Giving back For Gary Mac
Sep18

Giving back For Gary Mac

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Cummings and County DARE Officer Kelly Wiser have produced a music and comedy show to benefit Sheriff’s Patrol Lt. Gary McLarry. Lt. McLarry is in the late stages of renal failure and needs a kidney transplant. Giving Back For Larry Mac will take place Friday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center Auditorium. Monty Tipps and Main Street is the headline act along with Sgt. Cummings, Tom Glossup, Tisscha...

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New Jail Dirtwork
Sep10

New Jail Dirtwork

Dirt work is continuing for the new Hopkins County Jail Project. Lots of things are being dug up including some leftovers from when the first jail was built on the site. The digging has also uncovered an area high in lead content and the site of an old oil spill. County Judge Robert Newsom says the County has hired Apex Geoscience to make sure recovered materials are handled in an environmentally proper...

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Kelly Wiser New Dare Officer
Sep10

Kelly Wiser New Dare Officer

Wednesday will mark a change for the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Kelly Wiser will visit North Hopkins, his first school as DARE Officer, officially replacing Sgt. Brad Cummings who has done the job the past five years. The DARE position opened up after Sgt. Cummings was elected as JP in Precinct 2. Deputy Wiser prepared to take over by attending a two-week school in Mississippi. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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80 Year Old Pickton Man Arrested
Sep07

80 Year Old Pickton Man Arrested

An 80-year old Pickton man faces multiple charges after he was arrested for threatening a convenience store clerk with a baseball bat and later struggling with a Sheriff’s deputy who was arresting him. The incident began at a Como convenience store at 4:43 p.m. Friday. Deputy Paul Fenimore later found the suspect in a car nearby in the 100 block of McBride Street. The man also faces charges for having a handgun in the car and for...

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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

[sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/New-Jail-Groundbreaking.mp3"] 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...

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