Athens News Courier, January 22, 2011

Athens News Courier

January 22, 2011

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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - January 22, 2011, Athens, Alabama Serving Athens and Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Future Saturday, January 22, 2011 MORE SNOW SUNDAY?The News CourierNo major problems from snow 50 cents From Stall Reports About 1/2 inch ot snow tell in Limestone County Thursday night, causing county schools to open two hours late Friday to prevent buses and parents from driving on potentially icy rural roads. But a state trooper said roadways were mostly clear. “We are not experiencing any significant hazardous road conditions at this time,” State Trooper Curtis Summerville said early Friday morning. “However, we are encouraging motorists to drive with caution as there may be patches of black ice.” Dave Nadler with the National Weather Service in Huntsville said Sunday will bring another chance of snow'. “Theres a cliance of a mix of rain and snow late Sunday night that will change to rain on Monday,” Nadler said. It’s too early to determine if there will be accumulation, he said. “We could see some initially.” An increase in temperatures and rainfall Monday would melt any accumulation, he said. According to the Associated Press, temperatures will rise into the upper 30s Saturday and dip back to the lower 20s Saturday night. A chance of fight rain and snow will creep back into the forecast Sunday night through Tuesday, with a 50 percent chance of precipitation Sunday night and Monday, and dropping to 20 percent Tuesday night.Elkmont man charged with theft of 2 ATVs By Jkan Cole it 'hi ha utlu ‘tisnews-eourit r. an ii An Elkmont man has been charged with felony theft in connection with the theft of at least two all-terrain vehicles from Limestone County, Sherif! Mike Blakely said. Joseph Lee Joines, 30, of 15885 Cannon Road was first arrested Wednesday on a charge of first-degree receiving stolen property, records show. On Thursday, he was also charged with first-degree theft of property “We recovered two four-wheelers he had stolen, and we are trying to locate some more,” Blakely said Friday “He is charged in connection with some four wheelers stolen back in August.” The matter is still under investigation and more arrests may be pending. Joines was released thursday from the Limestone County Jail after posting a $10,000 bail, records show. ByJean Cole and Dora Scrjfhs jmn^atheiisik'ws-t'ourHr.aitn As flakes fell on the limestone County Courthouse Thursday night, county schools officials were ponder ing whether to make students, who missed last week due to snow, make up the days on Saturdays or during spring break. Snow forced Limestone schools to close schools Jan. IO through 14 and city schools to close Jan. IO through 12. Limestone schools opened late Friday due to fight snow and ice. Limestone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Barry Carrol told board members he is polling principals and directors at the schools to determine the best See Makeup, page 3A ..'n'    "    'T*    • -• wa,    i    ** r    .    '    fifbjjWl A MEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDERS A dusting of snow left the Limestone County Courthouse looking picturesque Friday morning bg£ last week's storm has schools trying to schedule makeup days. Limestone County students started school two hours late on Friday due to Icy rural roads.    <County mulls Saturdays or spring break makeup; Athens adds day Blue Springs Elementary School gets $20K loan for track By Jean Cole jt ‘oiK&a tht *nv/jews-courier. ami Blue Springs Elementary School officials received permission Thursday night to borrow $20,000 from Limestone County Schools to build a competition track. “This loan would fund the dirt work, drainage and re-seeding for the competition, eight-lane track on the Blue Springs campus,” Limestone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Barry Carroll said. ’Ibis will be the first phase of a two-phase project. The second phase will involve completing the base and asphalt, Carrol said. Blue Springs will repay the loan over the next four years by using $5,000 generated each year by the Spencer Black 5K Run, the superintendent said. Project coordinator Gary van Wagnen told board members if the race failed to generate $5,000 over the next four years, the Clements High School Athletic Association has agreed to bridge the gap. Board member Anthony Hilliard asked Finance Director Jonathan Craft if the loan was allowable. Craft replied, “It falls within the criteria of the policy (regarding loans).” Van Wagnen said the $20,000 would not complete the project and $40,000 more will be needed for base and asphalt. See Track, page 2A Index: Classified .......................4B Comics .........................3B Ledger..........................2A Obituaries.......................2A Joe Davis Allen Evans Sr. Alfred Griffin Ethel Simmons Audrey Voss Sports ..........................1B Weather ........................3A Subscribe wirers Get the news w ith your morning coffee SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS COURIER BY CALLING 232-2720 Quarterly Singing at Valley View January 23f2011 at 3:00 P.M. with Evening Services following. 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