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Rockdale economic summit talks teamwork, coordination, demographics
It takes a village....to promote a village.
That was the under riding theme of Rockdale’s first-ever “economic summit” which drew about 50 community leaders to the Patterson Center Thursday.
The topic was Rockdale, how to promote it in order to attract new businesses to the area in the wake of Alcoa’s closing. Full Story
Two women were treated in the emergency room of Richards Memorial Hospital following this 11:46 a.m. near head-on collision on US 77, just north of Forest Grove. Full Story
Ex-con charged with injuring second child
Victims, 3 years, 13 months, are siblings
A 24-year-old Rockdale man was arrested Monday and charged again with injury to a child.
Curtis Wade Russell had previously served jail time after being convicted for injuring the victim’s sibling, who was then a 13-month-old baby.
Russell is being held in the Milam County Jail in lieu of $40,000 bond. Full Story
Bam! pow! Captain America (and his dog) visit Rockdale
If you think you saw the comic book hero Captain America walking down US 79 through Rockdale Monday, don’t call your doctor and change your medication.
Allen Mullins, a 28-year-old Georgia native, is on a mission that would challenge the real Captain America—if there was one. Full Story
Fire chiefs’ plea gets burn ban returned
Milam County’s rural outdoor burn ban was re-instated Tuesday after chiefs of the county’s two largest volunteer fire departments requested action from County Judge Dave Barkemeyer.
Barkemeyer, who is attending a judicial conference for newlyelected judicial officials in Lubbock until Friday, made the declaration on Tuesday. Full Story
Top officer honors due on Saturday
The Rockdale Police Department will hold its fifth annual officer of the year awards banquet Saturday at the KC Hall.
Doors open, and a silent auction begins, at 6 p.m., followed by a catered meal at 6:30 and the awards ceremony at 7:30.
A dance, featuring Shawn Jennings follows the dinner and concludes at midnight. Full Story
Chamber hosts annual meeting for Thursday
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting is set for 12-noon Thursday at the Patterson Civic Center.
Denice Doss, Chamber president, said the luncheon meeting includes reports on past year’s activities.
Also, Cindy Jerman will take over as new chairman, replacing Cody Caldwell, and new directors for the upcoming year will be recognized. Full Story