Saturday’s annual ‘Night of the Stars’ fund raiser for Place of Hope crisis pregnancy center was the biggest one yet. The fifth annual ‘hope night’ drew 390 persons to the KC Hall and raised about $18,000 for the organization, according to Ginger Green, spokesperson. Full Story
50 years assessed in fatal crash
CAMERON—A 26-year-old Belton man, who pleaded guilty to first degree murder five months ago in connection with a fatal traffic crash in Buckholts last year, received a 50-year prison term Friday in 2oth District Court.
John Fitzgerald Page Jr. had made the guilty plea Jan. 11, according to Prosecutor Bill Torrey. Full Story
1.88 percent turnout
Two-hundred sixty-nine persons (187 Republicans and 82 Democrats) cast votes in Tuesdays primary runoffs. That’s 1.88 percent.
There were no local races on either ballot. Full Story
Grand jurors list 24 indictments in May session
Twenty-four persons were indicted Thursday by a Milam County Grand Jury, according to Prosecutor Bill Torrey, who listed case dispositions as follows:
• Pedro Alonzo Sorola, 37, Cameron, two counts aggravated sexual assault, assault family violence- impede breath,continuous violence against family. Full Story
FRIDAY CRASH— Cameron Avenue (US 79) in front of Brooskhire Bros. was the site of a three-vehicle crash at 3:04 p.m. Friday. Police said there were no injuries but this 2014 Ford, driven by Savannah Pankey, 30, of Rockdale, sustained major damage. Full Story
Rockdale volunteer firefighters responded to a couple of power line incidents reported during the past week.
At 1:02 p.m. Thursday, the day of heaviest rain in the past week, volunteers responded to a report that a tree had fallen on a car and power line in the 600 block of Ackerman. Full Story
BRINKSMANSHIP—Ham Branch was this close to going on one of its tantrums Thursday morning after (unofficially) a general three-inch rain fell on Rockdale overnight. The water quickly receded after the deluge slackened then stopped. North Milam County wasn’t as fortunate. Full Story
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