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April 29th, 2015

Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates grand reopening of Sears Hometown Store

April 29, 2015

Members of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off the grand reopening celebration of the Sears Hometown Store in Sweetwater recently. The store now includes a new product assortment, redesigned merchandising, new fixtures and signage and comprehensive employee training, among other changes. Owner Pete Porter in shown cutting the ceremonial ribbon at Friday's event.

Wednesday's local weather

April 29, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 72. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 51 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
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April 28th

SNAP seeks rummage sale donations

April 28, 2015

Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP) Director, Tonya Challis, is preparing for her department's final major fundraiser of the year.
In addition to the Taste of Sweetwater and charging for Rattlesnake Round-Up parking, SNAP holds an annual rummage sale at its 1701 Elm Street location, with this year's sale slated for June 6.

Read more in Tuesday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required).

4-H students show appreciation to supporters during Clover Campaign

April 28, 2015

Nolan County 4-Hers served sweet tea and lemonade to show their appreciation to the people who supported the 4-H program Saturday morning at Tractor Supply Company in Sweetwater. “Nolan County 4-H greatly appreciates the partnership with the Tractor Supply Company. "We are so thankful for the support of the Nolan County residents who have been and will be contributing to the Tractor Supply Clover Campaign which will run through May 3 at Tractor Supply,” said Nolan County Family and Consumer Sciences County Extension Agent Labeth Carter.

NCBR application for $500 college scholarship due May 1

April 28, 2015

The Nolan County Board of Realtors is offering to all interested Nolan County graduating seniors, of the Class of 2015, an opportunity to apply for the NCBR annual scholarship. For students who are planning to continue their educational experience beyond high school, the NCBR is offering four $500 college scholarships to help with expenses.

Learn more in Tuesday's print edition or our e-edition (subscription required).

Samarripa to visit Sweetwater Thursday

April 28, 2015

Celebrate El Dia de Los Ninos (Children's Day) at the County-City Library on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room.
"We are excited to have guest speaker Consuelo Samarripa join us with a special presentation," said library staff.

Read more in Tuesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Tuesday's local forecast

April 28, 2015

Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 60 and northern winds around 15 mph.
We should see partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 45 and northern winds at 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the west-northwest.
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April 27th

Man injured in vehicle fire

April 27, 2015

According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, a man was working on the fuel tank of his vehicle in the Check Mart parking lot on Lamar Street Saturday afternoon when the fuel tank caught fire. The man sustained a second degree burn on his side and singed some of his hair in the blaze.

Get all the details in Monday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

County Commission awards $5,000 to juvenile detention

April 27, 2015

The Nolan County Commission awarded an additional $5,000 in funds to detain juvenile offenders within the county Monday during a regular meeting at the Nolan County Courthouse.

Read more in Monday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required).

TNB awards Good Grades Pay winners

April 27, 2015

Fifty Sweetwater High School students made the A-Honor Roll in the fifth six weeks of the 2014-2015 school year and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50.

Learn more in Monday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

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