GOP TOUR VISITS
GOP TOUR VISITS The Milam County Republican Party’s Whistle Stop tour visited Rockdale’s New Salem HD clubhouse Thursday. Full Story
Races for county commissioner were inadvertently omitted from the Democratic Primary sample ballot published in last week’s Reporter.
Incumbent Kenneth Hollas is challenged by Donald R. Shuffield in Precinct 2.
Jeff Muegge is unopposed for the Democratic nomination in Precinct 4 to the office being vacated by incumbent Burke Bauerschlag. Full Story
2,500 BUCKS That’s the size of the donation made recently by the Milano Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary to the MVFD. Full Story
Two hurt in weather-related accidents
Roads didn’t have ice problems in South Milam County very long on Thursday night but a brief sleet storm did trigger a pair of accidents that injured two.
Trooper Dav id Ya rbroug h investigated a two-vehicle accident at 7:45 p.m. on US 79, .1- mile west of County Road 354, between Gause and the Brazos River bridge. Full Story
Fire calls dispatched from the Rockdale Police Department to South Milam County locations over the past seven days have been listed by police as follows:
• 6:40 p.m. Saturday, fireplace “spitting out embers,” County Road 314, Rockdale VFD. Full Story
Ogden eyes re-election, federal spending
Sen. Steve Ogden made a stop at Rockdale Rotary Club last week and the state finance committee chairman said he will soon press federal lawmakers to get their act together and rein in the growing deficit.
Ogden, elected to the State Senate in 1997, said he changed his mind about forgoing a third term “because I know how tough the next session will be.” Full Story
Allen chapel named for AME founder
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS, SERIES 3, PART 3
Editor’s note: The third edition
of Susie Sansom Piper’s Black
History Month series “On The
Other Side of the Tracks” profiles
churches in Rockdale’s African-
In the beginning the A frican Methodist Episcopal (AME) church did not start off as a separate denomination. Full Story