This year's Leadership Sulphur Springs Class arrived at the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, where they were
addressed by Sheriff Butch Adams and Jail Administrator Kevin Claxton.
Leadership Sulphur Springs "Jailed"
At Wednesday Session
by: Bobby McDonald
This year's Leadership Sulphur Springs Class spent Wednesday learning about local Law Enforcement and a tour of Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. The day began at Hopkins County Memorial where they were given an in-depth tour of the facility and addressed by members of the staff in many of the departments and local administrators.
Lunch was at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital followed by a tour of the new Swamp Pots Restaurant, that will soon open on the downtown square in Sulphur Springs.
Following lunch, it was a trip to City Hall, where they were addressed by Sulphur Springs Chief of Police, Jim Bayuk, who told them about the duties of his department and many of the crimes that are committed in the City Limits of Sulphur Springs. He told them that drugs were a major offense in Sulphur Springs.
Then, it was off to the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, where the group was addressed by Sheriff Butch Adams and Jail Administrator, Kevein Claxton. Claxton then took the group on a tour of the facility, explaining the booking procedure, jailing of inmates, and the general care of the Hopkins Jail population. Leadership members were surprised to learn that it takes approximately $40.00 per day to care for a jail inmate and the length of stay that many people are incarcerated.
MItzi Y'Barbo learned about the "mug shot!"
Finally, the Leadership Group discussed their class project and went to the sight of the project, which is the walking bridge at Peavine Pinion Lake.