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Grand Jury indicts seven

October 30, 2013

A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted seven people this month. Five of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Teresa Ann Williams was indicted for possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, namely cocaine, a second degree felony. Williams possessed more than a gram, but less than four grams of cocaine on Dec. 8, 2012, according to court documents. Her bond was set at $20,000.

TSTC Health Fair next week

October 30, 2013

Texas State Technical College Sweetwater campus will again play host to the annual Nolan County Health Fair. The event, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Student Center, will feature approximately 40 Big Country area vendors. 

Hospital board meets with Texas Midwest Emergency Physicians

October 30, 2013

The Nolan County Hospital District board of directors met with the president of the Texas Midwest Emergency Physicians during their monthly meeting held Monday evening at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
This month, RPMH began using doctors from this group within the emergency department. The group not only provides coverage for the Sweetwater hospital but for Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene as well.

Man dies at local oil field site

October 30, 2013

A 33-year-old Shackelford County man died Tuesday afternoon at an oil well site in southeastern Nolan County.
Sheriff David Warren said that were three men working on a pulling unit at a lease approximately 26 miles southeast of Sweetwater and just east of Highway 153 in Nolan County. According to the co-workers, the deceased man began feeling dizzy and fell to the ground. They turned him over and immediately called 9-1-1 for medical assistance. Sweetwater Fire Department, Nolan County Sheriff’s Office and a Texas DPS Trooper responded to the call.

Health officials host mock emergency exercise for county

October 30, 2013

The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department and several other agencies held a mock exercise simulating how they would handle a flu outbreak in Sweetwater. The exercise was held at the Nolan County Coliseum parking lot.
Shown are members from several agencies as they funnel cars and trucks down the line. Forms were given to the occupants of the vehicles to fill out concerning their general health.

October is National Physical Therapy Month, department recognized at RPMH

October 30, 2013

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) would like to recognize their Physical Therapy department for going above and beyond serving the patients of Sweetwater and the surrounding communities.
Pictured are (back row) Eddie Spencer, John Fite, Cody Paty, Jennie Dodd, Patsy Sanford, (front row) Tara Knock, Louise Turney, Leola Gentry and Matilda Romero.

Wednesday's local weather outlook

October 30, 2013

Today will be cloudy with a high near 80. Winds will be breezy with a southern wind at 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. We'll have a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms that will remain in the forecast for the remainder of the day.
Otherwise, expect a low around 56 with southern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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