A ‘HIP HOP CHRISTMAS’
Or at least it was Thursday in the elementary cafetorium as second graders Landon Towns (L) and Levi Baggerly put together some moves Santa’s reindeer never saw before. Full Story
Repeat offense: Man arrested in same place for same crime
‘Dealers not afraid of prison, not going to work,’ police chief says
It was “deja vu all over again” Friday when officers raided a Hamilton Street residence, found cocaine from what they believe to be a drug-dealing operation and re-arrested a 32-year-old Rockdale man.
Reginald Wayne Rideaux had been arrested Oct. 2 at the same residence for the same crime in an identical raid involving several law enforcement agencies. Full Story
4 new appraisal district directors get certification
There’s an 80 percent turnover in the board of directors of the Milam County Appraisal District (MCAD).
The MCAD certified results of the board election this week and four of the five directors will be new.
Two of the new directors are from Rockdale. Joan Ratliff and Tim Arledge were nominees of the Rockdale ISD. Full Story
Early voting for city ballot to start, stop, then resume
Early voting for the Jan. 9 west ward city council special election in Rockdale got under way Wednesday in Rockdale and then will stop until Monday.
That’s because early voting is at City Hall which will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24-25, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Full Story
Deputy, suspect exchange shots after FM 485 chase
For the second time in less than a month a Milam County law officer and a suspect have exchanged gunfire.
No one was struck when Deputy Sheriff Chris White and a suspect, identified as 30-year-old Jejuan Shauntel Cooks of Hearne, traded four shots in a pasture in far northeastern Milam County on Saturday. Full Story
Christmas Roundup 2009 set records all the way around, beginning with the more than 100 volunteers, many of them school age, who turned up at the KC Hall Monday for the massive sorting and sacking eff Full Story
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