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Local man arrested after leading chase to Brashear

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A Sulphur Springs man was jailed Sunday morning on two felony charges following a vehicle chase from Sulphur Springs along the interstate to Brashear.


Rails uncovered at site of new jail

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In preparing the construction site of the new Hopkins County jail, workers are removing about eight feet of dirt to drill holes for piers to support the facility.
    In that process, County Judge Robert Newsom said some interesting things have been discovered, including old water pipes and old bricks.
    “The most interesting thing, thus far, appears to be a railroad track. It looks at least like it was a railroad spur that must have come off of the railroad that is there today, but nobody knew about it,” Newsom said. “I've contacted [local historian] John Sellers, and he was not aware of it.”
    Newsom said the discovery for rails, ties and other necessary materials for a railroad that had been covered for so many years came as a complete surprise.
    Obviously, the rails will have to be removed, but what to do with the material?
    “Now, something like that is considered a possible environmental problem,” the judge said. “We are going to have an expert come in and test the materials to make sure there is not an environmental problem, but eventually,  we will take the railroad ties out and do something with them.
    “But then, the rails, I don't know why we can't at least scrap them,” Newsom continued. “Maybe we can make a little money for the county as scrap iron — we will try to make the best of our situation.”

Getting Ready to Run

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Lights of Life sets half-marathon Sept. 20


Start times changing in several school districts

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    While getting ready to head back to classes next week, students and parents need to be sure they know the correct start time for the student’s campus so that they arrive in ample time to make it to class and be in their seat on time with all of their supplies.


We Leave with Mixed Emotions - Dwight and Phyllis Corley returning to Metroplex

Eleven years ago, Dwight Corley walked into the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce office looking for an opportunity to volunteer. It was 2003. Corley and his wife, Phyllis, had retired to Sulphur Springs earlier that year, hoping to spend their time fishing Lake Fork.

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