Artist Mona Zimmerman was a special guest for the Juneteenth celebration held Saturday at Moultry Park and Sumuel Park. Zimmerman volunteered her talents to paint the new restroom complex at Moultry Park, now complete. Zimmerman even did research to match the exact shade of purple used in the AHS school colors. Also, see page 1B. Full Story
Weekend benefits to aid victims of crash
A pair of benefits this weekend are scheduled to assist three members of a family who were injured in a two-vehicle crash on US 790 near the Alcoa turnoff June 7. Full Story
On the run
ON THE RUN—It was a busy week for South Milam volunteer fire departments. There were three fire calls for the Rockdale VFD, including to this shed at 309 East Seventh which burned at 7:33 a.m. Friday. Other calls for Rockdale volunteers were: 9:10 a.m. June 14, controlled burn, East Eighth; 3:24 p.m. Monday, controlled burn, US 77 south of Rockdale. Full Story
Bridge Park, some day?
BRIDGE PARK, SOME DAY?—This is part of a schematic drawing of a possible design for Rockdale’s Bridge Park. It was presented Thursday to the City Parks Board by Tim Urban of Urban Landforms. Urban will provide an update to the city council at the July council session. The existing two historic bridges are on either side of “The Meadow” in the schematic above. Full Story
Milam Grand Jury returns 27 true bills on Thursday
CAMERON—The June session of the Milam County Grand Jury returned 27 indictments on Thursday, according to Prosecutor Bill Torrey, who listed them as follows:
• Christopher Demon Johnson, 34, Cameron, aggravated sexual assault, burglary of habitation, intend other felony.
• Michael Shane Benton, 41, Cameron, injury to disabled, violation of protective order. Full Story
Life sentence for killer of ex-deputy
Jury splits vote on death penalty
BELTON—A 59-year-old Little River-Academy man received a life-without-parole sentence last Wednesday in a Bell County district court in the 2014 shotgun slaying of a former Milam County Deputy Sheriff.
David Risner had already been convicted of capital murder in connection with the death of Little River-Academy Police Chief Lee Dixon at Risner’s home June 19, 2014. Full Story
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