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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - February 4, 2009, Athens, Alabama Vhtt US online www.en« Inside Today 40 free family events Alabama Department of Tourism lists no-cost spring activities, including eight in Athens. LIFESTYLES, PAGE 1C Pinque named to 2008 All SCAC Teain PAGE IB e News Courier Sening Athens and Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Future Obama tabs OOP senator New Hampshire Republican Judd Gregg nominated as Commerce secretary in a bipartisan gesture of compromise to help ensure passage of economic stimulus. PAGE 7A Index Classifieds.......4B Comics..........3B Health..........8 A Ledger..........5A Lifestyles........1C Obituaries.......2A Nettie Lue Smith Sports...........IB Weather.........2A 69847 00001 50 cents Wednesday, February 4, 2009 COURTESY PHOTO Emergency workers pull the Buick Skylark driven by Carrie Ann Cook, 42, Athens from the edge of the Elk River Tuesday in western Limestone County. The woman died after losing control of her vehicle and striking a tree off Lentzville Road. Woman, 42, killed when car hits tree off Lentzville Road An Athens woman died in a one-vehide ac-ddent Tuesday afternoon on Lentzville Road in western Limestone County. Carrie Ann Cook, 42. of Cannon Road, apparently lost control of her car and struck a tree, said Coroner Mike West. “She left the road, her car twisted around and she hit the tree at the river bank,” West 5 aid. did notj,^have a seatbelt, and was t irown into me back seat.” Officials are unsure what time the acddent occurred, but emergency crews were called at 12:52 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma to the chest and head. West said. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Initial emergency reports said her vehide was in the E3k River, but because tl№ water is so low die car was only at its edge. Emeigency^wotkers were on the scene at-^^ tempting to stabilize the vehide while a wreck-' er pulled it back onto the road. — Jean Cole Witness thought Ve were all going to die’ Tank Beavers, shooting victim Thurston Turner, shooting victim More testify Tuesday in Woods murder trial By Karen Middleton karcni^^ College students on a date. Atlanta businessmen grabbing a late dinner. Four cousins and a couple of their friends. A troubled young couple and their guests. They all came to dinner at T.G.I. Friday’s in Huntsville Dec. 17, 2006. They never could have guessed that their lives would converge in such a tragic way that night a little more than two years ago. Senseless acts of murder proved to be the binding force that drew them together and changed them forever. Tuesday was the second full day of testimony in the Jamal Woods murder trial in the courtroom of Madison County Circuit Judge Laura Hamilton. See Trial, page 2A Home added to historic list in bid to thwart rock quany ByJeanCoit: jean'.Sathcnsnews-i'tnirierx'ow An antebellum home in Limestone County has been added to a state historic register to prevent it fiom being damaged by a proposed rock quarry. The Harris-Piyor House, also known as Flower Hill Farm, located off U.S. 31 in Tanner just north of Calhoun Community College, has been placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage because of its architectural significance, said Lee Anne Wofford of the state historical ccxn-mission. Homeowner Betty Pryor, vdio has lived in the house since 1948 and whose husband was bom there in 1920, said a proposal by Rogers Group to open a limestone quany within two miles of the home prompted her to have the home re^-tered with the state, althou^ it has been listed as a historic Limestone County home for maity years. “They,are trying to put a rock quarry about a mile or so away as the crow ffies, and everyone wanted me to say something,” Pryor said. Area residents have spoken against the proposed quarry in news stories and at a public hearii^ See Ouarry, page 2A news coorier/kim rynoers The Harrls-Pryor House, also known as Flower Hill Farm off U.S. 31 at Tanner, has been named to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. The antebellum home is a notable example of 1850s Greek Revival architecture. The designation was sought to prevent a proposed rock quarry at Laughmlller Road and U.S. 31. Program at ASU will celebrate 100 years of NAACP Did you know that cff the 60 pecóle who helped organize the group that would become the NAACP, only three were Afiican-American? Learn about this and (Xher interesting fects when the Limestone County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Pfeople present a program entitled, “The Call: The Earfy History of the NAACP.” The program, one of several the group will hold this year to celebrate the 100th annrversaiy of the national organization, will be at 7 p.rrr Saturday in McCandless Hall at Athens State University. Actors performing as historic figures will weak aloiig with a multi-media program. Musical performers will be the group Blue Harmony, which also is known as Blue Note 5. A group of Huntsville Police officers who work to pronKXe a positive image of law enfcttcement within the community wiU sii^ in the style of Take 6. Tlte pit^ram is fiee to the pubbc. Audience members will have the chance to win $100 by answering ques-ticMis based on the presentation. Local actor Frank TYavis is chairman of the event. How to go A free presentation of "The Call: The Early History of the NAACP" will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in McCandless Hall at Athens State University. Set Ow Ad in Today's Lifestyle SeetkmWashington Street Diner One Block tosí of Athens Squore 1 C)0 Washington St.TO Order Grbat Plate LunchesServed from 1 1 :OOam-2:OOpm Op«i6<X)c»ndl2<X)pmMon.-Fri.*6<X>3mli 12<XZyxn Sc#.Take Cfu» Orders - Call 233-0203 Chmck owT Mr    kiu9    PUHm    Special    $4.33 ;