Archive - 2014 - News Article

August 14th

Campbell pinned as SFD's new assistant fire chief

August 14, 2014

The Sweetwater Fire Department has promoted from within a new assistant fire chief. Lance Campbell was officially named to the position Tuesday by Chief Grant Madden.
Campbell, a 15-year veteran of the department, passed the required promotional exams and met the criteria. Madden believes he will be a good successor to former assistant chief Chris Kiser.
"Lance was hired on right after I was," Madden said. "I've worked with him my entire career. I know he has great leadership skills, we just haven't had a chance to see them yet."

Reid recognized as Best Newspaper Carrier

August 14, 2014

It takes a team effort get the daily newspaper constructed, published and delivered. And the youngest member of the Sweetwater Reporter family is ten-year-old Christian Reid.
Reid is a newspaper carrier whose route is on the northeast side of Sweetwater. The route is under his mother's name, Jennifer Gardner, who was recently named the Sweetwater Reporter's "Readers' Choice" winner for Best Newspaper Carrier.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

August 14, 2014

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and southeast winds around 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

August 13th

The world’s brightest 5K is coming to TSTC

August 13, 2014

The public is invited to participate in a local Color Dash on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m. starting and ending at TSTC Sweetwater Campus. "This fun, family-friendly event is going to be a big difference maker — it's your city's brightest 5k run/walk," said event organizers. "The Color Dash is a fun-filled experience for walkers, runners and people of all ages, shapes and sizes."

70th annual Fisher County Fair approaches

August 13, 2014

The 70th annual Fisher County Fair will take place August 15-16 at the Fisher County Courthouse. All ages are encouraged to enter items in the following categories: Baked goods, preserved foods, textiles (clothing and quilts), horticulture and crops, hobbies and crafts, art and photography. Entries will be accepted on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 4-7 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded. Residents of neighboring counties are also welcome to enter. Fair books are available at the Extension office. For more information, call Mary Mahaffey at 721-1002 or the County Extension office at 776-3259.

City Commission: Officer ‘went above and beyond call of duty’

August 13, 2014

It's been a busy week for the Sweetwater City Commission.
During a regular session Tuesday, police officer Daniel Olds was commended for "going above and beyond the normal call of duty" for his role in attempting to save the life of a critical patient the fire department was called to assist.
The scene at rescue situations such as the one Olds responded to can often be chaotic, but on the day of June 27, Sweetwater's emergency services were stretched particularly thin, according to fire chief Grant Madden.

Too Cool for School derby bout this Sunday

August 13, 2014

The Mustang Sallies will once again take to the track in their third home bout of the season against the Conroe Cutthroats on Sunday, Aug. 17. The doors will open at 3 p.m. and the action starts at 4 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Tickets are on sale at Creative Graphic Solutions, Fastenal and El Papagayos for $8 in advance. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $12 on Aug. 17. Children 12 and under are free! Be sure to get to the Annex early as seating is limited.

Wednesday's local weather

August 13, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 70 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

August 12th

VIDEO: Tributes Pour In For Robin Williams As Celebrities, Fans Mourn

August 12, 2014

A video tribute to Robin Williams

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.

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