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December 14th

SEED Board of Directors Meeting

December 14, 2011

The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting on Monday morning, December 12, 2011 at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
Jim Clements with Oncor attended the meeting to discuss two issues: an update on the CREZ transmission project and the SEED Business Park lighting.
With five substations, a majority of the CREZ line has been completed. From a more narrow perspective, the local area has already been energized.

Nolan County Commissioners Meet

December 14, 2011

The Nolan County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, December 12, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse, with several presentations being made on a variety of matters.
Three county residents presented an ongoing situation on County Road 235 to the court about several vehicles that drive at excessive speeds. Currently, no speed limit or warning signs are posted on the road.

Blotters for December 12, 2011

December 14, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued five citations and made five arrests on Dec. 12, 2011.

The SPD received three, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• Juvenile, 15 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.
• Juvenile, 15 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.
• Juvenile, 16 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.
• Juvenile, 16 — Disrupting classroom activity.
• Eaon Acorn, 17 — Disorderly conduct/fighting/disrupting classroom activity.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served zero civil papers and made two arrests on Dec. 12, 2011.

Denver Leeon Pettitt

December 14, 2011

Denver Leeon Pettitt, 77, of Big Spring, died on Sunday, December 11, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 15, 2011 at the 14th and Main Church of Christ with Rick Cunningham, Doyle Maynard and Ralph Anderson, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. 
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at the funeral home.

John Morgan

December 14, 2011

After running a really great race, John Morgan crossed the "finish line" for which he'd been preparing his whole life. He died after a brief illness on December 11, 2011, at the age of 79.

Larry Othel Barnhill

December 14, 2011

Larry Othel Barnhill passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at his residence in Winters, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at the Texas Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas under the direction of Winters Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Freeman of Trent First Baptist Church officiating.

Jackson gets hon. mention

December 14, 2011

Senior offensive lineman Malcolm Jackson of Sweetwater received all-state honorable mention to the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 3A football team that was released Tuesday.
The 5-7, 260-pounder earned all-district honors in November. He was one of 14 players from District 5-3A who received all-state recognition.
Brownwood kicker Mat-thew McCrane, Big Spring punter Devin Roberson and Brownwood defensive back Kevin Vaccaro made the second team.

SW hoopsters have big nights, but teams come away with split

December 14, 2011

Sweetwater’s Kaleb Hoo-ver and Alicia Finn both had big individual games on the road in non-district basketball action Tuesday, but only Finn’s team was able to pick up a victory.
Finn scored a career-high 30 points, and also grabbed 13 rebounds while getting five steals as Sweetwater defeated Lamesa, 51-44, thanks to a huge rally in the fourth quarter. A 21-8 finish allowed the Lady Mustangs to overcome a 36-3o deficit after three periods and get their third straight win.

December 13th

Nichols to assist on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

December 13, 2011

An area contractor will be making an appearance on a national Emmy award-winning reality show.
Charles Ray Nichols, owner of Nichols Contracting in Abilene, will be assisting Ty Pennington and the gang from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition". Mr. Nichols and his team will venture to Bastrop County as they help rebuild the home of a volunteer firefighter who lost her home and art studio during the September blazes.

Status of Nolan County Jail & Sheriff’s Office

December 13, 2011

Completing a whirlwind tour by county officials throughout Nolan County, the 5th and final community information hearing was held last Thursday night at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex in Sweetwater.
Two important topics were covered in each of these community meetings with the first being necessary repairs to the exterior of the Nolan County Courthouse and the second covering the need for a new Nolan County Jail and Sheriff’s Office. While both matters are very important, this article addresses the second issue of the jail and sheriff’s office.

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