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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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Start Date Set For Construction Of New Hopkins County Jail
Jun27

Start Date Set For Construction Of New Hopkins County Jail

Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams said Thursday that the latest start date for construction of the new County Jail is expected to be August 11. A key person for Sedalco of Fort Worth, the construction manager-at-risk, is expected to be off of another project and to be available for the new County Jail project here by that date. Completion date should be December 7, 2015. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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Open House for Hopkins County’s New Jail is December 1
Nov27

Open House for Hopkins County’s New Jail is December 1

Despite light drizzle Friday morning, some in the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department were doing some moving from the old jail to the new County Jail facility. Some old desks, chairs and filing cabinets were being moved. New furniture has been ordered but has yet to arrive. Tuesday December 1 from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom has scheduled an open house for the new County Jail and the public is...

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Thanksgiving and Christmas in the New Jail for Hopkins County Inmates
Nov06

Thanksgiving and Christmas in the New Jail for Hopkins County Inmates

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom expects inmates to move into the new County Jail perhaps as early as November 20.  That will cut off the drain on the county budget from housing overflow inmates in Franklin County that been going on for years.  Judge Newsom has planned a December 1 Open House for the jail.  It will include tours.  The jail will be inspected by the Commission of Jail Standards November...

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Dozen Individuals Jailed On Felony Warrants
Aug15

Dozen Individuals Jailed On Felony Warrants

At least a dozen individuals were jailed felony warrants over the last week, including a woman reported to have been in possession of heroin when she showed up in court. Jazmyn Nikolia Smallwood Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Alvin Jordan and Corrections Officer Courtney Steward took Jazmyn Nikolia Smallwood into custody at 4:18 p.m. Aug. 11, 2022, in the District Courtroom on a warrant for bond revocation on an...

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10% Pay Increase, Additional Positions For HCSO, HCFD Projected In 2022-2023 County Budget
Aug10

10% Pay Increase, Additional Positions For HCSO, HCFD Projected In 2022-2023 County Budget

Increased Property Values & Sales Tax Cited For Proposed Reduction in Hopkins County Tax Rate A 10% pay increase for all county employees, and funding for additional positions for the sheriff’s office, and an additional position within the clerk’s office were among the items projected in the 2022-2023 county budget. Increased property values and sales tax returns were cited for a propose reduction in Hopkins County tax...

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5 Booked Into County Jail On Violation Of Probation Warrants And 1 On  A Parole Warrant
Jul29

5 Booked Into County Jail On Violation Of Probation Warrants And 1 On A Parole Warrant

At leave five people were booked into Hopkins County jail July 25-28, 2022, on violation of probation warrants and a Longview man on a parole warrant, according to jail and arrest reports. Violation Of Probation – Simulated Controlled Substance Charge Evan Clay Chapin (HCSO jail photo) Evan Clay Chapin was booked into Hopkins County jail Wednesday, July 27, 2022, on a warrant for violation of probation which he was on for an...

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2 Yantis Men Jailed On Controlled Substance-Related Charges
Jul20

2 Yantis Men Jailed On Controlled Substance-Related Charges

Two Yantis men were arrested on controlled substance-related charges, according to arrest and jail reports. Tony Jay Harrington AKA Tony Jay Harington, T Jay Harrington and TJ Harrington Sulphur Springs Police Officer Robble Acosta reported stopping Tony Jay Harrington at 4:24 a.m. July 20, 2022, for failing to driver in a single lane of traffic while traveling on West Industrial Drive. Upon contact with the 34-year-old Yantis man,...

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3 Men, 2 Women Jailed On Felony Warrants
Jul15

3 Men, 2 Women Jailed On Felony Warrants

At least 5 people, 3 men and 2 women, were jailed on felony warrants Thursday and early Friday morning, according to arrest and jail reports. Erin Taylor Rushing Sulphur Springs Police Cpl. Silas Whaley and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputy Drew Fisher contacted 33-year-old Erin Taylor Rushing at 1:24 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2022, at a McGrede Street residence and took her into custody on three...

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3 Jailed This Week On Felony Warrants
Jul08

3 Jailed This Week On Felony Warrants

At least 3 people were jailed this week in Hopkins County on non-controlled substance felony warrants. Kasey Anderson Benson Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Josh Davis and Bobby Osornio contacted Kasey Anderson Benson at an FM 69 south residence and placed him into custody at 10:10 p.m. July 7, 2022. The 44-year-old Como man was booked into Hopkins County jail after midnight on the injury to a child, elderly or disabled...

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