Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - March 3, 2009, Athens, Alabama
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Several shops in EastSide rented the space.
Junction, the Publix shopping center at U.S. 72 and Lindsay Lane, have signs in windows teiling which businesses have
Publix eenter readies for new shops
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EastSide Jimction, the shopping center developed by Ming Enterprises and anchored by Publix Su-permaricet, will have more new tenants.
Pet Depot will soon open and Solar Nails & Spa is already open
for business. Signs on other store spaces announce that New China Buffet, Cost Cutters (hair cutting), Cole Family Dental and Sweet Peppers DeU have reserved spaces.
Publix opened in mid-December. However, there are still a few spaces left vacant.
Developer Bill Ming could not
be reached Monday for comment on when the new businesses will open.
In November, the city of Athens approved a new economic development project with Ming that would include property tax abatements.
Under the measure, the city an
nually pays the developer of the 25-acre EastSide Junction site in arrears, excluding receipts from the education portion of taxes 50 percent of the pnx:eeds from the city’s portion of sales tax and 50 percent of the ad valorem taxes levied by
See Shops, page 3A
Thing 1 & 2 invade ASU
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Celebrating Suess birthday, reading
Above, the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2 do the Hokey Pokey in the ballroom at Athens State University on Monday. Local preschoolers were treated to green eggs and ham as part of Read Across America Week, which is an event that celebrates the birthday of Dr. Suess on March 2 and encourages reading. Athens-Lime-stone Public Library sponsored the event. At right, local actor Frank Travis, dressed as the title character, reads “The Cat in the Hat” for the children.
County BOE may expand to fofmer jail offices
By Karen Middleton
A feasibility stucfy hired ty the Limestone County Commission has come back showing that the cramped Board of Education offices could expand into the old
county jail oflBces at a minimum of expense.
County Commission Chairman David Seibert Monday asked the commission for authorization to advertise for bids to partially demolish the old jail. Several months ago
the commission had signed a contract with architectural firm of Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood for a study to see if it would be feasible to use any part of the old jail building
See Offices, page 2A
Another blaze hits at mobile home Sunday
By Edd Davis and
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Members of four area fire departments fought what is being described as a fire of suspicious origin Monday morning on Newby Chapel Road, just north of Nick Davis Road.
Called in about 7:30, a blaze in the north end of a duplex spread rapidly and got into the bedrixrms of the south unit txicupied by an elderly woman, said Tony Kirk, captain of the East Limestone Volunteer Fire Department. There were no injuries. Firefighters were able to save about 30 percent of the building.
Kirk said the occupant of the north unit was in the process of mov-
See Fire, page 3A
Parents tell board Reid's like a family
By Jennifer R. Hii l
Parents and community members filled the Reid Elementary School gymnasium Monday night to give their input at a Limestone County School Board work session concerning the possible closure of the school.
“1 don’t want my children to become a number,” Sandy Satterfield
See Reid, page 3A
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