Archive - Nov 17, 2011 - News Article

Local Ribbon Cuttings

November 17, 2011

The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Villa Palma Italian Restaurant, located at 120 W. Broadway, on Thursday, Nov. 10. Owner Ardian Halili is shown cutting the red ribbon with Chamber Ambassadors and community members.
Also, Schlotzsky’s in Sweetwater celebrated their 15 year anniversary and re-imaging with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and community members attended as well.

Man shot in face

November 17, 2011

A Sweetwater man was shot in the face just before noon on Wednesday according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley. The Sweetwater Police Department was dispatched to 102 Fisher Street around 11:02 a.m. on Wednesday about the shooting.
Kelley stated that officers are still investigating details of the crime, but one man has already been arrested in the case. Danny Johnson was arrested Wednesday, as he allegedly shot at the 21-year-old male victim with a shotgun.

Cox Jewelers closing Abilene and Sweetwater stores

November 17, 2011

Sweetwater and Abilene, TX: Cox Jewelers, the jeweler of choice for many families in Sweetwater and Abilene since 1895, will soon join a pantheon of important local businesses that are no more. But first, Cox Jewelers must sell its entire inventory of fine diamonds, jewelry, watches and giftware. The Cox Jewelers Going Out of Business Sale starts Thursday, Nov. 17, at Cox Jewelers locations, 110 East Broadway in Sweetwater, and 1056 North 2nd Street in Abilene.

Treasure Hunters Roadshow

November 17, 2011

An elderly couple cashed in big with their collection at the Treasure Hunters Roadshow at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Sweetwater. The couple brought in a World War II dagger, a number of coins and a few pieces of jewelry. They walked out with about $3,000.

Blotters for November 15, 2011

November 17, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on Nov. 15, 2011.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of vehicle — 900 block of Circle.
• Criminal trespass — 400 block of Circle Drive.

Arrested by SPD:
• Amy Carroll, 31 — DWLI.

The Sweetwater Fire Department responded to two ambulance calls and one fire call on Nov. 15.
• One fire call in the city of Sweetwater.
• Two ambulance calls in the city of Sweetwater.

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