School has already begun at Hopkins County schools, and the start also signals the fast approach of Labor Day, which local residents know heralds the annual Fill the Boot campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Como-Pickton High School student Jeff Spears cools off in a dunking booth during the Hot August Nights before having to return to school on Monday, signaling the end of the school break for local students. The weekend saw another unofficial sign of the end of summer when the city of Sulphur Springs Swimming Pool in Buford Park closed for the year at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Sulphur Bluff ISD fifth grade teacher Cathy Vance and her students gather school supplies on the first day of classes Monday. Classes at all Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County schools resumed Monday. Motorists are reminded to be extra watchful for children going to and coming home from school, especially around bus stops.