Thursday, July 2, 2015


1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put 'PHOTO ID REQUIRED.'

2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the ...complete account number on the 'For' line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check processing channels won't have access to it.

3. Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO Box, use your work address. Never have your SS# printed on your checks. (DUH!) You can add it if it is necessary. But if you have It printed, anyone can get it.

4. Place the contents of your wallet on photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place.

But here's some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know:

5. We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately. But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them.

6.. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).

But here's what is perhaps most important of all: 

7. Call the 3 national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and also call the Social Security fraud line number.  The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.

Now, here are the numbers you always need to contact about your wallet, if it has been stolen:
1.) Equifax: 1-800-525-62851-800-525-6285

2.) Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742 1-888-397-3742

3.) Trans Union : 1-800-680 7289 1-800-680 7289

4.) Social Security Administration (fraud line):
1-800-269-0271  or  1-800-269-0271


The Limestone County Council on Aging has officially established new shopping routes that reach out into the rural areas of the county.

“I am so excited to be able to make this announcement,” said Jennifer Reece, transportation coordinator for Council on Aging. “If you are a senior citizen who lives in the rural area of Limestone County and needs transportation to go buy your groceries, go fill your medical prescriptions at the pharmacy, go pay your utilities or go to your bank, please give us a call at 256-233-6412. The shopping bus provides seniors with reliable transportation, a fun environment and a chance to get out and be more independent.”

The schedule of the shopping bus is as follows:  
• Monday — Tanner area 
• Tuesday — Elkmont area
• Wednesday — East Limestone area

 • Thursday — Clements/Owens area

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Bobby Royce Hasting, 76 of Elkmont, Alabama was found on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at his home. He was born in Limestone County, Alabama on April 17, 1939 to the late William Bernard Hasting and the late Florence Vivian Beverly Hasting. He was a truck driver and a Veteran of the US Army, serving in Vietnam.

Surviving are brothers: W.B. Hasting of Elkmont, AL, Charles Ray Hasting of Ardmore, TN, Larry W & Donita Hasting of Elkmont, AL, and sister, Brenda & Ronald White of Athens, AL, and several nieces and nephews.

There are no public services planned, Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Binford “Benny” Dwight George age 64 of Elkmont, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Athens Limestone Hospital. Mr. George was born July 22, 1950 in Madison County, AL to Ollie Binford George and Willodean McDougle George.

Services will be Sunday, July 5, 2015 2:00 p.m., at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with John Norman officiating. Visitation will be Friday, July 3, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Mr. George was a
member of Owens Cross Roads Baptist Church. He was employed by Limestone County School System, and was a member of the National Guards for 6 years.

Preceded in death by his father, Ollie George; one brother, Mike George; grandparents, Jack and Irene George and Arthur and Ella Mae McDougle.

Survived by his wife, Connie Ann George of Elkmont; one daughter, Stacy Camp and husband, Jason of Athens; one son, Andy George of Athens; one grandson, Hunter Camp of Athens; mother, Willodean George of Athens; one sister, Pat Hardiman and husband, Anthony of Athens; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Alan Boyd, Robert Hathcote, Nathan Hardiman, Jesse Robertson, Hunter Camp and Jason McDougle.


Have you looked at the night sky recently? Something really eye catching is going on in Elkmont's western horizon.

Sky & Telescope points out that this current string of Venus-Jupiter conjunctions closely resembles a similar series between the years 3 and 2 B.C. It has been suggested that their joint appearance might have been what came to be known as the Star of Bethlehem.

This type of conjunction hasn't been seen in the night sky in some 2,000 years, with the night of June 30th being the first time in two millenia. The two can be seen in the western sky on the evening of June 30th. Both planets will appear to be the same size -- even though Jupiter is more than ten times further away and also many times larger than Venus. The brightest planet will be Venus and Jupiter will be on top and be a bit dimmer in nature.  If you can't see it tonight due to schedule or clouds, you'll be able to witness the two planets close together on the evening of July 1st.



Run with the Running Red Devils @ 7 pm
*community run, all are invited
*meet us at the Railroad Depot 

Elkmont Jr. American Legion vs East Lawrence; 5:30 pm (possible game)



8 am-Noon; across from depot

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


The Limestone Storm, 7 year old Dizzy Dean team, placed second in their region qualifying them to play in the State Tournament.  The tournament held in Albertville will be played July 3-7. 

The Limestone Storm 7 and under All Star team is made up of twelve players from different Limestone county youth baseball teams. 

The Elkmont players on the roster are:

 Holt Kennedy

Tae Jackson 

Hayden Hill

Coaches from Elkmont are Joshua Kennedy and Nick Hill.

Many of us have friends and kinfolk in West Limestone so this is a list of West players on the roster. Most of these have Elkmont addresses 

West Limestone Players:
 Braxston Burdge

Brady Riddlehoover 

Skyler Adams 

 Colten Lewter

Lindsey Lane Player (Elkmont address) 

                     Will Abernathy