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For your Thanksgiving Day forecast, expect sunny skies with a high near 55. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight's low will be around 33, with mostly clear skies and winds remaining from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
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Many retailers are announcing that their stores will be opening their stores earlier this year for their Black Friday sales, including stores in Sweetwater.
Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Sears, Tractor Supply and Bealls will open on Thanksgiving day at different times offering their low priced specials.
Wal-Mart will have three events with the first beginning at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The second event will begin at 8 p.m. that day and the third event will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday. (See the pull-out advertising insert in our Thursday edition.)
A familiar face in the community is joining the Sweetwater Reporter, as Pam Goates is the newest advertising executive.
Goates started her work at the Reporter on November 19. Her previous positions as secretary at two local churches have provided her with office experience which will be beneficial in this new venture.
Goates said that she enjoys any opportunity that will allow her to meet and interact with people. Her new role will allow her to continue to build relationships with people through selling advertisements for the local newspaper.
The afternoon session of the Nolan County Commissionersâ€™ meeting on Monday included an update from Turner Construction on the courthouse, jail and sheriffâ€™s offices.
Notably, work on the courthouse continues as insulation continues to be installed. Work has begun on the northwest side and will continue into the next two weeks.
Some work has been done on the masonry and will continue into the next two weeks as installation will take place on the east side. Drywall is also being worked on the east side of the building.
The Nolan County Hospital District board of directors approved new POS (point of sale) software for the dietary department during their meeting Monday night at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
The item has been budgeted for some time, but the request was made this year. The software--totaling around $16,000--will help update the department through various means.
Today will be sunny with a high near 49. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the south in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 33 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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Under the new management of Ben McCandliss, General Manager and Mattie Williams, Director of Sales, Holiday Inn Express in Sweetwater welcomes former and new customers to see the renovations taking place at the hotel and to enjoy their many amenities available.
During the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Monday morning, approval was given to increase the authorized number of reserve deputies (non-paid) in the Sheriff's Office from four to six.
Sheriff David Warren stated that recently, more people have stepped up to serve in this role. While they serve on a voluntary basis, the non-paid reserve deputies take part in the full academy, just like a paid deputy.
As a result, the reserve deputies have the same power and authority. However, the decision to increase the number was required to go before the commissioners for approval.
Local Girl Scouts and Nolan County Girl Scouts Service Unit #722 showed their appreciation to the Sweetwater Municipal Band recently by giving each member a coffee mug.
The band performed at the Meet and Greet Under the Oaks event at Girl Scouts of Texas-Oklahoma Plains Camp Boothe Oaks.
Shown are Girl Scouts Ava Headstream and Lucy CastaÃ±eda donating the mugs to some of the members including Billy Weems, Landa Clay, Rudy Rivera, Bill Tinsley, David Jones and Clifford Ashley.
Today will be sunny with a high near 45. Winds will be breezy with a north northwest wind at 10 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 29 and a northwest wind at 5 to 10 mph.
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