Chief Appraiser Cathy Singleton
Jul26

Chief Appraiser Cathy Singleton

Chief Appraiser Cathy Singleton with the Hopkins County Appraisal District Office had good news for almost all taxing entities in the county when she sent them certified net taxable values Monday. Net Taxable Value was up 2.4% countywide. Preliminary figures sent out in early May showed no increase. Como-Pickton CISD value went up 5%, Sulphur Springs ISD 4.4%, Sulphur Bluff ISD 4%, Miller Grove ISD 3%, North Hopkins ISD 2.5%, Hopkins...

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End of Edge and Football Camp
Jul24

End of Edge and Football Camp

Listen to the interview with coach Owens. Thursday marked the end of the Wildcats summer Edge conditioning program as well as the last day of the Wildcat Football Camp. Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens said it had been a great summer. About 200 students, girls and boys, took advantage of Edge. Coach Owens liked the senior leadership he saw. Wildcat Football Camp drew 120 boys including 50 incoming ninth graders. Coach Owens said it...

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Blue Blazes Camp
Jul24

Blue Blazes Camp

Listen to the interview. The Sulphur Springs High School Blue Blazes are offering their first ever summer dance camp next week in the High School Cafeteria. It will run Monday through Wednesday. Girls entering Kindergarten through 5th grades will be camp each day from 9 a.m. until noon while girls in Middle School will have camp from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Cost is $45. Girls can be pre-registered or can be registered on site....

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Pinkie Cooper to Retire
Jul24

Pinkie Cooper to Retire

A longtime key person at the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, bookkeeper Pinkie Cooper, is retiring but you will still see her around the office some. Pinkie will continue to work part time as an Executive Consultant to train her replacement. Ms. Cooper, a native of Pickton, has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 25 years. She has worked for three sheriffs: Bill Dirks, Mark Bassham and Butch Adams. She has also been a mother figure...

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Gus Gustafson About The Weekend on the Plaza
Jul23

Gus Gustafson About The Weekend on the Plaza

Something new is coming to Celebration Plaza Friday night. Four or five bands, chosen by an entertainment company will be performing. In attendance will be Popgun Entertainment of Nashville. They will listen to the bands and then give each a consultation. City of Sulphur Springs Community Development Specialist Gus Gustafson sees the concept as a great way to get up and coming bands into town. He says look for more of...

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SSISD School Board Accepts Retirement of Larry Finney
Jul23

SSISD School Board Accepts Retirement of Larry Finney

The Sulphur Springs School Board accepted the retirement of Director of Transportation Larry Finney Monday night. His last day is July 31. In almost 30 years with the district, Finney also served as a bus driver, a principal and a teacher. Finney said he looked forward to spending more time on his farms in Winnsboro and enjoying his extensive album collection. He said he’d also be working on Mrs. Finney’s honey do list. By Don Julian,...

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Saturday Night at Market Plaza
Jul21
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Angels Going to World Series
Jul19

Angels Going to World Series

After dominating every game they played to get to the State Dixie final game in Coleman Park in Sulphur Springs, the 10 and under Hopkins County Angels rode the hot pitching of Makayla Buchanan to defeat Lindale 2-0 and advance to the World Series. The Angels World Series is in Atoka, Tennessee beginning July 26. The local Angels are selling fundraising tickets to help defray the cost of their trip. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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The Bone Collectors at Atwoods
Jul19

The Bone Collectors at Atwoods

The stars of Bone Collector on the Outdoor Channel made an appearance at Atwood’s in Sulphur Springs Thursday. Michael Waddell, Nick Mundt and Travis T-Bone Turner greeted fans and had their pictures made with them and signed autographs. T-Bone called the pre-hunting season session a “redneck pep rally”. Waddell said their Louisiana and Texas tour was designed to promote hunting and show how fun it is. By Don Julian, KSST News and...

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Adam Teer Named Civic Center Manager
Jul19

Adam Teer Named Civic Center Manager

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom announced Friday that Adam Teer, the current Director of CANHelp, has been selected to be the Civic Center Manager beginning August 1. Teer will be allowed to help CANHelp fill its’ Director vacancy and train the new person. Teer will replace Interim Civic Center Manager Dana Cleaver, who is leaving to work at the Hageman Reserve in Sulphur Bluff. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director Video by...

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