May 22nd, 2012
Funeral services for Melvin Thomas "MT" Wilkinson, Jr., 75, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Eric Horton officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2012, from 7-9 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Wilkinson died Monday, May 21, 2012, at his home in Sweetwater.
A new food handlers course accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services is being offered by Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Food Safety: Itâ€™s In Your Hands is being brought to the area by Texas AgriLife Extension Nolan County Office, in cooperation with the Nolan County Health Department. The class is scheduled for May 29, 2012, starting at 2 p.m. This class will be held at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department which is located 301 East 12th Street, Sweetwater, TX 79556.
Texas State Technical College West Texas has received a $278,712 grant from the Office of the Texas Comptrollerâ€™s Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program.Â
Renee Carey was recently announced as the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year within Sweetwater Intermediate School (SIS) for Sweetwater ISD.
For the past eleven years, Carey has been with the school district, with a total of 16 years of teaching under her belt. Carey currently serves as a 4th grade teacher.
From this time forward, Republican and Democrats will share polling places and vote at the locations listed below.
If you are unsure what precinct you live in, please call the County Clerk at 235-2462 or 235-4635 or the Voter Registrar at 235-3271 or 235-3331.
Precincts 1 & 10: The Broadway Baptist Church is a polling place for Republican & Democrat voters. Therefore, voters that wish to vote either Republican or Democrat party and live in Precincts 1 & 10 will now vote at Broadway Baptist Church, 710 E. Third St., Sweetwater, Texas 79556.
Sweetwater High School recently announced the ACT/SAT Honor Roll for the school year. To be named to the honor roll, students must score at least a 24 on the ACT and a 1100 on the SAT.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued four citations and made no arrests on May 17, 2012.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
â€¢ 3700 block of W. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Assault â€” 800 block of Circle Drive.
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1400 block of Hughes.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on May 17, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Jerry Dewitt Washington, Jr., 27, of Sweetwater â€” Bench warrant.
Lubbock â€” Dorothy Johnson died May 18, 2012 in Lubbock at the age of 88.Â She was born Nov. 1, 1923 in Racine, Wisconsin to Christ and Louise Christensen.Â She was reared by her aunt and uncle, Hart and Tracy Webb of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Dorothy graduated from Kenosha High School in 1942.Â After high school she attended Milwaukee County Hospital School of Nursing in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin where she became a Registered Nurse and specialized in pediatrics.
The Big Country Biggest Winner contest came to a close on Thursday evening, May 17, 2012, at Newman Park. An awards ceremony took place with many teams present.
On Wednesday night, June 22, 2011, the world was introduced to local resident and longtime Sweetwater Jaycee Riley Sawyers through the Animal Planet show "Rattlesnake Republic". Almost a year later, Sawyers recently found out that the show was picked up for a second season.