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Eight-week GED courses to be offered at PJC-Sulphur Springs, ESL at Como-Pickton

Paris Junior College Adult Education and Family Literacy is ready to welcome students to an intensive GED (General Education Development) or ESL (English as a Second Language) program, according to Director Louisa Kessel.

Hopkins County’s jobless rate again lowest in eight-county area

Unemployment turned upward in July as job seekers flooded the local labor market at a more rapid pace than positions were being created, but the jobless rate for Hopkins County remained the lowest in the area.


Come right on in

Como-Pickton’s new elementary principal, Gina Latta, assists Clayton Boykin, Christopher Borel and Evan Pegues into the cafeteria on the first day of school. Lata was impressed with the number of students arriving bright and early Monday morning.

Emma and Jeanine's act of kindness

Emma Boyett, 10, and her mother Jeanine, pose with the hair they are donating to Locks of Love. Emma and her mother were shopping last year around Easter when they saw a little girl with no hair. The fifth grader said she and her mom decided to grow their hair out so that someone who was “very, very sick could be very, very happy.” Their locks were clipped at a Mesquite salon Thursday. Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that uses donated hair to make wigs for cancer patients who have lost their hair during chemotherapy.

Digging in ‘til the bitter end

Hopkins County Firefighters Association #4609 (above) battle against Cumby volunteer firefighters (below) in a tug-of-war during Saturday's 2009 Hot August Nights festivities. The county men were the victors.
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