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Save Dike From Solar Meeting Focuses On Concerns, Unification
Mar16

Save Dike From Solar Meeting Focuses On Concerns, Unification

More than 50 community members and media personnel turned out Saturday for a Save Dike From Solar meeting at Dike Community Center to express their concerns and focus on unification of like-minded community members opposed to the planned Hopkins Energy LLC project in the Dike area. Highlights from Saturday’s Save Dike From Solar meeting at Dike Community Center Community residents at the Saturday afternoon meeting expressed...

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“Save Dike From Solar” Meeting To Be Held Thursday, January 21st.
Jan18

“Save Dike From Solar” Meeting To Be Held Thursday, January 21st.

Concerned citizens in the Dike Community are meeting at 6pm on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the Sulphur Bluff School Cafeteria to discuss the impact of a proposed solar farm in their area. Cynthia Martin has circulated a petition and gathered names against the proposed solar farm that could cover almost 3,000 acres. One land owner in favor of the solar farm owns 1,200 acres in the project, and other residents with small tracts may be...

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Dike Property Owners Voice Opinions Regarding Planned Solar Facility, Property Rights, Incorporation
Sep14

Dike Property Owners Voice Opinions Regarding Planned Solar Facility, Property Rights, Incorporation

Nearly half of Monday morning’s Hopkins County Commissioners Court meeting revolved around planned solar projects in Hopkins County, especially the one greenlit for the Dike community. Dike property voice their opinions Monday morning regarding a planned solar farm in Dike, property rights and incorporation during public comments portion of the meeting. Dike property owner Michele Barnes Dike property owner Michele Barnes has...

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2 Dike Residents Speak Against Others’ Efforts To Make Dike An Incorporated Area
Aug27

2 Dike Residents Speak Against Others’ Efforts To Make Dike An Incorporated Area

Dike residents opposed to a solar facility being constructed in their rural country community have continued to take action over the last month. They are exploring different options to potentially block Hopkins Energy, LLC, from completing the project. While the Save Dike from Solar group have been the most vocal – a few community members regularly address Hopkins County Commissioners Court to express their discontent with the...

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Pine Forest Solar I & Hybrid I Granted Use Of 9 County Roads
Aug23

Pine Forest Solar I & Hybrid I Granted Use Of 9 County Roads

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning approved a resolution granting Pine Forest Solar I LLC, and Pine Forest Hybrid I, LLC, permission to use 9 county roads during development and for improvements to the solar project planned in the area. Two Dike residents also spoke to the Commissioners Court Aug. 23, 2021, regarding the planned solar project in their neighborhood. Pine Forest Roads The Commissioners Court on July 26...

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Residents Discuss What To Do Next In Fight Against Planned Dike Solar Plant
Aug03

Residents Discuss What To Do Next In Fight Against Planned Dike Solar Plant

Battle Over Proposed Solar Plant In Dike Receives Attention From National Media Monday Dike residents Sunday discussed the next round in their fight to prevent a solar plant from being constructed in their community. Cynthia Martin’s petition to the 62nd Judicial District Court for a temporary restraining order and injunction were denied last month, but neither she nor the Dike residents in opposition allowed Judge Will...

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Work On Dike Solar Plant Accelerates Ahead Of Lawsuit
Jul18

Work On Dike Solar Plant Accelerates Ahead Of Lawsuit

There has been a flurry of activity in the Dike community since a lawsuit was filed against Hopkins Energy, LLC and Hopkins County over the proposed solar plant that has been planned for the Dike community. Contractors for the project have stepped up their efforts and seem to be working at a faster pace to get the project further along before a hearing planned for 9am on Monday, July 19th which could put a stop to all work. Judge Will...

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Dike Resident Files Lawsuit To Stop Solar Farm
Jun30

Dike Resident Files Lawsuit To Stop Solar Farm

After months of questions, meetings, and disagreements a lawsuit has been filed against Hopkins Energy LLC and Hopkins County which will bring all of the back and forth between Dike residents, county officials and Engie Energy Company into the courtroom. Cynthia Martin, who has lead “Save Dike From Solar” efforts to prevent a solar facility from being constructed in Dike, has filed a petition in the 62nd Judicial District...

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French Solar Company Plans Virtual Town Hall Presentation
Mar17

French Solar Company Plans Virtual Town Hall Presentation

Shortly after the Save Dike From Solar Group planned a meeting of their supporters, the French Solar Company, Engie, announced that they will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall Presentation on March 22nd at 6 pm. The online-only meeting will be a struggle for a lot of Dike residents as many do not have sufficient internet service to support the Zoom meeting. In their announcement, the local project known as Hopkins Energy, LLC, has said...

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French Company Takes Over Management of Proposed Dike Solar Farm
Mar11

French Company Takes Over Management of Proposed Dike Solar Farm

Through open records, it appears that a French company will now be managing the proposed Dike solar farm under the “Hopkins Energy, LLC.” corporation name. Engie Solar N.A., LLC was added as an officer back in the fall of 2020, and not soon after the originating officer of Hopkins Energy, LLC, was removed as an officer. This would leave the French Company, and it’s U.S. subsidiary in charge of the project moving...

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