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1,061 Ballots Cast During First Week Of Early Voting
Feb25

1,061 Ballots Cast During First Week Of Early Voting

After one full week of early voting, 1,061 ballots had been cast in the March 3, 20202 Republican and Democratic Party Primary Elections, according to the official totals posted by the early voting judges. Of those, 924 had been cast in the Republican Primary and 137 in the Democratic Primary at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24. In the Democratic Primary, 23 voters had cast ballots by 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 19, the second day of voting. That number had...

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Yantis Woman Jailed On Felony Hopkins County Child Endangerment Warrant
Feb25

Yantis Woman Jailed On Felony Hopkins County Child Endangerment Warrant

A 35-year-old Yantis woman was booked into Hopkins County jail Monday afternoon on a felony warrant. Brandi Christine Potts Brandi Christine Potts was taken into custody at 1:28 p.m. Feb. 24. She was escorted into the jail by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Nicholas Marney and booked at 1:41 p.m. on a warrant alleging abandoning or endangering of a child-criminal negligence, according to arrest reports. Potts, who is also known...

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AG Paxton Announces Framework Agreement For $1.6 Billion Global Settlement With Opioid Manufacturer
Feb25

AG Paxton Announces Framework Agreement For $1.6 Billion Global Settlement With Opioid Manufacturer

AG Press Release: AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a global settlement framework agreement between state attorneys general, local subdivisions, and Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries, and certain other affiliates. MNK is currently the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the United States. In the agreement, MNK agrees to pay $1.6 billion in cash to a trust that will cover the costs of opioid addiction treatment...

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Artwork Of 3 SSHS Students To Be Featured March 3-21 In TVAA Showcase At UTD
Feb25

Artwork Of 3 SSHS Students To Be Featured March 3-21 In TVAA Showcase At UTD

The artwork of three Sulphur Springs students will be featured at The University of Texas-Dallas next month. The art will be among approximately 150 pieces selected from those entered in the Texas Visual Arts Association 2020 High School Competition. Colored pencil and acrylic artwork of SSHS student Callie Harvey “The Texas Visual Arts Association holds one of the most competitive art shows in the state each year at UTD,”...

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High Point Re-plat Request Approved By Hopkins County Commissioners Court
Feb25

High Point Re-plat Request Approved By Hopkins County Commissioners Court

Lakes Regional Community Center Board Appointment Tabled Hopkins County Commissioners Court had a full agenda Monday. They approved two items regarding solar panels, a resolution regarding related to a proposed solar farm, a re-plat request, line item transfer and received the annual audit. Decision on a proposed board appointment was tabled, however. Replat Request Steve Hudson addresses the Commissioners Court A request was made for...

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Wildcats Basketball Team Cranks Up the Offense In 78-55 Win Over Lufkin In Bi-District Monday
Feb24

Wildcats Basketball Team Cranks Up the Offense In 78-55 Win Over Lufkin In Bi-District Monday

The Lufkin Panthers had no answer for the offense of Wildcats senior Sadaidriene Day Day Hall who scored 34 points in the Wildcats 78-55 bi-district win at Tyler Junior College Monday night, February 24. As a sign of things to come, Hall opened the game with a long three-point basket. Hall had 6 first quarter points, 9 points in the second quarter, 8 points in the third quarter and then capped things off with an 11 point fourth...

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CTE: EMT Class Offered At Sulphur Springs High School
Feb24

CTE: EMT Class Offered At Sulphur Springs High School

At Sulphur Springs High School 270 students are involved in the health science programs, more than any other offered. To give as many students as possible a leg up when it comes to career training, the school works to offer as many opportunities and courses as possible. Students for a few years have had the opportunity, after successfully completing course work, to test to become a Certified Nurse Assistant or a Certified Medical...

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Sulphur Springs Man Jailed For DWI Following I-30 Crash
Feb24

Sulphur Springs Man Jailed For DWI Following I-30 Crash

A 24-year-old Sulphur Springs man was accused of crashing a pickup while driving drunk on Interstate 30 east of Sulphur Springs late Saturday night. A white truck reportedly crashed in the center median ditch on I-30 west near mile marker 131. Hopkins County sheriff’s deputies, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and county firefighters were dispatched at 11:56 p.m. Feb. 22. The driver of the Dodge pickup allegedly...

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Traffic Stop Results In Location Of A Bag Of Ecstasy, Teen’s Arrest
Feb24

Traffic Stop Results In Location Of A Bag Of Ecstasy, Teen’s Arrest

A Como teen allegedly claimed a bag of Ecstasy pills found in his vehicle during a traffic stop early Sunday morning and was arrested, according to sheriff’s reports. Bryer Ray Parnell Deputies reported stopping a Chevrolet Tahoe around 1:44 p.m. Feb. 23 on FM 71 at county Road 4768 for a traffic violation. The vehicle was allegedly occupied by 17-year-old Bryer Ray Parnell and four juveniles. Hopkins County Sheriff’s...

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SSPD: 2 Sulphur Springs Residents Jailed For Burglary
Feb24

SSPD: 2 Sulphur Springs Residents Jailed For Burglary

Police arrested two Sulphur Springs residents Sunday afternoon for alleged involvement in a home burglary, according to arrest reports. Sulphur Springs Police Officers Adrian Pruitt and Cameron Robinson reported responding after 4:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the 400 block of Hinnant Street in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, the officer spoke to the alleged victim and several other people, including the two males, according to arrest...

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