UPDATE

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

DECATUR BOARD EXTENDS SUPT. CONTRACT - Following a closed session for the annual superintendent evaluation, the Decatur School Board yesterday voted to extend the contract of Superintendent Rod Townsend another year and provide an approximately 3.3 percent pay increase. Townsend's contract now runs through 2020, and his salary is $199,500.

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Some like it hot: School cafeterias compete in salsa showdown County lands national conference Basketball: Sissies blast Gainesville in old digs
 
Some like it hot: School cafeterias compete in salsa showdown

Some like it hot: School cafeterias compete in salsa showdown

In Wise County's hotbed of hot sauce battles, there's a new contender.

County lands national conference

County lands national conference

The National Association of Counties (NACo) announced this week that Wise County will be the site of the 2017 Rural Action Caucus (RAC) fall symposium Oct. 5-7.

Basketball: Sissies blast Gainesville in old digs

Basketball: Sissies blast Gainesville in old digs

Forced back into their old gym, the Bridgeport Sissies needed a half to adjust to the surroundings.




NEWS HEADLINES

Man killed in wreck

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover wreck Wednesday morning in far southwest Wise County.

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1 arrested following hatchet threat

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Brian Knox

Police made one arrest after responding to a report of a man hitting the side of a house with an axe during a disturbance in Bridgeport earlier this week.

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Some like it hot: School cafeterias compete in salsa showdown

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By David Talley

In Wise County's hotbed of hot sauce battles, there's a new contender.

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County lands national conference

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The National Association of Counties (NACo) announced this week that Wise County will be the site of the 2017 Rural Action Caucus (RAC) fall symposium Oct. 5-7.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Basketball: Sissies blast Gainesville in old digs

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Richard Greene

Forced back into their old gym, the Bridgeport Sissies needed a half to adjust to the surroundings.

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Swimming: Relays steal the show in dual meet

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur girls won all three relays Tuesday in their dual meet with The Colony.

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OUR OPINIONS

No pain, no pain: Deconstructing and defining my core values


Published Saturday, January 14, 2017 | By Joy Carrico

In this week's copy of All Around Wise, Gerry Lewis wrote a column called "What are your core values?" He starts by explaining the difference between beliefs and core values. Beliefs are abstract, while core values motivate us to act in certain ways.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Contemplating a long four years

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Tracy Smith

Just a little over a week until the beginning of our country's longest four years in its lifetime.

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Imprisonment is not the answer

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By Rusty White

What would Jesus and real Christians do? Would they accept keeping fathers, mothers, sons and daughters in jail during these holidays simply because they don't have the money for bail?

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