Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - October 6, 2005, Athens, Alabama
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Hey, Sound Off:
Rather than make a disturbance at my home congregation. 1 thought I would write to Sound Off and hopefully my Sunday School teacher would see this and stop playing polities in church.
Our class has become a political rally rather than Sunday School. This is very disappointing to me. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, there is a place for politics and church is not one of them.
The church does not pay income tax and that is why. If some of this is not stopped 1 am afraid the church is going to be reported. Think twice before you get in front of a congregation and start talking politics.
Everyone does not like this. Let’s study the Bible and not who is going to be nominated to the Supreme Court.
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Chase ends in arrest
One suspect in custody, second still sought for Ardmore burglary
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s(muy(a athensm’ws-couricrcom \ HimtSN iIle man was in ciisttxiy and police were searching for another suspeet Wednesdiiy following a high-speed chase w ith police that sUirted m .Ardmore and ended in a w reck near Harxesi.
During the cha.se. which followed a burglaiy where thousands ot pain killers and other pills were stolen from Freds F^harmacy in .Ardmore, two .Ardmore
patrol cars were damaged. The ear being chased Iw police w reeked at Lockhan and Hammonds Street m Haiwest.
Limestone County Chief hnestigator Stanley MeNatt said there no injunes rejx^rted from the incident.
Arrested and jailed in l imestone County IS .Anthony Fiernard Ffrandon. 38. ol 4703 Ffroadmeadow Lane. Huntsxille. He IS charged w ith third-degree burglary. .\lcNatt said Firandon was a passenger
in the ear. He s;nd the dri\er jumped out of the \ehicle when it wrecked and tied on fcx)t. Autlionties were still searching for him WednesiHy.
MeNatt said the alann sounded at 4:14 a.m. at Freds Pliannaey and .Ardmore otlicers l)a\id F’osey and Fxeith ( rook responded. .As they am\ed at the drug store, they obserx ed a white Talux' lea\ ing w ith one sus(X'ct closing the door on the Nclnele as it sfvd away.
“ 1 he otfieers gave chase and that chase went into Madison County.” MeNatt said. “During the chase, the sus-[X'cts were throw ing bags of pills that were stolen from the druu store out the w indow
ot the \ehicle." said MeNatt.
One patrol ear was damaged when* it was rammed by the vehicle and the other was damaged when the car ran through a road bkx'k. investigators s.ik1.
“They got inside the drug store by prying open a back door and they cut some alann wires on the top of the building." said MeNatt. “I hey stole thousands of pills, but we have recovered most of it."
MeNatt said the investigation is being headed by 1 imestone Investigator Mike Boyles I le said they do expect to have the driver ot the car m custody soon. .Additional charges against Brandon may be added later
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HUD home provided in Athens for Mississippi couple, kids
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fashidui arhensfu’w s-ioiiner.coni While they may not stay here permanently. F’aul and iLaura Then live in Athens.
Hurricane Katrina damaged their home in F3ay St. Louis. Miss, leav ing it almost a total loss if not a total loss.
They have recently been allowed to move into a Housing and Urban Development hoine m .Athens
The I hens (pronounced Tain) found out they would be able to move into the home last I riday.
( aura wants their children to be able to finish the school year in Athens. lAiul. 13. and Caroline. 1 1. are enrolled in the .Athens City School System. The family will be able to stay in the HUD house for at least 18 months.
F3ut Laura is no stranger to .Athens.
“I grew up here." she said.
The former l.aura .Miller graduated from .Athens High School in 1984. She moved to liay St. Louis when she was 19 years old and has lived there since 1987.
The family Fled before Hurricane Katrina made landfall m the Gulf Coast area, fhey initially were going to go to Jackson. Miss., but ended up coming to .Athens.
Until recently, they were staying with Lauras mother and occasionally at a house on the river. Anna Then, I’auFs mother, has been staying here as well. .Anna, wants to
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News-C'ourier Kim Rynders
Paul Then holds framed pictures that he brought from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina basically left his family’s home unliv-able. He and his wife Laura, above, along with their two children and Paul’s mother are now living in a Housing and Urban Development house in Athens.
ASU prof 'eaturec on histoiy TV show
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tinoh’u sid ¡H hu’t.iu’t Dedicated students of .American history might want to tune m early all next week to Hie History Channel to catch commentary by one of .Athens State University's newest deans.
Ron 1 ril/e. who came to ASU two months ago as dean of the College of ■Arts and Sciences, will prov ide some of the ciiyimentary for the Conc|uest of Ameriea .series at 7 a.m. .Monday through Thursday. 7 he series tells about the exploration and conquest of new territories in America w ith each of the four episodes ccincentratmg on one explorer for each of the four regions of territory .
Monday's episixle is about the exploration of the present day Southwest by F rancisco Vasquez de Coronado of Mexico; luesday's. the Southeast by FAxlro Menendez and Jean Ribault;
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Civil War re-enactors eatd ASU tours during Fiddlers Convention
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charlotte(g-athemne\vs-couneKC()m A Confederate soldier from the Army of Tennessee and a Union soldier from the Army of Cumberland will guide campus
tours this year, taking visitors back in time to the War of the Rebellion and the role Athens Female Seminary, forerunner to Athens State University, played in it.
Sam Campbell, a professor in the College of Business at ASU whose expertise on the Civil War comes in part from his longtime
Free tours of Athens State University campus will be offered at 2 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Friday. To join the tour, come to the front of McCandle.ss Flail, just behind Founders Hall.
News-Courier Kim Rynders
ASU professor Sam Campbell, at right, assisted by Jim Limback, at left, will lead this year’s tours of the campus. Campbell and Limback are longtime members of a Civil War reenactment group.
membership in a Civil War reenactment group, says what is usu- _
ally an on-campus tour will take
a brief diversion this year to the railroad tracks to “get our bearings” and gain an understanding of why the military road that ran through Athens on its way from Nashville to Decatur was key to transporting supplies that kept the Union Army in the field. (Campbell explains that the word "road” as it applies to Civil War history refers not to macadamized turnpikes or dirt roads, but to
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