UPDATE

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

RHOME CITY COUNCIL - City council members declined to appoint Sam Eason to the vacant council chair Tuesday night, despite approving his petition for the position last week. City attorney Walt Leonard was nearly voted out of office, keeping his position by one vote.

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Child injured in house fire Fighting for peace: Bell works to improve race relations Football: No Questions – McAlister leads Eagles’ charge to victory
 
Child injured in house fire

Child injured in house fire

An 11-year-old boy was badly burned in a fire that destroyed a mobile home on County Road 4875 in Newark just after 2 a.m. Friday.

Fighting for peace: Bell works to improve race relations

Fighting for peace: Bell works to improve race relations

As a leader in Wise County's black community, Mike Bell has seen the demise of race relations throughout the country that have sparked riots, murders and unrest.

Football: No Questions – McAlister leads Eagles’ charge to victory

Football: No Questions – McAlister leads Eagles’ charge to victory

Going into the week, Payton McAlister was questionable with a rib injury.




NEWS HEADLINES

Child injured in house fire

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Travis Lisle

An 11-year-old boy was badly burned in a fire that destroyed a mobile home on County Road 4875 in Newark just after 2 a.m. Friday.

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From start to finish: Kindergartner starts school as brother begins final year

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Racey Burden

On the first day of school, Brianne Boyd found herself at Decatur High School at 5:30 in the morning, helping with her oldest son's senior breakfast, only to turn around and take her younger son to his kindergarten class at Carson Elementary at 7:30.

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Citizen seeks Rhome council position

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Racey Burden

The City of Rhome approved a petition for a new council member Tuesday night and hired a new city official.

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Rock steady: Student enrollment adds up

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Wise County students returned to school Monday, and throughout the week, superintendents evaluated enrollment numbers, all of which either increased or held steady.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Football: No Questions – McAlister leads Eagles’ charge to victory

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Going into the week, Payton McAlister was questionable with a rib injury.

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Football: Yellowjackets show fight in 30-14 loss

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Boyd's moments of elation Friday night were far too short in a 30-14 loss to Gunter.

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OUR OPINIONS

A watch, a lady doctor and horse apples


Published Saturday, August 29, 2015 | By Gerre Joiner

Some days at the coffee shop are funnier than others. Today was average. Bobby Wilson told the story about how he got the watch he wears today. On his death bed, Bobby's grandfather whispered, "Bobby, I've always wanted you to have my good watch."

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Make Rhome a better town

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Robin Holmes

As a voter and resident of this town, all I can say is, "wow." The obvious hatred, of those who think they own this town, toward the mayor is not only disrespectful, it's shameful.

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Recognize benefits of marijuana

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Cat Lafitte

Here is the petition I just created for Congress: "Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.

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