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April 12th, 2011
Three people entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, April 11, 2011.
On Monday morning, April 11, the Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for its regular meeting at the Nolan County Courthouse.
At the meeting, a bid was received for approximately 70,000 tons of Grade 3 crushed rock for this summer's seal coating project. Vulcan Materials Company in Abilene offered the only bid to the commissioners which was accepted and approved.
Rodney Foster of First Financial Bank (center) receives a Certificate of Appreciation for the bank's sponsorship of the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps. Shown left to right is Dr. Jerry Smola, Don Ware, Lita McEachern, Rodney Foster, Ray Browning and Charles Roberson.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 161 calls for service, issued 13 citations and made 10 arrests from April 8-10, 2011.
The SPD received 66, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1600 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ 700 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1500 block of Lubbock.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1300 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft â€” 9400 block of I-20.
â€˘ Theft â€” 700 block of W. 10th.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1500 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Hit and run â€” 400 block of E. Twelfth Street.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 1200 block of Hickory.
A small vehicle was totaled when it collided with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 20 and Highway 84 on Friday. No injuries were reported in the wreck and the 18-wheeler sustained minimal damage to its side.
The annual County-City Library book sale will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16.
Friday they will be selling hard back books for one dollar, and paperbacks for fifty cents. Friday only, they will have collectible and coffee table style books, ranging from five dollars a book to twenty-five dollars a book.
On Saturday they will be selling books by the bag. Three dollars will buy a bag of hard back or paperback books, and one dollar will buy a bag of magazines.
Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) recently held a seminar for TMCN member cities.Â The seminar â€śHow to Create a Local Leadership Programâ€ť was attended by representatives from 12 communities throughout the region.
Leadership Sweetwater and Leadership Hamilton were selected as examples to emulate. Instruction and information shared at the seminar was provided by Jacque McCoy of Sweetwater and Jane Crouch of Hamilton.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued eight citations and made two arrests on April 7, 2011.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1800 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Missing person â€” Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile, 12 â€” Terroristic threat.
â€˘ Jeremiah Heuton, 25 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served four civil papers and made one arrest on April 7, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
No injuries were reported in a Taco Bell drive in accident that occurred on Friday morning. According to Barbara Utley, her mother-in-law, Fannie Utley told her that she had blacked out when she drove her Buick Park Avenue into the side of Taco Bell. There was only a bit of frame damage done to the east side of an outer wall at Taco Bell in Sweetwater.
Some new technology has found its way to a local community bank. First Financial Bank in Sweetwater has recently installed a new ATM machine at 1531 Hailey, replacing the old machine that was previously in place. FFB President Kirby Andrews described the new device as the "newest and wisest" ATM. The current ATM boasts several new features, including various deposit capabilities. It can scan checks, count and dispense cash and print receipts. While customers can make deposits and receive cash withdrawals, another new and great perk comes along with the new ATM.