Blackhawk bids $822K for hospital
Purchase could lay groundwork for construction of $20-million new facility
Blackhawk Healthcare has submitted a bid of $822,000 to purchase Richards Memorial Hospital.
That was the only bid submitted to the Rockdale Hospital District board, which opened bids Monday but took no action after an executive session with its attorney, Fletcher Brown. Full Story
Ups and downs mark first 10 years of 2000s
Despite setbacks, locals open hearts and homes to those in need
Who could have guessed in the decade’s first year the entities in
Rockdale’s two biggest continuing news stories would switch places by its end. Full Story
Department of Labor awards $2.2 million grant for laid off workers
Still more sought for Alcoa, Zachry staff hit by shutdown
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday announced a $2,201,214 grant to assist about 500 workers affected by layoffs connected to the Alcoa shutdown. Full Story
Sandow 4 maintenance: 1,400 workers, 3 months
Temporary jobs part of pollution reduction agreement
Luminant’s massive anti-pollution project at Sandow Power Plant Unit 4 will send about 1,400 workers to the Rockdale area this year.
Design and engineering work on the project—known as selective catalytic reduction (SCR)— has actually been under way for several years. Full Story
Voters to fill
West ward voters in the City of Rockdale will go to the polls Saturday to select a new city councilman in a rare January city election. Full Story
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