Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - August 21, 2009, Athens, Alabama
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Roofs, trees bear brunt of storm
Crews surveyed holes in schools, churches and homes and cleared away toppled trees, downed power lines and shattered glass Thursday, the day after tornadoes and severe weather marched through the Midwest.
Memphis loses wins
Memphis has lost every one of the 38 victories it piled up In a 2008 basketball season that ended with the Tigers just missing a national championship
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Kenneth Cross Lily Mae Dollar Nancy H^daway Charles Ray Hicks Rosezetty Mitchell Lisa Renee Smith
Ardmore stiD seized
Man charged with possession of prohibited liquor, marijuana
By Jfan C:oi k it'iintSolhvnsiu'ws-coiirur.coin Acting on a tip, Limestone County Sheriffs deputies confiscated a moonshine still, a jar of mash, bottles of stout beverage, a bag of pot and one sparse marijuana plant, then arrested their alleged owner Thursday near Ardmore.
Jason Lee Scott, 32, of 25910 Rooker Lane, off Oak Grove Road, was arrested and charged with possession of prohibited liquor, operating a whiskey still and possession of marijuana.
He remained in the Limestone County Jail Thursday night. Bond had not been set.
Investigators Josh McLaughlin and Randy Burroughs, Reserve Officer Matthew Hayes and Lt. Brad
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Limestone County Sheriff’s Investigator Josh McLaughlin, left, and Investigator Randy Burroughs show off the moonshine still and accoutrements they found during a bust Thursday near Ardmore 4
Could you be a star?
PHOTO COURTESY OF CYPRESS MOON PRODUCTIONS
Director Tonya S. Holly of Muscle Shoals says her upcoming film "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde" is not a remake of the 1967 version. Above, the famed outlaw couple Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker pose with their getaway car.
Locals invited to attend casting call for Bonnie and Clyde movie
By JtLNNiFhJt R Hill
/< 'iiiiHcnd^nthcusiK 'ws-i-ourit r.ann Want to be in a movie? It’s simple and painless to get a shot at being on the silver screen, independent filmmaker Tonya S. Holly says.
HoUy, of Cypress Moon Studios, recently began a talent search in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Jlie casting calls are to fill parts for extras and some speaking roles for her next feature, “Ibe Story of Bonnie and Clyde.”
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Schools budget unanimously approved
By Jenniffr R. Hill
jcnnifer<É)atln>nsnc\vs-c(niri(‘r.c<)in The Athens City Schools fiscal year 2010 budget was unanimously approved by school board members Thursday night after much discussion.
The budget factored in an additional $1,775,190 in funding this year from the Ameri-
can Recovery and Reinvestment Act into the governmental special revenue funds, but did not account for anticipated proration at this point.
The budget reflected a loss, compared to last year’s budget, in county and district sales taxes at $432,306 and $200,000, respectively. The loss of tax
monies is largely due to the closing of the Pilgrim’s Pride plant, said Chief Financial Officer Barry Hamilton.
Though funding for classroom instructional supplies have been reduced to zero, compared to about $400 per
See Budget, page 3A
Angus is indicted on murder charge in Tennessee
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rhre(> years to the day after Mark Anthony Angus was aciiuitted of capital murder in l.iinestone (5)nnty. he was indicted for first-degree rnnrdcr in Fayetteville, Tenn.
Angus. 40, of Ardmore is bc'ing held w'ithout bail in Lincoln County, 4’enn., jail accused ol the May 17 sh(H)ting death of 51-year-old David Mil liken of Fiyet-teville.
Lt. Jtxil Massey of the Fayetteville Police Department said 4'hursday that investigators have not locuted anyone who witnessed Milliken Ireing gunned down in the street, but the night Ix^fore the sh(X)ting, .Angus and Milliken had had a verlral alteration.
Massey wijuld not divulge what the argument was about, saying the subject matter w'as part of the invest igiition.
Angus had Ix'en found not guilty on
See Indicted, page 7A
Madison County names 'persons of interest' in killing
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rhe Madison County Sherifi's Department has named “two persons of interest” in the Monday night slxxtlng death of an .Ardmore man during a home invasion.
Frik Sptmcer Hawkins, 29, was declared dead at Huntsville Hospital after le W'as shot during a struggle with two intruders.
A Madison Sherilfs Department spokesman said that Hawkins and his girlfriend, whom authorities did not name, returned to their 158 (A)ggins Road residence at about 9:35 p.m. and w'ere aca>st-
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