Board approves Rann gym design, schedule

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By Brian Knox

The picture of a new gymnasium for Rann Elementary came into focus Monday.

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Newark Public Library invites youth to summer program

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Newark Public Library's summer reading program kicks off July 11.

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Boyd School Board axes insurance policy

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By David Talley

Boyd School Board members voted Monday night to drop the district's student extracurricular insurance policy due to yearly declines in student claims.

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Society recognizes earliest residents

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Ronald Womack recently received a They Were Here certificate from the Wise County Genealogical Society.

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Decatur EDC hires executive director

Published Saturday, June 18, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The Decatur Economic Development Corp. board Wednesday named Thom Lambert executive director.

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Rabies confirmed in kitten

Published Saturday, June 18, 2016
By Brian Knox

A kitten in Wise County has tested positive for rabies.

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Boyd teacher awarded scholastic grant

Published Saturday, June 18, 2016
By David Talley

A Boyd Elementary School teacher was recently awarded Scholastic's Project Summer grant for the district's Read 2 Succeed summer program.

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Chico library nets second technology grant

Published Saturday, June 18, 2016
By David Talley

Between the aisles of books, the whine of a battery motor is growing louder by the week.

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Upcoming Meeting Previews

Published Saturday, June 18, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Trustees meet 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, to discuss a compensation plan, closing the district's Legend Bank Construction Account and considering a workmen's compensation claim.

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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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Police make arrest in copper theft case

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Brian Knox

A man who thought he'd be wily and steal Acme property instead had it blow up in his face.

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Commissioners consider need for fire hydrants

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Commissioners discussed changing Wise County subdivision rules in regard to fire protection but took no action at Monday's regular meeting.

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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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Bridgeport City Council appoints zoning board

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council approved the creation of a Zoning Board of Adjustment during its Monday meeting and appointed members to the board.

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Storms cause outages

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By David Talley

More than 2,000 Wise County residents were without electricity for at least one hour over the weekend due to area storms, Oncor spokesperson Sabrina Easley said Tuesday.

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Decatur considers alcohol sales at planned travel center

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Brian Knox

A new business coming to Decatur may be able to sell alcohol even though it's not in a "wet" location.

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Cities to spray for mosquitoes

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Racey Burden

Summer is mosquito season, and the wetter weather Wise County is experiencing leads to an increase in the nuisance insects.

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Calling all artists

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Chisholm Trail Days Planning Committee is call ing all artists for the second annual Chisholm Trail Days Art Contest.

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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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Reunited with past; Family receives stolen tombstone of relative

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Jake Harris

Nearly 100 years ago, the Miller family buried their only daughter, Ila Mae, in Alvord Cemetery.

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