Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - March 17, 2009, Athens, Alabama
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The owner of USA Grocery in Ripley was arrested Monday night, accused of having illegal gambling machines in the store.
James Steelman was charged with promoting gambling and possession of marijuana.
Sheriff’s investigators were at the store at Ripley and Zehner roads at press time confiscating five gambling machines and three pounds of marijuana, according to a department
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The shooting occurred near this barn across the street from the home at 26768 Third Street in Ardmore where a get-together was being held.
Sheriff: Ardmore man shoots drunk nephew to keep him from driving
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ktdly(o'atht'tis-nc\\’scourier.(r>m Charges against a man accused of shooting his nephew rather than letting him drive drunk are being upgraded to murder after the victim died Monday morning, said Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely.
Russell “Rusty” George Jr., 26, of Ardmore died at Huntsville Hospital
from wounds he received during a shooting just after midnight at a home at 26768 Third Street in Ardmore, the sheriff said.
He was allegedly shot in his calf.
chest and thigh at 12:11 a.m. by his uncle, Keith George, 35, of Oak Grove Road near Ardmore, Blakely said. Keith George was taken to Limestone County Jail and initially charged with attempted murder.
Blakely said descriptions of the shooting came from ftusty George’s
See Shooting, page 2A
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Rachel and Eric Thompson, right, of St. Paul Catholic Church, who volunteer at the Limestone County Churches Involved Food Pantry, accept 580 pounds of food collected at Saturday's Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful electronics recycling day. With them are Bill Wojciechowski, Recycling Center director and Lynne Hart, KALB director.
Electronics recycling event also benefits local food bank
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Ten-thousand pxxmds of electronics are going to the recycler and 580 pounds of canned goods are going to feed hungry people.
Tliat’s the final total of Saturday’s Keep Athens-Limestone BeautiAil electronics recycling day. KALB diaiged an $8 collection fee for each cathode ray tube computer monitor or TV set — non-flat sCTeen. One fee was waived in return for each bag of canned or dry goods brou^t to the collection to be do-
nated to Limestone County Churches Involved.
“The worid is full of gtxxl people,” said KALB Director Lynne Hart. “They brought items fix>m the list of needed foods and didn’t just clean out their cupboards. Some people paid the $8 and still gave food for LCCI. It was really amazing. I am pnxid of our œm-munity. ’Ih^ came out in the pouring rain.” “That’s 10,000 pounds that won’t be going into the landfill,” said Bill Wojciechowski, di-
See Electronics, page ЗА
Taxpayer Tea Party protest set for Athens
By Kki 1 y Kazkk
A quickly spreading grassroots movement that gives Americans an outlet to protest government spending will make its way to Athens next month.
Local resident Deborah King is organizing a Taxpayer Tea Party here on April 18 as part of a movement begun inadvertently when CNBC reporter Rick Santel-li made statements on television opposing the Obama administration housing bailout.
Santelli said it was time for Americans to hold a tea party, a reference to the Boston Tea Party.
Since the seg- _
ment aired. Freedom Works created a Web site about the movement — www.IamWith-Rick.com — and tea parties have been held coast-to-coast, including in Washington, D.C.; Chicago; St. Louis; Atlanta; Houston; Fort Worth, Texas; Pittsburgh; Fort Myers, Fla.; San Diego, Calif.; Greenville, S.C.; and Jacksonville, Fla.
Upcoming tea parties will be in Orlando on March 21; Vancouver, Wash., April 18; another in Chicago July 4; Boston, July 4 and Los Angeles July 4.
While no tea is being thrown into the harbor for this movement. King
See Tea party, page 2A
How to go
To join the Taxpayer Tea Party protest, go to the parking lot of the former ChuChu's restaurant at noon April 18. For information, call (256) 559-0980.Index
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