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Big donations headline United Way kickoff lunch

With more than $25,000 in donations pledged on the first day of the Hopkins County United Way Campaign Wednesday, Campaign Chairman Price Orwosky was thrilled to kick off the yearly drive in such a powerful way. Set up at the Southwest Dairy Museum, the standing-room-only event was deemed a huge success by attendees. 

“I thought this year would be the perfect time to take this position as campaign chair because it was the 60th anniversary of United Way [in Hopkins County]. It is going to be extremely memorable, historical and a unique year,” said Orwosky. “I am a third generation campaign chairman. It is such an honor to be able to serve this community in this capacity. I thank everyone for their help with United Way.”

To raise the enthusiasm, Orwosky held up two large checks and announced The Bookwork Box has donated $20,000 to United Way and the city of Sulphur Springs has sent $5,292. Applause filled the conference room.

“This such a huge, huge jump start to our goal,” said Orwosky. 

The theme for the 2015 United Way Campaign is “60 Years of Caring.” Not only is it the 60th anniversary, but this year’s goal of $160,000 was chosen to honor those who have been helping the campaign for decades. 


Scam ring broken up; more arrests may be coming

After learning of a local resident being scammed out of $15,000 Wednesday, Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies went to work and quickly had a Kilgore man in custody in Smith County, according to Chief Investigator Lewis Tatum.


Authorities still searching for marijuana farmers

After several hog hunters uncovered $6 million worth of marijuana being farmed on wildlife management land last weekend, an ongoing investigation continues to try to find the drug runners responsible.


Ceremony set for Higgins Highway unveiling

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The state government this summer gave permission for the section of State Highway 154 south between Sulphur Springs and Yantis to be named in honor of Army Ranger Tanner Stone Higgins, who was killed in 2012 in Afghanistan.


City Hall, Celebration Market up for statewide awards

Sulphur Springs is in the running for not one but two prestigious awards from the Texas Downtown Association as part of their President’s Awards Program. The distinguished winners will be announced in November and honored at a conference in Waxahachie. 

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