Democratic Women hosting forum tonight
From Staff Reports
Apr. 24, 2007 - Hopkins County Democratic Women will be hold their regular candidate forum beginning at 6:30 p.m. this evening in the board room of Sulphur Springs Independent School District Administration Building, 631 Connally St.
The News-Telegram erroneously reported Monday that the forum would be held May 24.
The forum is a nonpartisan event designed to let local voters become better acquainted with candidates in the upcoming Sulphur Springs City Council and Sulphur Springs ISD board of education elections.
The event starts with a meet and greet session at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed at approximately 6:45 p.m. by the candidate forum.
Each candidate will have the opportunity to give a brief statement about their background and why they are running, and then answer questions from the audience.
In the city council race, incumbent Freddie Taylor, who is currently serving as mayor, is challenged by Ronald J. Blount for Place 4. Pat Murray and Gary Spraggins are both seeking election to the Place 5 seat. Larry Powers, who currently holds the Place 5 seat, opted not to file for re-election.
In the school board election, incumbents Foy Williams and Carolyn Malone Thomas are challenged by Clay Johnson and Mike Nordin.confessed to the Sunday afternoon crime. He was taken into custody on the charge and sent to the juvenile detention center in Greenville.
Sheriff’s investigators are slated to talk to two other teens suspected to have been involved.
Winn also helped investigators crack a County Road 2285 building burglary which wasn't reported until about 8:45 p.m. Monday. The owner said his storage building was broken into Friday, and 50-60 pounds of steaks were stolen out of his freezer. Gasoline was taken from the shed, as well.
Tips led sheriff's officers to a 28-year-old man who had been arrested Sunday on unrelated charges. Investigators interviewed Darrell Lynn Wallace Jr., who was still in jail on the charges. He confessed Monday to the burglary of the shop, resulting in a subsequent charge, according to Tatum.