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‘Pecan pie’ is new Texas State Champion ice cream

Of the 75 cool treats rated Saturday, Henry Penson’s pecan pie ice cream had the sweetest return, earning  first place among super scoops and bragging rights for the year as the new Texas State Champion Ice Cream Freeze-Off winner. One person went home with three awards and another  with two awards.


A memorial donation

Surene Cody (right) donates a monetary gift and a copy of “The Men and Women in World War II from Hopkins County” to Hopkins County Veterans Memorial Chairman Clayton McGraw (left) in memory of her father, Alvis Bailey Simmons, who is one of five brothers who fought in World War II at the same time. Staff Photo by Luis Noble.

Winners of annual milking contest are all 'pretty maids'

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The Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen Pageant and Coronation doesn’t officially start until 7 p.m. Saturday, but this year’s contestants are already hard at work as their duties began Saturday, June 12.


Voters settle tie in Cumby city commission race

Leon Higginbotham easily defeated Jason Lawwhill Saturday in a runoff election for the Place 4 seat on Cumby's newly organized city commission.


Never Too Old to Learn: Sam Jones gets GED 65 years after leaving high school

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It was more than 60 years delayed, but the moment was just as sweet for octogenarian Sam Jones when he walked across the stage at the Ray Karr Theatre at Paris Junior College last month to receive his GED.

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