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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - October 20, 2009, Athens, Alabama Alabama’s Crimson Tide is No. 1 PAGE IB The News Courier Serxing Athens and Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Future 50 cents Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Visit us online www.enewscourier.com Inside Today Athens vs. Russellville Winner takes home field advantage for playoffs SPORTS, PAGE IB Hotel maid saves life Huntsville woman's persistence saves Maryland man VALLEY, PAGE 4A Subscribe Get the news with your morning colfcHi SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS COURIER BY CALLING 232-2720 7    69847'ODOOI    6 County opts for energy package Commission votes to purchase mapping equipment for $195K By Karen Middleton kHwn(!‘^)athenstK‘\\'s-<rKiricr.a)ni It’s a hefty price tag, but Limestone County Commission Chairman David Seibert said the $1.9 million contract with Chevron Energy Solutions should more than pay for itself in energy savings over the 20-year life of the contract. The commission approved the contract Monday to help improve en-eigy efficiency and lower the county^s eneigy bills. Commissioners will vote on the contract at their regular meeting Monday. Chevron has alreacfy performed an energy audit for tjie county to de termine the cost of installing more eneigy efficient lij^ihng, bathroom fixtures, thermostat controls and oth- er measures. Athens City Schools has employed a similar eneigy-savings program and officials are pleased with See Energy, page ЗА Tavern to change hands NEW COURIER/JEAN COLE Limestone Tavern at 102 E. Washington St. has closed and will be sold to a new owner and reopened as a restaurant and bar. Limestone Tavern closes By Jt:AN Cole jt'aii(& a thensnew s-courier.com After operating for only seven months. Limestone Tavern in downtown Athens has closed, the owner said, but it will be sold in the coming weeks and reopened as a restaurant and bar. “I’ve already closed,” Limestone Tavern co-owner Tommy Smith said Monday. He declined to comment on who might buy the business at 102 E. Washington St. and reopen it. He states on Facebook, an Internet social networking site, that he decided to sell the restaurant and bar due to “health and other professional and business interests.” See Tavern, page 2A Deputy nabs car thief from Tennessee By Jean Cole Jean athciisncw '<-couricr.com An alert Limestone County deputy sheriff nabbed a car thief early Monday who was wanted by Tennessee authorities. Adam Crabb, 24, of 2390 Powell School Road in Good-springs, Tenn., was wanted by the sheriff’s department in Giles County, after Crahb’s See Car thief, page 2A ASU offers new majors to support BRAC Three new business programs designed to support the Tennessee V'alley’s BRAC initiative will be launched by Athens State University beginning with the spring semester in January 2010. The new majors are Acquisition and Contract Management, Enterprise Systems Management — also known as Enterprise Resource Planning — and Logistics and Supply Chain Management. All three programs will See BRAC, page 2A Council chooses local business for supplies By Karen Middleton karcn@athensne\\s-couri-er.com When city officials selected Flanagan Lumber Monday as the low bidder on framing materials for the new Fire Station No. 3, they said they would try to patronize local vendors throughout the construction process. Flanagan Lumber bid $29,589.91, but Earl Glaze of the Public Works Department who is overseeing the construction with in-house labor, said the bids were close. Companies submitting bids beside Flanagan Lumber were Collins Supply, Craig Building Supply, and Lowe’s. “I would like to be able during the whole process to use' local people whenever we can,” said Glaze. “And I want to make sure we have at least three bids before choosing someone.” See Council, page ЗА Committee decorates for festival NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDERS The committee for Athens Storytelling Festival decorated the downtown square in preparation for the Oct. 29-31 event. It will feature renowned storytellers Donald Davis, Bil Lepp, Carmen Deedy, John McCutcheon and Alabama’s Kathryn Tucker Windham. Tickets to attend the festival are varying prices: Storytellers' Showcase, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Oct. 29, $20; ghost stories, 10-11:30 p.m., Oct. 30, $15 for adults, $10 children ages 6-18; all events (Thursday-Sunday) $60; Friday and Saturday events, $40; Friday only or Saturday only, $25 each day. Visit athensstory-tellingfestival.com for more information. 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