Dike, Sulphur Bluff, Cumby, Brinker, North Hopkins, Hopkins County, Tira and Peerless firefighters and deputies were dispatched at 1:28 a.m. last Saturday to the State Highway 19 north property in Sulphur Springs, where a barn and a home were engulfed in flames, according to reports.
Sulphur Springs News-Telegram reported a Hopkins County family had to flee their State Highway 19 north residence just after the Christmas holiday. The parents and children made it out of the wood frame house without injury, but most of their home was destroyed in the blaze.
According to the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram, Gary Lee Sillivan of Cooper, 43, is in Hopkins County jail on charges of online solicitation of a minor, according to Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Lewis Tatum. He is being held in lieu of $35,000 bond on the second-degree felony charge.
The Community Players, Inc. presents Over the River and Through the Woods - a play by Joe DiPietro at the Main Street Theater, located at 227 Main Street downtown Sulphur Springs. The setting of the play is the home of Frank and Aida Gianelli in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Three men have been arrested and charged in connection to a string of burglaries.
On the morning of Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, at around 4:30 am, the Commerce Police Department received a telephone call from a witness that saw two men trying to break into his vehicle on Sterling Hart Drive. Officers were provided with a thorough description of the suspect’s vehicle as it left the scene. Officers found the suspect’s vehicle near the location of the attempted burglary.
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.