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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007


Be Ready Camp seeks sixth-graders

Sixth-graders have until Monday afternoon to register for this yearís Be Ready Camp.

Only four students will be selected to represent Morgan County at the camp, occurring Sept. 4-8 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.

The camp engages youths from every county in Alabama in individual, family and community preparedness.

The statewide program is a partnership among the governorís office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives, Alabama Homeland Security and the Association of County Commissions of Alabama.

For more information or to register, call Dianna Tolliver of the Volunteer Center of Morgan County at 355-8628.

Paul Huggins

Limestone hosting free walking tours

ATHENS — Whether you are a visitor or resident, you can learn about the history of Athens during walking tours offered this month.

The Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the tours for free.

The tours are each Saturday in June and start at 10 a.m. Those interested should arrive at the Limestone County Courthouse by 9:45.

Storytellers will act as guides and share history of the city. The guides and tour sites are as follows:

  • Saturday, Buzz Estes, northeast part of square.

  • June 9, Richard Martin, remainder of the square.

  • June 16, Jim Patteson and Sarah Love, Athens State Universityís Founders Hall and Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives.

  • June 23, Richard Martin and Sons of Confederate Veterans, Washington Street, old city cemetery and Big Spring Park.

  • June 30, Buzz Estes, Houston Street Memorial
    Library and Presbyterian Church.

    Private tours are available. To schedule a group, call Jeannette Rich at 232-5411.

    Holly Hollman

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