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Community Chest wants a few more would-be forklift drivers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Snyder   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12:56

As part of its goal in helping Hopkins County residents in need of employment find meaningful, career-advancing work, Community Chest still plans to offer its first training opportunity under the Forklift Operator, Automation, and Safety Training Initiative.

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Fall Festival offers summer cool PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Reports   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12:49

Hopkins County Fall Festival continues to offer new and different activities through the summer and into the fall. This year, they’ll be hosting “Splish Splash Water Bash,” a fun afternoon of activities that will transform Celebration Plaza into a “mini water park” on July 15, according to HCFF President Tracy Dennis.

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Ebey caught near Athens PDF Print E-mail
Written by faith Huffman   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12:48

The inmate alleged to have escaped a work detail at Hopkins County Civic Center was tracked to “the bottoms” off Highway 175 between Eustace and Athens, where authorities had him in custody shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office.

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FBC basketball camp a big hit PDF Print E-mail
Written by faith Huffman   
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 13:13

The first day of the annual summer basketball camp at The ROC was considered a success with 60 youth participating, and there’s still room for more, according to Mike Armstrong, who helps put on the event on.

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Fireworks safety always good PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Snyder   
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 13:15

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, that means fireworks season is kicking off. It also means that fireworks injuries may be ahead without careful use of them.

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Fall Festival offers summer cool PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Reports   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12:49

Hopkins County Fall Festival continues to offer new and different activities through the summer and into the fall. This year, they’ll be hosting “Splish Splash Water Bash,” a fun afternoon of activities that will transform Celebration Plaza into a “mini water park” on July 15, according to HCFF President Tracy Dennis.

Jefferson Street will be shut down to traffic in front of Alliance Bank that afternoon so that the Purple Crush and Hawaiian Dual  Slip ‘n’ Slide can be set up to offer a “cool, refreshing, fun time for kids of all ages.”

“We are renting a water slide that’s 27 feet tall and 70 feet wide, and will have a dual slip and slide that’s 36 feet wide in front of Alliance Bank,” said Dennis.

See the rest of the story in the June 28 News-Telegram.

 
Update: Escaped inmate caught PDF Print E-mail
Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, New-Telegram News Staff   
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 17:18

The Hopkins County jail trusty who escaped from a job detail at the Civic Center Tuesday morning has been caught, sheriff's investigators said just after 6 p.m.

Barney Dwayne Ebey was located outside of Athens, and is set to be arraigned and transported back to Hopkins County, HCSO reports.
A second person who allegedly assisting Ebey in his escape from custody is also being taken into custody, according to Hopkins County Sheriff's Investigator Corley Weatherford.

 
Sheriff’s office search underway for escaped trusty PDF Print E-mail
Written by faith Huffman   
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 13:16

A manhunt was launched Tuesday morning for Hopkins County inmate Barney Dwayne Ebey, who allegedly escaped while working as a trusty on the back side of Hopkins County Civic Center around 8 a.m. Tuesday. He had yet to be captured as of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

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SPCA animal investigator to work local cases PDF Print E-mail
Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, New-Telegram News Staff   
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 16:11

Hopkins County will be getting an animal cruelty investigator at no cost to the county, Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum said Monday.

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