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Archive for January 7th, 2014

  • Jurney

    Candidates file for City Council seats

    January 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mayor Del Jurney shakes hands with City Clerk Sharon Coll after signing his official election paperwork to become a candidate for re-election, Tuesday afternoon, at City Hall. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Several new candidates filed to run for City Council...

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    Officials: DWIs trending down

    January 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Steve Stone Graphic Data from law enforcement agencies show a general downward trend in driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrests in Chaves County over the past five years. Total combined DWI arrests in Chaves County for law enforcement agencies Roswell Police...

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    Scam alert: Walmart does not solicit ‘secret shoppers’ for program

    January 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A new scam has hit Roswell, using the name of Walmart. It has already claimed its first victims. The person will receive a letter or an e-mail which gives the name of Walmart in the subject line that says: “We Pay Five Hundred Every Week, If You Join Our...

  • Pecans

    Pecan harvest short but good quality

    January 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Visibility in a pecan orchard is obscured as workers harvest their crop, Tuesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) This year’s pecan harvest in the Roswell area will produce a smaller crop than last year, but the quality is excellent, local growers said this...

  • Police Blotter: Woman takes the cake — without paying beforehand

    January 7, 2014 • Police BlotterComments Off

    Shoplifting A 38-year-old woman was arrested, Sunday, after she left Albertson’s, 1110 S. Main St., carrying a birthday cake she had ordered without paying. She told officials that she thought her son had paid for it.   Battery Police were called to...

  • Theda Mae Shier

    January 7, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Ballard Chapel for Theda Shier, 92, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Lovelace Regional Hospital. Rev. Richard Smith with Bethel Baptist Church will be officiating with burial to...

  • Ray Allen mulling ‘He Got Game’ sequel

    January 7, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Miami Heat’s Ray Allen (34) reacts after Toronto Raptors’s DeMar DeRozan (10) knocked the ball from his hands during the second half of a NBA basketball game in Miami, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. The Heat won 102-97. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) MIAMI (AP)...

  • Seacrest still king of New Year’s Eve

    January 7, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 file photo, Ryan Seacrest, producer and host of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on ABC, poses for a portrait, in New York. ABC devoted its entire prime-time schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013,...

  • Hedonistic high of Wall St. ‘Wolf’ provokes debate

    January 7, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This Dec. 15, 2013 photo shows American film director Martin Scorsese in New York. Scorsese’s portrait of Wall Street excess has been judged by some critics and moviegoers as a glorification of unchecked greed. But the movie’s bad reputation as an orgy of...

  • Actress Carmen Zapata dies after long career

    January 7, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Oct. 2, 2003 photo provided by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, actress Carmen Zapata poses with honorary Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant, left, and chamber president Leron Gubler, right, as she receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los...