The dog days of summer are upon us, and the annual Hopkins County Fall Festival is nipping closely on its heels. One part of the annual celebration that’s become a favorite for the more mature resident is the annual Senior Citizens Day. Holding true to tradition, this year’s day for the senior set will be on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Two Gilmer Street businesses were broken into this week, with large sums of cash stolen from each. At both stores, phone and electrical wiring was cut, according to police reports.
Unemployment in Hopkins County rose slightly in June compared to the same month one year before, while most neighboring counties saw declines in their labor markets.