Staying safe during at-home fireworks

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With public firework displays for Independence Day canceled this year, more people may plan to celebrate with their own display at home, and owner Todd McCoy of 154 South Fireworks warned people to be cautious.

Animals healing people

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“If you’d asked me two years ago about having a dog in the station, I’d have told you that you were crazy,” Jeff Sanderson, crew chief at Hopkins County EMS said. But the opportunity to have a therapy dog on the team fell into his lap—almost literally—and it’s already proving to be a benefit. “I was always kind of leery about the whole therapy dog thing, but when you do the research about what they do for people, it’s really pretty cool.”

Mariam, Tatum Tran medal twice

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Over three East Texas Junior Golf Tournament events, local young golfers earned eight medals, including four golds, at courses in Daingerfield, Mount Pleasant and Sulphur Springs with Mariam Tran taking home two gold medals.

Game warden: Practice water safety this 4th

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With summer in full swing and Independence Day on the horizon, Hopkins County residents may enjoy relaxing on the shores or participating in water sports at Lake Sulphur Springs, Cooper Lake, Lake Fork or even Lake Tawakoni. However, water safety is more crucial than ever to have a fun and secure summer, according to the National Safety Council.

Fall semester to begin with requirements

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COMMERCE—Texas A&M University-Commerce detailed in a plan released this week what the upcoming fall semester will entail, including face covering requirements, social distancing guidelines and class formats.
Ruston Pennington checks the stock Wednesday afternoon at the 154 South Fireworks stand. Owner Todd McCoy (not pictured) stressed people should take precautions with their fireworks during the Independence Day holiday. Staff photo by Todd Kleiboer

Staying safe during at-home fireworks

With public firework displays for Independence Day canceled this year, more people may plan to celebrate with their own display at home, and owner Todd McCoy of 154 South Fireworks warned people to be cautious.
AUSTIN—Texans still get a break from certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PARIS — The Texas Department of Transportation, Paris District, of which Hopkins County is a part, announced road work and repairs for this week in the county.
This week's community partner is CHRISTUS Mother Frances for Dinner Bell.
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