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January 30th, 2013

Students learn about banking at First Financial

January 30, 2013

Sweetwater Principles of Business class, taught by Jaime Ince, visited First Financial Bank for a tour of the bank facilities.
The students went to the bank to gain a better understanding of what goes on in a bank and all the different departments within the banking industry.

FFB employees double donation to United Way

January 30, 2013

The Nolan County United Way (NCUW) is committed to serving local entities with a yearly campaign. This year's focus is "Give Where You Live".
This year, one company has done just that. First Financial Bank recently gave a large donation to Nolan County United Way, more than doubling last year's donation made by the bank, according to Nolan County United Way Executive Director Wendy Smartt.
According to FFB President and CEO Kirby Andrews, the donations made are completely employee-driven. "We have a really caring bunch of employees."

Know these fellows?

January 30, 2013

The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo.
Anyone with information on who the men in the photo are, when it was taken or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Betty Turner or Franzas Cupp at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.

County approves agreement for legal services

January 30, 2013

During the Monday morning meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, approval was given toward a general services agreement with the Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado, Acosta law firm.
The agreement would allow the firm to assist the county attorney in various civil matters, which includes advising and representing Nolan County for a set fee. Since the agreement is a professional service, a finding will be entered that it is exempt from the competitive bidding requirements of the local government code.

Blotters for January 28, 2013

January 30, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued six citations and made three arrests on Jan. 28, 2013.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1200 block of SE Georgia.

Calls for service:
• Runaway — 1900 block of Bristol.
• Theft — 900 block of Silas.
• Theft — 400 block of Bowie.
Arrested by SPD:
• Female juvenile, 10 — Aggravated sexual assault of a child.
• Female juvenile, 16 — Runaway.
• Chad Parsons, 19 — Possession of a controlled substance.

Wednesday's local weather

January 30, 2013

It will be much cooler and less windy today, with a high near 52 and sunny skies. Winds will be from the west at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25.
Expect clear skies with a low around 33 tonight. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Head on over to weather.gov to learn more.

January 29th

Sweetwater hosts Transmission Summit 2013

January 29, 2013

Sweetwater hosted more than 125 energy and infrastructure leaders from more than a dozen states around the USA last week for the 5th annual Transmission Summit 2013 on the campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas.
The event included project updates, business networking and industry sponsor exhibits. The event was sponsored by the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse.
Shown is speaker Jeff Gates with Duke Energy out of Charlotte, NC speaking about energy storage as a grid strategy at the transmission summit.

County burn ban reinstated

January 29, 2013

After a two-week time frame, the Nolan County Commissioners approved to reinstate the burn ban for the county at their meeting on Monday morning.
Collectively, the commissioners determined that the land throughout the county was not looking as "green" due to the lack of precipitation. The reinstatement will stand until the next meeting date, when the item will be considered once again by the commissioners.

SISD school board members recognized

January 29, 2013

As citizens who serve children and represent their communities, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. Yet, few people fully understand the scope and far-reaching implications of board members’ responsibilities. All Texans should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the crucial role these elected leaders play in the education of our children. They truly make a difference every day.

Blotters for January 25-27, 2013

January 29, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 123 calls for service, issued seven citations and made three arrests from Jan. 25-27, 2013.

The SPD received 66, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1400 block of Hailey.
• Runaway — 1100 block of Tonkawa.
• Theft — 1000 block of E. Broadway.
• Sexual assault — Sweetwater area.
• Burglary of a habitation — 1400 block of McCauley.

Arrested by SPD:
• Charles McLarty, 58 — Indictment.
• Shanna Metcalf, 22 — Warrants.
• Jimmy Luna, 28 — Family violence assault/interfere with emergency call.

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