UPDATE

Thursday, July 2, 2015

1 KILLED, 1 INJURED IN HEAD-ON COLLISION - An Aurora resident was killed in a two-vehicle head-on collision on Farm Road 730 south of Decatur around 2:15 Thursday morning. Department of Public Safety Trooper Greg Reyero said a passenger car driven by Diane Davis, 69, was southbound on FM 730 when it entered the northbound lane and struck a pickup truck hauling a trailer just north of County Road 4374. Davis died at the scene. The pickup driver, Wesley Moss, 34, of Paradise was taken to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. Wise County EMS, the Decatur Fire Department, Wise County Sheriff's Department, Boyd police and Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Jan Morrow responded as well as DPS.

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Light up the night: Firework stands  prep for Fourth Mr. Wood goes to Austin; Alvord grad interns at  state capitol Football: Decatur heads to state 7-on-7 tourney
 
Light up the night: Firework stands  prep for Fourth

Light up the night: Firework stands prep for Fourth

With a less restrictive burn ban, workers at local firework stands anticipate greater sales than last year.

Mr. Wood goes to Austin; Alvord grad interns at  state capitol

Mr. Wood goes to Austin; Alvord grad interns at state capitol

The fast-paced world of state government sounds like an overwhelming prospect for a small-town kid, but Caleb Wood of Alvord is shaking that notion.

Football: Decatur heads to state 7-on-7 tourney

Football: Decatur heads to state 7-on-7 tourney

A trip to the state 7-on-7 football tournament is an accomplishment that only one Wise County team will enjoy next weekend.




NEWS HEADLINES

Driver given probation in manslaughter case

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

The driver of a car who caused an accident that killed two motorcyclists and injured two more on Memorial Day in 2014 will not have to spend any more time in jail.

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Same-sex licenses to be available

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County will issue same-sex marriage licenses, but they were not available to citizens as of press time Tuesday.

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Light up the night: Firework stands prep for Fourth

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Racey Burden

With a less restrictive burn ban, workers at local firework stands anticipate greater sales than last year.

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Officials caution revelers to celebrate safely

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Richard Greene

Sunny hot weather is expected to bring out people in droves to Lake Bridgeport for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Football: Decatur heads to state 7-on-7 tourney

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Travis Lisle

A trip to the state 7-on-7 football tournament is an accomplishment that only one Wise County team will enjoy next weekend.

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Golf: Read ties for 26th

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The soft fairways and greens at Raveneaux Country Club in Spring made the course play long for Bridgeport's Lexi Read and the rest of the field Monday.

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OUR OPINIONS

County answers call to feed the hungry


Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | By Racey Burden

When I walked into Wise Area Relief Mission (WARM) June 9, the shelves looked depressing. I know inanimate objects can't actually be depressed, but if they could, those shelves would be. After all, the purpose of those shelves is to hold food that will one day be distributed to the people of Wise County who really need it.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Learn from Nazi history

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Angelou del Angel

Pride of Dixie. In the days of legally sanctioned slavery across the South, it should have been regarded by poor and working class whites the way so many on the right currently see illegal immigration: as a threat to their jobs and livelihoods.

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Same-sex marriage goes against nature

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By M.E. Reynolds

America was founded on right and wrong. Our ancestors came to the new world looking for the best way to live and to teach their children by way of the Bible for answers.

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