August 30th, 2011
In a weekend gathering to remember Dunn, supporters like Carrie McGonigle had tough words for local law enforcement.
"They can't get it together," said McGonigle. "They can't put their man egos aside and make it about a little girl."
Police chief Roy Owens insists that's exactly what their work is about. He said, "That is our number one goal- is to find Hailey."
Searchers like Holly Jenkins still gather to look for the missing teenager. She's angry, because she feels law enforcement is allowing her and others to waste their time.
What treasures are stashed around Sweetwater? We are about to find out. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is on a world-wide treasure hunt and will be digging in town for five days. During this free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see over 1,200 residents bringing in their rare and unusual collectibles! Locals will have a chance to talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts, and itâs all free!
A rain report was released for the latest rainfall receives by Nolan County on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.
According to the report, Lake Trammell received no rain while Oak Creek receives 0.20 inches of rain and Lake Sweetwater received 0.15 inches of rain. The filter plant received 0.44 inches of rain. Booster B, the wastewater plant, well field p.s. and CR 151 received no rain.
As these series of articles comes to an end, the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD) cannot emphasis again how important vaccines are to prevent diseases and the importance of keeping track of the vaccines a person has received.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 127 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests from Aug. 26-28, 2011.
The SPD received 89, 911 calls.
â˘ 200 block of Alexander.
Calls for service:
â˘ Identity theft âÂ 200 block of E. 4th.
â˘ Family violence assault âÂ 1500 block of Hughes.
â˘ Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon âÂ 1700 block of Hailey.
â˘ Burglary of a vehicle âÂ 1500 block of Campbell.
â˘ Criminal mischief âÂ 1500 block of McCauley.
â˘ Burglary of a building âÂ 600 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD
Despite losing its two bracket play matches on Saturday at a weekend tourney in Wolfforth Frenship, the Sweetwater High School volleyball team has exceeded its victory total for the entire 2010 season.
Sweetwater went 2-1 in Fridayâs pool play and will enter todayâs match at Abilene Cooper with a 12-10 record. The match will begin at approximately 6 p.m. The Lady Mustangs ended 2010 with an overall mark of 11-28.
Josh Larue is the first Sweetwater High School Player of the Week. The 5-8, 220-pound senior defensive tackle came up big in the Mustangsâ 10-0 season-opening win over Vernon last Friday. He had five solo tackles, three for a loss, two sacks, one quarterback pressure and one assisted tackle.
MCCAMEY â Water Valley needed just one half of football to defeat Blackwell Saturday as it cruised to a 78-6 victory at the West Texas Six-Man Shootout.
Water Valley, in its first game under ex-Highland coach Karry Owens, enjoyed a 46-6 advantage at the end of the first period and added 32 points in the second stanza to end the game due to six-manâs 45-point mercy rule.
Jayden Jones scored the only Blackwell points on a 3-yard run in the first quarter. He was the Hornetsâ leading rusher with 30 yards on seven carries and also caught a 36-yard pass.
Roscoe quarterback Dillon Freeman is pictured in action during the team's season-opening football game. The Plowboys began on Friday at Albany and lost to the state-ranked Lions 57-7. Roscoe will try to regroup when the team takes on Hawley at Sweetwaterâs Sammy Baugh Classic at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Highland will travel to Loraine on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. game. The Hornets began Thursday and lost 24-8 to Bryson at the âRumble in the Jumbleâ Classic in Trent.
Crane Service, Inc. of Sweetwater recently introduced the GMK 7550, a 550-ton crane. The local business welcomed the huge addition in its continued efforts to offer a wide range of services. The crane was on location for the community to view in Sweetwater during an open house event on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.
For the past 51 years, Crane Service has specialized in rigging along with heavy hoisting and hauling to the greater Southwest region of the United States.