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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - October 22, 2009, Athens, Alabama Player oí* the Week Coming FridayThe News Courier Serving Athens and Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Future 50 cents Thursday, October 22, 2009 Visit US online www^newscourierxom Inside Today Tide takes on Tennessee Alabama's McElroy prepares to battle Vols defense SPORTS, PAGE IB Pumpkin proceeds Isom's Orchard donates to LCCI VALLEY, PAGE 4ASubscribe Get the news with your morning coiiee SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS COURIER BY CALLING 232-2720 7    69847'00001    6 Coimnission turns down 2 requests By Karen Middleton karen& The Athens Planning Commission failed to recommend approval for two residents when it met this week. Julyn Inc., which represents properties owned by Judy Johnson, failed to get a commission recommendation for City Council approval for rezoning of two adjoining lots on South Houston Street. This is the second consecutive year that Johnson has requested rezoning from residential to business for the property at 805 S. Houston. When Johnson brought the request to the commission last year, several South Houston Street neighbors objected in a rezoning hearing. Planning'Commission Chairman Rod Huffinan said several residents also showed up at Thes-day’s meeting to object to the re- zoning of the property that is in back of Hometown Grocery. “The neighbors are very much opposed to it,” said Huffman. “Eight residents talked against it and it had no support on the commission.” . The commission also turned down a request by Ball, Solomon and Solomon to annex 67.8 acres into the city of Athens at Sander-fer and Lucas Ferry roads. “The property is on the west side of Lucas Ferry,” said Huffman. “We voted no because in is not in the city’s service area and there are no utilities there at the moment. If the property is ever developed it would have to be with sewers. We would have been more favorable if the utilities were already installed.” In other business, the commission gave final approval to the 34-lot Phase 2 of Fieldstone Subdivision off Mooresville Road. Wanted: Senior class trip _____NEWS    COURIER/KIM    RYNDERS Athens Bible School juniors, from left, Ceci Ivey, E.A. Shaver, Katherine McGee and Makayla Melvin arrange mums Wednesday with Deanna Ivey during The News Courier's Customer Appreciation Day. The mum sale was a fundraiser to help cover some of the money lost in the stock market for the school's senior class trip. Funds lost in stock market, ABS junior class turns to fundraisers By Kelly Kazek kolly&'atlu'nsiwws-courier.coni Wednesday was not a typical school day for Makayla Melvin, Ceci Ivey, Katherine McGee and E.A. Shaver. For starters, they got to spend much of their time outdoors on a rare day of sunshine. Then, they got to eat hot dogs and chocolate chip cookies. But don’t think they were skipping classes at Athens Bible School — they still had to go take a history test and attend chemistry class. But they were allowed to miss some of the school day to come to The News Courier’s Customer Appreciation Day to sell mums. The fundraiser is one of many the junior class is having because many of the 27 students in the class lost money they had Ste Senior trip, page 3A Another man accused of trying to make alcohol in jail A second prisoner has been charged with promoting prison contraband for trying to make an alcoholic beverage in his Limestone County jail cell, an official said. Macy Grant Montgomery, 28, of 27094 Alabama 251 in Elkmont, was charged Tuesday. Another    Q    Montgomery man was charged with the same oliense Monday. Jailers found a bottle in his ceD in which he appeared to be trying to make an alcoholic drink, said Limestone County Sherift's Lt. Brad Cur-nutt. Montgomery was in jail on two counts of second-degree theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and 12 counts of Iraudulent use of a credit card, an official said. - Jean Cole Teen recognized for doing good job By Karen Middi eton karen&atlienstww s-conricr.coii) Teddy Olson, a West Limestone teen who was seriously burned in a 2008 fire, has been recognized by the North Alabama Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. Lillian Butler, executive See Good job, page 3AMarley's got it licked Sixteen-month-old Marley Davis tries her best to reach the flavored ice in her cup Wednesday at The News Courier Customer Appreciation Day. Instead of the ice making it into Marley’s mouth, lots of her cookie was ending up in the cup. Customers enjoyed hot dogs, cookies , ice cream, muffins, music and more during the event. NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDERS Veterans Museum adds kids’ program By Karen Middleton kannvf^athensnew 's-a>uritr. a)in The Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives is offering an opportunity throughout this month for students to learn about the military history of their country and at the same time win a chance at a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. Museum assistant Vicky Bedingfield said Wednesday when students in two age groups. 7-9 years, and 10-12 years, visit the museum they are given a “Spot the History” sheet and a pencil to fill out information such as name, address and telephone number on the front. On the back of the sheet are nine photos of various museum exhibits. “They have to go through the museum and find the item and write See Program, page 3A Elna BuTcheU    w    ^fci|    ^ ........................ Nút0up0nnéáé0d»Hmrá0/opmití9nmwWe want your photos! Send your amatuer photos to kelly@ to be published in Sunday's edition ;