POSGCD board okays $1.8-million budget
MILANO—The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District board of directors, meeting in regular monthly session Tuesday, approved a $1,818,500 budget for 2011.
That’s up slightly from the 2010 budget of $1,786,200, according to Gary Westbrook, general manager. Full Story
Andrews biography part detective story
Actor Dana Andrews, who lived in Rockdale briefly as a boy just after World War I, is to be the subject of a definitive biography and its author was in Rockdale last week gathering data. Full Story
Visitor remembers Scarbrough-Hicks fire of 75 years ago
They don’t get too many visitors like Gene Gary at Rockdale’s Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library these days.
Gary, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, came in Thursday and while he did some research inside the building, he also had some memories outside.
Gary remembers the era-defining Scarbrough & Hicks fire of Sept. 3, 1935. Full Story
Animals take toll on area vehicles
Patrol car totaled in wreck with cow
State troopers in South Milam County were called out to investigate several accidents in the Rockdale area during the past week, involving four deer and one cow.
The cow wreck, early Tuesday northwest of Rockdale, heavily damaged a Milam County Sheriff’s Department patrol car.
No serious injuries were reported in any of the crashes. Full Story
Dept. of Energy to help rural homeowners lower energy costs
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy to help rural homeowners lower energy costs by making cost-effective improvements to their homes. Full Story
STARS AND STRIPES—American Legion Carlyle Post 358 has presented the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department with a new American Flag to fly in front of the police station. Full Story