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The Hunt is On PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 19 April 2014 10:15

Little Texans Learning Center student Kinsler Jenkins (front) busily searches for brightly colored Easter eggs filled with candy at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehabilitation Thursday morning. 

 

 

 

 

Staff Photo Jon Lance 

 
SSMS Honors, Symphonic band earn sweepstakes at UIL PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Saturday, 19 April 2014 09:27

    SULPHUR SPRINGS – On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15-16, all three Sulphur Springs Middle School contest bands traveled to Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana for Region UIL competition.  

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Trustees approve iPads for SSES, Douglas students PDF Print E-mail
Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor   
Saturday, 19 April 2014 09:11

    Trustees this week approved a measure which will put an iPad in the hand of every third, fourth and fifth grader at Sulphur Springs Independent School District in the coming school year.

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Saltillo FCCLA students win a dozen awards PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Friday, 18 April 2014 13:06

Saltillo Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Chapter came home from the state conference last weekend with a dozen awards in Family and Consumer Sciences Assessments.

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Vickers receives 50-year sentence for home invasion PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kerry Craig   
Friday, 18 April 2014 12:27

By KERRY CRAIG

    A 36-year-old Sulphur Springs man, Kenneth Craig Vickers, was sentenced to 50 years in prison Thursday for his part in a home invasion at a Duckworth Street apartment a year ago.
    District Attorney Will Ramsay said Vickers and Jake Sewell knocked on the door of the apartment about 9:30 a.m.
    “The door was opened by a 5-year-old girl, who the assailants pushed out of the way with guns in hand,” Ramsay said. “Mr. Vickers wore a trench coat to conceal the S.K.S. semi-automatic assault rifle he was carrying.”
    The pair, according to the district attorney, were looking for an individual they believed had wronged them. The victims were caught in the middle and terrorized.
    In court Thursday, Vickers entered an “open plea,” in which he admitted guilt but with no agreement on punishment.
    “We essentially hold a punishment hearing and the judge decides the appropriate sentence,” the district attorney said. “Mr. Vickers was hoping to get probation.”
    In handing down the 50-year prison sentence, 8th Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt said he wanted to send the community a message that these kinds of acts would not be tolerated.
    Jake Sewell received 25 years in prison in an open plea a few months ago.
    Ramsay said this is one of those cases that easily could have turned into capital murder had things been a little different.
    “Thank goodness that did not happen,” he said. “This is a strong verdict that sends a message to violent offenders. If you commit these types of offenses in Hopkins County, you'll see justice.”

 
Deadline approaching to order RFL t-shirts PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Saturday, 19 April 2014 09:12

    Relay For Life Team Captains need to get their orders in if they plan to wear this year’s event t-shirts.

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Cumby’s Project Celebration a ‘huge success’ PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 April 2014 13:07


Cumby High School’s first Project Celebration was hailed as a “huge success” with 85 percent of the juniors and seniors invited purchasing tickets for the event, an after-prom party designed to keep prom-attendees entertained and off the roads in a fun way that did not involve alcohol or drugs. 

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All Key-ed Up PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 18 April 2014 12:43

Sulphur Springs High School’s Key Club and Kiwanis Club hosted more than 200 children from the Early Childhood Learning Center in a huge easter egg hunt across Buford Park Friday morning. Kiwanis Club followed up the event by providing lunch.

 

Staff Photo Jon Lance

 
City-wide cleanup starts Monday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kerry Craig   
Friday, 18 April 2014 12:26

By KERRY CRAIG

    It is time to put those rakes, mowers, clippers and brooms to work getting your place spruced up for spring during the annual city-wide cleanup that starts Monday and continues through Friday.
    During cleanup week, city residents can take unwanted furniture, brush and other junk to the traditional location, about one-quarter of a mile east of Flowserve on East Jefferson Street, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
    The same rules apply as in recent years, according to City Manager Marc Maxwell.
    “No household hazardous waste will be accepted, which means no tires, no batteries, no paint and no chemicals,” Maxwell said. “The list of items that will not be accepted includes appliances with refrigerant in them. We will take them, but they have to be certified that the refrigerant has been safely removed.”
    Maxwell said the city would have employees on hand at the collection site to help with unloading when they can, “but be prepared to unload your own trailer.”
    The cleanup is open to non-commercial city residents only. A city utility bill and photo identification will be required to unload.

 
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