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January 15th, 2011
Next season, the Sweetwater Mustangs will be stomping on new turf, thanks to another generous donation from past Sweetwater High School graduate, Larry Durham.
Durham is a member of the class of 1961 and past owner of Durham Transportation, a private school bus company.
"We had been saving and preparing for this, but thanks to the generous and much appreciated donation, this improvement will be done without having to dip into those funds," Sweetwater Independent School District superintendant Terry Pittman said.
Two internet videos uncovered by users of the "Find Hailey Dunn" and "Help Find Hailey Dunn" Facebook pages appear to show the boyfriend of Hailey Dunn's mother using illegal drugs, cursing, and posing with knives.
Adkins is believed to be the last person to see the 13-year-old alive before she vanished from the small town of Colorado City on December 27, 2010.
One video links back to someone claiming to be a relative of Adkins. It appears the original copy of the second video has been removed by the poster.
A funeral service was held for retired Sweetwater firefighter Loyd Levens on Thursday. On the way to Sweetwater Cemetery, Loyd got to take his final ride in Sweetwater's newest fire truck and was honored by Sweetwater firefighters. On Oct. 23, 1952, Loyd moved to Sweetwater and went to work for the Sweetwater Fire Department. After 29 years, he retired in 1981. â€śLoyd Levens was a fireman who retired before I was out of high school but was a great fireman and nice guy," said Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. "I had the privilege of helping him after a fall and had met him a few other times.
The Women's Resource Center in Sweetwater recently received a large donation of many items for infants.
Every holiday, the youth at First Baptist Church in Roscoe participate in a community service project. This year, church member and Women's Resource Center volunteer Gaynell Harrell suggested that the students donate to the center.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board recently announced the awarding of $1,000 to Goodfellows. In making the announcement and presenting agency representative Ken Becker this assistance, Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, stressed the importance of supporting worthwhile agencies as they serve vital needs for Nolan County residents. Riggs also stated that the NCF will be identifying other special needs and giving additional financial assistance in the near future. Serving the NCF board with Riggs are Glenn Bennett, Ronnie Cox, Bill Johnson, Rod Wetsel, Ronald Williams, J.V.
The search for 13-year-old Hailey Dunn from Colorado City continues.
According to a news release Wednesday afternoon, the Task Force, consisting of 12 law enforcement agencies, is continuing the search efforts for the teenage girl. Hailey was reported missing by her mother, Billie Jean Dunn, on Dec. 28, and she was last seen by Shawn Adkins, Dunn's boyfriend, on Dec. 27.
Search warrant affidavits are giving new insight into previously unknown details regarding the disappearance of 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn. Read them here.
Texas Department of Public Safety Senior Trooper Sparky Dean wanted to make it clear there's still noÂ one or twoÂ suspects in the case.Â He says there are numerous people being looked at and interviewed.Â He says developments are "still unfolding."
The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met in a regular session for the first time in 2011 on Monday, Jan. 10, at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce building.
If you have not received your flu vaccine this season; we encourage you to do so. Itâ€™s not too late to get the flu vaccine. We have reduced the cost to $15 and will be administering the flu vaccine during regular immunization clinic.
Artist Jim Price from Abilene has his drawings currently on display at the County-City Library in Sweetwater. Price is 74 and works at Ludlum Measurements here in town. Price started in the 1980s working with oil painting on canvas, experimenting mostly with just landscapes and water sceneries.
Approximately 15 years later, he explored into the pencil and paper portrait drawing. Never having any lessons, he taught himself how to draw pencil portraits.