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
Still no Milam burn ban
Fire chiefs say: ‘So far, so good’
CAMERON—Talk about perfect timing.
Milam County Commissioners Monday morning followed the recommendation of the county’s fire chiefs and declined to institute a rural outdoor burning ban.
That afternoon thunderstorms rumbled from the northeast and deposited between 1.5 and 3 inches over much of the county. (See story, page 6A). Full Story
Buckholts chief of police faces ‘falsifying’ charges
City terms case ‘paperwork misunderstanding’
BUCKHOLTS—Buckholts Police Chief James Blackmon has been suspended after he was charged Thursday with falsifying paperwork in connection with appointment of officers to that North Milam County city’s police department.
City government is standing by him, terming the situation a misunderstanding over paperwork Blackmon filled out on part-time officers. Full Story
CROSS COUNTRY FOR A GOOD CAUSE
CROSS COUNTRY FOR A GOOD CAUSE—These four former U.S. Full Story