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April 16th, 2015

Local weather for Thursday

April 16, 2015

Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 80 and southern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe.
Those rain chances will decrease to 50% tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 58. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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April 15th

Local Loan donates bottled water to SFD

April 15, 2015

Bill Haley (right) is shown with a truck full of bottled water that he donated to the Sweetwater Fire Department on behalf of his business, Local Loan & Pawn, which he co-owns with his son, Mike Haley. Bill Haley said the donation was simply a token of their appreciation.

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City to recoup more than $1M in bonds

April 15, 2015

The Sweetwater City Commission covered a lot of ground during Tuesday’s meeting at city hall, including the exploration of a way to save the city over $1.2 million in interest on obligational bonds that are designated to finance public works.

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Trinity Baptist Church provides surprise relief for high school teachers

April 15, 2015

In an effort to support Sweetwater High School, Trinity Baptist Church of Sweetwater surprised faculty and staff members last week by creating a hospitality room where staff members could get some relief during the stressful time of testing. Trinity's goal was to support teachers with snacks prepared by church members and Bee's Décor while providing a restful time for faculty to fellowship.

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Wednesday's local weather

April 15, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 80. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a low around 61. Winds will come from the south-southeast around 10 to 15 mph.
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April 14th

"Taste" packs annex, stomachs

April 14, 2015

It was a bit rainy and cool Monday evening — perfect weather for an event centered around eating — as the Taste of Sweetwater was held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.

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Driver and putter drawing to benefit NCF scholarship fund

April 14, 2015

Chris Casto and Homer Taylor of the Nolan County Foundation are shown with a driver and putter — valued at over $900 — that is being raffled off to benefit the NCF scholarship fund. To purchase a raffle ticket to have a shot at winning the clubs, or to secure a spot in the gold scramble, call Homer Taylor at (325) 669-9733, or Don Timm, SWCC's Gold Pro, at (325) 235-8093.

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Tuesday's local forecast

April 14, 2015

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 63. Winds will be from the north-northwest around 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 51 and northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southeast.
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April 13th

Health Department celebrates NIIW

April 13, 2015

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. This year’s NIIW is April 18-25. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunizations. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized against 14-vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.

Eskimo Hut welcomed to Sweetwater

April 13, 2015

Tyler Stevenson, owner of Sweetwater's Eskimo Hut, cuts the ceremonial ribbon at his store's grand opening Friday. Eskimo Hut is located at 411 East Broadway. Representatives from the City of Sweetwater, SEED, the Chamber of Commerce and Roscoe State Bank also attended the ribbon cutting.

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