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August 28th

Sweetwater Little League Board Meeting tonight

August 28, 2013

There is a Sweetwater Little League Board Meeting that will be held tonight, August 28, at the Sweetwater Middle School in the Choir Room at 8:30 p.m. This is to elect new officers for the upcoming 2014 season. If you are wanting to take an active roll, you are invited to attend tonight to discuss league matters.

Grand Jury indicts 11

August 28, 2013

A Nolan County Grand Jury recently indicted 11 people. Eight of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Steven Bernard Renfro was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, namely tetrahydrocannabinol, a state jail felony. According to court documents, Renfro possessed less than one gram of the controlled substance on Jan. 10, 2013. His bond was set at $5,000.
Christopher Ray Medina was indicted for burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony. His bond was set at $25,000.

Buzzi Unicem to host ‘Buzzi Bash’ fundraiser for volunteer fire departments

August 28, 2013

Buzzi Unicem USA, Maryneal Cement Plant will be holding a community event that they have named the first annual “Help the Heroes: Buzzi Bash.”
This event will benefit the five volunteer fire departments in Nolan County (Maryneal, Nolan, Blackwell, Roscoe and Lake Sweetwater) with all of the proceeds divided equally among the departments.

Sweetwater's VFW Post 2479 supports Mustang athletics

August 28, 2013

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2479 Commander, Lionel Mendez, purchased five Mustang fundraiser booklets from Sweetwater Junior Varsity Mustang football player, Branson Guelker.
These purchased cards will in turn be donated to individuals during weekly drawings held during Saturday night dances, at Sweetwater's VFW Post 2479.

Sweetwater police officer in satisfactory condition after motorcycle wreck

August 28, 2013

Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda has confirmed that one of their officers was injured last week in an accident.
Officer Kurt Huckabee was injured last Friday evening when he lost control of his motorcycle while returning from the White Buffalo Bikefest in Snyder.
Huckabee was off duty and riding his own motorcycle with a group of bikers when apparently he hit a wet spot in the road, causing loss of control. He was flown by Native Air to University Medical Center in Lubbock where he is currently in satisfactory condition.

Criminal investigator position discussed at county meeting

August 28, 2013

At the Nolan County commissioners meeting on Monday morning, discussion was held and action was taken toward adding a criminal investigator position in the sheriff's office.
The position would include salary and benefits which would be reimbursed to the county out of the sheriff's drug forfeiture fund for a particular period of time and then re-evaluated after that time. As stated by Nolan County Sheriff David Warren, a dire need has arisen to add the position, in which different options for funding were presented that would not affect tax payers.

Sweetwater's weather for Wednesday

August 28, 2013

Expect mostly sunny today with a high near 90. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 70 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

August 27th

Coliseum Board meets this afternoon

August 27, 2013

The Nolan Coliseum Board will have a general board meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the Coliseum's old kitchen.

GMP approved for county projects

August 27, 2013

During Monday morning's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, the GMP (guaranteed maximum price) for the new construction of the county jail and sheriff's offices was approved at the total of $10,492,047.
The GMP package was presented to the commissioners, which outlined the summary of the proposal. Pending the approval, the start date for the project would be September 30, with a substantial completion date of October 31, 2014--making it a 13 month project.

Roscoe firefighters attend fire school

August 27, 2013

Members of the Roscoe Fire Department attended the Abilene Area Fire School last week.
The firefighters attended many classes on many topics including hazardous materials, wildland urban interface, 13 common mistakes on the fire ground and officer awareness and participated in a driving simulator, car fires, standpipes operations, search and rescue, L.P. gas and natural gas fires.
Firemen that attended was Chad Dornbusch, Terry Armstrong, Robert Hoffman, Josh Corzine and Gary Armstrong.

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