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September 8th, 2014

Update: High speed pursuit leaves one dead

September 8, 2014

One man was pronounced dead Monday after leading authorities on a high speed chase through Sweetwater which ended in a fatal, one-vehicle wreck.
According to Police Chief Brian Frieda, a gray Camaro reported stolen out of Mitchell County was spotted by an investigator with the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office at 1:57 p.m.
The officer conducted a traffic stop on West Broadway, but the driver, who has been identified as 32-year-old Merced Flores of Sweetwater, refused to step out of the vehicle after being ordered to multiple times, Frieda said.

Wilcox receives county agent service award

September 8, 2014

Zachary Wilcox received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2014 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Mobile, Ala. Wilcox was one of several honorees who represent the top two percent of the membership selected by their peers and the Director of Extension.

See the full story in Monday's print edition.

Ribbon cutting of new RPMH Cardiac Rehab & Wellness Center Set for Sept. 9

September 8, 2014

After a year of construction, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has announced the ribbon cutting ceremony for its new cardiac rehabilitation and wellness center. Set for Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m., the hospital will host a special ribbon cutting ceremony along with facility tours and refreshments.

Flippen Group leadership consultant Leone speaks at SISD convocation

September 8, 2014

Stanley Leone, Jr. was the speaker at the Sweetwater ISD Convocation recently. Leone is a Flip Flippen team member and he says that Capturing Kids’ Hearts was a life changing program for him as a high school student.
“He was a very inspirational speaker,” said Sweetwater ISD Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt.

See the full story in Monday's print edition.

Local forecast for Monday

September 8, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 89. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 71 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

September 6th

Jury sentences man to five years

September 6, 2014

Others also enter pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings

Rodolfo Garza, Jr. was sentenced to five years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice by a jury of his peers recently during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.

See the full story in the weekend print edition.

Senate candidate Perry addresses local women

September 6, 2014

Just days away from the Sept. 9 special election being held to fill the vacant Senate District 28 seat, Charles Perry made one last stop in Sweetwater Thursday.

See the full story in the weekend print edition.

September 5th

Many activities this month for local churches

September 5, 2014

The following churches are featured in this week's Religion section: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (The Mormons).

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

Early detection key to overcoming ovarian cancer

September 5, 2014

Ovarian cancer causes more cancer deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. To help curb the trend, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is joining a nationwide initiative this September to promote ovarian cancer awareness.
“Ovarian cancer is fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in women age 35-74,” says Dr. Jennifer Liedtke, a Family Practice physician at RPMH. “That’s why it is important to get regular pelvic exams and pay attention to even the most unusual symptom.”

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

Color Dash at TSTC Sept. 20

September 5, 2014

The public is invited to participate in a local Color Dash on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m. starting and ending at TSTC Sweetwater Campus.
"This fun, family-friendly event is going to be a big difference maker — it's your city's brightest 5k run/walk," said event organizers. "The Color Dash is a fun-filled experience for walkers, runners and people of all ages, shapes and sizes."

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

The Sweetwater High School tennis team members are, standing from left, Colt Bewley, Brandon...
Two of the four Sweetwater Middle School football teams came away with wins in season-opening games...
All three of Sweetwater High School’s volleyball teams played dual matches Saturday at Lubbock...

 

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