Archive - Jun 7, 2012 - News Article
For many children, the rural neighborhood, small town, or ranch is a home, a playground and a place where they do chores. Teaching them to take some of the responsibility for their own safety at home and in their neighborhoods is the subject of the eighth bi-annual Big Country Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, which will be held June 22, 2012, at the Big Country Hall located on grounds of the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Advantage Office Products, located at 1116 E. Broadway.
Advantage Office Products is owned by Advantage Office Products, LLC, with Erin Gomez as the store's manager. Advantage is a full service office supply and furniture store.
The store was founded in May of 2005 by Stewart Spencer and Dennis George and serves Nolan and surrounding counties. Advantage opened in May of 2006 in Sweetwater and is the second Advantage Office Products store to open.
Two entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The cases were prosecuted by District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas. Judge Glen Harrison presided over the cases.
Malcom Xavier Black, with attorney, Jacob Blizzard, pled guilty to prohibited substance in a correctional facility, a third degree felony. For his plea, Black received three years of community supervision and will have to pay a $2,000 fine, $309 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 160 hours of community service.
The Sweetwater High School Band was recognized during the May SISD school board meeting for earning the coveted Sweepstakes ranking during the 2011-12 school year.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued eight citations and made three arrests on June 5, 2012.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 1700 block of Bristol.
â€¢ Missing person â€” 900 block of W. 10th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Bruce McKinney, 30 â€” Criminal trespass.
â€¢ Sonya Flores, 25 â€” Warrants.
â€¢ Nikki McAfee, 32 â€” Possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 12 calls for service, served two civil papers and made no arrests on June 5, 2012.
Calls for service: