UPDATE

Teen remains at large following shooting

A 15-year-old boy who fled the home where a man was shot and killed Friday just north of Rhome remains at large. The Wise Sheriff’s Office has obtained a warrant for the teen, who left the home on Private Road 4732 on a black Suzuki motorcycle soon after the shooting.

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Cultural exchange: Japanese students and local families learn from each other Football: Ready for action – Teams head into scrimmages Meet the Eagles
 
Cultural exchange: Japanese students and local families learn from each other

Cultural exchange: Japanese students and local families learn from each other

Two Wise County families this summer welcomed guests from across the globe.

Football: Ready for action – Teams head into scrimmages

Football: Ready for action – Teams head into scrimmages

After a week of hitting on each other, Wise County teams will finally get the opportunity to line up against someone new, starting Friday.

Meet the Eagles

Meet the Eagles

Young Eagle players practice their skills in the shadow of the scoreboard at Saturday night's Meet the Eagles.




NEWS HEADLINES

Back to school: Superintendents channel first day excitement

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Messenger staff

With the ring of the first school bell, Wise County superintendents are stepping out to greet parents and students.

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Library building for sale

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By By Racey Burden

The city of Bridgeport is currently accepting bids for the possible sale of its public library building, but that doesn’t mean the end of the library itself.

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Eclipse experience: Libraries plan viewing parties

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Racey Burden

On Monday, Aug. 21, the United States will experience its first total eclipse since 1979, and several local libraries are holding viewing parties.

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Necessity of interim constable questioned

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners may not appoint an interim constable in Precinct 3, a position left vacant last week when Doug Parr resigned as a condition of his criminal plea deal.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Newcomers shine for Bulls in scrimmage

Published Saturday, August 19, 2017
By Richard Greene

New Bridgeport coach Shannon Wilson finally got the opportunity to see his Bulls line up across the line of scrimmage from an opponent Saturday morning. It was two other newcomers making varsity debuts — sophomore quarterback Jadon Maddux and senior receiver Andrew Horton, the basketball standout that is playing football for the first time since seventh grade — that fueled a strong showing for the Bridgeport offense against Bowie.

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Decatur offense dazzles in scrimmage

Published Friday, August 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

On their first possession of the controlled scrimmage, the Decatur Eagles put their vast offensive arsenal on display. Decatur junior quarterback Wilson Hicks methodically dissected the Liberty Christian defense, connecting with five different receivers, including a 9-yard strike to Beau Bedford to complete the 10-play, 60-yard drive.

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OUR OPINIONS

Sin of white supremacy lives on in name of heritage


Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 | By Brian Knox

Our country’s greatest moral failing was on full display last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Offering heartfelt thanks

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Cindy, Terry and Maddi Terry

The closest any of us will ever get to seeing God while still existing on this earth is by experiencing His love through others.

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Listen to the Master trimmer

Published Saturday, August 5, 2017
By Irene Wilson

No clouds to obscure the sun, temperature soared. The heat shimmered off the road in front of the house. And while I enjoy hot temperatures, manual labor and heat combined made me a hot, sweaty mess.

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