Sandow facing another EPA rule
Power plants under gun for mercury
Three months after “dodging the bullet” on one set of new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) r u le s, Lu m inant’s Sandow power plants are awaiting word of their fate in regard to another.
Last week, amid much fanfare in Washington, D. C., the EPA announced new rules governing mercury and other toxic emissions. Full Story
Out with the old....
In with the new....
Russell Brown (L), Eric Torres make one of the last runs for Waste Management Services, which is giving way to IESI on Monday. Full Story
Once (a week) is enough
Rockdale trash collection entering big change for New Year
“If you do it right, once is enough.”
That famous quote is attributed to Mae West—and she was talking about life, not egg shells and tuna cans—but the same philosophy applies to the hopes of Rockdale residents as they prepare to enter a new era in garbage collection Monday, two days into the new year. Full Story
Monday closings ahead for New Year’s holiday
With New Year’s Day falling on Sunday, most firms are taking Monday for the holiday.
Here’s a holiday weekend rundown:
• Classes resume Tuesday in Thorndale and Gause, Wednesday in Rockdale and Jan. 9 in Milano. Full Story
2012’s first baby to net $900 in prizes, gifts
Rockdale’s first baby of 2012 is on the way, it’s just that nobody yet knows who he or she it.
That first baby will win $900 in prizes and gifts from 30 local merchants and organizations in the annual first baby contest.
Here’s how it works. The contest is open to parents who live in Rockdale or have a Rockdale address. Full Story
Nothing is quite as over as Christmas when Dec. 26 rolls around and that was certainly the case Monday. Full Story