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Learning the drill

Fire recruits put their hose and ladder skills to the test Monday in the two-story burn house at the Northeast Texas Fire & EMS Training Academy Drill Field Monday. Recruits in the basic firefighting certification course have been undergoing “real world” training, a week of hands-on practice and skills review designed to give them a taste of what life on the job’s actually like at a fire station. The firefighters were put through the paces with “live burns” at the drill field, including a one and two-story burn house.

Three arrested after hit-and-run pursuit

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Three people were taken into custody, two on felony charges, following a pursuit of a vehicle which fled an accident scene concluded on East Beckham Street where officers from city, county and state agencies were called to assist after a crowd surrounded the vehicle.


Unemployment in Hopkins remains below average

The unemployment rate in Hopkins County continues to remain well below the state and national numbers, according to the latest labor market estimates by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Grant approval for downtown theatre will be considered

The board overseeing downtown revitalization in Sulphur Springs will meet tonight to consider approving a grant to improve a building’s facade in the central business district.

Twist of Life rides for Castleberry

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The life of Dalton "Twist" McKeever, Yantis resident and motorcycle enthusiast, abruptly ended in 2006 after a car accident took his life, but his spirit lives on with the 3rd Annual Twist of Life Bike Rally, set this year for Saturday, April 25, leaving from Grocery Supply on Main Street.
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