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SEE INSIDE Y SIMon 1gill t of Ipop bby her d by -FOR MORE! Local youth attend 'Kids Across America', Page 5A Athens coaching changes, a lB ', S rving Athens and Malakoff VOLUME 108 NUMBER 3 0 2017 MediaOne, L.L. C Friday, July 28, 2017 2 Sections 75 cents Life Saving Awards presented, de-annexation of property discussed By Denise York The News Staff Writer le 1A eng - t the stic. , ical Iion, call ATHENS-The Ath- ens City Council ac- cepted the resignation of City Manager Philip Rodriguez at the July 25 meeting. Rodriguez, who has been city manager for about two years, leaves Philip Rodriguez to take a city manager position in Brighton, 10, it was announced at Colo., his home state, the city council meeting During his tenure in Athens nearly $13 mil- lion of capital improve- ments have begun, in- that his responsibility for the City of Athens would end on Aug. 8. Rodri- guez thanked council cluding the Cain Center members and the city for revamp and major work the opportunity and said a special thanks in his to the water system. In his resignation let- ter, Rodriguez detailed accomplishments made and said, "We did all of this and more while establishing a truly im- pressive city staff that is one of the most capable group of professionals and public servants I have ever worked with." Although his resigna- tion is effective Sept. letter to former mayor Jerry Don Vaught for his "consistent support and mentorship." Athens Chamber of Commerce President had high praise for Ro- driguez. "In the time that I've been a part of the Athens community, first with Cain Center and Athens 1 See page 6B The News Photo~Denise York Athens Police Chief Buddy Hill (from left) presents Life Saving Awards to Patrolman Jonathan Hutchison and Corporal Roger Keith for their bravery andoutstanding sevice for rescuing a trapped resident from a multi-story structure fire June 28. in II vacan lien City revises hours and method of payment for water biffs By Denise York The News Staff Writer LOG CABIN-Log Cabin City Council ac- cepted the resignation of council member Jen- nifer Williams and ap- pointed Rodney Allen to take her place at the regular meeting on July 20 at the Log Cabin City Municipal Building. The council approved some important changes to the payment of water bills and court costs which take effect Sept. 1. Water bill payments will be accepted be- tween the hours of 8 a.m. to noon Monday Log Cabin lSee page 6A By Russell Slaton The News Correspondent The News Photo/Denise York Log Cabin City Secretary Belynda Figueriedo (right) swears in new City Councilperson Rodney Allen. Allen replaces Jennifer Williams who resigned. HENDERSON COUNTY- Henderson County Performing Arts Center's presentation of "The Little Mermaid Jr." opens Thursday, Aug. 3, with a cast of 54 youngsters selected from around the area, HCPAC Executive Di- rector David Hill an- nounced. The production is based on the story by Hans Christian Ander- ermai opens sen and the 1989 animated Disney movie, "The Little Mermaid," and stays true to the subsequent Broadway the- atrical version. The kid's stage version of the story is called "Little Mer- " Courtesy Photo maid Jr. The Members of the cast of "The Little Mermaid Jr." rehearse at movie version the theater. The production opens Aug. 3. won an Acad- emyAward for best mu- maid Jr." is sponsored also serves as presi- sical score, by Dr. Mark Roberts,dent of the HCPAC HCPAC's"LittleMer- D.D.S., of Athens, who board of directors. The Karla Dunson 15 years Sales Experience and your sales representative at (903)887-4511 11-13 arnest as golf cleats, football etc. Tennis shoes ! for other purposes. : Tax is due on sales of in pre- save s ms of and footwear pie, $150, tax is due on the pllrs- es and similar items. Backpacks sold students School Supplies Most school sup- plies priced less than $100 are exempt for i Texas families. Qualified merchan- dise either placed on layaway during the tax-free weekend or picked up, (final pay- ment maae) dufin the i holiday will also be tax-exempt. For more informa- I commonly tion, visitcomptroller, i other purposes, such I t role of"Princess Ariel" director is Kara Catu- will be played by Laurel gal, assisted by Hannah Holt, with "Sebastian" Gauze. Athens High portrayed by Jackson School students, includ- Killgore and Jacob ing Felicity Walker, are Moore as "Prince Eric." in charge of choreogra- The crew is made up of parents with various tasks, including Laurie Turner, Heather Eidson, phy for HCPAC's pro- duction. HCPAC's "Little Mermaid Jr." will take Teri Kirksey, Dustin the stage on Aug. 3-5 Carter and Theresa and Aug. 10-12, all at Westby. Gary McDonald 7:30 p.m. A Sunday per- is the technical director formance is scheduled at .who is charge oflight- 2 p.m. Aug. 6. Season mg and who built the tickets sales forthe 2018 two-story "Little Mer- ............................................. maid Jr." set. Musical Mermaid lie See page 6A