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August 27th, 2014
You may have heard about the "Ice Bucket Challenge," which has been sweeping the nation for the past few weeks. Even in Sweetwater, dozens of people of all ages have accepted the frigid task in the hopes of spreading awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The challenge is simple: one must donate at least $100 to the ALS Foundation, or have a large, frigid bucket of ice water dumped over their head. Upon completing the challenge, that person can nominate others to complete the task.
Starting on Thursday, the high school football season will officially kick off in Sweetwater when the 10th annual Sammy Baugh Classic starts a three-day, three-game run at Mustang Bowl.
Grape Creek and Haskell meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Classic opener. On Friday, Sweetwater hosts Lubbock High with kickoff also set for 7:30 p.m. The Classic will then conclude its run Saturday when a pair of Class 6A schools â€” Lubbock Coronado and Weatherford â€” meet in an afternoon game at 3 p.m.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 74 and east-southeast winds around 10 mph. After 1 a.m., we'll have 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Jim and Marjorie Wilks are welcomed by Richard Smola (Board President, far right) as the first members of the new Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium APPLAUSE music series.
This series, which will run from October 2014 to May 2015, includes five great shows. Anyone interested in joining can contact the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce for more details.
It's that time again to nominate the 2014 Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Female Citizen, Outstanding Male Citizen and Business of the Year.
A lack of rain across Nolan County has forced the local commissioners court to leave the current burn ban in place.
More precipitation is needed, said members of the commission at Monday's meeting, before the panel can consider repealing the ban. The issue will be revisited at the group's next regular session.
A request was made by Precinct 2 Commissioner Terry Locklar to purchase a 90-inch contour/packer roller for road construction.
Sweetwater Emergency Services transported the driver of the 18-wheeler shown after a wreck after 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning on FM 608, between Roscoe and Highland school.
The driver was unresponsive and was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in guarded condition. The truck was carrying dry cement at the time of the crash.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south around 5 mph, shifting to the east in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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Students at Sweetwater Independent School District campuses, as well as Highland ISD and Blackwell ISD, began classes today for the 2014-2015 school year.
Shown is Tonya Castoâ€™s first grade class putting up their backpacks before class.
Find more photos on Page 1 of Monday's edition.
Jim Wilks of Sweetwater was elected President of Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville during the campâ€™s Aug. 2 annual board meeting.