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Briley’s Barber Shop Re-Opens with Social Distancing
May07

Briley’s Barber Shop Re-Opens with Social Distancing

Mike Briley with a customer. Mike is a second-generation barber; his dad owned one of the two barber shops in their home community of Saltillo, Texas Long-time barber Mike Briley, owner of Briley’s Barber Shop at 105 Jefferson Street in downtown Sulphur Springs is happy to be re-opening his doors on Friday May 8, in compliance with recommended COVID-19 restrictions. Briley’s, like other barber shops and hair salons, was...

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Walmart Limiting Customer Entry In Stores To Support Social Distancing
Apr03

Walmart Limiting Customer Entry In Stores To Support Social Distancing

Walmart today announced new COVID-19 preventive measures the business will be implementing that will affect how shopping is conducted at the store. In the last few weeks, the business has adjusted the hours of operation and implemented additional sanitizing and preventive measures. Starting Saturday, April 4, Walmart Customer Entry will be regulated and some stores will also be implementing “one-way movement” through the...

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Channel 18:  Lonnie Fox’s Socially Distancing Birthday Parade
Mar24
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Governor’s Order, Proclamation Require Face  Coverings In Public, Restrict Social Gatherings
Jul02

Governor’s Order, Proclamation Require Face Coverings In Public, Restrict Social Gatherings

Hopkins County Judge Has Filed For An Exemption To Opt Out Of Requirements Governor Greg Abbott July 2 issued another Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with a few exceptions. Local authorities say Hopkins County meets the terms for the exemption. Governor Greg Abbott discusses GA-29 and the proclamation filed at...

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Monday January 18, 2021 is MLK Day, a Day of Service
Jan18

Monday January 18, 2021 is MLK Day, a Day of Service

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday which honors the slain civil rights leader. Because it is a federal holiday, most federal and state employees have the day off. Locally, you will find most city and county government offices closed and no postal service or banking services. Around Hopkins County, many schools are observing a student holiday, while other schools are holding classes today. Some local businesses may...

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Cumby ISD Master Planning, Possible Bond Election To Be Discussed At Jan. 30 Meeting
Jan12

Cumby ISD Master Planning, Possible Bond Election To Be Discussed At Jan. 30 Meeting

Cumby ISD Board of Trustees are again considering calling a bond election to fund improvements at the school. Cumby ISD voters were asked during the Nov. 5, 2019 election to consider approving a school bond. In the early ballots, 60 percent of voters were in favor of the bond for school improvements and 40 percent voted against it. However, once Election Day totals were in, the bond was defeated by only 10 votes. Trustees and...

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Free Seniors Fitness Class Resumes at The ROC 3x Week
Jan09

Free Seniors Fitness Class Resumes at The ROC 3x Week

by Karon Weatherman of SS Srs Center Attention Senior Citizens! The ROC is back open so the Fit and Strong Class can start up again!  Instructor John Little will be waiting for you at the ROC on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 If you haven’t been attending this class, it is FREE.  You just need to show up.    The class includes using Hand Weights, Stretchy Bands and Stress Balls.  You don’t need to bring...

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State Announces Planned Change To COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, First Case Of COVID-19 UK Variant
Jan08

State Announces Planned Change To COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, First Case Of COVID-19 UK Variant

Limited Number Of Vaccines Currently Only Available While the COVID-19 vaccine distribution is still in the first stages, with only a limited supply of the first dose of the vaccine available for specific people at limited locations across the state, the state Thursday announced that the vaccination distribution process will be changing the way vaccines are distributed in Texas, by doing more distribution through designated large...

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7 Elected County Officials, Sheriff’s Officers Participate In Jan. 1 Swearing-In
Jan01

7 Elected County Officials, Sheriff’s Officers Participate In Jan. 1 Swearing-In

Hopkins County officials started 2021 with the swearing-in ceremony for officials elected to office in November. The second floor courtroom at Hopkins County Courthouse was packed at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, with family, friends and community members witnessing the oath of office and service issued to seven elected county officials and for the sheriff’s officers. Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom welcomed everyone to what he...

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Brookshire’s Pharmacy: Ready For Vaccine
Dec21

Brookshire’s Pharmacy: Ready For Vaccine

Brookshire’s pharmacy wants to keep supporting each local community by distributing the vaccine for COVID-19. They made the committment as soon as they were able to apply to receive the vaccine. Not knowing when they signed up which vaccine would be readily available, they now know they will receive the Moderna vaccine as early as Tuesday, December 22nd, at the Sulphur Springs store. Although they could receive it as late as...

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