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Today is Saturday, Nov. 28

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The News-Telegram encourages readers to verify any event listed and cautions everyone to follow the current guidelines set forth by the CDC and local government and health officials before attending any event.

Wreck

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Cumby Volunteer Fire Department assisted on-scene on Wednesday in Cash at 6:05 p.m. at a one-vehicle rollover that caught fire on I-30 at the 107 mile marker. All occupants of the vehicle got out safe.

Operation Santa begins

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Let’s face it, this year has been a struggle for so many people in more ways than one. Thoughts of kids, the holidays and wondering how to provide for them may also be weighing heavily on many. But take heart, Santa and the Postal Service are way ahead of you, and are here to help.

Do you remember these local events that made headlines?

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10 years ago Hopkins County prepared to host Christmas in the Park, while the newly completed downtown square was illuminated with “thousands of lights conducted to classic holiday songs, flashing as they line the streets.” While we’re now used to the display in 2020, in 2010 it was a sight to be seen. 5 years ago Alan and Kim Screws and Trey Thompson readied the newly-revamped Santa’s toy workshop Tuesday at the North Pole of Texas in Pine Forest (pictured) 1 year ago Roger “Tex” Maynard, the last living person to reside in the Hopkins County Courthouse, shared the wild tales of his years roping and shooting as a lawman with the HCSO mounted division with the News-Telegram.

Blotter Briefs

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The following reports are based on arrests conducted with reports filed by Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County law enforcement from 5:30 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m.

SBISD home to '2 of the best'

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Editor's Note: This is part of an ongoing series to honor Hopkins County principals. Principals at all schools work tirelessly and take on the roles asked of them such as coaching or teaching, and Sulphur Bluff ISD's Amy Daniel and Marshall Moore fit that example.

Tun Tavern celebrates Thanksgiving

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Tun Tavern celebrated Thanksgiving by offering a free holiday meal. (Left) Tommy and Joey Bloomer stand with their bartender, Toni Taylor, as the prepare for guests. (Right) The Bloomers serve a guest at Tun Tavern's Thanksgiving.