UPDATE

Friday, December 2, 2016

DECATUR PARADE RESCHEDULED - Due to the forecast of inclement weather this weekend, the Decatur Chamber of Commerce Moonlight Madness Parade of Lights has been rescheduled from Saturday, Dec. 3 until Thursday, Dec. 8. The parade line up will be moved to 6 p.m., and the parade will start at 7. Bounce houses, rock climbing wall and other activities will also be moved to next Thursday, but the Moonlight Madness shopping events will still take place on Saturday.

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Working on the wild side; Decatur teen aids animals with Eagle Scout project Basketball: Grooms, Sissies shoot down Graham – Bridgeport improves to 6-1 with victory Merry and Bright
 
Working on the wild side; Decatur teen aids animals with Eagle Scout project

Working on the wild side; Decatur teen aids animals with Eagle Scout project

Four pairs of feline eyes peer from behind a chain-link fence as a group of teenage volunteers take a break from their work to stare back.

Basketball: Grooms, Sissies shoot down Graham – Bridgeport improves to 6-1 with victory

Basketball: Grooms, Sissies shoot down Graham – Bridgeport improves to 6-1 with victory

In the final game before the Thanksgiving break, Kristen Grooms admittedly didn't have the night she wanted on the offensive end.

Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright

Everleigh Privett and her pony, Scooter, delight the crowd at The Lights on Halsell Christmas parade Thursday night in downtown Bridgeport.




NEWS HEADLINES

Man given probation on weapons charge

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

A former Paradise High School student who fired a gun on school property in August of 2015 will serve four years probation.

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Working on the wild side; Decatur teen aids animals with Eagle Scout project

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By David Talley

Four pairs of feline eyes peer from behind a chain-link fence as a group of teenage volunteers take a break from their work to stare back.

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Toy drives help brighten kids’ Christmas

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

'Tis the season to help out children in need, and Wise County has plenty of opportunities to do just that.

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Laptop replacement approved for Decatur elementary staff

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

Decatur elementary staff will soon have new laptop computers.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Basketball: Grooms, Sissies shoot down Graham – Bridgeport improves to 6-1 with victory

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Richard Greene

In the final game before the Thanksgiving break, Kristen Grooms admittedly didn't have the night she wanted on the offensive end.

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Basketball: Taking nothing for granted – Boyd senior enjoying best season after scary accident

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Richard Greene

Getting the ball in the paint, the physical and strong Lindsey Thorpe can be a mismatch for nearly anyone.

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OUR OPINIONS

Learning the art of exterior illumination


Published Saturday, December 3, 2016 | By Richard Greene

Growing up in the Greene household, the day after Thanksgiving never involved trips to jam-packed stores fighting over the latest gadgets or new electronics. Instead, it was my father's day to turn our little two-bedroom home into something akin to a lit runway with red and white lights shining from every corner of the house and any nearby vegetation.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Trump will preserve country

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By Gerald Groves

Dec. 7 of this year will be the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that began World War II - an attack that would awaken a sleeping giant.

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Apathy wins 2016

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Tracy Smith

My candidate, Hillary Clinton, spoke to her supporters about staying engaged because America and its entire people are worth it.

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