Fire devours mobile home

Fire devours mobile home

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By David Talley

Fire destroyed a mobile home on Quail Chase Lane Tuesday afternoon, scorching the grass around the structure and catching at least one other small structure and a car on fire.

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Planting hope: Community garden brings fresh produce to Newark tables

Planting hope: Community garden brings fresh produce to Newark tables

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By David Talley

A lone Jalapeno hangs from a plant in Delora Doughty Royal Park. Aside from a few young tomatoes growing by the fence and eight small plants protected by brightly painted tires, there isn't much here in terms of produce - yet.

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Basketball: Smith signs with Aggies

Basketball: Smith signs with Aggies

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By Richard Greene

With Caleb Smith at point guard, the Bridgeport Bulls rolled to the 4A basketball championship in 2015.

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Motorcyclist injured in wreck

Motorcyclist injured in wreck

Published Saturday, June 25, 2016
By Brian Knox

A two-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon seriously injured a Bridgeport man.

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Star-spangled service; Teens’ college fund boosted by growing business

Star-spangled service; Teens’ college fund boosted by growing business

Published Saturday, June 25, 2016
By Racey Burden

Facing a future of high college tuition costs, two straight-A Bridgeport students started their own business.

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Rodeo: Hitting the trail – Cowboy ready to hit long road for nationals

Rodeo: Hitting the trail – Cowboy ready to hit long road for nationals

Published Saturday, June 25, 2016
By Richard Greene

After getting in late from a rodeo Wednesday night, Brett Stuart planned to make a few practice runs Thursday morning at the ring at his home west of Bridgeport before hitting the road again.

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Decatur Civic Center celebrates 15 years

Decatur Civic Center celebrates 15 years

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By Racey Burden

Decatur Civic Center celebrates its 15th birthday this week, and the community is invited to attend the anniversary party.

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Putting Wise County in check; Library offers community chess lessons

Putting Wise County in check; Library offers community chess lessons

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By David Talley

At 7 years old, Dylan Duran sat somewhere near the median age of participants in the Decatur Public Library's chess club Monday evening session.

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Baseball: Creating opportunities – Samples earns Division I spot

Baseball: Creating opportunities – Samples earns Division I spot

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By Richard Greene

Graduating from Bridgeport in 2014, Alex Samples found few opportunities to stay on the diamond.

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Baseball: Tops in the Field

Baseball: Tops in the Field

Published Saturday, June 18, 2016
By Richard Greene

2016 All-Wise Baseball Team

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Softball: Tops in the Field

Softball: Tops in the Field

Published Saturday, June 18, 2016
By Richard Greene

2016 All-Wise Softball Team

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The heat is on

The heat is on

Published Saturday, June 18, 2016
By Joe Duty

Following weeks of rain, summer temperatures soared Friday with a high in the upper 90s.

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Cottondale mobile home burns

Cottondale mobile home burns

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By David Talley

A mobile home fire just off School House Road north of County Road 3480 near Cottondale produced a tall column of white smoke visible from Decatur Monday afternoon.

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School districts change calendars to fit state law

School districts change calendars to fit state law

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Schools across the county worked over the spring semester to change their 2016-2017 calendars, taking in consideration House Bill 2610.

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Football: Back to sidelines – Neighbors returns to coaching, Alvord as coordinator

Football: Back to sidelines – Neighbors returns to coaching, Alvord as coordinator

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Richard Greene

After three years out of coaching, Danny Neighbors is returning to the gridiron and to his hometown.

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2 arrested for Ball Knob vandalism

2 arrested for Ball Knob vandalism

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Brian Knox

Two Wise County men have been arrested in connection with the April vandalism at Ball Knob Cemetery near Alvord.

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Flying high: Pilot Jaci Christian takes to the sky for new adventures

Flying high: Pilot Jaci Christian takes to the sky for new adventures

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Mickey Drewry

Sitting at her polished-wood dining table with David Crowder Band blaring from the speaker on the windowsill, Jaci (Isham) Christian looked comfortable - there was another glow about her - a halo of confidence and ease, the mark of someone who has her life together.

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Baseball: Hicks to play in all-star game

Baseball: Hicks to play in all-star game

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Richard Greene

Michael Hicks turned in an impressive season at the plate and behind it, leading the Decatur Eagles to the 8-4A title and the third round of the 4A Region I playoffs.

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En pointe: Teacher fosters young dancers for more than 30 years

En pointe: Teacher fosters young dancers for more than 30 years

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Karen Smith was mesmerized by the tiny ballerina as it twirled to the tinkling music of the jewelry box. She was only 4 and forbidden to be in her aunt's bedroom. But she simply couldn't resist.

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Bulls win the night; Only 2 riders earned scores at J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Bulls win the night; Only 2 riders earned scores at  J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Racey Burden

In three hours of bull riding Saturday night, only two men hung on for at least 8 seconds. The night belonged to the bulls.

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