Appraisal District Mails Notices to Some Property Owners
May22

Appraisal District Mails Notices to Some Property Owners

Earlier this month, notices went out to property owners whose property had had a significant change in value. Those who disagree with the findings of the Hopkins County Appraisal District Office have a deadline approaching to register a protest and seek a change. Residents have until June 4th to question or challenge the appraisal. Notices were only sent to those whose value increased, new owners,  or if the property owner had...

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National Healthcare Month: EMS
May21

National Healthcare Month: EMS

This is a special week for Emergency Medical Service or EMS. Two local veterans of EMS Danny Wilburn a paramedic and shift captain and Jim Sanderson a paramedic and shift captain discussed EMS on KSST’s Good Morning Show with Enola Gay Thursday morning. Sanderson has been with EMS for 16 years. Wilburn has been with EMS since 1993.   Danny Wilburn said EMS doesn’t do many outside events during National Healthcare Month due...

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EMS Week at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital
May21

EMS Week at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital

May 18-24 is EMS Week at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Our hospital employs 23 full-time paramedics and four EMS dispatchers, plus part-time and specialized workers. Director of Communications and Security Brent Smith is EMS Chief. Paramedics Danny Wilburn and Jeff Sanderson (pictured) are two of three “Shift Captains” along with April McGuffy. At Memorial Hospital, there were 6600 calls for EMS during...

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More Arrests In Investigation of County Burglaries
May19

More Arrests In Investigation of County Burglaries

Two adults and one juvenile were arrested Sunday as Hopkins County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigators continue to apprehend those responsible for a rash of burglaries in the county. As of early Monday morning, the trio had been tied to four of the burglaries and the county CID thought other burglaries will also be solved with this arrest. Tuesday morning, Hopkins County Criminal Investigator Lewis Tatum said his department...

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Arrest Made in County Burglaries Investigation
May16

Arrest Made in County Burglaries Investigation

James Alexander Pringle, 24, was arrested by Hopkins County Sheriff’s officers assisted by Quitman law enforcement Friday. According to Hopkins County Criminal Investigator Lewis Tatum, Pringle, who was living in a shed in Quitman, has been identified as one of the individuals who have been burglarizing homes and autos in the county. Pringle’s activity was identified as specifically in the Peerless area.  Saturday morning...

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Eagle Scout Donates Benches to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital & Clinic
May15

Eagle Scout Donates Benches to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital & Clinic

Yesterday, May 14, 2015, Eagle Scout member Drew Sant donated multiple handmade benches to the Memorial Garden at the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital & Clinic. Sant chose to craft the benches as part of his Eagle Scout requirements....

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Auditorium Renovation Plans Revealed Thursday
May15

Auditorium Renovation Plans Revealed Thursday

Don Roundtree is a consultant to the Sulphur Springs ISD on the Auditorium Renovation Project. Thursday evening Roundtree made a presentation on renovation plans. Lots of the work involving making the facility ADA compliant satisfying the needs of the handicapped. There will also be a sprinkler system. Seating will be reduced from 1500 to 1250 due to ADA issues. Curtains and all the seats will be replaced. Expect state of the art...

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Flags Lowered on National Peace Officers Memorial Day
May15

Flags Lowered on National Peace Officers Memorial Day

Friday morning, May 15, Marine Corps League Detachment 1357 lowered the flags at Celebration Plaza and the Hopkins County Courthouse in honor of those peace officers who have died in the line of duty. The ceremony was attended by Hopkins County Sheriff’s officers as well as Sulphur Springs Police officers. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which the...

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HCMH Continues to Refine Customer Service
May14

HCMH Continues to Refine Customer Service

It’s Hospital Week on KSST Morning Show and Anitha Sanderson, Director of Medical-Surgical Pediatric Floors at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital and Sherry Moore, Marketing Director at Memorial, were guests. Sanderson supervises approximately 70 nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants. She has worked at HCMH over 8 years. Moore says the local hospital continues to promote and refine customer services to make a patient’s stay more...

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County Criminal Investigators Have Leads in Burglaries
May14

County Criminal Investigators Have Leads in Burglaries

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigators are working two leads as they seek the individual or individuals responsible for several nights of car burglaries in Hopkins County. Chief Criminal Investigator Lewis Tatum said the burglaries have occurred in the Shaggy area, County Road 3341 where it crosses I-30, east of the country club overpass, on and around County Road 2310, and along FM 2560 in the Martin Springs area. Lewis...

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