Baseball: Tough out – After health scare, Pellegrini leads Jackets into playoffs

Baseball: Tough out – After health scare, Pellegrini leads Jackets into playoffs

Published Saturday, May 7, 2016
By Richard Greene

At the crack of the bat, Spencer Pellegrini springs forward, bends down and swiftly picks the ball off the grass after a final short hop. In one motion, he stops and fires a side-arm strike across the infield to first base.

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3 departments battle RV blaze

3 departments battle RV blaze

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome, Newark and Boyd fire departments responded to an RV fire south of Rhome around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

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Tossing for a title: 11-year-old overcomes adversity, wins national tournament

Tossing for a title: 11-year-old overcomes adversity, wins national tournament

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By David Talley

Sizing up his shot, Kyler Sparks tosses what could be the most important putt of his young life. His disc came up short.

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Baseball: Little margin for error – Hurlers guide Panthers to playoffs

Baseball: Little margin for error – Hurlers guide Panthers to playoffs

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Richard Greene

Of the 92-plus innings in District 9-3A play, John Bridgeman and Bryson Myers stood atop the mound for all 11 tension-filled frames for the Paradise Panthers.

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GRRReetings: Wandering tiger has new home in Wise

GRRReetings: Wandering tiger has new home in Wise

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

Nahla's decision to take a walk down a neighborhood street in Conroe last week led to her becoming one of Wise County's newest residents this week.

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Flooded roads, lakes reopen

Flooded roads, lakes reopen

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

Storms continued to bring rain and some small hail to Wise County this past week, but flooding conditions have nonetheless improved.

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Golf: Jones rebounds like champ

Golf: Jones rebounds like champ

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Racey Burden

Decatur senior Drew Jones found himself in a position he never could have envisioned Tuesday afternoon - teeing up in the No. 3 spot for the Eagles in his final high school tournament.

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Gravestones toppled at rural cemetery

Gravestones toppled at rural cemetery

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

Ball Knob Cemetery rests at the top of a hill northeast of Alvord, one of the highest points in Wise County.

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Outlaw’s legend lives on

Outlaw’s legend lives on

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Racey Burden

For a once larger-than-life presence in the South, the grave of George "Machine Gun" Kelly is incredibly simple.

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Golf: Read leads Sissies to 5th place finish

Golf: Read leads Sissies to 5th place finish

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Richard Greene

After a downhill putt on No. 2 rolled 8 feet past the hole, Bridgeport senior Lexi Read faced an early test in her round Tuesday.

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Family saved from swift water

Family saved from swift water

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By David Talley

Rosa Benavente's family awoke Wednesday morning to find their new home in the 300 block of Country Club Road surrounded by fast-moving water.

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Fundraiser brings in dazzling total

Fundraiser brings in dazzling total

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise Health Foundation Dazzle Me Pink fundraiser turned up the sparkle and shine on an otherwise gloomy Wednesday to raise more than $58,000 for Mary's Gift.

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Golf: Parting shot – Drew Jones takes aim at state title

Golf: Parting shot – Drew Jones takes aim at state title

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

Over a career already filled with honors, awards and trophies, thousands of golf strokes have all started the same for Drew Jones.

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Weekend storms bring flooding

Weekend storms bring flooding

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Brian Knox

Last weekend's rainfall in Wise County caused minor flooding issues, but heavier rainfall amounts in Jack County seem to have resulted in bigger flooding problems here.

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Flying colors: Golfer finds breakout success in disc dyeing

Flying colors: Golfer finds breakout success in disc dyeing

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By David Talley

Like a thrown disc's trajectory, there are no straight lines. Inconsistency is the only consistent element in Clay Sparks' most popular custom disc design.

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Baseball: Back on top – Elder leads Eagles to repeat title

Baseball: Back on top – Elder leads Eagles to repeat title

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Richard Greene

After seeing his starter Bryce Elder turn in six strong innings, Decatur coach Brian Tickell gave no hesitation on giving him the ball for the seventh inning.

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Hospital operations continue to grow

Hospital operations continue to grow

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur hospital has changed quite a bit in the last 50 years. On Monday, Wise Health System CEO Steve Summers provided the Decatur City Council with an update on current operations and construction projects.

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Taking flight: Childhood interests and passions turn into promising future

Taking flight: Childhood interests and passions turn into promising future

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By David Talley

Jake Warren's passion for high-end, remote-controlled aircraft started with department store toys.

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Track: Blue Sweep – Lady Eagles narrowly miss points record

Track: Blue Sweep – Lady Eagles narrowly miss points record

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Thursday night started for the Decatur Lady Eagles with Cordelia Leija carrying the baton across the finish line and making school history.

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Hail of a storm season

Hail of a storm season

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Brian Knox

The deeper into spring we get, the larger the hail seems to grow.

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