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For the Record - Sept. 23, 2020

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The following reports are based on logs documenting calls received by Hopkins County emergency communications staff from 5:30 a.m. Friday to 5:30 a.m.

Multi-use facility build makes progress

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MILLER GROVE—Dirt work for Miller Grove’s 20,000-square-foot multiuse facility is further along than expected, said Superintendent Steven Johnson at the September regular board meeting Monday night.

Higher Education

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Jimmie Harrison made her mark as an educator for 40 years in Sulphur Springs, and now the community is able to honor her legacy. This year marks the first annual Jimmie Harrison scholarship, given to Destiny Wade (center) as she goes on to the University of Texas at Dallas to pursue a career in education. The congregation of East Caney Baptist Church helped to congratulate her Sept. 13, including (from left) Ann Spivey, Marcie Porter, Patricia Cooper, Jackie Jackson and Rev. Cordell Jackson. Behind in the pulpit, Pastor LaVelle Hendricks looks on proudly. Courtesy

Spence and Fisher may get duplexes

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The Planning and Zoning Commission discussed the installation of 36 duplex homes on Spence and Fisher Streets at their Monday night meeting, among other items of

SH 11 to Commerce getting its stripes

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PARIS — The Texas Department of Transportation, Paris District, of which Hopkins County is a part, announced road work and repairs for this week for the county.

Recent tackle theft sends reminder to watch belongings

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Kentucky bass pro Matt Robertson and his wife, Kassie, were a long way from their home in Kuttawa last week when they got an unexpected crash course in dealing with cops, robbers and a whole bunch of adversity. Their story spread like a wildfire on social media and eventually surfaced on the East Texas evening news. It was the kind of publicity a young bass pro had rather not get.