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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 30, 2007, Athens, Alabama Tva chief Tom Kilgore gets $1m raise Page 5a the news courier serving Athens and in Rinestone county a coins Unity of tradition and future Friday november 30, 2007 50 cents visit us online inside today bad Back benches Brodie former Crimson tide Star Brodie Croyle recently named starting quarterback for the nil s Kansas City chiefs will Likely sit out sunday s game with the san Diego chargers with a sore Back. Sports Page in coming sunday new Public Center nears completion Limestone county a first Public is set to open in january on county line Road in a Complex that also will have a tuesday morning Wachovia Bank and four eateries. The development is located on land annexed by Madison. Details coming sunday subscribe a it the news wit i your morning Eolia subscribe to the news courier by calling 232-2720 Index classifieds.4b comics.3b ledger.5a obituaries .2a William a. Walker Marjorie Williams religion.7a daily Bible moment Pride goes before destruction a haughty spirit before a tall. Proverbs 16 18 Limestone Chapel funeral Rome 322 Hwy. 31n a Athens 232-1051 a obit lint 771-0934 7 69847 00001 suspect jumps counter holds workers at gunpoint Athens police were searching thursday for a Man who held employees of Krystal on . 72 at gunpoint and robbed them. Tracking dogs from Limestone correctional facility were called to the restaurant near interstate 65 after the suspect fled at about 4 . Thursday said capt. Marty Bruce. Krystal robber the suspect was described As a Black male about 6 feet tall and w weighing about 175 pounds Bruce said. He was wearing a Black ski mask Gray hooded sweatshirt Black windbreaker pants and was armed with a Black Semi automatic handgun. Bruce did not know the Model or camber of the gun. A the jumped the counter when he went in a Bruce said. A the forced the two women Back into the office area where the manager in the office the suspect ordered the manager to open the Safe. He then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of Cash heading toward Shoneye a Bruce said. No one was injured. Dogs from the k9 unit were unable to pick up the Many a scent. Officers left the scene at about 6 . A a we re still looking into it a Bruce said. A a we re following up on information and trying to see if we can get anything else a Kelly Kazek Centrefold Courtesy photos former Athens resident and playmate Susie Scott Krabacher cradles abandoned haitian children. She started a foundation to help save the lives of the impoverished country s children and has written a Book about her work Quot Angels of a lower Athens native Susie Scott Krabacher sex playmate rescues haitian orphans by Kari n Ron Susie Scott Krabacher Calls her first return trip to North Alabama in 13 years a a bittersweet a the smell of falling leaves i loved that so much a said Krabacher. A i remember jogging up and Down these same Krabacher 43, who lived Here briefly in the late 1970s, was in town thursday for a Book signing at Pablo son mar buy the Book Quot Angels of a lower flight Quot by Susie Scott Krabacher. Hardback is $24.95 and available at Pablo s on Market Street and most major bookstores. Published in 2007 by Touchstone division of Simon amp Shuster 322 pages. Ket Street. Her recently published a Angels of a lower flight one woman a Mission to save a child at a time recounts her life As a childhood victim of physical and sexual abuse to becoming a Playboy Centrefold to founding a school and orphanage for abandoned children in Haiti. A fall the floods of memories a she said of her life in Athens most of which was spent in Foster care. A i had such fears Back then we moved a lot. I had such Krabacher also spoke at Athens state University thurs see Centrefold Page 3a Abc holds hearing on License for local store by Kelly Kazek Kelly amp Atli for 51 years the Holmes family successfully operated a amp a Barbecue ranch at Nick Davis at Oakdale roads. But this summer Randy and Charlotte Holmes decided to give up the strenuous restaurant business and operate a store called Randy a track Side beverage and convenience store on the property. A it was too much a Charlotte said of the restaurant business. A it took both of us full time. We had to do something that was going to be a Little simpler. This is something that once its established we can hire someone to work and it wont take so much of our the property is across the Street from Oakdale grocery so Charlotte and Randy longtime friends of the grocery a owner want to offer different merchandise so that the two stores complement one another rather than compete a in fact the Holmesen have no immediate plans to install Gas pumps for that reason. But while the Holmes property is inside Athens City limits Oakdale grocery is in the county which Means customers pay less sales tax there. A a simple item like cigarettes would be 12 cents cheaper across the Street a Charlotte said. To find a Way to operate with that disadvantage the Holmesen plan to sell Beer and wine which is illegal to sell in the county along with other convenience items. Athens City Council approved the Holmesen application to sell alcoholic beverages in october. But complaints from nearby residents have stalled the process culminating in a hearing at 1 30 . Dec. 12 at the Alabama alcoholic beverage control see License Page 2a Tva tax equivalent payments reach a record total of $447m Tva paid state and local gov Tva Nam Pilic Ern ments a record $447 million in lieu of taxes in 2007, an in Alabama.$112,110,711 crease of 19 percent from the Limestone.7,056,208 previous year. Madison.19,465,610 a it Van a in lieu of tax pay Morgan .15,369,295 ments Are an important source Lawrence .2,309,892 of Revenue for local communities throughout the Tennessee Tva service area. Valley a said Tva president and Tva makes the tax equivalent ceo Tom Kilgore. A City and payments to eight states and to county governments use the local governments within those Money for schools roads and states in accordance with the Many other needed programs Tva act. Payments made Dur and ing 2007 were based on Tva Limestone county received a Power sales Revenue in 2006 and payment of $7,056,208, while Tva owned Power property in Alabama received a total each state. $112,110,711 to be shared by the state and among counties in the see Tva Page 3a Asu Library receives new equipment news courier Karen Middleton Athens state University Library received $200,000 in donations from Alfa insurance steel Case foundation the Daniel foundation and state Money for two technology projects a wireless internet connection and a Library automation system. On hand thursday for the presentation were from left. Sen. Tom Butler Alfa state Board member Stanley Usery Library director Robert Burkhardt Harriett Mcmeans of steel Case and Asu president or. Jerry Bartlett

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