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September 27th, 2012

23 indicted by Grand Jury

September 27, 2012

A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 23 people on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, with one re-indictment. Fifteen of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Samuel Lloyd Hawrylak was indicted for possession of marijuana, a state jail felony. Court documents state that Hawrylak knowingly possessed a usable amount of marijuana in an amount of five pounds or less, but more than four ounces on July 27, 2012. His bond was set at $5,000.

Nine enter pleas in District Court

September 27, 2012

Nine pleas were entered during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2011.

Crash kills Abilene driver

September 27, 2012

One person was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 in Nolan County. The crash occurred around 5 a.m. on Interstate 20, 2/10 of a mile east of mile marker 242 in Nolan County.
Michael Norris Creek 63, of Abilene was taken to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater. He was pronounced dead at 6:50 a.m. by Doctor Lufkin Moses. His body was taken to the Hamil Funeral Home in Abilene. The next of kin have been notified.

Local healthcare services not only better, but smarter option

September 27, 2012

When it comes to medical services, the reality is bigger is not always better. In fact, for Nolan County residents, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is the ideal option for treatment.
Imagine making the 40-mile trek to Abilene several times a month just for healthcare services. Whether you or a loved one is actually behind the wheel, the 50-minute commute can take its physical and financial toll.

Seventh graders receive iPads

September 27, 2012

The seventh graders now have their iPads. This opportunity came an entire year earlier than anticipated. SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) was able to make this happen thanks to a $99,040 technology grant, which was obtained following an application submitted by Mike Marlett, the district's Director of Educational Technology.

Blotters for Sept. 25, 2012

September 27, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Sept. 25, 2012.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a vehicle — 600 block of Jack Lambert.

Arrested by SPD:
• Gabriel Dominic Villa, 39 — Warrant.
• Robert Baugh, 30 — Warrant.
• Adam Salazar, 22 — Driving while license invalid.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served six civil papers and made two arrests on Sept. 25, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

September 26th

Music and praise at See You At The Pole

September 26, 2012

Many students participated in See You At The Pole this year, with many showing up for morning prayer around 7 a.m. at the Sweetwater High School flag pole on Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, 2012. Sweetwater High School student Dallas McFaul led the group in songs, also playing his acoustic guitar. “AWAKEN” (from Ephesians 3:14-21) was the theme this year for the annual global day of student prayer. This is the 22nd anniversary for See You at the Pole, a student-initiated and student-led movement that started in the Ft. Worth suburb of Burleson, Texas in 1990.

Updated: One fatality in early morning crash

September 26, 2012

One person died this morning after an 18-wheeler carrying Acme Brick Company cinder blocks and two pick-up trucks collided on Interstate 20, near the TA truck stop. Police said Michael Creek, 62, an Abilene truck driver, died after he lost control of his 18-wheeler when one of the vehicles in front of him rear-ended another vehicle. Creek’s truck then hit the cars and a guardrail before flipping. Sweetwater Emergency Services received the call about 5:15 a.m. about the crash. The other two drivers were transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

Worsham pleads guilty

September 26, 2012

Clifford Errol Worsham pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.
Worsham pled guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity, a first degree felony. The charged stemmed from a crack cocaine distribution house being busted in Sweetwater on Oct. 6, 2010.

Teen dies in Nolan County crash

September 26, 2012

One person was killed and four were injured in a one vehicle crash that happened around 2:35 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Nolan County on U.S. Highway 84, 3/10 of a mile southeast of Mile Marker 436 in Nolan County.
Scott Michael Hiney, 17, was driving a 2004 Volvo southbound on U.S. Highway 84. The vehicle left the roadway into the center median. The driver overcorrected, causing the vehicle to go into a side skid and overturn. The three unrestrained occupants were ejected. The weather was clear/cloudy and the roadway was dry.

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