More than 2 1/2 inches of rain fell on Sulphur Springs this morning to add to more than 9 inches for the month as the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Hopkins County and three nearby counties.Flowing water submerged area roads, including some in the city, as authorities worked to assist motorists in flooded areas, sometimes hooking up vehicles with chains to pull them from deeper than expected waters.
Hopkins County United Way reported collections of 8 percent of its $150,000 campaign goal as of the first workers’ report meeting Tuesday morning, a little bit behind last year’s pace of 11 percent collected at the same time. Although the rain and other obligations kept some campaign workers away, those present reported positive responses thus far.
Monday, 12 October 2009 12:54
By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor
The murder retrial of John Arlin Walters, accused of killing his brother, Russell Walters Jr. in January 2004 in a Pickton church parking lot, got under way Monday morning with opening arguments and testimony from the victim’s wife.