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November 18th, 2011
A meeting of fire chiefs, representing the volunteer fire departments in Nolan County, was hosted at the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office this past Tuesday evening. Sheriff David Warren presented the five volunteer fire departments with a total of 33 new Kenwood brand portable hand-held radios with accessories. Sheriff Warren has administered the grant funds, received by Nolan County, from the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant for the past several years. â€śThese new portable radios represent a major advancement in technology for the area volunteer fire responders.â€ť said Sheriff Warren.
Trinity Baptist Church here in Sweetwater observed Clergy Appreciation Month on October 30, with gifts for Bro. Ward Hayes (pastor), Bro. Kyle Tubbs (Youth Minister) and Gretchen Jones (Education Minister). A video was made by the members of the church for Bro. Ward. Among the questions answered were, â€śWhat comes to mind when you think of Bro. Ward?" "What do you appreciate the most about Bro. Ward?" and â€śHow does the church feel about Bro. Ward?â€ť Gifts were presented following the video.
Trinity is located at the corner of Hailey and Santa Fe Streets.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Dec. 1, 2011.
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to normal disasters.
The following crops have a NAP application closing date of Dec. 1, 2011: grazing and forage/hay on native and improved grass, honey, potatoes, radishes, grapes and caneberries.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued three citations and made three arrests on Nov. 16, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Danny Johnson, 58 â€”Â Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
â€˘ Shinice Black, 23 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Dalton Dunnagan, 24 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served three civil papers and made two arrests from Nov. 15-16, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Brenda Sue New, 47, of Fort Worth â€” Warrant/evading arrest detention.
The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Villa Palma Italian Restaurant, located at 120 W. Broadway, on Thursday, Nov. 10. Owner Ardian Halili is shown cutting the red ribbon with Chamber Ambassadors and community members.
Also, Schlotzskyâ€™s in Sweetwater celebrated their 15 year anniversary and re-imaging with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and community members attended as well.
A Sweetwater man was shot in the face just before noon on Wednesday according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley. The Sweetwater Police Department was dispatched to 102 Fisher Street around 11:02 a.m. on Wednesday about the shooting.
Kelley stated that officers are still investigating details of the crime, but one man has already been arrested in the case. Danny Johnson was arrested Wednesday, as he allegedly shot at the 21-year-old male victim with a shotgun.
Sweetwater and Abilene, TX: Cox Jewelers, the jeweler of choice for many families in Sweetwater and Abilene since 1895, will soon join a pantheon of important local businesses that are no more. But first, Cox Jewelers must sell its entire inventory of fine diamonds, jewelry, watches and giftware. The Cox Jewelers Going Out of Business Sale starts Thursday, Nov. 17, at Cox Jewelers locations, 110 East Broadway in Sweetwater, and 1056 North 2nd Street in Abilene.
An elderly couple cashed in big with their collection at the Treasure Hunters Roadshow at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Sweetwater. The couple brought in a World War II dagger, a number of coins and a few pieces of jewelry. They walked out with about $3,000.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on Nov. 15, 2011.
The SPD received 24, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of vehicle â€” 900 block of Circle.
â€˘ Criminal trespass â€” 400 block of Circle Drive.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Amy Carroll, 31 â€”Â DWLI.
The Sweetwater Fire Department responded to two ambulance calls and one fire call on Nov. 15.
â€˘ One fire call in the city of Sweetwater.
â€˘ Two ambulance calls in the city of Sweetwater.
According to emergency authorities, a man walked out of his house on 102 Fisher Street on Wednesday morning, November 16, 2011 when he was apparently shot with what authorities believe was a shotgun. The shot came from a distance. The man is in stable condition and is being transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.