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Police testify in first day of Colbert trial

Prosecutors called police investigators to testify during the first day in the trial of 30-year-old Elijah Lorenzo Colbert, accused of aggravated robbery and burglary.

Colbert is alleged to have been one of at least three people who forced their way into a South Locust Street residence in October 2008, and stole at least one of the two male resident victim’s wallet and checkbook. One of the men was said to be mentally handicapped. Colbert also is alleged to have been involved a few days later in the burglary of a pawn shop, from which three guns were stolen.

Monday afternoon Sulphur Springs Police Investigator Bo Fox testified to receiving three tips from Crime Stoppers which led to the recovery of the guns as well as the stolen wallet and checkbook. The first tip on Oct. 21 was about the aggravated robbery, and identified potential suspects by their “street names.”  The second tip was about the pawn shop theft and robbery.

Investigators began searching for one suspect and were told by patrol officers that he was known to frequent a Carter Street residence. Based on addtional information they received, a

School district election filings off to slow start in rural Hopkins County

Filing for trustees seats got under way slowly Monday at four of the five local school districts — Como-Pickton, Cumby, North Hopkins and Yantis  — set to elect new board members in May.


Sulphur Bluff 8th grader named overall champ at Regional Science Fair

Sulphur Bluff eighth grader Casey Gore’s science project was so impressive to judges he was named the overall champion at the Regional Science Fair held last week at Mount Pleasant Civic Center.


Garmon Gym dedication at Saltillo

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Saltillo Independent School District dedicated their gym to the late Kerry W. Garmon, former superintendent, teacher and coach, Friday during the school’s homecoming celebrations. Pictured giving and accepting the honor are Kelly Stretcher, Nolan Garmon, Colin Garmon, Brenda Garmon, Elaine Garmon, Kenny Garmon and current Superintendent Paul Jones.

Three incumbents file for Sulphur Springs ISD board

Filing in the May school board election got was off to a brisk start Monday with all three incumbents filing for another term on Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Education.

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