Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - June 10, 2009, Athens, Alabama
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Man dies days after wreck in work zone
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Woman injured in fatal wreck was man's wife
A woman who was seriously injured in an accident late Saturday night is home from the hospital but still has staples in her head, according to her daughter, Dusty Stewart.
Stewart called to say her mother, Jeannie, was the wife of Bobby Kieff, the man killed in the Bailey Road accident, clarifying conflicting reports from the Limestone County Coroner Mike West, who listed the injured woman’s name as Jeannie Tracy, and a state trooper.
Stewart said Bobby Kieff was her stepfather.
See Wreck, page 5A
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Wildcat out of draft
Former Athens resident Scottie Reynolds, star point guard at Villanova, has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return for his senior year with the Wildcats.
SPORTS, PAGE 1B
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Kids learn life can be full after losing someone close
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Teresa Morris believes a turn lane or warning signs near the Blue Springs Elementary School construction site off U.S. 72 West and Hardy Road may have saved her father’s life.
On June 3, 63-year-old Gerald Burns rear-ended a gasoline truck that had slowed on 72 to turn left into the Hardy Road construction site. He died Tuesday morning at Huntsville Hospital.
As Morris and her family began the process of planning his funeral, she asked that her father’s death not be in vain.
“We feel no fault toward the driver See Warning, page 5A
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Residents oppose plans for duplex
By Jean Cole
Some residents living on Brownsferry and Hine streets in Athens say a proposed duplex in their neighborhood is a bad idea.
Ten residents have asked the City Council to vote against a request to rezone 3.2 acres at the comer so Steve and Tim Bauer can build a duplex for the elderly*
Council members will decide June 22 whether to rezone the
plot from single-family residential to duplex residential. The Planning Commission recommends the rezoning.
“The comer is already congested,” resident Mae Davis told council members Monday. “Just build plain, residential housing there. We already have a project over there. I don’t think we need more.”
She said the development would only bring more traffic and more noise to the area.
The Bauers said the rezoning, if approved, would allow four apartments to be built.
Steve said they have removed an abandoned house on an overgrown lot at the site and that the duplex would be an improvement.
“It would be something the city could be proud of,” he said.
Tim said the project would create jobs for several men for
See Duplex, page 2A
NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDERS
At Camp Hope Teen, from left, Codey Burns, Michael Elkins, Steven Cowan and Savannah Couch learn to rely on one another by keeping their balloons aloft using pressure from each other's bodies.
By Kelly Kazek [email protected]
Nearly 40 kids gathered Tuesday in Limestone County to learn how to grieve.
They already knew loss.
They needed to leann to experience it, and then to cope.
From there, they needed to find hope.
The students came to spend the day at Camp Hope, an activity-filled event sponsored by Hospice of Limestone County at Camp Helen off Capshaw Road in eastern Limestone County.
The camp teaches kids to deal with grief after loss of a loved one.
See Camp, page 5A
NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDERS
Camper Stevie Burks, above right, gets some help from counselor Nick Niedzwiecki in making a memory book during morning activities at Camp Hope. Below, camper Samuel Appleton works with counselor Zach Conlon on his memory book.
for stabbing of estranged wife
An estranged couple’s fight over a vehicle landed one in the hospital and the other in jail Monday.
Jessica Beighley. who lives on Fort Hampton Road, ran to a neighbor’s house to call 911 to report a domestic assault about 6 a.m.
Limestone County deputies arrived to find that her estranged husband, Chad Michael Beighley, 32, who lives at the quadplex near Athens State University', had stabbed her in the
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a vehicle, said Limestone County SherifFs Lt. Brad Cumutt.
“Deputies arrived on the scene and detained Mr. Beighley, and the victim was
See Stabbing, page 2A