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Retrial in Walters murder case enters second day

A medical examiner testified Tuesday morning in the murder trial of John A. Walters that either of two gunshot wounds independently was sufficient to kill the victim, Russell Walters Jr., in 2004.


Business decoration contest being judged Friday; prizes going to winners

Sulphur Springs businesses are being encouraged to get all gussied up in the spirit of the harvest season this week, and there are prizes for those that do the best job.


After first full week, Hopkins County United Way hits 8 percent of this year's $150,000 goal

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.

Walters retrial opens with testimony of victim’s wife

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.

No room for any bullies here

City National Bank employees stand with puppets they used in a show created in a joint effort with Sulphur Springs Independent School District for National Bullying Prevention Week at Douglas Intermediate School, their last stop on their tour of all Sulphur Springs elementary schools. SSISD Director of Grants Sherry Chester said it was “amazing to see bank presidents, tellers and loan officers dressing up and working with puppets to teach kids about a worthwhile and important topic.”
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