Third-grader Presley Edwards plays an adorable Rudolph this week in South Athens Elementary’s musical production of “How the Penguins Saved Christmas.” (Toni Garrard Clay/AISD)
On December 7 at 8 p.m., the Dollar General on State Highway 155 in Coffee City was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect is a black male, approximately 5’9″ weighing approximately 170 pounds. He was dressed in a black hooded shirt, black pants, black shoes with a white stripe on the outside near the heels, and white gloves. He also had a black mask covering his face. He entered the Dollar General, brandished a firearm, and forced the male clerk to close and lock the doors. He ordered the female clerk to empty the registers, waited for the safe to open, and emptied the safe. He then ordered the clerks into the office, made them unplug all of the electronic devices in the office, made them sit down, begin counting, and exited the store on foot.
If you have any information about this crime or any other felony crimes please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-545-8477 (TIPS). Callers will remain anonymous. If your information leads to an arrest you could earn a cash reward up to $1,000.
Funeral services are scheduled for Lavada Wilkins, 77, of Athens at 12:00 P.M. Saturday, December, 10, 2016 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens with Bro. Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens under the direction of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home.
Ms. Wilkins passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016 in Athens.
Lavada Mac Moore Wilkins born May 29, 1939 in DeKalb, Texas the daughter of W.A. Moore and Florence F. Legg Moore. She loved to quilt, crochet and also enjoyed gardening, dancing and bowling. “Mac” was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
The next meeting of the Cedar Creek Amateur (ham) Radio Club will feature a recycling event. That is an annual affair where equipment that hasn’t been used in a long while is given a new home.
There are specific rules. The device must be in working order and in a bag. And by the way, the first recipient won’t necessarily get to keep it. You see the Czar of our Christmas event, Jeff Irion, allows each winner to have his or her item “stolen” by the next person up. This can get pretty crazy and that’s a good thing.