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Snow closes city, county offices

Snow, six to eight inches of it, blanketed Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County Sunday and Sunday night, prompting both city and county officials to follow the lead of school districts in the county and close their offices on Monday.


Authorities capture jail escapee Sunday afternoon after brief time on the run

A 40-year-old man reportedly escaped from the county jail, stole his ex-girlfriend’s car and drove around for three hours before being apprehended Sunday, according to sheriff's reports.


Stocking Up Ahead of the Storm

Linda Burns takes some full grocery bags from Brookshire’s sacker Garrett Swatsell as Dena Speed and her granddaughter Desiree Thompson get their items checked by cashier Becca Naylor. Hopkins County residents stocked up Saturday at Brookshire’s for an impending cold front, which is expected to bring snow to the area. For a look at the full forecast, see Page 12A. Staff Photo by Luis Noble

Two Mount Vernon men charged with robbing 82-year-old

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Two Mount Vernon men were held in custody for allegedly robbing an 82-year-old man Friday afternoon on County Road 2316.


Serving up a lovely lunch

Mitchell Chapel Church of God In Christ members First Lady Delane Gatlin, Sis’ Jackie Jackson and Mother Gyvorn Shamlin dish up a special “Happy New Year” pork chop lunch Friday. Mitchell Chapel will serve a chicken spaghetti lunch at 11 a.m. next Friday, Jan. 15, for a donation of $6.50. Similar lunches will be sold every other Friday at the church, located at 402 South Jackson St. Dine-in, carry out and delivery available. Call 903-885-0338 to place an order or for more information. Staff Photo by Luis Noble
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