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August 13th, 2014

70th annual Fisher County Fair approaches

August 13, 2014

The 70th annual Fisher County Fair will take place August 15-16 at the Fisher County Courthouse. All ages are encouraged to enter items in the following categories: Baked goods, preserved foods, textiles (clothing and quilts), horticulture and crops, hobbies and crafts, art and photography. Entries will be accepted on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 4-7 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded. Residents of neighboring counties are also welcome to enter. Fair books are available at the Extension office. For more information, call Mary Mahaffey at 721-1002 or the County Extension office at 776-3259.

City Commission: Officer ‘went above and beyond call of duty’

August 13, 2014

It's been a busy week for the Sweetwater City Commission.
During a regular session Tuesday, police officer Daniel Olds was commended for "going above and beyond the normal call of duty" for his role in attempting to save the life of a critical patient the fire department was called to assist.
The scene at rescue situations such as the one Olds responded to can often be chaotic, but on the day of June 27, Sweetwater's emergency services were stretched particularly thin, according to fire chief Grant Madden.

Too Cool for School derby bout this Sunday

August 13, 2014

The Mustang Sallies will once again take to the track in their third home bout of the season against the Conroe Cutthroats on Sunday, Aug. 17. The doors will open at 3 p.m. and the action starts at 4 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Tickets are on sale at Creative Graphic Solutions, Fastenal and El Papagayos for $8 in advance. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $12 on Aug. 17. Children 12 and under are free! Be sure to get to the Annex early as seating is limited.

Wednesday's local weather

August 13, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 70 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

August 12th

VIDEO: Tributes Pour In For Robin Williams As Celebrities, Fans Mourn

August 12, 2014

A video tribute to Robin Williams

Outstanding citizens, business nominations being taken

August 12, 2014

It's that time again to nominate the 2014 Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Female Citizen, Outstanding Male Citizen and Business of the Year.

New church to give 200 backpacks

August 12, 2014

A new, local congregation is hoping to make an impact in the community as they prepare for their official church launch.
On Sunday, Aug. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m., Bethel Sweetwater will have a back to school backpack/school supply giveaway at Newman Park. Bethel Sweetwater is an extension of Bethel Assembly in Anson.
Two hundred backpacks filled with elementary school supplies will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Also at the event, 500 hot dogs will be given away.

Richard Fergeson State Farm hosts back to school event

August 12, 2014

Many attended the back to school event at Richard Fergeson State Farm on Monday. Free hot dogs and school supplies were given away and children enjoyed a bounce house.
See more photos on Page 10 of Tuesday's edition.

Commission leaves burn ban in place, will mull medical chopper service contract

August 12, 2014

A bit more rain is needed before the Nolan County Commissioners Court will agree to lift the burn ban.
The commission voted unanimously to leave the ban — which hasn't been lifted since late May — in place for now.
"We want to see a general rain over most of the county before we lift the ban," said County Court Judge Tim Fambrough.
The commission agreed to revisit the issue at the next regular meeting.
A presentation by Randy Teague of AirMedCare Network focused on bringing more comprehensive coverage to Nolan County and its residents.

Heroes in an SUV — Turtle rescue

August 12, 2014

Angie Collier and James Villanueva were in the right place at the right time when the two — in a Nolan County Sheriff’s Office SUV — turned their lights on and stopped traffic to help a frightened turtle to safety.
The turtle was crossing Hailey Street and stopped and hid inside its shell before making it to the sidewalk when traffic started to pick up.

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