Over half laid-off Alcoans working or in job training
Workforce staffers don’t see evidence of exodus from Rockdale
More than 15 months after layoffs were completed from the closing of Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations smelter, more than half those who lost their jobs are working again or training for new positions.
According to figures released by Workforce Solutions of Central Texas (WSCT), 415 of the 884 hourly and salaried workers laid off in 2008 and 2009 are working again. Full Story
New Pct. 3 J.P. office eyed at current site
After 14 years in cramped quarters in the One-Stop Center, Judge Twila Harris’ Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace office may finally get a new building large enough to hold a court session.
Milam County commissioners on Monday called for bids on a new JP Court Building to be located on the grounds of the One-Stop Center, Main at Bell. Full Story
Get ‘Footloose’ with summer Kay movies
After a break, the weekly outdoor movie showings at The Kay Theater will pick up again Thursday with the 1980s dance fest “Footloose,” starring Kevin Bacon.
The event is sponsored by Rockdale Welding Supply and Rockdale Federal Credit Union. Full Story
Mayor says top web site will be ‘85% funded’ by visitors
Marketing is one thing new Mayor Larry Jones has made a priority and his enthusiasm for a potential new city web site was palpable at Monday night’s city council meeting. Full Story
Milam tax collector withdraws resignation
Doug Bryan, Milam County tax assessor-collector for the past 11 years, withdrew his resignation to count y commissioners on Monday.
Bryan, who had originally submitted the resignation to County Judge Frank Summers last Wednesday, cited health concerns as the reason for both the resignation and withdrawal. Full Story
POSGCD touts own water well database
MILANO—Directors of the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District got their first look at a searchable database of the district’s wells, developed by Drew Gholson, water management specialist. Full Story
A crowd of more than 200 enjoyed the second annual “Gospel Explosion,” a concert by the Rising Star Baptist Church Workshop Choir, Saturday at the Institute For Teaching God’s Word. Choir members included (L-R) D’Annia Deadrick, Ernest Russell, L.C. Richards and Alicia Phillips. Full Story