Hospital Approves Deficit Budget
Aug27

Hospital Approves Deficit Budget

Prior to voting for a deficit budget and a tax rate increase, Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board member Suzanne Bankston said she was unhappy. She said she would vote for the budget as the very best that they could do but she added the board needed to look for major ways to make major revisions in the budget. Ms. Bankston said the board needed to determine what services they could deliver and which ones might be best done by...

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Leesa Toliver Talks About “The Lights of Life” Half Marathon
Aug27

Leesa Toliver Talks About “The Lights of Life” Half Marathon

There was a large photo op Tuesday at 6 p.m. as members of the Lights of Life Gala Committee posed in The Gardens at Memorial. Co-chairs for the Lights of Life and Gala are Brian and Leesa Toliver. Ms. Toliver said this year’s Gala would have a Great Gatsby theme. The Gala despite being months away is already sold out. Other Lights of Life events will include a Half Marathon on September 20 and a Style Show at Lou...

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2014 – 2015 Lights of Life “The Great Gatsby” Gala Committee Picture”
Aug26
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Hospital Board Adopts Deficit Budget
Aug26

Hospital Board Adopts Deficit Budget

The Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board adopted a deficit budget for the second straight year at a meeting Monday night. The budget is almost $2.5-million in the red. The board also raised the tax rate 3.63-cents to a maximum 25-cents per $100 valuation. The board scheduled two public hearings on the tax rate: on September 8 and September 15 at noon each day. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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Wound Care at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Has Done it Again
Aug24

Wound Care at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Has Done it Again

Wound Care at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital has done it again. They have qualified for the Healogics Center of Distinction Award in recognition of excellent healing outcomes, high patient satisfaction and outstanding clinical performance last year. There will be an award presentation in the hospital lobby Thursday at 5:30 p.m. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director Download (PDF,...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Meets on Jail & Budget Monday
Aug24

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Meets on Jail & Budget Monday

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court has scheduled two public hearings for a Monday meeting at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom on the first floor of the County Courthouse. One public hearing is for the tax rate in the proposed budget that is going up more than 5-cents due to the new county jail project. A second public hearing is for the proposed budget. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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Hospital Budget to be Discussed Monday Night
Aug24

Hospital Budget to be Discussed Monday Night

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital CEO Michael McAndrew is expected to discuss the proposed budget for next fiscal year at a hospital board meeting Monday night at 6 p.m. in the Plaza Conference Room. Last year the hospital board adopted a deficit budget and they might do so again this year. The board will also discuss the proposed tax rate for the proposed budget, which could be rising. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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Surprise At New Hopkins County Jail Site

Workers doing dirt work for the new Hopkins County Jail project north of the current jail unearthed a surprise recently. They found what appears to be a railroad spur that had been buried. County Judge Robert Newsom says it shouldn’t raise any environmental issues. He can’t find any records for the spur. Judge Newsom says County Commissioners will be removing the rails and selling the steel.   By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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Surprise At New Jail Site, Newsom Talks County News
Aug21

Surprise At New Jail Site, Newsom Talks County News

Workers doing dirt work for the new Hopkins County Jail project north of the current jail unearthed a surprise recently. They found what appears to be a railroad spur that had been buried. County Judge Robert Newsom says it shouldn’t raise any environmental issues. He can’t find any records for the spur. Judge Newsom says County Commissioners will be removing the rails and selling the steel. In some Hopkins County notes, County Judge...

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Deputy Scott Makes Multiple Arrests Tuesday
Aug21

Deputy Scott Makes Multiple Arrests Tuesday

Tuesday Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputy Joe Scott arrested a man for theft of a trailer and three people for stealing a pickup truck. Working on a tip, Deputy Scott found a stolen trailer in the 600 block of Whitworth Street. It had been stolen from the 200 block of Whitworth last Wednesday. A suspect claimed he had bought the trailer but later he admitted to stealing it. 22-year old Pablo Emanuel Bonilla of Sulphur Springs was...

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