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Nominations sought for Lady of the Year award

Members of an international network are putting out the call for nominations to honor women who go above and beyond to better the lives of people in Hopkins County.


Caitlyn Smalley is 2011’s first baby

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Caitlyn Smalley, the first baby of 2011, is shown here with her mother, Julie, father, Dennis, and Dr. Darryl Doughtie (left), who delivered her at 11:35 a.m., Jan. 1, 2011, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Caitlyn weighed five pounds, four ounces and was 18 inches long. Submitted Photo.

Taking the Oath

Chris Brown, right, was sworn to his first term as Hopkins County judge by District Judge Robert Newsom Saturday morning. Brown’s wife, Lezlie, held the historic Bible used in the formal ceremony. Brown defeated long-time County Judge Cletis Millsap in November’s election. Staff Photo by Kerry Craig

Mike Odell, newly elected Hopkins County commissioner for Precinct 2, was sworn into office Saturday morning by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Yvonne King. Odell will fill the position held by Burke Bullock, who did not seek a third term in office. Staff Photo by Kerry Craig

Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Yvonne King, left, administers the oath of office to Constable Norman Colyer Saturday morning. Colyer was appointed to the constable’s position by Hopkins County Commissioners Court to replace Roger “Tex” Maynard, who resigned the office, effective Dec. 31, 2010. Staff Photo by Kerry Craig

Suddenlink, Viacom reach agreement

In negotiations that continued right up to a Dec. 31 deadline, local television cable provider Suddenlink Communications, reached  in principle a long-term contract agreement with media conglomerate Viacom.


Troopers stop truck for inspection, seize hundreds of pounds of marijuana

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More than 700 pounds of packaged marijuana were discovered in an 18-wheeler stopped Thursday morning for a routine commercial vehicle inspection.

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