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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - February 21, 2009, Athens, Alabama Tanner Rattlers still in the game PAGE IB The News Couri Sen ing Athens and Limestone County: A Coninmnity of Tradition and Fiiti Visit usonline www.enewscourier.coin Coming Sunday County's stimulus wish list How much federal money does the Limestone County Commission hope to get for road and construction projects? Find out ... COMING SUNDAY Who made the Top 25? In a special section, The News Courier features profiles of the Top 25 Over 55 who helped shape Limestone County. Who made the list? Find out... COMING SUNDAY Subscribe (it‘( lh(* news with your morniiiii colitr SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS COURIER BY CALLING 232-2720 7    69'847    000    01 Seturdey, February 21, 2009 Man sentenced in child rape Bv Jfan Q)i>: joHn&iitln'iisncws-imiricr.atw A former boyfiiend turned babysitter who admitted raping a 7-year-old Athens girl has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Quentin Alexander Henderson. 26, of 20126 Poff Lane, Athens, pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of first-degree rape of a child under age 12, said Limestone County District Attorney Kristi Vails. He was initially charged in April 2007 with first-degree rape arid first-degree sodomy. Henderson was the 24-yeai-old former boyfiiend of the victim’s 28-yeai-old mother. He continued to watch her two children after their romantic relationship ended but they continued to be fiiends, the mother said. The little girl told a school nurse about the abuse, which occurred betvv^een Dec. 1, 2006, and April 5, 2007. and the nurse reported it to the Department of Human Resources. The mother told The New's Courier on .April 12, 2007, she w'as hurt, imgiy imd afraid when a school nurse called to say A See Rape, page 2A Quentin Henderson Fighting two fires at the same time NEWS COURIER/ANN LAURENCE Piney Chapel Volunteer firefighters battle a blaze on Pressnell Road that destroyed a mobile home. NEWS COURIER/JENNIFER HILL Not much was left but debris after a structure burned Friday on Newby Road. Firefighters respond to simuitaneous fires on Friday afternoon By JUNNIH.R R. Hll.1. AND KyRIIN M||)DI .KIX)N j( 'liitili ‘rTIHtlu ‘IlSIH ‘WS-itniril T.coni During lunchtime on Friday, dispatchers amid be heard on the police scanner calling for firelighters to respond to fires at two buildings in difierent parts of town that were “fully-engulfed.” A mobile home on Pressnell Road and an abandoned structure on Newby Road burned to the ground. Presnell Road Fire engulfed a mobile home ofl Pressnell Road in a matter of minutes at midday F’riday. Trailer See Fires, page 3A Rotary learns of Trinity museum By Karmn Middii:r)n km‘n(^ntlu‘nsnv\\s-iiniricr.a)m Richard Martin told Rotarians Friday he welcomed the opportunity to leam more about Trinity High School’s history when he joined a group seeking to restore the site as a museum. Although bom and raised in Athens, Martin said he grew up in a time when black and white cultures did not mix socially. “We grew up segregated,” said Martin. “We really didn’t know much about See Trinity, page 2A NEWS COURIER/KAREN MIDDLETON Members of the Athens-Limestone Community Association board made a presentation to the Athens Rotary Club Friday on the organization's efforts to reclaim the old Trinity High School site and build a museum. At the lectern is board ALCA Board President Edward Gilbert. Man who tried to run down deputy remains in lockup t By JiAN C()i.K jctUl(’illllVHsnr\VS-C(Hlri('r.C(HII Tlie man who was shot while allegedly trying to run down a Limestone County deputy sherifiT Tliursday remained in the Limestone County Jail Friday night on a $102,500 bond, an ofiicial said. Patrick Wade Jones, 26, of 16707 Mooresville Road, Apt. H, Athens, has been charged with attempted murder and first-degree criminal mischief He is ac- See Deputy, page 3AIndex Classified .....................4B Comics.......................3B Ledger .......................^A Obituaries ....................2A Mamie Sarah Bitting Henrietta Lucille Clanton Martha Y. Gray Curtis Dale Hargrove David L. Harris .IB Liver Special - Tuesday$2.99 Sr. Cltixen Day - ^dnesday25% Off Ath§m LmHoh Only Oiicount tpifiht to individual m$nlt only.Online edition Did you know... Opinion page columns, including the weekly editorial, the mayor's columns and Kelly Kazek's columns appear online at under the Opinion heading ;