Archive - News Article
March 19th, 2011
High Sky Children's Ranch and West Texas Children's Advocacy Center are agencies committed to helping families of the Nolan, Scurry, Fisher and Mitchell County communities to stop child abuse. Five years ago both agencies decided that more needed to be done to assure that the communities become aware that child abuse was a problem. It was found that the general public and some community leaders were unaware that child abuse existed and needed to be reported. HSCR and WTCAC decided to work together to help stop child abuse and involve local community leaders and other agencies.
Is there any better way to follow Spring Break than with musical artists and concerts from all over Texas? Yes! With musical artists and concerts from all over Texas that come to Sweetwater. The Sweetwater Music Festival will be Tuesday, March 22, through Saturday, March 26, throughout the city of Sweetwater.
Shown at the San Antonio Livestock Show are Jennie Wann, Michael Massey, Megan Wilcox, Seth Wilcox and Zachary Wilcox, Nolan County Extension Agent. Michael Massey received Champion Hampshire.
Local 4-H members did well at recent livestock shows. Shown at the Fort Worth Livestock Show are Mac Smith, Michael Massey, Zachary Wilcox, Nolan County Extension Agent, Judge Galen McCane, Kaylee Martin, Deddie Marin, Don Martin, Megan Wilcox and Tanner Martin. Kaylee Martin received Reserve Grand Champion.
"I was arrested because Shawn [Adkins] came over here and the authorities were looking for him, and I told them [the officers] he wasn't here [at Dunn's home]," admitted Billie Dunn, mother of missing teen, Hailey Dunn.
When Dunn was asked why she lied, she sharply responded, "I'd rather not get into that."
"They [the officers] were allowed to in the residence and they did find Shawn in the residence," explained Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs, about the false report Dunn gave the officers.
One person was killed and one person was injured in a three-vehicle crash occurring Thursday afternoon, March 7, 2011, at 2:55 p.m. The crash was located on IH-20 near mile marker 238 in Nolan County.
Ronald Manndler Jett, 52, from Lubbock, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Sharon Gardner at 3:40 p.m. The body was taken to McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater. Jett was not wearing a seat belt.
Meek Blood Center will bring two bloodmobiles to Sweetwater on Wednesday, March 23. One blood drive will take place at the Nolan County Courthouse and the other one will take place at the Lions Club building on Lamar Street. Hours at both drives will be noon until 6 p.m. Meek Blood Center supplies all of the blood used for patient care at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Cancer Services Network will offer a six-week educational support group for those interested in learning to live beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Sessions are set for 6-7 p.m. Thursdays beginning March 31, at the Hinds Square Classroom located at 100 Chestnut, Suite 112. Cancer Services Network is an agency of the Nolan County United Way.
One person was killed in a three vehicle traffic accident on I-20 and Highway 84 between Sweetwater and Roscoe, according to DPS Senior Trooper Sparky Dean.
An 18-wheeler, a wrecker, and a truck collided, sending all three vehicles into the grassy shoulder and twisting one of the 18-wheelers onto its side.
The 18 wheeler driven by Tem Tanh from Georgia was merging onto I-20 from US 84. Tanh lost control of his rig and it rolled onto its side.
Sweetwater firefighters, along with help from the Nolan Volunteer Fire Department, Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department and the Texas Forrest Service, extinguished a fire along Highway 70, just south of CR 153 on the Burwick Ranch, beginning at about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The fire burned less than 100 acres and took 5-6 hours to extinguish. The fire was thought to be caused by a truck pulling a trailer with a blown out tire, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.