Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - July 4, 2009, Athens, Alabama
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Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin surprised supporters Friday by announcing she is resigning at the end of the month, leaving open the possibility she will run for president in 2012.
Brian France defended NASCAR's drug test policy as the toughest in pro sports Friday, despite a judge's ruling reinstating suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield.
SPORTS, PAGE 2B
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City wants to share sewer costs
Letters go out to 6 subdivisions
kuwn^fl ¿itlu ‘iisiH'ws-itnirit r.cow * Letters went out this week from the city of Athens Wastewater Department to residents of six subdivisions whose residents are not on public sewers, asking whether they would share in the city’s cost to in
At least one resident, Don Hale of Ezell Subdivision, said his septic tank is woridng iine.
“A lot of people in my neighborhood are retired—I’m retired—and personally, I don’t have the money. I need a new roof more.”
Hale, who retired as an enforcement officer from the Game and Fish Division of the Department of Natural Resources 12 years ago, said he has talked to several neighbors and could find just one who wanted a public sewer.
“The amount of money we’re talking about is just ridiculous,” said Hale, who estimated it would cost homeowners in his neighborhood
$15,240 per lot.
However, Wastewater Department Manager John St(x;kton says Hale read his letter wrong. When Stcxikton wrote in the letter that it would cost $573,(KX) to install sewers in Ezeli Subdivision, “This equates to over $11,340 per lot.”
But Stockton said that figure is
See Sewers, page 2A
Locals celebrate Independence Day
The Fourth of July brings out the patriotism in local residents. Red, white and blue are the colors of choice around town. Above, Ned Taylor places bunting on his front porch while, below right, his wife Angie Taylor and daughter Sherry Taylor work on the decorations on the porch. Tilly and Jerry Daniel display their patriotic colors on their porch, below left.
REMEMBER OUR SOLDIERS
More Alabamians join up than from any other state
By Henry White (iuest Cohinmisl Independence Day is here, which is the ultimate American holiday celebrating our country’s birth. While we honor the act of signing the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, we also
See Soldiers, page 3A
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West Limestone student KeraBeth Griffin looks at back-stage passes collected by Calvin Washington, a welding instructor at Calhoun Community College, one of the speakers at career day.
Middle-schoolers hear about careers
By Jean Cole Jcnu(d>utliviisiu‘\vs-c()uner.com Decatur veterinarian Steve Osborne told summer school students at Thursday’s career fair at Tanner High School that anyone in the room could be a vet if they were willing to invest in themselves and delay selfgratification for a while —
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