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July 24th, 2012

Burn ban remains in effect

July 24, 2012

The Nolan County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, July 23, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Among the action items presented, approval was given toward the renewal of their health insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) for 2012-2013. Tommy Morris and Nancy Johnson with the company discussed the various rates and credits from the health, dental and life policies.

USDA FSA reminds producers to report crop losses

July 24, 2012

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, reminds producers to report crop losses resulting from a weather-related disaster event within 15 days of the disaster or when the loss first becomes apparent; this includes crops covered by crop insurance, the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and crops without insurance coverage.

Blotters for July 20-22, 2012

July 24, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 121 calls for service, issued 38 citations and made four arrests from July 20-22, 2012.

The SPD received 71, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• Michael Amos, 49 — Public intoxication.
• Donald Hill, 20 — Deadly conduct.
• Daniel Luera, 39 — Driving while license invalid.
• Rodolfo Garza, 45 — Possession of a controlled substance.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 19 calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests from July 20-22, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

July 23rd

TxDOT to host public meeting tomorrow

July 23, 2012

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) invites citizens to attend a public meeting about a project to rehabilitate Lamar Street (BS 70-G) on Tuesday, July 24, from 1-8 p.m. in the administration classroom at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital at 200 E. Arizona Avenue in Sweetwater.
The proposed project would improve Lamar Street from Avenue B to I-20. Work would include rehabilitating the existing roadway with new base, asphalt pavement, sidewalks, signs and pavement markings. Plans call for the project to be built in phases with one side of Lamar Street closed at a time.

RPMH Diabetic Outreach screens at Mt. Rose Baptist

July 23, 2012

Shown are Susan Almanza-Lab Assistant and Irene Garcia-Lab Assistant, giving diabetic and cholesterol screenings at Mt. Rose Baptist Church.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Diabetic Outreach recently offered free diabetic and cholesterol screenings to the public at Mt. Rose Baptist Church, located at 108 Hubbard Street on Wednesday, July 18. Blood pressure checks were also provided.
A total of 26 participated in the screenings. Find more photos in today's paper.

Immunizations necessary for people of all ages

July 23, 2012

Tens of thousands of families mourn the loss of loved ones each year to a variety of diseases. Adding to the heartbreak, their death could have been prevented if proper vaccinations were administered.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and as the month approaches, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) wants to remind families and individuals in the community to catch up on their vaccinations. This is especially important as the new school year begins.

New Sweetwater ISD football coaches

July 23, 2012

Three months into his tenure as Sweetwater High School’s new head football coach and athletic director, the hiring of Shane Mobley’s coaching staff is complete.
In addition to Mobley, there will be six new faces on the sidelines this fall.Also, three new coaches have been hired at Sweetwater Middle School.
Zach Harrell and John Ward came on board as the new offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively, not long after Mobley was named to replace Craig Slaughter in mid-April.

July 21st

Early voting begins Monday

July 21, 2012

Early voting for the July 31, run-off primary election will begin on Monday, July 23, in the County Clerk's office — located at the Nolan County Courthouse (100 East Third), Suite 108 — from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last day of early voting is Friday, July 28.
On the day of the runoff primary election — Tuesday, July 31, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sweetwater ISD launches iPad initiative

July 21, 2012

This year's eighth grade students and teachers at SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) will be reaping the benefits of a major technological shift that will change the educational outlook of the entire district.
Their very own Apple iPad.

Crash claims two lives, three injured

July 21, 2012

Two people died and three were injured in a one-vehicle rollover at around 12:45 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012, in Sweetwater.
A traditional weekly family outing turned tragic when Kimberly Troutz Guynn was driving a 2005 GMC Suburban east bound on Interstate 20 mile marker 240 west of Sweetwater.  Guynn was following another family vehicle when she began exiting the interstate and then abruptly swerved to re-enter the interstate. The driver over corrected to the left and the vehicle overturned. There were four generations of family in this vehicle.

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