Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - July 9, 2009, Athens, Alabama
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Hearing set on quany
Aug. 4 court date set on who will decide w hether to halt quany
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An Aug. 4 hearing has been scheduled to determine whether a Limestone County judge 'or a
federal judge should decide if work should be stopped at the Tanner quarry, an attorney said.
Rogers Group is currently crushing rock at its Laughmiller
Road site, building roads and proceeding with business until a judge decides whether work should stop.
Residents who live by the quarry or who drive by it each day are alarmed and wonder when a judge will decide the matter, which has already dragged on for more than two years.
Wilmer & Lee of Athens has already filed a lawsuit against Rogers Group in Limestone County Circuit Court to halt operations at the IxUighmiller Road site. They argued that the quarry operation violates four recently passed state laws pertaining to
See Quarry, page 3A
Sydney s brave battle
Sydney Newton, 5, above, of the Johnson community of Limestone County is undergoing treatment for a cancerous mass behind her sinus cavity. Here she plays at Children's Harbor at University of Alabama at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Benefit planned to help local girl, 5, with cancer
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/ca/i(5’ a//« 'iisncws-c( nirit T.ami Cynthia Newton knew something was wrong with her daughter, Sydney, when the 5-year-old complained in May about seeing “two of Grammy.”
Cynthia, a fifth-grade teacher at Johnson fd-ementaiy School, had rec*ently noticed, along with others, that Sydney seemed to have a wandering eye.
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How to help
What Benefit to raise money for cancer treatment for Sydney Newton When: 8 a.m.-l p.m. Saturday, July 18 Where: Johnson Elementary School Silent auction: Chance to win Harley-Davidson motorcycle, three-night cabin stay in the Great Smokey Mountains, Polaris four-wheeler, used pickup truck, autographed Nick Saban football, autographed Philip Rivers football, Pat Dye-signed prints
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Sydr^ey Newton plays with Dixie, a therapy dog at the UAB radiation center. A benefit and silent auction will be held Saturday, July 18 at Johnson Elementary School to help raise money for Sydney's fight.
Giant yard sale to benefit children's home
care organization for abqsed, neglected, orphaned, abandoned and homeless children. The facility assists children to become “Godly adults full of character and integrity,” “Cindy and I first found out about Quinn’s Ranch three years ago when we were selling a house on the river,” said Turner. “This person who came to see the house was talking about a hunting club in Red Bay. I went over
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Anyone wanting to get rid of clean, usable items and help a good cause can take the items to Mobile Attic at 15757 U.S. 72 West before Aug. 1 and help homeless children to a better way of life.
Owner George Turner is sponsoring the first benefit yard sale for Quinn’s Ranch near Red Bay in Franklin County.
Quinn's Ranch is a professional Christian
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Sheriff stiU urging help in mystery shooting
By Khli.y Kazkk [email protected]
Limestone County SheritT Mike Blakely has made another plea to residents for infonnation that might lead to the identity of the person who shot a man on MeCulley Mill Road on June 30.
“We want any information anyone has, no matter how insignifi-eant it may seem,” the sherifl'said.
Kelvin Davis, 41, was shot in the side by a bullet that seemed to eome from nowhere while playing basketball with his wife and ehil-dren just before 9 p.m. at 16476 MeCulley Mill Road. The bullet exited from Davis’ abdomen and he remains in eritieal eondition in Huntsville Hospital, Blakely said.
“He has made some improvement, but he’s not out of the woods by any means,” the sheriff said.
The sheriff’s department is offering a reward for information leading to the identity of the shooter.
At this point, investigators, who have put in many hours of work on the case, still do not know if the shooting was accidental or if Davis was targeted, Blakely said.
Anyone with information should call (256) 232-0111.
Manager: Hampton Inn half-complete, should open in fall
By Karen Mmmi-TON кип ‘uiiJutliciisiH ‘U’s-i 'ouricr. com The new 88-room Hampton Inn at Kelli Drive and Interstate 65 is half complete and is targeted for a fall opening, according to its manager Bill Simmons.
Simmons, currently assistant general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn, Winston-Salem/Hanes Mall, Winston-Salem, N.C., said although the Web site sets an October opening, “we’ve had some temporary setbacks.”
Simmons said the tentative opening date is Dec. 15.
“The Hilton can adjust the opening accordingly,” said Simmons. “We wanted to be open by the Fiddlers Convention, but I don’t think we can make it.
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