Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - July 7, 2005, Athens, Alabama
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In response to the obviously inexperienced camper who wrote in Sunday’s Sound Off about Cowford campgrounds; 1 camped there last week from Tuesday until Monday and couldn't have had a nicer time. The grounds and the facilities were cleaner than I have ever seen them. The hospitality from the grounds keeper was something to rave about.
1 happened to be half dressed (my swimsuit and shorts) most of the time. 1 didn't feel comfortable sw imming in my jeans and shirt! Get real! It’s on the river and the weather was upper 90s. As for the tipping up beer cans and belching while swapping tales you are so sure were made up, you should have been minding your own business instead of being so worried about someone else’s. The City of Athens is wet now and beer does make you belch. Maybe you should give up camping and stick to places that won’t “dismay” you. My hat goes off to the city. 1 can't wait until 1 can go back to Cowford.
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ATV crashes on rise in county
'v Four ATV accidents — including a fatality have experts concerned about safety
By Kelly Kazek
kellyCa athensnews-courier. com Colin Sherbert was the apple of his grandmother’s eye.
He was known for his sheepish grin and for being a sharp dresser.
Everyone liked the amiable young man described by friends as a good listener who cared what people had to say.
Amid the hundreds of people attending his funeral service Wednesday, many kept asking “Why?”
No one thought he would not be coming home when he left Sunday for what should have been an enjoyable pastime.
But Sherbert, 21, died while engaged in a fast-growing hobby riding an all-terrain vehicle. He was killed after his ATV crashed on Alabama 99 near Hickory Ridge Road at
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In an effort to encourage ATV safety, the national 4-H organization offers grants for the 4-H Community ATV Safety Program. Visit w\v\v. fou rhcou nci 1. e du pHlthAtv.aspx for information.
Matt Lovell rides his 660cc Yamaha Grizzly on his property in VV^st Limestone. Although helmets are not required, safety experts say they can prevent head injuries if an accident occurs.
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Local blood ‘critical’ low,
By Tashia Lovell
tashia/a athensnews-couricr.com Kathy Harland, executive director for Limestone County American Red Cross, said that the agency’s blood supply is critically low'.
However, she said that this is typical for this time of year sighting such reasons as people vacationing with no one taking up the slack and schools being out'of session.
The American Red Cross announced the critical shortage earlier this week.
According to Mark Beddingfield Chief Executive Off icer for American Red Cross Services-Alabama Central and Gulf Coast Region, Type “O” is the most critical now, but there is a need for all blood types.
supply hits officials say
For more information on blood drives or donating, visit w\\\\ .alacgc.org.
Harland said that 70-percent of the residents in Limestone County are eligible to give blood but only three-percent of those give. She also said that one unit of blood can help upwards of three people.
The Red Cross is appealing to all eligible people to donate blood now and is particularly interested in collecting Type O, Type A-negative and Type B-negauve, the blood types currently suffering the greatest shortage.
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Couple steals, then tries to sell back recyclables
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Athens police have charged two people with stealing copper and aluminum from the Athens Recycling Center and returning the following day to cash in on the theft.
“They went to the recycling center 011 Thursday night and stole copper and aluminum and went back to the recycling center on Friday to sell it back to them,” said C apt. Marty Bruce.
“While the clerk was getting them the check, they were spotted loading, some of it back in their car"
Arrested and charged with one
count each of third-degree theft of property are Linda Gail Saw'yers, 20, of 16931 Menefee Road, Athens; and Jeremy Dale Adams, 23, of 14882 C hris Way, Athens.
Bruce said the couple was paid $188 for the copper and aluminum before they were arrested.
300 ears of corn stolen
Athens police Tuesday were investigating the theft of 300 ears of corn that were stolen from a man’s garden on Sixth Street.
Bruce said someone went into the garden and lifted the ears from the stalks.
He said the owners listed the valued of the stolen corn at $100.
Ex-governor back in Limestone
Siegelman holds listening post' to draw support
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Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman made his way through Athens Wednesday in an effort to get an idea of what people in the state want in the next gubernatorial election.
Several people gathered at Lake Ida for lunch to hear Siegelman speak.
Though he has not announced his candidacy for the governor's race, he has been traveling all over the state to get a consensus of what people want and listening to democrats to get a feel of the leadership that is wanted.
He said he loved being governor and that it was a great experience but it is a tough job.
“I think my record 111 public office speaks for itself," Siegelman said. “1 hope my record is a record of public leadership.”
Siegelman spoke of several ideas he supports including education as well as getting young people through school without trouble and creating jobs to keep young adults in the state.
He said that Alabama needs better, higher paying and challenging jobs.
Siegelman also said he would not raise taxes for the working people in Alabama.
Siegelman also had plans to go to Scottsboro Wednesday afternoon.
News-Courier Kim Rynders
Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman speaks to a group at Lake Ida in Athens Wednesday. He has not announced his candidacy for governor in the next gubernatorial election.