Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - May 12, 2009, Athens, Alabama
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Gov. signs biUs to halt quarry
Rogers Group undecided on fighting legislation
By JKAN (>)i.K
Residents in the Tanner community wonder when Rogers Group will take its raven
like rock quarry from off their doors. • Quoth Rogers Group spokesman Tom Ken-ley on Monday; “VVe haven’t decided."
The fennessee company will have to decide soon whether to abandon initial work at the quiirry site off Laughmiller Road or challenge the laws approved Monday that prevent the quarry from opening.
Gov. Bob Riley signed four bills into law about 8:30 a.m., which prevent a quarry within a few miles of a school, the TVA industrial mega site, the robotics center at Calhoun Community College and Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant.
See Quarry, page 3A
Remembering the fallen
Law officers memorialized with seiATce
I’he 2(K)9 Athens-Lirnestone Q)unty Peace OHicer’s Memoriid Service was held Mondiiy at the Limestone County Courthouse, rhe ceremony was part of the Na-tioniil f\)lice Week commemoration. Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely served as niiister of ceremonies. Above, Linda Minis, widow of Athens Police (Jtficer Ibnv Mims, places a llower on a vvTeath at the ceremony. At right. Athens Police Honor Ciuard retires the colors. Below’ left, Alabuna At-tomey (General 'I'roy King spc'iiks during the ceremony ¿md, below right, Athens Police Honor (iuard memlic'rs carry a w reath to honor slain officers.
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New industry going up in MLK Phrk
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A company doing business in Athens since 1992 as McCord I.>eiik-less Sealing Co. as a join v'enturc be-tw'een Nippon Ixakless and Federal Mogul, is now dis.soKing and a new’ company is being Ibrmed.
Limestone Qiunty Industriid Development Ass(x;iation IVcsident Ibm Hill came to the Athens City Giuncd Mondiiy asking tor abitement of idl state and l(Kid non-cduaition taxes tor 10 years and all non-construction related sales tiixes for the new’ aimpany, /\merican I^eakless Qi. 1T.C.
The KFyear alxitement in ad v-al-orem taxes would be $24,433 and one time sales Ulx abatement of $52,5(X).
'there w ill be no one hired imnic^ diately, but American LiCiikless will tiike 40 of the 90 employees that worked tor McGord la?akless to the new' industriid site.
The two a)mpanics iigreed to separate the piXKluction of seiding pnxl-ucts. Hill said.
“Federal Mogul will ctmtinue to operate in its current kxiition at 15(X)
See Industry, page 2A
2 new tire stations to sen e Black’s Landing and Houston Place
By Karkn Middi rroN
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Athens City Council is moving on plans to build tw’o new tire stations that will offer protection to Black’s L,anding on the Tennessee River and Houston idace south of'I’imner.
Monday, the council approved spending $30,(XK) to hired the architectural firm of Krebs Assixiates to design a new’ Fire Station No. 3 to be kx;ated on Roy Ix)ng Road to serv’e Martin Luther King Industrial Park and Houston Idace subdivision.
Athens Fire Chief Danny Southard said the new Station No. 3. which w’ill be rnov^ed from its present location on I..ucas Feriy’ Road, will have two drive-through bays
* See Stations, page 2A
Probe into missing truck leads to stolen goods
Athens Police investigators looking for a truck stolen from a local car dealership found the missing truck but also a boat, motor, trailer, utility trailer and tractor missing in three other thefts, an official said.
A Someiwille couple is ac-
cused of test-driving a 1994 Ford F450 truck from J£rR 'Fruck Sales off U.S. 72 West in Athens on May 3, making a spare key during the drive and returning later to steal the vehicle, said Capt. Marty Bruce.
Detective Johnny Campbell
developed Carl Richard Campbell. 47, of 300 Berry Road, as a suspect and tracked him to his home in Somervdlle. The suspect is not related to the detective.
See Goods, page ЗА
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