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Brick re-opening delayed by license

The beer taps remained dry Friday night, spoiling The Brickís scheduled grand re-opening party and pushing it back several more days, possibly a week.

The liquor license didnít arrive as anticipated Friday, forcing the owners to wait several more days to serve alcohol. It will, however, be open for lunch Monday.

The Alcoholic Beverage Control office in Montgomery hasnít processed the paperwork and didnít work Friday, said Rob Hall, Brick co-owner, so it will be Monday or Tuesday before the ABC gets to it.

Bishop Black was to perform Friday as part of the re-open-
ing celebration, and The Trin-ity Mountain Boys would have performed Saturday night, had the Brick opened according to plan.

As for whether The Brick will have its special re-opening party the day it receives the license or wait until the following weekend, Hall said the owners have not yet decided.

- Paul Huggins

Tennessee man caught on foot

ATHENS — An Athens, Tenn., man wasnít fast enough to flee on foot from an Athens, Ala., officer.

Police received a call Thursday night about a reckless driver.

According to reports, an officer stopped Steven Douglas Davis, 43, of 918 Rocky Mountain Road, at Elm Street and U.S. 31.

Davis allegedly ran on foot behind the Chevron station and hid in the grass.

Officer Randy Vickers spotted him, and Davis ran again. Vickers tackled him and took him into custody.

The report said Vickers found one crack pipe and a crack cocaine rock on Davis.

Davis is in the Limestone County Jail with no bond set, charged with possession of
a controlled substance and
possession of drug paraphernalia.

- Holly Hollman

2 arrested in theft from vehicle

The Decatur police Anti-Crime Unit helped recover more than $5,000 in stolen plumb-
ing tools and arrest the two
men suspected of taking the items.

Lamco Plumbing reported one of its vehicles broken into Thursday with $5,190 in tools stolen.

Officers Jason Hyder and Al Ballesteros were responsible for developing information that led to the recovery of most of the tools.

Detective George Silvestri credited the officers for also developing leads on the two suspects.

Police charged Brian Richard Belisile, 18, of 307 Mockingbird Lane S.W., Apartment 707; and Tyler Preston Felps, 18, of 103 Raymond St. S.W., with breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

They remained in the Morgan County Jail in lieu of $750 bond.

- Paul Huggins

ADEM issues air quality alert

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has issued an air quality alert for Saturday.

Air quality has reached ďorange status,Ē which means itís unhealthy and inadvisable for particularly sensitive groups
to remain outside for prolonged lengths of time.

The particle pollution count was 2.5 microns, and the air quality index was 102.

The air quality forecast for Sunday and Monday is moderate.

- Paul Huggins

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