Early voting begins this week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kerry Craig   
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:40

Lines formed early at Sulphur Springs Public Library for the start of early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election. The poll opened at 7 a.m. and, just before noon, more than 100 early votes had been cast in an election that features only two contested local elections. The two local county offices at stake in the general election are county treasurer and Justice of the Peace Precinct One. In the race for Hopkins County Treasurer, Republican Jim Thompson opposes incumbent Democrat Treva Watson for the post. Democratic nominee Demetra Robinson and Republican Billy “BJ” Teer are seeking the Precinct One Justice of the Peace office. A number of other county offices on the ballot are unopposed in the general election. Early voting in trustee elections for four rural county school districts, Cumby, Miller Grove, North Hopkins and Sulphur Bluff school districts are being held in conjunction with county elections. In the Cumby ISD election, seven early ballots had been cast. Three votes were cast in the North Hopkins ISD election, one in the Miller Grove election and, by noon, no one had voted in the Sulphur Bluff school board election. Early voting will continue through Friday, Oct. 31 with voting hours this week from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. In the second week of early voting, on Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 28 and Oct. 30, the poll will be open 12 hours each day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Elections Administrator Debbie Shirley, Hopkins County Clerk, said there will be weekend voting next weekend with the voting box open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 26. Early voting is being conducted in the Conference Room at Sulphur Springs Public Library.

Celebrating CNB PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Lance   
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:38

On the 125th anniversary of CNB on Celebration Plaza Sunday State Rep. Dan Flynn of District 2 presented City National Bank President Ricky Reynolds and Marketing Director John Sellers a Texas flag that was flown over the Texas Capitol. A proclamation was also read honoring the bank’s service to Hopkins, Wood and surrounding counties since 1889. The event featured a panning for gold game, stick horse riding, musical chairs, food provided by Coffee Off the Square, fresh Dutch oven peach cobbler, and wagon rides.

Photo Courtesy of Cindy Roller

SSHS Band named Best in Class 5A at Prairilland contest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor   
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:33

For the third straight weekend, Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Marching Band has come away from competition with straight first division ratings, as did the color guard, percussion section and drum majors. The band Saturday also earned Best in Class 5A and advanced to the finals at the Prairiland Marching Contest, where they finished third overall.

Helping Horror Hands PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jonathan Lance   
Saturday, 18 October 2014 13:43

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Want to get your blood pumping and your hair raised while lending a hand? Then, there are two nearby attractions for you.

Help-A-Child PDF Print E-mail
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Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor   
Thursday, 16 October 2014 16:31

Masons from four local lodges, community members, businesses, a tractor group and a hot rod group are all working together to host a benefit this Saturday to help abused, neglected, sick and homeless children. The Help-A-Child event was started seven years

Fall Festival Tuesday includes Senior Citizens Day, Cover Girl competitions PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:35

The Hopkins County Fall Festival continued Monday with the annual golf tournament teeing off at 1:30 p.m. at Sulphur Springs Country Club, and will resume Tuesday with Senior Citizens Day and the opening night of the Cover Girl activities.

Local schools prepare for Ebola PDF Print E-mail
Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor   
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:32

With local emergency responders across the state on standby alert due to the recent Ebola cases and residents glued to news sources for the latest update, two county school districts posted letters last week assuring families that no one in their districts had the virus.

Early voting in four rural school board elections begins Monday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor   
Saturday, 18 October 2014 13:21

Early voting in trustees elections for four rural county school districts will begin Monday, Oct. 20, while a fifth district has canceled its election.

Atlantis is on the Horizon PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jonathan Lance   
Thursday, 16 October 2014 16:28

By JON LANCE News-Telegram Photographer This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it The Make-a-Wish Foundation granted Braely Vickery her wish on Wednesday — she and her family will be going on an all expense-paid vacation to the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas later this year.

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