Two Hopkins County men are in jail and facing charges of possessing child pornography, according to a report by Tyler-based KLTV. The men's cases are unrelated, the report said.
Richard Lee Stewart, 31, of Sulphur Springs told investigators that the presence of graphic images of children on his computer was "accidental," according to police. Stewart was arrested on June 25. His bond is set at $10,000.
Dathan Artemus Durant, 56, of Cumby was arrested earlier this month, KLTV said. Durant is also at the Hopkins County Jail on $10,000 bond.
The Hopkins County Dairy Festival began in Sulphur Springs with a balloon flight, parade and other events on June 13-14. The Festival continues nightly with a carnival on the Civic Center grounds. On Sat., June 21, the 5K Milk Run will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the Dairy Foods Contest at 10 a.m. and Coronation Pageant at 7 p.m.
A 27-year-old woman was found dead in her home in Sulphur Springs early Tuesday afternoon.
According to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jim Bayuk, Police dispatchers received two 911 calls from the residence, both times with nothing on the other end but silence.
Bayuk tells Kerry Craig of the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram that officers were dispatched to the home where the body of Jessica Tyler Crayton was found with "massive trauma to her neck and throat area."
Paris Junior College president Dr. Pamela Anglin submitted her resignation at a special meeting of the college's Board of Regents at a special meeting on Oct. 18. Anglin's last day at the college will be Dec. 31, 2013.
"The last ten years I have had the pleasure of working with many wonderful faculty and staff," Dr. Anglin said in a statement.
After an early-season stumble, Sulphur Springs has shifted into high gear just in time for the District 14-4A schedule. The Wildcats rolled over Mount Pleasant 63-28 at Gerald Prim Stadium in Sulphur Springs on Oct. 11 in the district opener for both teams.
“Offensively, they had all they could handle with (running back) Willy (Ivery),” Sulphur Springs coach Greg Owens said. “Willy and (quarterback) Larry (Pryor) did a fantastic job. I thought we controlled the front with the O-line, so they did a super job with all that,” Owens said.
The Fourth Annual Sulphur Springs Worldwide Photo Walk, sponsored by the Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance, will be held 6-8 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 5 .
The highlight of this year’s event is the rare opportunity to tour the inside of the historical Hopkins County Courthouse, courtesy of Hopkins County Judge Chris Brown and the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department.