An 18-wheeler hauling metal shavings wrecked yesterday in Sweetwater causing major damage to the truck and causing a fire. One person was involved with the wreck. The driver sustained minor injuries according to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden. According to eye witnesses, the truck burst into flames after coming to rest on the east side of the Hillsdale Road overpass. The driver may have been distracted, which caused him to veer off the road.Â The engine, transmission and rear axle of the truck were found between the bridges.
The AARP Driver Safety Program (DSP) is proud to offer a free classroom course to all veterans, regardless of age, through the month of November 2011. The DSP is offering the course to recognize and thank veterans for their dedication and commitment to service.
Any military personnel â€” active duty, retired, guard or reserve â€” are eligible to receive a free DSP classroom course on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.
The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, Oct. 24, 2011 at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
Representatives from First Financial Trust were in attendance to inform the board of the status of their accounts. A review of the markets and the impact felt following the 2008 financial crisis was given, which in turn has affected the rise and fall of rates.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 30 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Oct. 24, 2011.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1000 block of Fowler.
â€¢ 600 block of E. 12th.
â€¢ 1700 block of Sam Houston.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Information only â€” 400 block of Fisher.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Male juvenile, 16 â€” Possession of marijuana.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served two civil papers and made three arrests on Oct. 24, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO: