Greenville – Straight line winds in excess of 50 miles per hour are blamed for damage to multiple Greenville homes and businesses Friday afternoon.
A band of thunderstorms pushed through the region at approximately 2:45 p.m., causing the heaviest damage in a gridded area from Sayle Street east to Wesley Street, north of Terrell Road and south of Interstate 30.
Sulphur Springs – Thursday's ceremonial groundbreaking in Sulphur Springs for the Veterans Memorial downtown begins a project that will culminate with a venue to honor Hopkins County veterans.
The interactive walk-through exhibit will feature granite slabs that show the names of local service members. The idea originated through the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial Foundation, chaired by Korean War Veteran Clayton McGraw.
Greenville – A recount in the recently approved wet-dry election in Quinlan is scheduled for Thursday.
Filing for a recount was made last Friday.
On Nov 2, Quinlan residents approved the sale of beer and wine for off premise consumption by a 179-176 margin. It was the second straight year Quinlan citizens had received enough petitions to put such an item on the ballot. A similar measure was rejected by voters in 2009.
Paris – Charges have been levied against four Lamar County men, three of them teenagers, in connection to two separate armed robberies in late October.
The grand jury this week indicted 18-year-olds Trevor Allen Sartor and Trevor James Wicks, and 19-year-old Brandon Garret Taylor for their alleged role in a robbery at a Paris bank drive thru. Taylor reportedly turned himself in after Sartor and Wicks were arrested.
Sulphur Springs – This Veterans Day not only features a number of events to honor those who protect us, but signifies the beginning of a major project in Sulphur Springs to honor veterans year-round.
Groundbreaking activities for the long-awaited Veterans Memorial downtown begin at begin at 10:30 a.m Thursday on the square. The Memorial is designed to be an interactive walk-through exhibit. Large slabs will feature the names of Hopkins County veterans.