Archive - 2014 - News Article

August 12th

Outstanding citizens, business nominations being taken

August 12, 2014

It's that time again to nominate the 2014 Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Female Citizen, Outstanding Male Citizen and Business of the Year.

New church to give 200 backpacks

August 12, 2014

A new, local congregation is hoping to make an impact in the community as they prepare for their official church launch.
On Sunday, Aug. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m., Bethel Sweetwater will have a back to school backpack/school supply giveaway at Newman Park. Bethel Sweetwater is an extension of Bethel Assembly in Anson.
Two hundred backpacks filled with elementary school supplies will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Also at the event, 500 hot dogs will be given away.

Richard Fergeson State Farm hosts back to school event

August 12, 2014

Many attended the back to school event at Richard Fergeson State Farm on Monday. Free hot dogs and school supplies were given away and children enjoyed a bounce house.
See more photos on Page 10 of Tuesday's edition.

Commission leaves burn ban in place, will mull medical chopper service contract

August 12, 2014

A bit more rain is needed before the Nolan County Commissioners Court will agree to lift the burn ban.
The commission voted unanimously to leave the ban — which hasn't been lifted since late May — in place for now.
"We want to see a general rain over most of the county before we lift the ban," said County Court Judge Tim Fambrough.
The commission agreed to revisit the issue at the next regular meeting.
A presentation by Randy Teague of AirMedCare Network focused on bringing more comprehensive coverage to Nolan County and its residents.

Heroes in an SUV — Turtle rescue

August 12, 2014

Angie Collier and James Villanueva were in the right place at the right time when the two — in a Nolan County Sheriff’s Office SUV — turned their lights on and stopped traffic to help a frightened turtle to safety.
The turtle was crossing Hailey Street and stopped and hid inside its shell before making it to the sidewalk when traffic started to pick up.

Discovery camp starts today

August 12, 2014

Today, August 12, the Pioneer Museum will be having a two-day Pioneering the Past Discover Camp from 10 a.m. to noon.
The theme is “Life’s a Garden, Dig It”. The two-day interactive archaeology camp is open to children in grades 4 through 8.
To learn about entry fees or to sign up, visit

Tuesday's local forecast

August 12, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 68 and east-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the southeast.
Learn more at

August 11th

Great White performs in Sweetwater

August 11, 2014

Many attended the Nolan County Fair this weekend and enjoyed a concert on Saturday evening performed by Great White.
Shown are members of the band during the performance including Michael Lardie (keys, guitar), Scott Snyder (bass), lead singer Terry Ilous and lead guitarist, Mark Kendall.
Members of the Nolan County Cruisers car club drove members of the band onto the floor of the Nolan County Coliseum for their show, driving them in classic cars.
Find more photos in Monday's edition.

Infigen donates to Roscoe VFD

August 11, 2014

Shown are Michael Jimenez, Infigen Plant Manager for Sweetwater 4 & 5 Wind Farms and Gary Armstrong, Chief of the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department.
Infigen recently gave a donation to the Roscoe VFD that will be used for general maintenance at the department, keeping fire trucks and medical equipment up to date.

VIDEO: Longhorn Fan Appreciation Day

August 11, 2014

Texas Football Fan Day at UT

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