Monday (August 14, 2017) morning during their regular session Hopkins County Commissioners eliminated two polling places. Wesley United Methodist Church as a polling place was closed due to their proximity of other polling locations and the voting place at VFW was closed due to electricity issues at that location. Commissioners also agreed to move the Senior Citizens Center polling place to Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. The move is to assist in crowded conditions due to meals served at the Senior Center during voting hours.
Sheriff Lewis Tatum will spend just under $44,000 to purchase and install a new freezer for jail. The larger freezer is needed to handle all produce from the inmate garden and meat production at the inmate farm.