Granger addresses constituents’ questions

Granger addresses constituents’ questions

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Longtime Congresswoman Kay Granger spoke to a luncheon crowd of more than 100 Wednesday at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Track: Reaching for new heights – Stripling hopes to gain extra inch

Track: Reaching for new heights – Stripling hopes to gain extra inch

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Richard Greene

In an event measured by inches, just one separated Macen Stripling from a spot at the state track meet last spring.

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Hitting 300: Jackie reaches milestone at Decatur 5K

Hitting 300: Jackie reaches milestone at Decatur 5K

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Richard Greene

The biggest cheer Saturday morning came as Patrick Murphree pushed his daughter Jackie across the finish line at the center of State Street on the Decatur Square.

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Joseph provided foundation for young students

Joseph provided foundation for young students

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Brian Knox

After 35 years of teaching kindergarten in the Decatur school system, Denise Joseph has earned the right to give a little advice to teachers entering the field.

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Golf: Jones rolls to 8-4A crown

Golf: Jones rolls to 8-4A crown

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Richard Greene

Standing on the eighth tee box, Drew Jones second guessed himself briefly when pulling out the driver on the 499-yard, par-5 hole.

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Ringtail spotted at fitness center

Ringtail spotted at fitness center

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Brian Knox

A strange-looking creature visited Fit-N-Wise in Decatur Thursday afternoon. It attracted a small crowd of onlookers, who tried to guess what it might be. A lemur?

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Promising start for new meetings

Promising start for new meetings

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

County commissioners' first mobile meeting drew a significantly larger crowd than their regular, Monday morning gatherings.

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Basketball: Back to the Playground – 2015 All-Wise Basketball

Basketball: Back to the Playground – 2015 All-Wise Basketball

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

Basketball: Back to the Playground - 2015 All-Wise Basketball

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Charity raises more than $30,000 for veterans

Charity raises more than $30,000 for veterans

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Jake Harris

The third annual Heroes Night Saturday raised $30,497 to provide mortgage-free homes to military veterans across America.

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Upcoming Easter events

Upcoming Easter events

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The First United Methodist Church of Boyd will have an Easter egg hunt and lunch with the Easter bunny 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4.

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Track: Jumping into record books – Hernandez raises bar after 3 years off

Track: Jumping into record books – Hernandez raises bar after 3 years off

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Richard Greene

Chris Hernandez competed in one track meet as a freshman and decided to stop.

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Miles for smiles; Murphree closes in on 300 milestone

Miles for smiles; Murphree closes in on  300 milestone

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

When snow and ice canceled the Cowtown Marathon March 1, Patrick Murphree feared that his daughter Jackie's goal of hitting 300 miles at the Decatur 5K would not happen.

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Local church helps man rebuild house

Local church helps man rebuild house

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Jake Harris

A new home is on the horizon for a Sunset resident after his house burned last fall.

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Softball: Lady Eagles score dramatic win

Softball: Lady Eagles score dramatic win

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

Caitlin Butler added a little drama in the bottom of the seventh after her lead off bunt singled in a tie game, getting in a pair of rundowns before diving into third base.

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Kitchen fire doused

Kitchen fire doused

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

An oven inside Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes on the Decatur Square caught fire early Saturday morning, but firefighters extinguished the flames before it caused major damage to the restaurant.

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Building, one code at a time

Building, one code at a time

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Jake Harris

Thanks to the donations of a Boyd school board member, high school students will have the opportunity to run a machine that they could see in the workplace.

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Baseball: Weatherly, Chico stops Bulldogs – Pitcher regroups after homer

Baseball: Weatherly, Chico stops Bulldogs – Pitcher regroups after homer

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Travis Lisle

With a run in the first inning and another off of a Clay Baker home run in the fourth, the Alvord Bulldogs had a 2-1 lead late in their game against the Chico Dragons Monday night.

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Baseball: Front and Center – Hicks emerges as Eagles leader

Baseball: Front and Center – Hicks emerges as Eagles leader

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Last season, Decatur junior Michael Hicks didn't get that much playing time. Even when catching, he was often replaced in the lineup by a designated hitter.

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Basketball: Bridgeport celebrates first title

Basketball: Bridgeport celebrates first title

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Richard Greene

Cason Lanfear brought a brand-new basketball to the Bridgeport High School Multipurpose Building Wednesday just for the signatures of the state champions.

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Name That Book

Name That Book

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Joe Duty

Students at Rann Elementary in Decatur took part in an annual literary competition Friday which involves answering questions based on a series of books the students have read.

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