Celebrate safely this Independence Day holiday

Published Sunday, July 3, 2011
By Brian Knox

Judging from the number of phone calls to both the newsroom and apparently the sheriff's office as well, there has been much confusion over the shooting of fireworks in Wise County this weekend.

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School looks to rev up teacher morale

Published Sunday, June 19, 2011
By Brian Knox

It's kind of a tough time to be a teacher right now. With the constant talk about budget cuts, morale isn't exactly at an all-time high.

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The ‘Caring’ began Tuesday, but more is needed

Published Thursday, June 9, 2011
By Brian Knox

Decatur showed it cared earlier this week. Or more specifically, volunteers with the Decatur Cares program exhibited a willingness to help their neighbors.

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Twisters, bull riding and fighting hunger

Published Sunday, June 5, 2011
By Brian Knox

It turns out that a tornado did indeed touch down in Wise County during the storms that swept through the county May 24.

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Never forget the sacrifices of those who serve

Published Sunday, May 22, 2011
By Brian Knox

Sacrifice in the name of public service takes many forms.

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Hello son, goodbye Osama and waiting for help

Published Sunday, May 8, 2011
By Brian Knox

I've had several people ask me if I was going to write a column about my new son. You would think it would be an easy thing to do - four years ago I wrote several columns around the birth of my first child, a daughter.

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Parenting is a great responsibility not all embrace

Published Sunday, April 10, 2011
By Brian Knox

Sometime in this next week, most likely, my world will be turned upside down once again.

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Local economy showing signs of growth

Published Sunday, March 27, 2011
By Brian Knox

Seats were at a premium at Tuesday's Decatur Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Decatur Civic Center. In fact, it was the most well-attended Decatur Chamber luncheon that Chamber Director Misty Hudson could recall.

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It’s time for businesses to step up

Published Sunday, January 30, 2011
By Brian Knox

At Tuesday's officer installation luncheon for the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, new president Carey Williams said he understood 2010 wasn't the best year for business owners in the room. But the analogy he used next made audience members smile

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Don’t tune out, join the conversation

Published Sunday, January 16, 2011
By Brian Knox

The Tucson shooting Saturday that left six people dead including Federal Judge John Roll, and critically wounded Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, led to almost instant finger-pointing on who was to blame. Letter writer Ken Hughes weighed in with his opinion in Thursday's paper.

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We welcome your submissions

Published Sunday, January 2, 2011
By Brian Knox

It's 2011, and if you are reading this, thank you. Thank you for letting us tell your stories and keeping you informed on the latest news in the county. Thank you - I'm not sure if we in the newspaper business say that enough to our readers. Your support is definitely appreciated.

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Peeking inside the old inbox

Published Sunday, December 19, 2010
By Brian Knox

This week, I thought I'd share a little insight into my inbox. Here's a sample of the hundreds of e-mails I receive daily and my take on them.

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Time to play the name game

Published Sunday, December 5, 2010
By Brian Knox

The Bard could have been making a point about how names might not be that important to the two star-crossed lovers, but, hey, that tale didn't turn out so well, now did it?

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Welcome back, football season

Published Sunday, August 29, 2010
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By the time you read this, football in Wise County will have officially begun.

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