Monday Commissioners Court: Congressman Honors County Judge; Sulphur Bluff Volunteer Fire Department Honored by County
Feb11

Monday Commissioners Court: Congressman Honors County Judge; Sulphur Bluff Volunteer Fire Department Honored by County

Before a packed Hopkins County Commissioners’ Courtroom Monday morning, Robbin Bass, Deputy District Director for Congressman John Ratcliff, presented County Judge Robert Newsom a flag that was flown over the U. S. Capital Building in Newsom’s honor. Commissioners also issued a proclamation honoring the Sulphur Bluff Fire Department for past and current service to the county. In honoring Judge Newsom, Bass stated that the...

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Commissioners Consider Fate Of 2 County Roads, Cyber Security Training, Fire Protection Contracts
Dec25

Commissioners Consider Fate Of 2 County Roads, Cyber Security Training, Fire Protection Contracts

Hopkins County Commissioners Court during Dec. 23 court session Hopkins County Commissioners this week agreed to let a land owner take over maintenance of two county roads, approved four fire protection agreements and an agreement for cyber security training. 2 County Roads Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Anglin told the court during their regular meeting Monday, Dec. 23, that Jack Kempanaar approached him a few months ago about the...

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Fireworks Safety; County Fire Chief Endsley has Volunteer’s Heart
Jun30

Fireworks Safety; County Fire Chief Endsley has Volunteer’s Heart

Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley visited the KSST Good Morning Show with Enola Gay during his first week on duty. He talked about fireworks safety for the Fourth of July weekend. With over 30 inches of rainfall during the first half of 2016, and with moderate conditions so far this summer, no burn bans have been placed for Hopkins  County.  He believes that may mean more fireworks in the hands of citizens this holiday. According...

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Tira VFD Recognized For 44 Years Of Service To Hopkins County Community
Nov25

Tira VFD Recognized For 44 Years Of Service To Hopkins County Community

Tira Volunteer Fire Department members Robert Hanson, Cooper Adams, Assistant Chief Shawn Martin and Chief John Earl Martin are recognized by (back) Hopkins County Commissioners Court and HC Fire Chief Andy Endsley. Hopkins County Commissioner Court and Fire Chief Andy Endsley Monday recognized Tira Volunteer Fire Department for 44 years of service to the community. “This is ongoing as part of the 20th year celebration of...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Agenda for Monday, February 11, 2019
Feb09

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Agenda for Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019 at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Courtroom on the first floor of the Hopkins County Courthouse, Commissioners’ Court will meet in regular session followed by work sessions. The Agenda includes: I.             Invocation II.           Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag...

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Robert Bland
Nov25

Robert Bland

Funeral services for Robert Newton Bland, III, age 73, of Dike will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Bailey officiating.  Interment will follow at Nelta Cemetery with sons and grandsons serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Lehman and Howard Wissner.  Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., one hour prior to service time at West Oaks Funeral Home. ...

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Billy Martin Emerson
Sep02

Billy Martin Emerson

Funeral service for Billy Martin Emerson, age 56, of Sulphur Bluff will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Pastor Kenneth Rhoades officiating.  Interment will follow at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with Kirk Reams, Matt Smith, Lance Smith, Daniel Shackleford, and Jared Smith serving as pallbearers.  Visitation will be held on Monday, September 4, 2017 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.  Mr....

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Tira News – April 9, 2020
Apr09

Tira News – April 9, 2020

By Jan Vaughn Tira resident Judy Moore, director of Hopkins County Community Chest, and her son, Gene, lost their house to fire on Tuesday, April 7. Their neighbor, Janie Lewis, reported that firefighters from Tira, North Hopkins, Sulphur Bluff, Dike, Klondike, Hopkins County, and Delta County fire departments came to fight the destructive fire. She adds that a lot of other people stopped by to help and shared that the Salvation Army...

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Tira Residence Destroyed By Blaze
Apr08

Tira Residence Destroyed By Blaze

Donations Accepted Thursday At Community Chest For Residents A Tira residence was destroyed by a blaze Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. Emergency dispatchers were first contacted at 3:35 p.m. April 7; the caller reported the FM 1536 home was reported to be fully engulfed flames. Hopkins County, Tira, North Hopkins, Dike and Sulphur Bluff firefighters were dispatched. Hopkins County EMS and Hopkins...

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Commissioners Court To Consider Property Purchase For Precinct 3, Subdivision Replat Request, 2 Solar Farm Proposals at Dec. 23 Meeting
Dec22

Commissioners Court To Consider Property Purchase For Precinct 3, Subdivision Replat Request, 2 Solar Farm Proposals at Dec. 23 Meeting

Dike VFD To Be Recognized Monday Hopkins County Commissioners Court has a full agenda Monday, with several contracts, including for fire protection agreements with volunteer fire departments and for 2 solar farms, recognition of a volunteer fire department, a request for a subdivision replat and discontinued maintenance of two county roads among the items up for discussion and consideration. Dike Volunteer Fire Department is slated to...

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