No injuries reported in South Milam crashes
No injur ies were repor ted in four one-vehicle Rockdalearea traffic accidents investigated during the past week by Department of Public Safety state troopers.
Trooper Broderick Sims investigated an accident at 5:50 a.m. Jan. 4 on US 77, south of Rockdale.
He said a vehicle driven by Thomas Morris, 52, of Lexington, hit a deer.
Damages were termed moderate. Full Story
‘Stun gun’ defendant gets eight-year prison sentence
CAMERON—A 50-year- old Cameron man, accused of firing a stun gun at a woman and then sexually assaulting her last spring, has received an eight-year prison term after his probation on a previous conviction was revoked.
Raymond Brann Allison had originally been charged with aggravated sexual assault, a felony, in connection with the incident. Full Story
Water board holds training session
MILANO—A board training session, and re-election of officers, dominated the first meeting of 2011 for the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) Tuesday.
Re-elected were board president Nathan Ausley, vice-president Dwayne Jekel and secretary treasurer Kerry Starnes. The 10-member board is composed of five each from Milam and Burleson counties. Full Story
The first Baby Boomer
Few people attain celebrity simply by being born, but that’s just what happened to Kathleen Casey-Kirschling.
Born one second past midnight on Jan. 1, 1946, Kirschling bec ame t he f irst Baby Boomer to be born in the U. S. She leads the ranks of the reported 79 million Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1964. Full Story
Cup a day keeps doctor away?
The debate over whether coffee is good or bad for your health will continue to rage on, but new research indicates a cup of Joe actually may have some health benefits for many people.
Compared to non- cof fee drinkers, coffee drinkers could be less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Full Story