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June 27th, 2014

One transported in wreck

June 27, 2014

One person was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries after a wreck on East Broadway this morning just before 8 a.m.
According to emergency authorities, the vehicle shown was traveling east on Broadway when it hit a truck that was towing a trailer.

Some advice from the coach

June 27, 2014

Tayton Thompson of Sweetwater's 9-10 year-old all-star team gets some advice from coach Ron Atkins before going to bat in Thursday's District 5 Little League tournament game at Tuscola.
Four Sweetwater all-star teams are playing in tournaments at various Abilene-area locations. See Sports, online or in Page A10 of Friday's edition.

Joe Marvin Bentle

June 27, 2014

Funeral services for Joe Marvin Bentle, 50, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Bentle died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.

Richard Glen McIntire, Sr.

June 27, 2014

Funeral services for Richard Glen McIntire, Sr., 62, of Sweetwater, will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014, at Broadway Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
McIntire died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at his home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.

SW teams split to start bracket play

June 27, 2014

Sweetwater batted .500 to begin bracket play Thurs-day at separate District 5 Little League all-star tour-naments being held in the Abilene area. The 11-12 year-olds defeated Jim Ned 15-5, but the 9-10 year-olds lost their game to Jim Ned 13-10 to fall into the losers bracket and need a bounce-back win Saturday in order to avoid elimination.
Sweetwater’s 13-14 year-old Junior League all-stars will begin bracket play to-day. They will be playing Breckenridge at 8 p.m. at Abilene North.

Sweetwater's weekend weather

June 27, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and breezy winds from the south-southeast at 20 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph, and before 1 a.m. we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
For the weekend, we'll see highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s. Winds will remain breezy throughout, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Learn more now at weather.gov.

June 26th

Police: Sweetwater standoff suspect shot, killed, after firing at officers

June 26, 2014

Update: Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda confirms that 50-year-old Michael Berry was shot and killed by officers after Berry fired shots at them.
Frieda says it was members of the Abilene Police Department's SWAT team that were forced to shoot Berry after the suspect in an early-morning theft opened fire on the officers. Abilene PD was called to help with the situation early Thursday afternoon after Berry brandished a gun in a threatening manner towards Sweetwater officers, according to Frieda.

Sweetwater music series kicks off July 11 with Hope Shiver

June 26, 2014

The Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, with partial funding from the Texas Commission on the Arts, announced the “Applause” Music Series, which kicks off with a summer preview of the series on July 11, with “Voices of Hope,” staring International performer, Hope Shiver.
Designed to bring a new level of musical arts to Nolan County, the “Applause” Music Series will feature incredible performances with memorable themes.
With “Voices of Hope,” Shiver will take the audience down a journey with portrayals of famous heroines Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Sissieretta Jones.

TSTC awards scholarships to area high school students

June 26, 2014

Texas State Technical College has awarded scholarships to 39 high school students from ATEMS, Blanket, Breckenridge, Colorado City, Cisco, Early, Gorman, Graford, Hamlin, Jim Ned, Loraine, Roscoe and Sweetwater. The scholarship recipients have all completed a Marketable Skills Award (MSA) through dual credit with TSTC in Digital Media, Health Information, Computer Programming, Software and Business Accounting, Computer-Aided Drafting or Welding. The college hopes the scholarship will enable the students to continue their education to an associate degree.

SW teams to start bracket play today

June 26, 2014

After going 0-2 in pool play, two Sweetwater Little League all-star teams — the 9-10 year-olds and 11-12 year-olds — will try for a fresh start in bracket play tonight at their respective District 5 tournaments.
The Junior League (13-14) all-stars, 2-0 in their pool games, start bracket play on Friday and will try to keep a good thing going.
The 9-10 and 11-12 year-olds play Jim Ned tonight — the latter at 6 p.m. at Abilene Northern; the former at 7 p.m. at Jim Ned.
The Junior Leaguers play Breckenridge at 8 p.m. Fri-day to start bracket play at Abilene North.

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