Tommy Millsaps | The Advocate & Democrat
Walmart employees cheer the opening of the new Super Walmart in Sweetwater Wednesday
morning. Hundreds showed up for the opening ceremony and to shop in the new store.
|Published: 9:12 AM, 09/16/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-The parking lot was full,
the weather was perfect and a host of local and state officials were
on hand Wednesday morning when the new Walmart in Sweetwater opened
The opening ceremony took place at 7:30
a.m., and since the opening date fell on the 12th anniversary of the
Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, the speakers took time to remember the
Store manager Daniel Casillas paid
tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims from that day.
"To them we owe remembrance," he
said. "To their families and to their friends, we owe our
The new 150,000-square-foot store has brought 218 jobs
to the area and it means many people no longer have to drive great
distances to work, store and local officials pointed out.
"What a great day it is for
Sweetwater," Mayor Doyle Lowe said.
See full story in the Sunday, Sept. 15, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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