2017 Most Memorable Photos

By Joe Duty | Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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Gotta Wear Shades

GOTTA WEAR SHADES – Brothers Garrett, Mason and Landon White camp out with snow cones to watch the eclipse Aug. 21 at the Decatur Public Library’s watch party. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Surprise Gift

SURPRISE GIFT – Brenda Tilson shrieks in surprise when she sees a horse drawn carriage waiting for her. The ride was a gift earlier this month from Boyd ISD to the beloved educator, who retired. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

On Scene

ON SCENE – Decatur and Greenwood/Slidell firefighters work to extinguish the blaze that destroyed a single-story, stone home in June. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Two in a Row

TWO IN A ROW – Wise County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. J.T. Manoushagian and his K-9 partner Rayco placed second in narcotics detection and second in patrol at the United States Police Canine Association 2017 Regional Trials and Certification, hosted by WCSO the last week of March. Seven months later, Rayco went missing following a storm that destroyed his outdoor shelter. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Blessing the Beast

BLESSING THE BEAST – The Rev. Brian Bosworth blesses Miles the cat, owned by Angie Whitley, at the Blessing of the Animals ceremony in October at the Episcopal church in Decatur. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Come Play

COME PLAY – Well-known fears, like the fear of dolls, are exploited at Fearaphobia in Bridgeport to maximize the scare factor. Jana Warnock lures visitors into a play room at this year’s haunt. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Bad Day

BAD DAY – Ricky Easthom of Bridgeport sits on his truck after crashing into four other vehicles and rolling it twice on U.S. 81/287 near Rhome. The crash occurred in early September. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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