SHARP GOES GREEN
SHARP GOES ‘GREEN’ It’s not exactly what stages of repair—and several buses, in Harbuz’s collection. Full Story
60 years for ‘back porch’ drug dealer
Accusations include attempt to ‘silence’ sex assault victim, witness
A 35-year-old Rockdale man, accused of selling cocaine from the back porch of his Rockdale home, 526 Rice, has accepted a plea bargain in 20th District Court and drew a 60-year prison sentence Friday from Judge John Youngblood.
Last month, Kenneth Ray Johnson pleaded guilty to four charges of cocaine delivery, two first-degree felonies, a second degree felony and a state jail felony. Full Story
City won’t drop lien for razing eyesore
Mayor breaks tie on 3-3 split vote
With the city council split right down the middle on a philosophical difference, Mayor Larry Jones cast the tie-breaking vote Monday, denying a request that the city forgive a lien placed on property where a dilapidated home was recently torn down. Full Story
51 DAYS UNTIL KICKOFF
Get ready now for football season
Football gear to be issued at field house Aug. 6
While two-a-days are just over a month away, don’t wait that long to start getting in shape. The time is now to begin your off-season regime.
Football equipment will be issued at the field house on Monday, Aug. 6, beginning at 7 a.m. sharp. Full Story
DISTRICT 18-3A PREVIEW
New faces, old problems
Taylor, Caldwell hoping coaching changes can turn things around
Taylor has been sinking into the football abyss for half-a-dozen years. For Caldwell, its latest transgression could be called a blip on the radar screen.
Either way, both programs hope a shot of new blood will change the fortunes of the football programs as we bear down on the 2012 football season. Full Story
LaGrone back in the fold, on staff in Milano
After eight years at Gause, all-time winningest coach returns
MILANO—The Milano Eagles have had a successful run in football the past couple of years and now the school’s winningest coach is back to help keep that trend going.
Former head football coach Chad LaGrone was hired by the MISD school board Monday night to mark his return to the school. Full Story
No emergency fund means living on edge
My husband and I are in pretty good shape financially. We make about $ 250,000 a year with about $50,000 in the bank and no debt, and we’ve set aside money for our children’s college funds. Full Story
SERVING IT UP 'HOT'
SERVING IT UP ‘HOT’—Members of the Milano Evening Lions Club served up hot dogs and such to around 225 on July 4 as part of Milano’s annual Independence Day parade and free me Full Story
Good customer service priceless, dying commodity
“A lways treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.”—Stephen R. Covey
Customer service, good customer service is priceless and bad customer service is the fastest way to damage a business. As business owners, it is your job to set the tone and teach your employees how customer service works and what your expectations are for them. Full Story