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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - October 18, 2009, Athens, Alabama Tide, Tigers face SEC tests PAGE IBThe News CourierServing Athens and Limestone County: A Conmiunity of Tradition and Future ( )iii‘ dollar Sunday, October 18, 2009 Visit us online www^ Inside Today Ash pond neiqhbor won t sell A neighbor of a Tennessee Valley Authority ash pond in northeast Alabama is not ready to sell the family farm. PAGE 5A Layaway is back, and if one national retail chain is correct, it will be a major force in this year's holiday shopping. PAGE18A Subscribe (Jef the news with your inorninj^i eoiiee SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS COURIER BY CALLING 232-2720 Index Classifieds 1C Crossword 12 A Ledger.........12A Letters..........5A Lifestyles........9A Lottery..........5 A Obituaries 2A Peggy Hamlin Martin Harris Karokus Jackson Ralph Robertson Opinion .  .......4A Sports...........IB Valley...........6A Weather   2A 7    69847    00002    3 NEWS COURIER/KAREN MIDDLETON Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely thumbs through a copy of "Wicked North Alabama," by freelance writer Jacquelyn Proctor Reeves. Some of the sheriff's exploits are featured in the book, which is on sale at Pablo's on Market. Adventures in sherifiBng chronicled in new book By KARiiN MiDOiJ^:iX)N кип '¡Mutlu ‘iisiH '\\s-it)urii гопи Occasionally, the i^Uic lives of North Alabama people are interrupted by greed,, lust, revenge and murder. So writes Jacquelyn Proctor Reeves in the introduction of her new book, “Wicked North Alabama.” Reeves, iamiliiir locally as the curator of the Donnell House on the Athens Middle School campus, is also a freelance writer and the editor of “Valley I^eaves” and associate editor of “Old Tennessee VaUey.” In her spare time she conducts ghost walks, cemetery tours and historical tours and has served on Huntsville’s Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll Committee for 14 years. It makes for a full life when it’s populated by the living and the dead. See Sheriff, page 8A W1CKK>- NORTH A, LA. В A. A4. A. JACODMYH PROCH« Him Hfflto get day in court By Karf.n Middlfion kurt'n(0 utlu'usiK' George Hill has junk issues, according to the city of Athens. Monday, he will at last get his day in court after appealing a $500 fine, $146 in court costs and a 30-day suspended jail sentence imposed Nov. 8, 2007. Hill ran afoul of city ordinances after authorities say he allowed an accumulation of old appliances, a commode and unusable bicycle behind his business at 202 E. Elm St. and resisted orders to cleim up the property. Hill appealed the municipal court ruling and his court date has been continued numerous times over the nearly two yeius. Hill cites exceptions of the ruling under the city’s junk ordinimce 2002-1384, which states: “This shall not apply to licensed junk dealers or estabUshments engaged in the repair, rebuilding, reconditioning, or salvaging of equipment, provided tbat the work area is screened from public view ... and not in violation of any otber city ordinances.” Hill owns and ojrerates a ilea market at the old Gold Kist property. When he came to the City Council to protest his sentence. Council woman Milly Caudle, who repre- See Hill, page 8A Cottonwood sewer grant funds received By Karfn Mii)IMFIx)n kun 7/ 'iisiicws-couru r.a>iii Cottonwood Subdivision, which for years has been battling the backup of raw sewage into homes, at kist will be getting some relief City ofticials learned Friday that the $395,500 Community Development Block Grant througli the Akibama Depiirtment of Economic and Community Aftairs to run sewer lines in the area had at last been ofii-cially approved. The City Council had applied for the grant in early June and had been told unofficially that it was going to be awarded, but See Sewer, page 8A Veterans Day parade looking for more entries By Jean Coii: jt *a/j#a theusiu *u s-anirii r. ami More floats, veterans, cars and kids are needed for the second-annual veterans parade set for Nov. 7 in Athens, the event coordinator said. Deadline to enter is Oct. 30. “We are giving trophy and ribbons for the best float, the best overall entry, the best truck, the best Auburn or Alabama car and — if there are enough kids who enter — the best wagon or bicycle,” said Roxanne Haggermaker, who helped revive the local Veterans Day parade last year after the event had feUen out of popF ulaiity. See Parade, page 8A Film festival a hit in Athens NEWS COURIER/KELpr KAZEK Filmmakers, city and county leaders and film enthusiasts attended the premiere party Friday night for the city’s first film event, the Southern Shorts Film Festival. Winning short films were screened at the party at The Club House; the festival was Saturday in McCandless Hall at Athens State University. At left, Lisa Milby, one of eight committee members of Art on the Square who helped organize the event, cuts into a cake designed to look like a movie camera. Above, organizer Alis-sa Rose-Clark sits by the movie screen preparing to hand out awards. 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