Dr. Philip White Retirement Reception
Nov21

Dr. Philip White Retirement Reception

Dr. and Mrs. White were honored today by the Memorial Hospital and their daughter Meredith an RN for his 34 years of service to the hospital and his patients. Memorial Hospital CEO Michael McAndrew and Dr. Philip White                                   Mr. and Mrs. Philip White                      ...

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“Updated” County Jail Progress
Nov19

“Updated” County Jail Progress

Tuesday a work crew began pouring concrete at the new Hopkins County Jail site. County Judge Robert Newsom said the pour was for a fire lane that is on the west side of the proposed new jail. After it was completed, work began on pouring the foundation in sections. Lots of underground plumbing and electrical work has been done to get ready for the foundation pours. The last report had the jail project 17 days behind schedule. Judge...

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H.C.M.H. Recognized By iVantage Health Analytics For Excellence In Outcomes And Financial Stability
Nov18

H.C.M.H. Recognized By iVantage Health Analytics For Excellence In Outcomes And Financial Stability

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital today announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics for overall excellence in Outcomes and Financial Stability, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation. Memorial Hospital CEO, Michael McAndrew said, “Along with our patient satisfaction scores in the top quartile and great quality measures, Memorial Hospital continues to demonstrate its commitment...

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Two Men from the Metroplex Were Arrested at a Hillcrest Drive Truck Stop
Nov16

Two Men from the Metroplex Were Arrested at a Hillcrest Drive Truck Stop

Two men from the Metroplex were arrested at a Hillcrest Drive truck stop for delivery of marijuana in Sulphur Springs Thursday afternoon. Working with a confidential informant, members of the city and county Special Crimes Unit made the arrest just before 3 p.m. Thursday. About one pound of marijuana was found in a bag inside a trashcan. 28-year old Michael Lee Mitchell of Dallas and 26-year old Dominique Jerome Ledbetter of Grand...

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B.J. Teer Comments on His Election to JP
Nov12

B.J. Teer Comments on His Election to JP

Billy B.J. Teer said he was humbled that the people of Hopkins County put so much trust in him and overwhelmingly elected him as Justice of the Peace in Precinct 1. Teer added he was looking forward to getting to work as JP. He doesn’t plan any changes, at least for now. He also looks forward to working with new JP in Precinct 2 Brad Cummings....

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Jim Thompson Comments on the Campaign for HC Treasurer
Nov12

Jim Thompson Comments on the Campaign for HC Treasurer

Jim Thompson said he had a good feeling and was optimistic going into his successful election to Hopkins County Treasurer last week. Thompson said he would follow his campaign language and would run the Treasurer’s office with accuracy, transparency and accountability. Thompson said he understood two part time Treasurer employees would be moving into another department. He added they were doing jobs not essential to the Treasurer’s...

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“Updated” Murder Suspect Found Dead
Nov11

“Updated” Murder Suspect Found Dead

http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Franklin-Co.-Murder.mp3 The body of a man wanted for murder in Franklin County was found in Hopkins County Tuesday morning. Authorities believe 55-year old Keith Lynn McDowell died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body and vehicle were found just before 8 a.m. on County Road 2381. McDowell was wanted for the murder of 31-year old Angie Joe Smith, who was shot to death just...

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Hopkins County Jail the Focus of an Article in County Progress Magazine
Nov07

Hopkins County Jail the Focus of an Article in County Progress Magazine

Hopkins County’s $16-million County Jail Project was the subject of an article in County Progress, a statewide magazine. The article featured quotes from County Judge Robert Newsom and from Precinct 1 County Commissioner Beth Wisenbaker. It included photos of the August 11 groundbreaking, an aerial shot of the site and an architects rendering of what the jail should look like finished...

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Hospital Employees Recognized for Tenure
Nov07

Hospital Employees Recognized for Tenure

Employees recognized for 5-45 years of service at Memorial Hospital and Clinic.”  An employee banquet was held October 23rd to recognize the group.                    ...

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