“Updated” Mike Pribble Dedication
Jul01

“Updated” Mike Pribble Dedication

On July 1, 2015, Rodeo Producer/Director, Trick Rider and Fancy Trick Roper, Mike Pribble was honored with the unveiling of a plaque at the Hopkins County Civic Center Equine Pavillion.  Below are pictures from the event.   More story to come! mp1 mp2 mp4 mp5 mp6 mp8 mp9 mp11 mp12 mp13 Pribble’s daughter, Kathey Williams, thanked all who had helped make the plaque and day possible. She said all present for the event have a...

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Drove Into House; Sitting in Jail
Jul01

Drove Into House; Sitting in Jail

A 22 year old man has been charged with several offenses after he ended up driving his vehicle into a home on FM 1567 at County Road 1190 just after 6 a.m. Tuesday. Fortunately there were no injuries. 22-year old Colton Blake Skinner was charged with tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance before Justice of the Peace B.J. Teer who set bond at $15,000 total. The man apparently tossed some pills out of the...

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First Same Sex Marriage License Issued Tuesday
Jun30

First Same Sex Marriage License Issued Tuesday

Hopkins County Clerk’s office issued their first marriage license to a same-sex couple Tuesday morning. Applications were made available to the County Clerk’s office through their vender, NETDATA in time for the Tuesday morning request. The Tuesday morning request was not the first request made but was the first request that could be fulfilled. Even though the license was issued, several who are qualified to conduct the ceremonies...

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“Updated” U S Marshal’s Service Take Lead in Mapps Arrest
Jun30

“Updated” U S Marshal’s Service Take Lead in Mapps Arrest

“Good police work by the U S Marshal’s service,” said Sulphur Springs Police Detective Sgt. David Gilmore. Gilmore’s remarks were made Tuesday morning after his return to Sulphur Springs from Fort Smith, Arkansas where Tilton Isaiah Joshua Mapps had been arrested Monday afternoon at 1:45 p.m. for the murder of Johnathan Traehan Young. (See arrest story here.) Young died as the result of multiple gunshot...

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*Updated* Mapps Arrested in Arkansas
Jun29

*Updated* Mapps Arrested in Arkansas

The elusive Tilton Joshua Isaiah Mapps of Greenville was arrested in Fort Smith Arkansas Monday, according to Police Chief Jay Sanders. Mapps was apprehended traveling with his girlfriend.  Texas Ranger John Vance, U.S. Marshalls,  and SSPD CID Sgt. David Gilmore assisted by the Ft. Smith Police made the arrest. The 20-year old black male had been considered armed and dangerous. Mapps was wanted in the shooting death of Jonathan...

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Same Sex Marriage License Will Be Issued This Week
Jun29

Same Sex Marriage License Will Be Issued This Week

Hopkins County will be issuing same-sex marriage licenses beginning Monday. County Clerk Debbie Shirley is only awaiting the loading of software by the application vendor. Some wording changes have been made to the application. Shirley said she could not know how much time the programmer will need. She said the decision to issue the licenses is based upon an Attorney General written opinion that the county clerks shall issue the...

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Independence Day Symphony Orchestra & Fireworks Extravaganza Photos
Jun27

Independence Day Symphony Orchestra & Fireworks Extravaganza Photos

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How to Listen Live to KSST
Jun27

How to Listen Live to KSST

You can listen live to KSST 1230 AM 24 hours a day on the internet or mobile device. The easiest way to listen is via the KSSTRadio.com site. Just click on ‘KSST Stream’ at the top right part of the page. This will work with most web browsers like: Chrome, Firefox, Safari. It also works on mobile devices.   We also have an Android App on Google Play. And an App on...

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“Updated” Hopkins County Moves Slowly Regarding SCOTUS Ruling; Governor Issues Directive
Jun26

“Updated” Hopkins County Moves Slowly Regarding SCOTUS Ruling; Governor Issues Directive

(Editors note: Governor Greg Abbott has issued a directive to state agencies and employees to not violate religious  beliefs in government decisions or actions realted to belief on marriage. See governor’s statement made Friday afternoon June 26 here. In it he says the government must never pressure a person to abandon or violate his or her sincerely held relgious beliefs regarding a top such as marriage…”) In a 5-4...

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Man Arrested For Assault With A Deadly Weapon
Jun26

Man Arrested For Assault With A Deadly Weapon

A 27-year old Sulphur Springs man was arrested after he reportedly struck his wife with fists and threatened her with a knife during a disturbance. Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to a report of a disturbance on County Road 1190 at 2 p.m. Thursday. The woman told police her husband had struck her several times and held a knife to her throat. There were signs that the woman had been struck and had been nicked by the...

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