Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - July 8, 2009, Athens, Alabama
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Car owners regret DIY repairs
Car owners looking to trim expenses are sidestepping the mechanic and plunging into their own repairs. Or trying to, anyway. Their efforts can backfire, however.
Patients fret over Tylenol
Proposed limits on Tylenol, a painkiller as common as pain itself, have left many consumers confused and wondering where to turn for relief.
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Decatur man dies in 1-565 wreck
By Karkn Middlfton
t hciisiivws -courier, com A 24-year-old Decatur man died when he was thrown from the automobile in which he was riding early Tuesday morning near the Mooresville exit of Interstate 565.
Limestone County Coroner Mike West identified the dead man as Jimenez Tomas, of 1309 Sixth Ave.
According to Sgt. Steve Lowhorne of the Huntsville Police Department West Precinct,
Tomas was riding in a 1997 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle driven by Diego Rodriguez, 31, of Decatur. He said Tomas was not wearing a seat belt and was in the back seat behind fellow passenger Jarme Jose, 27, also of Decatur.
“It appears they went off the roadway and were about to hit a guardrail,” said Lowhorne. “The driver over corrected, went sideways in the road and then Hipped maybe six or seven times. Tomas was ejected.”
Lowhorne said Rodriguez and Jose were transported to Huntsville Hospital after the 6:28 a.m. one-vehicle wreck, where they were treated and released.
“They had nothing on them that identified them,” said Lowhorne. “The brother of the deceased just showed up in the emergency room and identified them.”
West said Ibmas’ body was taken to Limestone Chapel Funeral Home and his brother was expected to make arrangements.
Adding Southern charm ...
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Ronnie Malone, above, owner of Malone Contracting oversees construction of the first of five phases of Southern Charm Village east of Mooresville. The first phase of town homes, such as those below, are near completion and range from 3,100 to 4,100 square feet. The homes are part of a community that includes a commercial shopping center.
Southern Charm Village offers unique experience for residents
By Jennifer R. Hill jcnnifcriiilithcnsucw's-ixnirier.mm Need a little charm. Southern charm that is, in your hfe?
Nestled in the surrounding farmlands of East Limestone, off Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road east of Mooresville, is Southern Charm Village.
The village is unique from what can be found in surrounding areas, said Ron
nie Malone, owner of Malone Contracting.
The property is in the first of five phrases to be completed by Malone Contracting over the next five to six years. The residential and commercial community will include businesses, apartments, townhomes, cottages and estate homes
See Charm, page 5A
Ready, set, go shopping! 4th tax-free
August 7- 9
By Karen Miodllion
Financial forecasters say the economy is turning around, but parents of school-age children probably appreciate the statewide tax-free holiday even more this year.
The fourth annual tax-free holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and ends at midnight Aug. 9.
Many parents will have already begun school shopping in the days leading up to the tax-free holiday because city of Athens schools begin Aug. 7 and Limestone County Schools begin Aug. 10.
The Alabama Legislature enacted the State Sales Tax Holiday in the regular 2(K)6 session to exempt certain covered items from municipal sales and use tax during the three-day period.
Among items on which taxes are exempt are clothing, books and school supplies and computers. Not exempt are
See Holiday, page 5A
Man is arrested on second charge of theft in 3 days
Vantella Lamont Malone, 31, of 709 Plato Jones St. in Athens was arrested Thesday for the second time in three days.
This time he was charged with second-degree theft of property and first-degree robbeiy, an official said.
Athens Police Capt. Maity Bruce said Malone went to his uncle’s Higgins Court apartment at approximately 9 p.m. Monday. The uncle told police Malone acted strangely during the 10-minute visit and that $20 and seven Lortab pills were missing when Malone left.
At approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday, Malone knocked on his uncle’s window and told him he was returning the missing
See Theft, page 3A
School board approves supplemental salaries for 2009-2010
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Are the coaches and sponsors at your school worth more money?
Your answer probably depends on how many wind sprints they forced you to do or how often they questioned your ability to march in a strai^t line.
Limestone County school board
members approved supplemental pay for 223 of them during a board meeting Ibesday. Tlieir pay is based on the job they do, not their popularity. Here is the amount they vAi receive in the 2009-2010 school year;
• Varsity football and basketball coaches - $9,000 plus 13 days pay
• Band directors - $7,500 plus 13 days pay
• Varsity basebaU and softballs
coaches - $4,500 plus seven days pay
• Football and basketball assistants - $3,500
• Varsity volleyball coaches -$3KXX) plus seven days pay
• Varsity football cheerleader sponsors - $2,500 plus seven days pay
• Athletic directors, varsity basketball cheerleader sponsors, certi
fied designated assistant principals -$2,500
• Soccer coaches - $2,000 plus seven days pay
• Certified assistant band directors and Career Tech robotics advisers - $2,000
• Varsity track coaches, wrestling coaches and baseball and
See Salaries, page 2A
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