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Fund drive’s $150,000 goal will aid 17 agencies

Hopkins County United Way kicked off its 55th fund drive by recognizing the top businesses that contributed to the 2008-2009 fund-raising campaign and unveiled its 2009-2010 campaign goals and the agencies it will be assisting.


Trucker accused of hitting another driver with hammer

A dispute between truck drivers late Tuesday night at a local truck stop resulted in one person being struck in the head with a hammer.


SSISD classes ending early this Friday

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Parents of Sulphur Springs Independent School District students will want to mark Oct. 2 and Nov. 6 on the calendar, because the kids are going home early those days.

Rise in number of jobs for local residents keeps Hopkins County's unemployment rate lowest in area

Texas lost more jobs than any other U.S. state in August, but employers in Hopkins County did their part to keep people off the jobless rolls last month. Thanks to a rise in the number of jobs available to Hopkins County residents, the unemployment rate for August was 6.4 percent, well below the 8 percent reported by the state of Texas. Moreover, the local rate is dwarfed by the national average of 9.7 percent.


Persistence and luck help HCSO investigator crack credit card abuse case

Sometimes, solving crime is simply a matter of luck — being at the right place at the right time. That’s exactly what happened to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigator Lewis Tatum Monday. He had followed leads to another county, trying to track down a suspect in a credit card abuse case. Just when he thought he could go no further in the investigation, the suspect appeared at a store he’d stopped at before heading home.

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