Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - August 6, 2009, Athens, Alabama
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Eli Manning has agreed to a new six-year, $97-million contract extension with the New York Giants that will make him the highest paid player in the NFL.
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Police locate man suspected of following women Into bathroom at discount store
Athens Police arrested and charged a man Wednesday accused of following women into the restrc3om at the Icxal Walmart on Monday, an official said.
Police had identified and ar-
rested Robert James Bell, 48, of 516 Blaine Drive in Decatur by late afternoon after releasing to the media three photographs of the susped taken by a surveillance video camera in the store. Bell, who was kx^ated leaving his place of employment in Decatur, was
Robert James Bell
charged with two counts of criminal surveillance.
Athens Police Captain Marty Bruce said Bell has admitted to the crimes in both Athens and Decatur.
“The suspect was observed following the women into the restroom between 1:30 and 2:40 p.m.” Bruce said. “The suspect waited outside the restroom until a woman walked in then he would follow.”
Bruce said Bell was arrested for the same offense in Michigan a few years ago. Bell is being held in the Limestone County Jail pending $1,0(X) bond.
Detective Sgt. Dustin Lansford investigated the crime.
— Jean Cole
The Athens Police Department released this surveillance camera image of Robert James Bell, who is suspected of following women into the Walmart restroom.
Weekend fiEed with horsepower
The annual Piney Chapel Antigue Engine & Farmer Eguipment Show features a Parade of Power, entertainment and the display and sale of antique equipment.
Ardmore rodeo, Piney Chapel tractor show set for weekend
whether it’s bucking broncos or horsepower you’re looking for. Limestone County has it this weekend. Take your pick of the Ardmore Rodeo or the Piney Chapel Antique Engine & Farmer Equipment Show.
Festivities for the 17th Annual Ardmore Police Reserve Rodeo begin with a parade through
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How to go
Rodeo: Advance tickets are $8 for children and $10 for adults. Tickets at the gate are $10 for children and $12 for adults. Tickets available at Preston's Western Wear in Athens, The Saddle Rack and nrrast Ardmore banks.
Tfactor show: Tickets are $5 for adults and children 10 and under are admitted free. For more information visit www.pineychapelfire.org/engineshow.
Art on the Square Silent Auction to donate to local man with cancer
By Kelly Kazek kellvid'ut hcnsiiews-courier.com Two events planned for Saturday in Limestone County have a local man in common — Will Haney.
Friends planned a day-long benefit for Haney, who was diagnosed with the cancer rhabdomyosarcoma, at the Limestone County Sheriffs Rodeo Arena on Alabama 99 to help raise funds for his medical expenses, but a local organization holding an event that day wants to help, also.
The concert to help pay medical expenses for local resident Will Haney, a cancer patient, is from noon-11 p.m. Saturday at the Sheriff's Rodeo arena on Alabama 99. Admission is $5. The Art on the Square Silent Auction is from 6:30-9 p.m. at Carole Forêt Fine Art Gallery downtown.
will go to Haney’s family.
“We want to help,” Lehr said, adding that proceeds from another artwork will be donated to the downtown revitalization group Spirit of Athens.
Diane Lehr with Art on the Square said proceeds from a work of art sold during Saturday night’s silent auction fundraiser
The Will Haney fundraiser will be a concert from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday at the arena with acts such as Sister Grace, Full Circle, Mike Cole & Convinced, Shane Wilson, Chris Slaton,
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CarroU is candidate for post in Tennessee
Limestone County superintendent Dr. Barry Carroll will learn Thursday whether he will be called back for a second interview for the superintendent’s job in Williamson County, Tenn, Carroll was
interviewed Tuesday night for the position in Franklin, Tenn., said Lydia Glenn, assistant to the communications director in William-
Dr. Barry Carroll
son County. Four other candidates are vying for the job.
Williamson County school board members will decide during a special called meeting Thursday night whether to recall candidates for interviews, Glenn said.
The job would be a big step up for Carroll, if chosen.
Williamson County school system has 30,000 students in 37 schools compared to more than
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Man charged with abusing 4-year-old child of girlfriend
An Athens man has been accused of blackening the eye and bruising the arm of his girlfriend’s 4-yeaf-old daughter, a police official said.
Jermaine Damon Robinson, 32, of 209 Southwind Drive, Apt. 44, was arrested Tuesday following an investigation by Athens Police Detective Katrina Flanagan and charged with willful abuse of a
See Abuse, page 2A
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