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Parade Marshals’ Hopkins County roots go back 100 years Randy and Shelia Koon ‘honored and thrilled’ to be leading traditional kickoff to county fair

This year’s Dairy Festival parade will be led by a couple whose roots in Hopkins County go back more than 100 years and have been involved in the milking industry since childhood. Randy and Shelia Koon say they are “honored and thrilled” to be selected as parade marshals for this year’s kickoff to 50th Annual Hopkins County Dairy Festival, yet they are not the type of people to seek the limelight.


Another spot of TEA? Organizers of rally protesting federal spending plan July 3 demonstration

The people who organized a downtown rally in April protesting government spending policies are holding true to their promise to hold another, similar event.


Early voting turnout remains low in runoff race; current trends would have 1 in 29 voters deciding Place 2 winner

The longstanding rule of “One person, one vote” still applies in the runoff election between Clay Walker and Bradley Edge for the Place 2 City Council seat. An extremely weak turnout, however, is making it highly likely that, no matter the outcome, only a handful of voters will decide who sits in the second chair on the left of the City Council dais next month.


Charges dismissed in Paris dragging death; racially charged murder cases were scheduled to be tried at Hopkins County Courthouse

Charges have been dropped against two men from Lamar County in a racially charged dragging murder case that had been scheduled to be tried in Sulphur Springs.


We’re Outta Here

Douglas Intermediate School students run toward summer directly after the last school bell of the year. Teachers and students of the school wished each other a good vacation with hugs and high fives as they passed through the school’s double doors for the last time. The students will  start classes at Sulphur Springs Middle School in the fall.
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