UPDATE

Missing women found in Grasslands

Two women who got lost Saturday night in the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands were located just before 9 Sunday morning. Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said Deborah Maxon and Kathy Erickson rode horses from Maxon’s home nearby to the equestrian trails in the Grasslands around 6 p.m. Saturday. Akin said family members notified authorities […]

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Deadly day: 2 killed Thursday in separate crashes Football: Decatur defense dominates in rout of Bulls, 63-7 Wreck victim dies
 
Deadly day: 2 killed Thursday in separate crashes

Deadly day: 2 killed Thursday in separate crashes

Two men were killed in two different car accidents Thursday in Wise County.

Football: Decatur defense dominates in rout of Bulls, 63-7

Football: Decatur defense dominates in rout of Bulls, 63-7

The Decatur Eagles’ defense struggled to make stops over the first four weeks of the season, allowing 161 points.

Wreck victim dies

Wreck victim dies

A Boyd man injured in a head-on collision two weeks ago has died from his injuries.




NEWS HEADLINES

Deadly day: 2 killed Thursday in separate crashes

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By David Talley and Richard Greene

Two men were killed in two different car accidents Thursday in Wise County.

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Kennan charged with murder

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Newark man arrested three weeks ago for assaulting another man has been charged with murder.

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Testing metal: Bridgeport driver battles for off-road glory

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By David Talley

With his vehicle teetering over the top of a boulder, Doug Jackson is remarkably calm. He noses the front end of his heavily-modified off-road wagon over the other side and down a sharp incline most wouldn't dare to walk.

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Grand jury indicts more than 40

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met Aug. 23 and returned the following felony indictments. All drug charges are for methamphetamine unless otherwise noted.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Football: Decatur defense dominates in rout of Bulls, 63-7

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles’ defense struggled to make stops over the first four weeks of the season, allowing 161 points.

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Volleyball: Rolling again – Decatur sweeps J.J. Pearce to win fourth straight

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By Richard Greene

Just more than two weeks ago, the Decatur Lady Eagles dropped a pair of matches at home to Grapevine and Eaton during a four-match skid.

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OUR OPINIONS

Kudos to officers who do their job the right way


Published Saturday, September 24, 2016 | By Brian Knox

Officers we see on the news these days often find themselves there because of questionable decisions they've made regarding use of excessive force that often have deadly consequences. What we don't often see are stories of officers who have de-escalated rather than escalated a situation.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Horrified to see kittens dumped

Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By Susan Jones

I was behind you at the traffic light at McDonald's when the back door opened and you dropped two kittens out of your car - one gray one and one yellow one.

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Straight from the heart

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By Denny Deady

Dreams do come true and yes, as the song says, there are angels among us.

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