans hired for 2010 census PAGE 4A Index Classifieds .....4-6B Comics..........3B Ledger..........4 A Obituaries 2 A Richard D. Malone Billy Green Rochell John B. Watson Sports...........IB Yale in the fall K&S grocery employee charged with forging checks Margaret Jackson looks over the McCallie School yearbook with her son, Boyd, who recently graduated from the prestigious prep school. He will attend Yale in the fall. McCallie grad headed for Yale, set on becoming M.D. A former cashier at an Athens grocery store has been accused of stealing $2,230 from her employer, according to Athens Police. Natalie Nicole Collins, 30, has been arrested and charged with one count of second-degree possession of a forged instrument, three counts of second-degree forgery and one count of second-degree theft of property, records show. Police listed her address as Glover Road, no number available, and Limestone County authorities listed her address Natalie N. Collins as 10350 U.S. 72, Lot G, records show. She was released Thursday from the Limestone County Jail after posting a $12,500 bond. She is accused of cashing a check stolen from her employer, K & S Grocery at 25295 U.S. 72, on May 31, said Athens Police Capt. Marty Bruce. She is also accused of altering by a total of $170 the amounts on checks given to her employer as payment, he said. She allegedly stole $2,230 between May 18 and Tuesday. Officer Johnny Campbell investigated the case. -Jean Cole By Jean Cole jean @a thensnew s -courier, com Should Athens City Schools build a new central office, install air-conditioning in the middle and high school gymnasiums or do some other project? That is what school board members are currently considering. During a work session Thursday at the high school, Chief Financial Officer Barry Hamilton gave a presentation on how recovery funds were issued as well as on the capital plan and sojne of the projects the schools might want to do, said Superintendent Dr. Orman Bridges Jr. The media was not notified of the work session. Bridges explained that it was an oversight and apologized. He explained what transpired. “The city was gracious enough to provide us with the same funds as last year that allowed us to do the NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDERS This building at the Athens Middle School is one of three separate buildings, none of _    .. them modern, that house the central offices of Athens City Schools. Me Office space, page 3A Athens City Schools officials hoping for central office space By Karen Middleton karcn@athcnsncws-couricr.com It’s an elite group of young graduates who have a choice between attending Yale, Duke, Harvard, Princeton, Vanderbilt and Washington universities. Boyd Jackson, son of Joey and Margaret Jackson of Athens, was accepted by all of the Ivy League schools but chose Yale and will be headed to New Haven, Conn., Aug. 25 for pre-orientation. Jackson, Salutatorian of the2009 graduating qjass of the prestigious McCallie School in Chattanooga, will pursue a double major in chemistry/biology and Spanish with the goal of entering the government sponsored Medical-Scientist Training Program. “I want to earn a PhD in See Jackson, page 2A    Boyd    Jackson