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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 Resident Submits Attorney’s Response To Judge’s Letter Regarding Incorporation Petition
Sep12

Dike Resident Submits Attorney’s Response To Judge’s Letter Regarding Incorporation Petition

Dike resident Kirk Reams Monday morning submitted to Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom during the public forum portion of the regular Hopkins County Commissioners Court meeting an attorney’s response letter in response to the judge’s letter regarding the incorporation petition submitted to him at a previous meeting. Michele Barnes, another Dike resident, also during public forum at the Sept. 12, 2022, Commissioners Court...

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Judge Issues Response To Dike Incorporation Election Request
Aug24

Judge Issues Response To Dike Incorporation Election Request

Additional Documentation Requested For Verification Of Petition Requirements Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom this week, in a letter, responded to the petition calling for a Dike incorporation election, requested additional documentation for verification of petition requirements. Paper copy of the map showing the area of Dike proposed for incorporation The judge indicated the letter, addressed to Kirk Reams who presented the...

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County Judge Presented Petition Asking For Election To Make Dike A Type C Incorporated City
Aug17

County Judge Presented Petition Asking For Election To Make Dike A Type C Incorporated City

The county judge was presented with a petition Monday asking him to call an election to let Dike residents determine whether to make the community at Type C incorporated city, as promised in prior meetings by Michael Pickens. Other Dike residents voiced their views on incorporation of Dike and the Dike solar facility. Petition to Incorporate Dike Residents and property owners in Dike community began researching the matter out of a...

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Pickens: Residents Moving Forward With Plans For Election To Make Dike Incorporated Area
Jul13

Pickens: Residents Moving Forward With Plans For Election To Make Dike Incorporated Area

Residents are moving forward with plans to call for an election to make Dike an incorporated area, according to Save Dike From Solar spokesperson Michael Pickens. Pickens and a couple of others who have been vocal over the last year in their opposition to the solar project being constructed in Dike community by Engie contacted Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom Friday, July 8, 2022, about concerns they had after receiving a letter...

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3 Residents, TREAD Official Speak Out Against Solar Projects During Commissioners Court
May25

3 Residents, TREAD Official Speak Out Against Solar Projects During Commissioners Court

Four people addressed Hopkins County Commissioners during the public forum portion of the regular court meeting this week regarding large solar complexes planned to go up in Hopkins County. Dike resident Michele Barnes addresses the Commissioners Court Two Dike residents who expressed disapproval of Commissioners’ decision to grant a tax incentive for Hopkins Energy, LLC, the solar facility planned in the Dike area and a third pointed...

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2 Citizens Ask SSISD Trustees To Reconsider Stance On 313 Agreement For Dike Solar Farm
May11

2 Citizens Ask SSISD Trustees To Reconsider Stance On 313 Agreement For Dike Solar Farm

Developer, Land Owner Asks School Board to Amend Agreement As Requested Citizens asked Sulphur Springs ISD trustees this week to reconsider the district’s stance on 313 agreements, particularly amending the agreement with Hopkins Energy LLC. The developer and one landowner whose property is within the planned Hopkins Energy LLC area asked the board to approve the amended agreement. Tim Fuller (pink shirt at left) addressed the...

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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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