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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Surprise At New Hopkins County Jail Site
Aug22

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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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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Groundbreaking For New County Jail
Aug12

Groundbreaking For New County Jail

Hopkins County officials broke ground for the $16-million 192-bed County Jail project Monday. County Judge Robert Newsom stressed that the project was under budget. Sulphur Springs Mayor Freddie Taylor said he hoped the new jail would be a deterrent to crime. Former County Judge Chris Brown talked about the importance of 20 meetings all over the county where officials stressed the need for a new facility. Sheriff Butch Adams thanked...

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Quinlan Man Arrested
Aug08

Quinlan Man Arrested

A 28-year old Quinlan man who thought he had set up a tryst with a 15-year old girl on-line was arrested by Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies at his home Wednesday. The 15-year girl he thought he was communicating with turned out to be a Sheriff’s deputy. Gary Allen Lovejoy was charged with on-line solicitation of a minor. JP Ronny Glossup set his bond at $35,000

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New Jail Groundbreaking Ceremony
Aug07

New Jail Groundbreaking Ceremony

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Hopkins County Jail is scheduled for Monday, August 11, at noon. Twelve to fifteen months of construction will follow. Prior to the ceremony, the Hopkins County Commissioners Court is expected to be involved in letting of bids for sub-contractors with their architects and construction manager-at-risk. County Judge Robert Newsom says the jail appears to be below budget. The jail project will...

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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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Hopkins County Inmate Population Update
Jul17

Hopkins County Inmate Population Update

The total Hopkins County inmate population was at 102 early Wednesday morning. A whopping total of 25 inmates were being housed at county expense in Franklin County. Sheriff Butch Adams told County Judge Robert Newsom the large number was necessary due to an inmate knocking out a window in the Hopkins County Jail a few days ago. Judge Newsom said the number in Franklin County would drop after the window is repaired in the local jail....

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2nd Annual DARE Hopkins County Music And Comedy Revue
Jul09

2nd Annual DARE Hopkins County Music And Comedy Revue

This Friday night, July 11th, the Hopkins County DARE program will benefit from the second annual Hopkins County Music and Comedy Revue. All proceeds will go to the DARE program. The Music and Comedy Review begins at 7 p.m.at the Regional Civic Center and features Cousin Cedrick, Monty Tipps & Main Street, “The C” Dale Cummings, Tisha George, Aaron Hanna, and a number of other entertainers. Craig Roberts will serve as Master of...

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Charges, Bond Set For Aggravated Robbery Suspect
Jul02

Charges, Bond Set For Aggravated Robbery Suspect

37-year old Alan Dale Rhys of Saltillo was charged with aggravated robbery before JP Ronny Glossup who set bond at $50,000. Rhys is accused of roughing up his grandfather and taking his vehicle just after 2 a.m. Monday (June 30th). The vehicle was found wrecked in Franklin County later. Just before noon Monday, a Franklin County lawman spotted the suspect in Mt. Vernon and arrested him. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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