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DEC 9

(ROCKDALE)–THE ROCKDALE MUNICIPAL

DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT UNVEILED THE NEW BUSINESS

COMING TO ROCKDALE PREVIOUSLY KNOWN ONLY AS

“PROJECT SOUL ROAST” DURING AN EVENT THIS (THURSDAY)

EVENING. THE COMPANY “STYRO REZ” IS RELOCATING

ITS MANUFACTURING, CORPORATE, AND TRAINING

OPERATIONS TO ROCKDALE. THE COMPANY CONVERTS

STYRO FOAM TO PLASTICS. STYO REZ PLANS TO BRING

30 JOBS TO THE COMMUNITY RIGHT AWAY, HIRING

LOCALLY, WITH A PROJECTION OF OVER 200 NEW JOBS

OVER A 10 YEAR PERIOD.

(ROCKDALE)–A SITUATION INVOLVING A ROCKDALE

POLICE OFFICER AND MCDONALDS RESTAURANT HAS BEEN

RESOLVED. RUMORS SURFACED THIS WEEK ABOUT A

ROCKDALE POLICE OFFICER BEING REFUSED SERVICE AT

MCDONALDS IN ROCKDALE. THE ROCKDALE POLICE

DEPARTMENT POSTED ON FACEBOOK THIS (FRIDAY)

MORNING REGARDING THE ISSUE. THE DEPARTMENT SAID

THE SITUATION HAD BEEN DEALT WITH, AND POLICE

ASKED THE PUBLIC TO REFRAIN FROM ANY NEGATIVE

POSTS, COMMENTS OR CALLS TOWARDS MCDONALDS

DUE TO THE SITUATION, AND THAT MCDONALDS DOES

SUPPORT LAW ENFORCEMENT.

(UNDATED)–A FORMER MILAM COUNTY JUDGE HAS

ANNOUNCED HIS INTENTION TO ONCE AGAIN RUN FOR

THE JUDGE’S OFFICE IN MILAM COUNTY. JUDGE FRANK

SUMMERS HAS ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY FOR MILAM

COUNTY JUDGE IN THE 2018 ELECTION. HE ANNOUNCED

THAT HE FILED HIS APPOINTMENT OF A CAMPAIGN

TREASURER THIS (FRIDAY) MORNING. SUMMERS SERVED

AS MILAM COUNTY JUDGE FROM 1999 TO 2010. HE

CURRENTLY SERVES AS MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE IN

BUCKHOLTS.

(TAYLOR)–THE TAYLOR CITY COUNCIL ON THURSDAY

TOOK ACTION ON ISSUING 5.4 MILLION DOLLARS IN

CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION TO PAY FOR A PERFORMANCE

CONTRACT WITH SIEMENS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

UPGRADES, THE AIRPORT CONTRACT AND WASTEWATER

CONTRACT. THE COUNCIL APPROVED THE BID FOR THE 4TH

STREET REHABILITATION PROJECT WITH A SAVINGS OF

ABOUT 750 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

(ROCKDALE)–ROCKDALE FIREMEN WERE SUMMONED

WHEN AN UNATTENDED SPACE HEATER LEFT IN A RESIDENCE

ON 3RD STREET CAUSED A HOUSE TO CATCH FIRE AROUND

7:25 THURSDAY NIGHT AT 3RD AND PLUM IN ROCKDALE.

FIREMEN HAD THE FIRE UNDER CONTROL WITHIN ABOUT

20 MINUTES.

(ROCKDALE)–A ROCKDALE RESIDENT SUFFERED BURN

INJURIES AND WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL

WEDNESDAY. ROCKDALE FIREMEN AND AMERICAN MEDICAL

RESPONSE E-M-S WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE ON COUNTY

ROAD 302 AFTER THE VICTIM SUSTAINED 2ND DEGREE BURNS

TO THE CHEST AREA.

 

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