August 3rd, 2012
Funeral services for Jimmy Don Smith, 64, of Sweetwater, will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Broadway Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Stevens and Rev. Vic Meyer officiating. Interment will follow with Military Graveside Rites at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Smith died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at his home.
Today is the final day for current option holders to renew season tickets for Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s 2012 home football games.
Tickets are $30 for the five home games and may be purchased at the Sweetwater ISD administration office during regular business hours. Reserved ticket sales for the general public go on sale at Sweetwater ISD starting Monday, Aug. 6.
The Chamber Coffee for the month of August was held at the newly remodelled Sweetwater High School Library.
The Sweetwater High School Library subscribes to GrolierOnline for students. The website offers reference databases, encyclopedias in English and Spanish, science and social studies encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauri, 1,100 different newspapers from around the world, 765 magazines online and interactive atlas and maps. Students can access all this information at school or at home.
Find more photos from this month's Coffee event in today's paper.
A grass fire started on Wednesday afternoon where a vehicle had wrecked a little bit earlier on County Road 143 near the intersection of County Road 144 in Nolan County. It burned right around 20 acres of densely wooded area.Â
According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, the terrain was very tough and the undergrowth was thick.Â Maryneal, Roscoe, Nolan and Sweetwater all had trucks on scene trying to contain the blaze.Â There were three power line poles that burned and dropped the lines down into the trees which made things more difficult and dangerous for the firemen on scene.Â
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications for Emergency Farm Loans resulting from damages and losses caused by drought occurring from January 1, 2012 and continuing.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on July 31, 2012.
The SPD received 36, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Information only â€” Sweetwater area.
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Chelsea Kelley, 26 â€” Theft.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on July 31, 2012.
Arrested by DPS:
â€¢ Melvin Montgomery Jr., 31, of Independence, LA â€”Â Tamper/fabricate physical evidence.
Merl Elizabeth Harris of Maxwell, TX, passed away on July 31, 2012, at the age of 83. She was born on April 7, 1929, in Fouke, AR, to Charles Coy and Mary Elizabeth Rister Combs.
Merl was a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked in the cafeteria for the public schools for many years. She loved sewing and quilting. She also devoted her time visiting with her grandchildren.
Her parents, husband, Raymond Earl Harris and her grandson, Jason Kyle Leclerc preceded her in death.
A volleyball camp will be held next week at the Sweetwater Middle School gym, 305 Lamar Street. Two sessions will be held. Students who have completed grades 6-7 will attend from 9-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 6-10, while students who have completed grades 3-5 will attend camp from 1-3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 6-9.
This yearâ€™s camp fee will be $35 and includes a T-shirt. Preregistration is greatly appreciated.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church is introducing their new pastor to the community. Since July 1, the Reverend Claude McKiddy has filled the pastoral role at the local church.
McKiddy is a seminary graduate--having studied two years at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) School of Theology with another two years spent at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. As he strives to be a Biblical preacher, he believes that it is important for a pastor to have an education in order to connect Scripture faithfully to the Bible.
Shown above are workers painting the outside of the new Goodwill location at 701 East Broadway.
The former Sweetwater store located on Lamar Street was temporarily closed due to major repair work. The building, an older facility occupied by Goodwill for the past seventeen years, and roof were in dire need of repair.
Goodwill has announced its Grand Opening day to be Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. The hours that day will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with festivities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be raffles for shopping sprees, a tag sale, free popcorn, free giveaway, and more.