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Witnesses tell of shooting victim’s final moments

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Russell Walters Jr. named his younger brother, John Walters, as his shooter before he died, a sheriff's investigator and first responder both testified Tuesday afternoon during the second day of testimony in John Walters' murder retrial. A longtime acquaintance of the Walters family also said the defendant mentioned killing his brother six days prior to Russell's death.


Sheriff asks for help catching ‘mudders,’ sign thieves

County residents are asked to be on the look out for anyone who might be damaging or stealing county road signs or mudding on county roads. According to Sheriff Butch Adams, his office has received reports of problems with both recently. So far, reports of stolen or damaged road signs have been centered primarily in Precinct 2, the southeast part of the county.


Hopkins County residents fall victim to craigslist scams

County residents are being warned by sheriff's officers of another Internet scam which a few county residents have already become the victims of. The scam involves payment for items advertised on craigslist by false or bad checks.


A&M-Commerce Playhouse Sponsors Cheap Date Night Oct. 15-17

In hard economic times, Americans often turn to the entertainment industry to put things in perspective and take our minds off our troubles, even for a little while. Back in 1932, when the Great Depression gripped the nation, the Radio City Music Hall had its inaugural performance. Broadway gave us shows like, Ballyhoo of 1932, Dinner at Eight, and The Good Earth. Variety shows abounded for those on tighter budgets. And if one could scrape together a nickel, Hollywood gave us King Kong, 42nd Street and Footlight Parade, that same year.


Stormy Weather: Flood warnings issued for Hopkins, three other counties

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More than 2 1/2 inches of rain fell on Sulphur Springs this morning to add to more than 9 inches for the month as the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Hopkins County and three nearby counties.Flowing water submerged area roads, including some in the city, as authorities worked to assist motorists in flooded areas, sometimes hooking up vehicles with chains to pull them from deeper than expected waters.
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