Sulphur Springs School Board Adopted its’ Budget for This School Year
Aug27

Sulphur Springs School Board Adopted its’ Budget for This School Year

The Sulphur Springs School Board adopted its’ budget for this school year at a special meeting Monday night. The overall budget included budgets for the general fund, debt service and food service. The board also approved a tax rate for the budget of a little over $1.35 per $100 valuation. The Maintenance and Operation portion is $1.04 and the Interest and Sinking Fund is just over 31-cents.

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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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Tom Sellers Takes the Bucket Challenge
Aug25

Tom Sellers Takes the Bucket Challenge

Alliance Bank President Tom Sellers had water and ice poured on his head Monday afternoon to raise funds and awareness for ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Sellers accepted the ice bucket challenge from Brian Tolliver and Brian Tolliver Ford. Sellers also challenged Guaranty Bond Bank President Craig Roberts, City National Bank’s Ricky Reynolds, former Wildcats Football Coach Dwayne McMeans and...

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Sulphur Springs School Board Meets Monday on our Tax Rate
Aug24

Sulphur Springs School Board Meets Monday on our Tax Rate

The Sulphur Springs School Board will conduct a public hearing on the tax rate for the budget for this school year at a special meeting Monday at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at the Admin Building. The tax rate is $1.35 cents per $100 valuation, same as last year. The board is also expected to adopt the budget for next school year. Classes get underway Tuesday. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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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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School Starts Tuesday, Drive Careful
Aug24

School Starts Tuesday, Drive Careful

Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders reminded the driving public Friday that flashing school zone signs would be activated Tuesday, the first day of classes in town. He said police officers would be working them as usual during the school year. They’ll be looking for drivers going too fast or using cell phones. Chief Sanders also said fines are now hefty for failure to stop or for passing school buses with their flashing lights...

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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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YMCA “Extra Innings” at Travis Elementary Today
Aug22
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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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Main Street Buzz
Aug21

Main Street Buzz

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell says development seems to go in waves and the city is in the midst of such a wave currently downtown. Three buildings were being worked on in the 200 block of Main Street Thursday. The old Knight’s Head Inn building is under construction again. Maxwell says plans call for a sizeable balcony. Another location is being worked on for a bakery. A dentist’s office is also under construction....

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