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August 3rd, 2012

Scam hits locally

August 3, 2012

Phone scams, unfortunately, are continuing to target the region, but this time the calls are being made from international areas.
Elsie Armstead of Roscoe shared her experience of an attempted phone scam, noting that the call came up as "Kingston Jim" on her Caller ID. However, she said that the name is a cover-up for Kingston, Jamaica, the capital of the country.

Fire rekindles, burns 45 more acres

August 3, 2012

A fire that burned 20 acres on Wednesday near County Road 143 and County Road 144 rekindled on Thursday and firefighters battled the blaze until about midnight on Thursday. They continued to monitor the fire on Friday morning as well.
Battling the blaze were the Sweetwater Fire Department, Texas Forest Service, Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department, Nolan Volunteer Fire Department and Lake Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department.

Highland ISD accepting ballot applications

August 3, 2012

Applications are currently being accepted for a place on the Highland ISD General Election Ballot. The filing period began on July 21, 2012 and will continue through August 20, 2012.  Applications are available in the Superintendent’s office and may be picked up and/or dropped off between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Blotters for August 1, 2012

August 3, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued no citations and made five arrests on Aug. 1, 2012.

The SPD received 29, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Fraud — Sweetwater area.
• Theft — 300 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Victor Fields, 29 — Criminal trespass.
• Charles McLarty, 58 — Driving while intoxicated/evading.
• Julian Cuellar, 29 — Family violence assault.
• Bobby Rayson, 50 — Warrants.
• Francisco Solis, 19 — Public intoxication.

August 2nd

Chamber coffee held in renovated SHS library

August 2, 2012

The Chamber Coffee for the month of August was held at the newly remodelled Sweetwater High School Library.
The Sweetwater High School Library subscribes to GrolierOnline for students. The website offers reference databases, encyclopedias in English and Spanish, science and social studies encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauri, 1,100 different newspapers from around the world, 765 magazines online and interactive atlas and maps. Students can access all this information at school or at home.
Find more photos from this month's Coffee event in today's paper.

Grass fire burns 20 acres

August 2, 2012

A grass fire started on Wednesday afternoon where a vehicle had wrecked a little bit earlier on County Road 143 near the intersection of County Road 144 in Nolan County. It burned right around 20 acres of densely wooded area. 
According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, the terrain was very tough and the undergrowth was thick. Maryneal, Roscoe, Nolan and Sweetwater all had trucks on scene trying to contain the blaze. There were three power line poles that burned and dropped the lines down into the trees which made things more difficult and dangerous for the firemen on scene. 

FSA accepting Emergency Farm Loan applications

August 2, 2012

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications for Emergency Farm Loans resulting from damages and losses caused by drought occurring from January 1, 2012 and continuing.

Blotters for July 31, 2012

August 2, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on July 31, 2012.

The SPD received 36, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information only — Sweetwater area.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Chelsea Kelley, 26 — Theft.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on July 31, 2012.

Arrested by DPS:
• Melvin Montgomery Jr., 31, of Independence, LA — Tamper/fabricate physical evidence.

August 1st

Highland Heights welcomes new pastor

August 1, 2012

Highland Heights United Methodist Church is introducing their new pastor to the community. Since July 1, the Reverend Claude McKiddy has filled the pastoral role at the local church.
McKiddy is a seminary graduate--having studied two years at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) School of Theology with another two years spent at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. As he strives to be a Biblical preacher, he believes that it is important for a pastor to have an education in order to connect Scripture faithfully to the Bible.

Goodwill to reopen at new location

August 1, 2012

Shown above are workers painting the outside of the new Goodwill location at 701 East Broadway.
The former Sweetwater store located on Lamar Street was temporarily closed due to major repair work. The building, an older facility occupied by Goodwill for the past seventeen years, and roof were in dire need of repair.
Goodwill has announced its Grand Opening day to be Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. The hours that day will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with festivities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be raffles for shopping sprees, a tag sale, free popcorn, free giveaway, and more.

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