Red water: One line at a time
New project to link Main Street work with water plant
Yes, Rockdale residents still have occasional bouts of “red water.”
Yes, the city is trying to do something about it.
No, it’s not cheap.
With some of Rockdale’s water coursing through pipes over 100 years old, the only permanent fix is to replace those pipes, a task that carried an estimated $25-million price tag five years ago. Full Story
Rockdale and Rogers football fans raised funds to combat childhood cancer Friday when RHS hosted the Eagles at Tiger Field in the second annual Gold Out event. Money raised came from T-shirt sales. Families touched by childhood cancer participated in the event. Full Story
Small appeal for re-hearing denied by court
Life sentence again affirmed
For the second time in four months, a state appellate court has upheld the life-without-parole sentence assessed a former Rockdale resident in connection with the 2013 death of a two-year-old girl for whom she was providing foster care. Full Story
Run, Fun, Run
11th annual 5K at the Kay grosses $3,650 Saturday
About 65 persons turned out for the 11th annual Run for the Kay Saturday in an event that grossed $3,650 for the restored Kay Theater.
In its 11 years the run has raised about $75,800 first to restore the 1940s-era theater and then to support the Kay as a community center and performing arts venue.
OVERALL WINNERS Full Story
United Way Radiothon a great success
Thank you to all of the businesses and individuals that pledged their support during the South Milam County United Way Radiothon.
This worthy organization provides needed funding for 14 area organizations.
Four area Volunteer Fire Departments, Milam County Child Protective Services, Rockdale Christian Services, South Milam Boy Scouts. Full Story
MVFD auxiliary seeking donations for garage sale
The Milano Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is seeking donations for its upcoming fall garage sale.
Donations will be taken at the fire station from Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 3-8. The building will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on those days. If you need assistance, give the group a call and they will come pick up your donations. Full Story
Economical Tigers make quick work of outmanned Eagles
Were you out to catch a glimpse of the Rockdale offensive unit Friday, if you blinked, you may have missed them.
Playing as if they had pressing business elsewhere, the No. 21 Tigers took an economical stance with the ball in their possession in a resounding 48-9 victory over outmanned Rogers at Tigerland Stadium in the two schools first meeting in 70 years. Full Story
Bees off to best start since 2008
Third straight playoff trip would be first in school history
The Rockdale Tigers had marked October 30 on their calendars since the first moments of two-a-days.
That day has finally come.
Academy is first up to the plate in the No. 19 Tigers’ quest for the playoffs in the toughest district in the state.
Jeff Miller says his team is ready. Full Story
Eyewitness to Palmer’s regular guy attitude
Despite the fact that I am by no means anywhere close to being a golfer, and do not enjoy watching it on television, one of my favorite sporting events, first as a fan, then as a writer, was the Legends Of Golf Tournament.
I marveled at the strength and accuracy of these gentlemen who were in their 60s and some approaching 70. Full Story
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