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SEE INSIDE FOR MORE! Hornets basketball update, page 3. Columnist Emily Lundy turns 75, page 5. k ! Serving Athens and Malakoff VOLUME 106 NUMBER 1 2015 MediaOne, L.L.C. Friday, January 2, 2015 1 Section 75 cents A review of the most important stories in Athens, Malakoff and Henderson County in 2014. COURTESY PHOTOIJODY VlNCIK Parents wait to pick up.hens Intermediate students at First Baptist church's Recreational Outreach Center after a bomb treat relocated stu- dents Nov. 5 By Erik Walsh The News Staff HENDERSON COUNTY-Much has transpired in Henderson County in the past year. From the courthouse's birthday, to school bomb threats, to tragic accidents, these are the stories that mattered to us the most at The News. AMWA dispute re- solved: Voters decided to keep the Athens Municipal Water Authority (AMWA) afloat on Election Day May Two Grand Jury Indict-old daughter July 21 after ments: Two Athens resi- an argument with her com- dents were indicted by a mon law husband the pre- Grand Jury in 2014. The first vious day. The other was was Stacie Marie Parsons, Raheem Mark Miller, 19, 25, of Athens. Parsons con: of Athens. Raheem was fessed to killing her 4-year- charged wit ;the June 8 COURTESY PHOTO/JODY VlNCIK A federal agent walks a bomb sniffing dog to the Henderson County Court- house in Athens to locate any potential explosive material in response to a bomb threat called in by telephone just before 9 a.m. ity, with 590 voters in fa- vor. The decision came af- ter the Athens City Coun- cil voted to dissolve the au- thority in January. AMWA scrambled to come up with enough signatures to push the decision to a vote de- cided by Athens residents. THE NEWS PHOTO/ERIK WALSH Dale Morris Jr., of Fort Worth, took home the title of Grand Champion at the Old Fiddler's Reunion on theAthens square May 31. COURTESY PHOTO/SHAWNA SMITH Flames and a black plume of smoke are seen blocks away from a fertilizer storage facility fire May 29 in Athens. A five block radius was evacuated in response. Residents were allowed back in their homes the next day. THE NEWS PHOTO/PEARL CANTRELL Henderson County prosecutors (from left) Mark Hall, Scott McKee and Justin Weiner mean business when stylin' from the knees down for the WalkA Mile in Her Shoes march to end domestic violence and abuse by sparking life-changing conversations outside the courtroom. shooting death of Malakoff resident Cedrick Collins, 23, whose death occurred dur- ing a robbery. Bomb Threats: Athens had two bomb threat scares in about a two week time frame. The Henderson County Court- house and all five Athens ISD schools were all evacuated on two separate dates. The courthouse threat was called in Oct. 23 and ISDthreat came Nov. 5. No bombs were found and nobody was injured. Athens ISD is offering $1,000 to anyone wkh in- formation that leads to the arrest of the person respon- sible for the threats on the schools. New Athens Chamber President: After a long search, Mike Coston took THE NEWS PHOTO/ERIK WALSH Mike Coston was named Athens Chamber of Commerce President inAugust. He replaced former President Mark Rathe. over the job as the Athens Coston replaced former Chamber of Commerce President last August. Review, Page 10 Kirsten Prausa The News (903)887-4511