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Senior driving lessons

Melvin Bell teaches a driver’s course at the Senior Citizens Center Wednesday. Seniors can get a discount of 10 percent off their liability insurance for three years by taking the course, which the center tries to offer twice a year. For information on future courses, call Karon Weatherman at 903-885-1661.

On Wings of Eagles: Texas Cushman Club rolls into town for annual state meet

Insanely high gas prices have spurred renewed interest in the world of the frugal scooter again, with scads of the two-wheeled gas-sippers being imported into the United States from all around the world. But long before foreign brands like Kymco began invading the domestic shores, an American company was pumping out a classic scooter that remains beloved in the hearts of many today — the Cushman.

Applications being taken for police academy night class; 640-hour course begins Sept. 21

East Texas Police Academy currently is accepting applications for individuals who want to become peace officers. The 11th Night Basic Peace Officer course offered by ETPA in Sulphur Springs begins Sept. 2, at 6 p.m.


Piggly Wiggly reopening Aug. 12; new proprietors say it will be only franchise operating in Texas

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The Piggly Wiggly grocery store on Main Street will reopen next month under new owners who anticipate offering a variety of additional products at a lower cost. The Sulphur Springs store will be the only Piggly Wiggly franchise open in Texas, according to Jimmy Whittington, who now co-owns the business with his wife, Donna, and son Matthew.


Eighteen horses turned over to rescue agency

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A local animal rescue group Monday was awarded 18 malnourished horses rescued from a Brashear property July 18. It was the second time since May that Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society aided Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office in rescuing neglected horses and were awarded custody of the animals, according to Kim Simpson, foster home and neglect investigator for the Bluebonnet organization.
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