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October 15th, 2014
East bound traffic was diverted on Tuesday afternoon along Interstate 20 near mile marker 256 due to a truck loaded with tiresÂ catching fire. Sweetwater Fire Department, Trent Volunteer Fire Department, Merkel Volunteer Fire Department, Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department and Snyder Fire Department all worked to extinguish the blaze.
Many area residents attended a Meet the Candidate event at the Fourth and Elm Church of Christ warehouse on Tuesday evening. Candidates for all political parties in local races answered written questions from the audience. Richard Ferguson with KXOX AM/FM was the moderator for the event. Shown are Whitley May and Pete Sheridan, both running for Nolan County Judge, Jamie Clem and Jerry Hunt, both running for District Clerk; and Doug Alexander and Terry Locklar, both running for Nolan County Commissioner, Precinct 2. Shown standing is Richard Ferguson.
The Nolan County Clerk's Office will be testing the electronic tabulation equipment for local elections at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. The public is invited to observe testing.
Janie Davis, one of the major Nolan County genealogists, had expressed the concern that the Sweetwater Cemetery had not been transcribed since 1992. That's when logistics began to be discussed to accomplish this goal via a youth service project. Davis met with Carrie Lunt, Young Women's President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for this area, about the project which will involve 80 to 100 youth ages 12 to 18 and their youth leaders.
Pick up Wednesday's edition to see the full story.
The southeast African nation of Malawi is known as the "Warm Heart of Africa," a nickname which rings true for the more than dozen Sweetwater residents who have made the 9,200 mile journey to Malawi over the years.
Malawians are often described as generous and hospitable, hence the moniker. But Malawi is also one of the poorest, underdeveloped nations in the world, with the average rural worker earning between $1-2 per day.
See the full story in Tuesday's paper.
A truck fire in Nolan County has caused the closure of eastbound I-20 near mile marker 255 for approximately two miles. Drivers are encouraged to seek an alternate route until the scene is cleared.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden is urging hospitals to diligently watch for patients with fever or symptoms of Ebola who have traveled from the three Ebola-stricken African nations in the past 21 days. (AP)
Many area residents spent the afternoon in Newman Park on Saturday for Sweetwaterâ€™s Sweetest Day celebration. Shown are Buzzy Orange and Lillie Syracuse performing at the event.
See many more photos from Sweetwater's Sweetest Day celebration in our Monday edition.
It's been a long process with several delays along the way, but Sheriff David Warren said recently in an interview with the Reporter that the new jail, when completed in May 2015, will ease a lot of burdens for both his staff and the taxpayers who funded the project.
The main issue: the current jail located at the Nolan County Courthouse was simply too small to house the amount of prisoners the county needs, according to Sheriff David Warren.
See the full story in our weekend edition.