UPDATE

Friday, February 23, 2018

FLOOD WATCH - The ice has melted away, but now Wise County is under a flood watch until Saturday morning. According to the National Weather Service, rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches can be expected today with an additional 1-2 inches on Saturday with a line of thunderstorms. Total additional rainfall amounts of 2-5 inches can be expected with isolated heavier totals.

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Blaze damages home Friday Stanford named Citizen of the Year Basketball: Lady Hounds race to area title – Slidell advances to region quarterfinal
 
Blaze damages home Friday

Blaze damages home Friday

A Decatur home sustained heavy smoke and water damage after catching fire Friday night.

Stanford named Citizen of the Year

Stanford named Citizen of the Year

Police Chief Steve Stanford was named Citizen of the Year Saturday at the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet.

Basketball: Lady Hounds race to area title – Slidell advances to region quarterfinal

Basketball: Lady Hounds race to area title – Slidell advances to region quarterfinal

It has been 50 years since the Slidell Lady Hounds made it to the state basketball tournament. Last Friday against Fannindel, Slidell took its first step to get to San Antonio.




NEWS HEADLINES

Boil water notice issued for SouthWest Water customers

Published Thursday, February 22, 2018
By Richard Greene

The SouthWest Water Company issued boil water notices Thursday for hundreds of customers in eastern Wise County after an extended power outage Wednesday. The restrictions are expected to be in place until Saturday. In an email, spokesperson Jennifer McKnight said, “inclement weather throughout the night caused a power outage which resulted in a loss of pressure in the distribution system.”

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Ice causes power outages

Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

As of 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, 2,960 Oncor customers were without power in Wise County due to the ongoing icy weather. Oncor spokesperson Sabrina Easley said tree trimming crews were out trying to cut limbs away from lines and linemen were working to restore power.

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Blaze damages home Friday

Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By Racey Burden

A Decatur home sustained heavy smoke and water damage after catching fire Friday night.

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Trustees OK contract extension for Whitis

Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

Judi Whitis arrived in Decatur as the new superintendent in July 2017.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Slidell cruises past Roxton, advances to regional quarterfinal

Published Thursday, February 22, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Behind a dominant defensive performance, the Greyhounds cruised to a 61-21 victory over Roxton Thursday night at Bells in the Class A Region III area playoff. Slidell will meet Irving Universal Academy in the next round.

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Basketball: Lady Hounds race to area title – Slidell advances to region quarterfinal

Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By Reece Waddell

It has been 50 years since the Slidell Lady Hounds made it to the state basketball tournament. Last Friday against Fannindel, Slidell took its first step to get to San Antonio.

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OUR OPINIONS

Transparently unclear; Campaign finance trail hard to follow


Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | By Messenger Staff

Campaign finance reports are required by state law, but there's no formal check to ensure they're filled out accurately and honestly.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Get involved

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Jo Ann Wilson

Rhome Citizens wake up! It is time to take our city back. Pick up your application at Rhome City Hall now to run for Mayor or City Council. Last day to file is Friday, February 16,2018.

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City sold a lemon

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
By Patricia Mitchell

A jury of his peers exonerated former Rhome Police Chief Brandon Davis on two misdemeanor charges. He was doing his job.

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