Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 10, 2005, Athens, Alabama
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Vandals target schools
Damages at East Limestone, Clements ‘in the thousands’
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Before they were through early Wednesday, they caused thousands of dollars in damages to computers, windows and doors at East Limestone High School. Limestone County investigators said the sus
pects appear to be two white males.
■'We've got them on \ ideo and it's hard to tell much about them although we think the suspects are two white males." said Limestone C'hiet Inxestigator Stanley McNatt. “I hey were inside the school at 1:3() a.m. and they caused a lot of damage."
In\cstigators believe the same two suspects were involved m a Monday night burglary at Clements High School where chanue from
soft drink machines inside the school was stolen. The thieves also damaged several school computers inside offices, police said.
"Cllass windows were busted out and windows in office doors were broken in both schools." said McNatt. *'Thcy went inside and used a hammer or something similar to smash monitors on several computers at East l imestone. The dannmc
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2 nabbed with drugs in Athens
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Don't forget what a wonderful family event the annual .Athens Christmas parade is.
I hope you plan to participate by making a float or riding in a car or walking with a band or by simply lining the streets and watching the fun.
There is always lots to see and it is not often we get good clean and free family fun these day.
My family makes it a tradition - we wouldn't miss it.
Thanks to all those who make it so much fun.
Hope to see everyone there.
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IRS has checks on file for five local taxpayers
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The Internal Revenue Service is looking for five Limestone County residents.
Usually, when folks learn the IRS is after them, it's not welcome news.
But this time the massive federal bureaucracy that has the reputation for raining on everyone's parade is spreading some sunshine.
If you are Scott D. Hill or Jane E. Springer, both of Athens, Robert E. and Carolyn F, Miller of Capshaw, and Gary L. Davis of Elkmont, come on down. The IRS has checks waiting for you, according to IRS Media Specialist for Alabama and Tennessee Dan Boone.
“The Internal Revenue Service is seeking 994 Alabama taxpayers whose income tax refund checks could not be.delivered in 2005,” said Boone. "Checks totaling just over S772,000 can be reissued as soon as these taxpayers corrector or update their addresses with the IRS.”
Boone said the average amount owed to each taxpayer is S777.
Those who do not have access to the Internet and think they may be missing a refund should first check their records or contact their tax preparer, Boone said. Then they should update their addresses by calling the IRS toll-free at 1-800-829-1040.
Those with computer access, are encouraged to visit: vVww.IRS.gov.
“Our goal is to get this money back in the hands of the people it belongs to,” said Boone.
Once into the secure IRS Web site, visitors may track their refund by clicking on the link: "Where's My Refund?” to find out if the IRS their return and whether their refund was processed and mailed out.
New program enhancements allow taxpayers to begin a refund trace online if they have not received their check within 28 days from the original IRS mailing date. Some people will also be able to correct or change mailing addresses w ithin this application if their check was returned to the IRS as undelivered by the US. Postal Service.
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sonttyia athensncws-councr.com .Athens police arrested two people, accusing them of possessing illegal drugs and drug para-phemalia Tuesday night in the parking lot at an ■Athens business.
Mahsha Ann Ciee. 28, ol'2I273 Alabama 99, Athens, and Jason Daniel Gee, 25, of 18758 C ofTman Road Elkmont, were arrested and taken into custody in the K-Mart parking lot off U.S. 31 North.
I’olice said Malisha Gee is charged with unlaw fill possession ol crystal methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Jason Gee is charged w ith second-degree unlawful pos.session of marijuana.
Lt. Floyd Johnson said ofTicers confiscated from Malisha Gee a glass pipe that police believe was used to smoke ciy stal meth He said they also found the drug in her possession.
Jason Ciee was arrested at the same time, accused of having marijuana in his possession. Johnson said Gee has several outstanding warrants against him from the Limestone County Sheriff's Department.
The investigation is continuing, police said.
Hughes, hug at a memorial service for Hughes and Dewy Standrldge Wednesday morning. Below, Cindy Morris, mother of Standrldge, wipes tears from her eyes as she remembers the day the two teenagers were killed.
Teens killed in train-truck wreck
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It has been a year since the tragic accident on Piney Chapel Road at the railroad tracks that claimed the lives of two 16-year-old boys.
Wednesday, friends <iiid family were among the dozens that attended a service in remembrance of Joseph Carl "Jace” Hughes and Dewy Jeffery Standridge-two bo>s who were said to have been the best of friends.
The train-truck collisicin happened around 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2004.
The CSX freight train was headed northbound on the tracks when it struck the truck and pushed It dow n the tracks. Lhe train stopped just a few feet east of the old Loggins Tow n depot.
During the service held Wednesday Karla
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2 taken by MedFlight from Clements wrec
Two people were injured in a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday evening in front of the Clements*^Mini-Sron u!s 72. A man and woman were transported in separate MedFlight helicopters to the hospital. An emergency work-
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