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SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2007

Area News In Brief

Decatur man seeks runaway daughter

A Decatur man is seeking help from
Daily readers to find his teenage daughter.

Dan Conway said his daughter, Sarah, 16, and her friend Kourtney Lisinski, 17, ran away Friday morning.

Witnesses told him the two left on foot, carrying suitcases.

Conway has notified Decatur police.

He said people have called him to say they have seen the teens in both an older-model blue Saturn and a red pickup.

Sarah Conway has brown hair and eyes, is 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighs 115 pounds.

Lisinski has brown hair and maybe brown eyes. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 120 to 125 pounds.

She has a pierced nose and tongue and several ear piercings. She also has a tattoo on one ankle.

Anyone with information can call police at 353-2515 or Conway at 466-9740.

Holly Hollman

2 families plan Habitat celebration

ATHENS — Two families are inviting the public to help them celebrate their new homes.

The Collins and White families will dedicate their Habitat for Humanity homes on June 24 at 2 p.m.

The homes are at 2232 and 2234 Levert Ave. in Athens.

Holly Hollman

Ex-Humane Society head pleads guilty

ATHENS — A former Athens-Limestone Humane Society president has pleaded guilty to theft for taking money or items from people while she provided pet-sitting services.

Circuit Court Clerk Charles Page said Mary Beth Wescott, formerly of Athens, pleaded guilty in May to one count of second-degree theft.

The court agreed to drop her other theft and burglary charges.

Page said Wescott received a 10-year suspended sentence. She has five years probation and will remain under supervised probation until she makes restitution totaling $26,635.

Starting June 30, she must pay $100 a month.

Athens police arrested Wescott in 2005 when 10 victims reported she took money, clothing or jewelry from their homes. Wescott operated a business called Pet Sitter.

Wescott now lives out of state.

Holly Hollman

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