Hopkins County Commissioners Court Holds Public Hearing on Tax Rate
Aug31

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Holds Public Hearing on Tax Rate

At a regular meeting Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse, the Hopkins County Commissioners Court is scheduled to have public hearings on its’ 2015 fiscal year budget and on the tax rate for the budget. The tax rate is rising just over 5-cents per $100 valuation. The court will also consider purchasing a used fire truck from the Brinker Volunteer Fire Department.

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Judge Newsom Discusses Out of Town Inmate Problem
Aug29

Judge Newsom Discusses Out of Town Inmate Problem

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom says so far this year, the county has spent $209,000 to house inmates in jails outside the county. Judge Newsom says that figure is well over the amount budgeted for that purpose. He says that’s one of the reasons why a new jail is needed. Other counties charge Hopkins County $40 to $50 per inmate per day. Most inmates housed out of the county are females since the current jail has a small amount of...

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Wound Care at Memorial Received the Healogics Center of Distinction Award

Thursday afternoon the doctors and staff of Wound Care at Memorial received the Healogics Center of Distinction Award in recognition of excellent healing outcomes, high patient satisfaction and outstanding clinical performance for the past two years. In presenting the award to Drs. Bill Dietze and Dr. Duchamp, physicians for Wound Care at Memorial, Chanda Fulghium, stated that the local Wound Care center has a 98% cure rate and...

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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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