Wrapping up 2021 with memories and hopes

The funeral for Earl W. Williams, a well-known citizen, was held on November 30. Earl was a native Abilenian; he was a devoted family man and also a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where he was chairman of the deacon board for many years. Family and church were his main priority, but, in…

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Sgt. Willie Ford retires from APD

  In 1985, a young black man from Stamford took the test to be an Abilene firefighter. He placed fourth of over 400 candidates. Will “Willie” Ford went home to tell his mother of his success. She told him he was too clumsy to be a firefighter, and thus died that dream. A short time…

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