Channel 18 News, Friday, July 29, 2016
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Softball World Series
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Softball World Series

  Two Hopkins County Dixie softball teams will start World Series play in Alexandria, Louisiana on Saturday. Both the 9 and 10 year old Hopkins County Angels and the 11 and 12 year old Hopkins County Pony Tails won Texas State Championship tournaments and will be playing in Louisiana. The Angels open up against North Carolina Saturday at 9 a.m. The Pony Tails will open against Macon, Georgia also at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Angels...

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Freshmen Band Day
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Freshmen Band Day

Friday was a special day for freshmen who will be a part of this school year’s Wildcats Marching Band. Band Director Charles McCauley expects the ninth graders to total about 40 this year. McCauley says by the end of the day Friday, he hopes the freshmen will feel like the band is a place where they belong. He says he wants them to feel they have a new family at the high school. To help make the freshmen more comfortable, the...

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Sulphur Springs High School Senior Information
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Sulphur Springs High School Senior Information

Sulphur Springs High School counselors will be available August 1- 12 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-4p.m. for 2016-2017 high school seniors. Seniors will review their senior schedule, transcript, etc. Appointments are not necessary, students will be seen on a first come first serve basis. On August 11th, counselors will stay until 7 p.m. for those who cannot attend earlier meetings. Senior pictures are scheduled through Prestige...

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Gearing Up for 4-H Enrollment
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Gearing Up for 4-H Enrollment

Gearing Up for 4-H Enrollment: It’s that time of year again! A new school year is rapidly approaching, so that means that a new 4-H year is also getting underway. We want everyone to know what it’s all about! What is 4-H? It is a national organization which help young people develop life-long knowledge and skills to become engaged citizens. Through 4-H, youth are taught skills for living. It is a model of the “learn by doing” teaching...

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Early Registration for PJC Fall Semester Underway
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Toddler Found Walking County Road Alone; Mom Jailed
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Toddler Found Walking County Road Alone; Mom Jailed

Deputies responded to a call in reference to a two (2) to three (3) year old child who was found walking by himself down County Road 1138 near Cumby Thursday morning. Approximately 30 minutes later the mother of the child, Ashlee Michele Swilling, 27, was contacted. Swilling stated that she had noticed the child missing at approximately 7:30 a.m. and had been looking for him. She did not contact law enforcement until 8:30 a.m....

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Stole and Sold His Mother’s Ring; Hid Drugs in Her House
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Stole and Sold His Mother’s Ring; Hid Drugs in Her House

Called to a disturbance at a residence on FM 2297, Hopkins County Deputies were told that Taylor Wayne Connatser, 22, of Sachse, had hidden drugs in his mother’s house. Both his mother and his girlfriend told the officer that methamphetamine was in the residence.  The disturbance began over a ring that Connatser stolen from his mother and sold in Mesquite. Connatser had told his mother that he would hide the meth in case she called...

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Dynamic Duo Music & Comedy Showcase Benefits Down Syndrome Awareness
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Dynamic Duo Music & Comedy Showcase Benefits Down Syndrome Awareness

This Friday July 29th at Hopkins County Civic Center, The Dynamic Duo and Comedy Showcase! This showcase is for benefiting down syndrome. The Admission is $10, $5 for children 6 years- 12 years, and children 5 years and under are free! This Showcase features Jacoby Smith, Cousin Cedrick, Dale “The C” Cummings, Monty Tipps, The Main Street Band and more. There will also be a silent auction. The doors will be open to...

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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs Celebrates World Breastfeeding Month
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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs Celebrates World Breastfeeding Month

The long-term benefits of breastfeeding for babies and mother are undisputed. Breastfeeding is linked to decreased risk of illness and mortality for infants. It is also associated with reduced risk for maternal illness. It is well documented that maternity practices in infant nutrition and care have a significant impact on a mother’s initiation and continuation of breastfeeding. That means the degree of care that the birthing facility...

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