Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - August 16, 2005, Athens, Alabama
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Bridge jumping, rope swinging and jumping from trees into your favorite swimming hole are just part of country growing up in the South.
I’m 64 years old and 1 did it when 1 was growing up, as did all my friends. To quote a professor of psychology and the World Health Organization about injuries is ridiculous. I’m sure they know nothing about bridge jumping.
Chances are the beer-drinking adults at the creek can’t afford or don't want the backyard swimming pool like you city folks have. So, please don’t make a big deal out of people going to their favorite swimming holes and, if just by coincidence, happens to have a handy bridge from which to jump.
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Wrecks kill 2 here in 2 days
loney man dies on Hwy. 251 Monday; ;^ogersville man dlled on U.S. 72
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Two North Alabama residents died in Limestone County as the result of wrecks in the past two days.
James E. Glaze, 63, of Toney was pronounced dead at scene of a one-vehicle accident Monday morning on Alabama 251, said Limestone County Coroner Mike West.
The accident occurred at 7:20 a.m.
Glaze's van struck a tree 2.5 miles north of Athens.
“He lost control of the \ an, hit a mailbox, then hit the Oakdale C’hurch sign,” West said. “Then he hit a tree sideways.”
Glaze was retired from Chrysler in Indiana and was living with his wife in Toney, the coroner said. He was wearing a seatbelt.
In a separate incident, Marty G. Cosby, 39, of Rogersville died at Huntsville Hospital after a three-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon on U.S. 72, a state trooper said.
The accident occurred at 2:40 p.m., 10 miles west of Athens.
Cosby was wearing his helmet, the trooper said.
Injured in the accident was Susan Kerr, 39, of Athens. She was treated at Athens-Limestone Hospital and released. She was the driver of a 1996 Ford.
W'illiam Bibb, 55, of Hartselle, w'as the driver of a 1992 Chevy, He was not injured.
Both accidents remain under imestigalion by Alabama State Troopers.
James Glaze died at the scene of this wreck on Alabama 251 after the van he
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High-speed chase ends at Tennessee line
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kelly4jciathensnc\\'s-amner.com \ Tennessee man concerned about getting a tratfic ticket now' faces seN'cral traffic fines as well as more serious chaiges after he led local authorities on a highspeed chase Monday.
The car chase that involved three local law agencies and reached speeds of 80 mph ended on Interstate 65 at the first exit • in Tennessee.
Rock Allen Hefrier, 5!, was brought
back to Athens by police, w ho found stolen goods in Hefners car.
“He said the reason he ran is because his license was suspended and he didn't want to get a ticket," said .Athens officer Michael Cash.
Athens Police received a call at 1:40 p.m. Mondiiy from a Wal-Mart employee stating that a man was seen shciplitting, said Athens lAilice Capt. fracv Harrison. The caller said the suspect left the store driving a white Lumina with Tennessee tags.
"Our units respoikled" Harrison said. "Michael Cash obscr\ed him going north on the interstate he attempted to stop him he refused to slop.”
Authorities from l.imestone County and Ardmore assisted in the chase, I iarrison said. L.t. Flo>d Johnson said officers allempted to stop Hefner twice by placing spikes in the road but he avoided them. He was finally stopped in a construction area, he said.
Cash said items found in Hefner's car
included office software valued at
Hefner is charged vvith third-d. ;rc. theft, reckless driv ing, driv mg w ith a suspended license and attempting to elude
He was being held in Athens ( ¡tv Jad
on $50(7 bond.
In a separate incident, police were led on a brief foot chase J uesdav evening ativ-i a caller reported that a drug deal was taking place at the Budget Inn on L.s, .y 1.
Tlie suspect was apprehended w itlsout incident, authorities said.
Hunt continues for robbery suspects
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Sheriff Mike Blakely, above right, leads armed men in the underbrush near Turkey Creek Road in a search Sunday for two men who robbed Community Bank of Elkmont. Mark McBay, left, and Alien Craig, center, aid in the search. Below, riders head into the brush.
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Two men who allegedly robbed the Community Bank of Flkmont Friday remained at large Tuesday afternoon.
Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely and deputies on Saturday found a trail of money believed to be from the bank, prompting them to return to the scene along Turkey Creek Road on horseback to continue the search Sunday.
The sheriff said he has not given up hope of catching the two masked suspects caught on the bank's videotape at about 9:30 a.m. He said no one has reported stolen cars so he believes the suspects could still be hiding in the underbrush.
The suspects should be considered dangerous. Blakely said.
Investigators plan to send homemade hoods worn bv the
men to a laborati»r> f>r 1A\ tests. The suspects made iIf hoods from I-shirt tahru w .ti = holes cut so thc> could see, ;!-sheriff said.
Thev also wore stniw hat' with wide brim.s and earned assault weapons, which wcic found in the tan Chrvsler iban-doned bv the men after \then;. police iind sherilf's mvestiga tors gave chase
After abandi'iiing the
Chrvsler. the suspects got into a green or dark blue C amrv on .Morns Road which thev abandoned on lurkev ( reek Rc.ad almost ti> the I Ik River. 1 hev then tied on foot.
Nearbv 1 Iknuml School was placed c.n fridav as the search gressed.
Ifrineipal Mickev Cilass said Monday he has kept in contact with someone with the
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