Man injured in weekend knife attack

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

A confrontation over vandalism turned into a vicious knife attack near Lake Bridgeport Sunday night.

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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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Buses drive the need for bond

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

Few things are more iconic to public schools than the big, yellow school bus. But they're not cheap.

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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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Northwest wins academic title in surprise comeback

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Richard Greene

Going into the final event last week - computer science - Northwest was in fourth place at the District 5-6A University Interscholastic League Academic meet.

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Decatur freshmen steal the stage in OAP victory

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Richard Greene

Decatur freshmen Benji Walker and Taylor Yates earned Best Actor and Actress Saturday for their performances in the "Twelve Dreams" at the 8-4A One-Act Play contest.

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UIL academic team snags 2nd

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Richard Greene

Led by its team of journalists that captured first and second in headline and news writing, Paradise brought home second place at the District 9-3A University Interscholastic League Academic meet Friday.

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Shred Day surpasses expectations

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Jake Harris

More than 50 trash bins of paper, debit and credit cards were shredded Saturday as part of an initiative by the Bridgeport Middle School Problem Solvers.

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Police nab motorcycle thieves

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Brian Knox

A couple of teens made it only a few blocks riding stolen motorcycles Thursday before they were caught by Decatur Police.

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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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Cops make drug arrests

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Brian Knox

Wise County narcotics investigators believe they have caught a major supplier of drugs to Wise County.

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Eagles dominate district UIL academic meet

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

Decatur captured the sweepstakes title at the 8-4A University Interscholastic League academic meet Tuesday in dominating fashion.

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Dream team: Decatur writers sweep 2 events

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

Following her trip to the University Interscholastic League Academic state meet last spring, Rachael Ussery painted a picture of herself with Mickey Drewry and journalism sponsor Cindy Berry.

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EDC kicks off retention program

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The Decatur Economic Development Corp. is nurturing already established businesses with a new Business Retention and Expansion Program (BRE).

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WCHC raising awareness of child maltreatment

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Coalition for Healthy Children (WCHC), in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, will be putting up blue ribbon replicas across Wise County Sunday.

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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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Employment rate shows increase for February

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Jake Harris

The price of West Texas intermediate crude oil hit $50.58 per barrel in February. That number is up about $3 from January, but it's still $50.24 less than the same time last year.

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Commissioners travel north for first mobile meeting

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The first installment of Wise County Commissioners Court on the Road is next week in Slidell.

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WRHS unveils new fitness facility plans, budget

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The footprint of Wise Regional Health System in Decatur will soon grow even larger with the construction of a new fitness facility.

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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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