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November 22nd, 2011

Fire claims home

November 22, 2011

An account has been set up at Texas National Bank for James and Steve Chapman, who lost their home and vehicle to a fire on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. The account number is 23590. Nobody was injured in the blaze that firefighters fought at the 1800 block of Hubbard Street around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. The fire was caused by inattention to a wood burning stove according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.

Pre Black Friday sale at Bealls

November 22, 2011

Bealls in Sweetwater will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for their Pre-Thanksgiving bogo sale. On Wednesday only, everything in the store will be available for buy one, get one for $1. Shown is store employee Charlotte Rogers.

Two dogs available for adoption

November 22, 2011

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a white female dalmatian mix dog from last week’s batch of adoptable animals, as well as a brown and white male chihuahua from last week. According to Sweetwater's new animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.

Sunny weather for Thanksgiving

November 22, 2011

Work continued at the Nolan County Courthouse on Monday, Nov. 21, despite a thick fog and colder weather. According to the National Weather Service, today will be sunny, with a high near 62. North northwest winds will be between five and 10 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 40. North northwest winds will be around five mph.
Wednesday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 71. South winds will be around five mph. Wednesday night is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 45 with south southeast winds between five and 10 mph.

Employers can benefit from hiring veterans

November 22, 2011

The observance of Veteran's Day ushered in joyful celebrations, but with the pomp and circumstance gone, veterans once again see a harsh reality.
Though the national average of unemployment still lingers around 9%, the rate for veterans currently stands higher at 12.1%. The unemployment number is even raised for younger veterans, who are returning from their service in Iraq and Afghanistan, at an astounding 27% for 18 to 24 year olds — almost one in four.

Blotters for November 18-20, 2011

November 22, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 136 calls for service, issued eight citations and made nine arrests from Nov. 18-20, 2011.

The SPD received 78, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 3200 block of W. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Duty on striking an unattended vehicle — 700 block of SW Georgia.
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle — 300 block of W. Alabama.
• Theft of license plate — 1600 block of Sam Houston.
• Theft of license plate — 800 block of E. Avenue B.
• Theft — 1000 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Joshua McCoy, 32 — Warrant.

November 21st

Flipped Trailer Blocks I-20 Traffic

November 21, 2011

A traffic accident in western Taylor County closed Interstate 20 for a few minutes this morning.
The driver of a pickup pulling a trailer lost control and flipped over.
The trailer was disconnected and blocked the freeway. There were no serious injuries reported, but the accident slowed traffic until the emergency crews could get the debris removed from the busy highway.
It happened this morning near Trent, just east of the Nolan County line.

Seven enter pleas

November 21, 2011

Seven guilty pleas were entered to Judge Glen Harrison with District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuting the cases, during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.

Henrietta at East Ridge

November 21, 2011

East Ridge Elementary announced the arrival of Henrietta the famous turkey. Shown assisting in her delivery are Mr. and Mrs. McCombs, parents of Assistant Superintendant Kathy Smartt and Nathan Ehlert, Business Manager for SISD.

Screening for diabetes is urged during month of November

November 21, 2011

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control. In recognition of National Diabetes Month this November, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) would like to educate the community on the importance of diabetes screenings and treatment.
“There are 20.8 million Americans living with diabetes,” said Dr. Robert Eaker at RPMH. “Nearly one third of them are unaware they have the disease and we want to lower that number.”

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