County positions cut

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners approved Monday the absorption of seven open, unfilled positions for a savings of $389,548, at the recommendation of County Judge J.D. Clark.

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Policy to share sick leave in the works

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

For years, county employees were wrongly allowed to trade comp and vacation time. Now a sick-leave pool policy is in the works to remedy the situation.

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County could lose $8 million for FY ’17

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

County Judge J.D. Clark painted a bleak financial picture for fiscal year 2017 at a budget kickoff presentation Monday morning.

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Commissioners to consider sick pool policy

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners will be in meetings all day Monday.

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County’s fund balances decrease

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Outside auditor Snow Garrett Williams gave Wise County a clean report on its financial audit for fiscal year 2015, but firm representative Kathy Williams told commissioners Tuesday there was a $3.9 million decrease in fund balances.

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White wins primary in re-election bid

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 1 Commissioner Danny White won the Republican primary Tuesday night with 56 percent of the vote.

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Commissioners tend to short agenda

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners made quick work of a short agenda Monday, adjourning after just 15 minutes.

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County dismisses idea of gunfire ordinance

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners do not plan to enact an ordinance limiting gun use on private property as requested by a citizen.

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New communications tower to be installed

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Wednesday authorized County Judge J.D. Clark to negotiate and execute the placement of a 195-foot communications tower at the sheriff's office.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, January 23, 2016

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur City Council will consider three action items regarding the hotel project at the Decatur Civic Center at Monday's meeting.

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Car talk dominates commissioners meeting

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

After a 30-minute discussion Monday about sheriff's office vehicles, Wise County commissioners approved purchasing one pickup.

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Meeting Preview for Saturday, January 9, 2016

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners meet 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, December 12, 2015

Published Saturday, December 12, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Trustees will vote to approve the middle school science annex construction contract at Monday's meeting.

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County Commissioners Meeting Preview

Published Saturday, December 5, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners' mobile meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Bridgeport Community Center, 1102 Lawdwin Ave.

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Jernigan seeks Precinct 3 commissioner job

Published Saturday, December 5, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Randy Jernigan of Boyd filed this week to run for Precinct 3 county commissioner.

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Commissioners address road and bridge repair methods

Published Saturday, November 21, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday approved two requests by county engineer Chad Davis that will provide for the overhaul of a heavily damaged county road and improve the safety of local bridges.

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Commissioners approve sheriff’s office purchases

Published Saturday, November 21, 2015
By Kisten Tribe

Wise County commissioners addressed a handful of sheriff's office purchase requests at Monday's regular meeting, including one for two-wheel drive, four-door pickups to be used as transport vehicles.

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Commissioners delay decision on interim sheriff

Published Wednesday, November 18, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners decided Monday to delay appointing an interim sheriff until after the filing deadline Dec. 14.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, November 14, 2015

Published Saturday, November 14, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners meet 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur.

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County sticks with Tyler for CAD system

Published Wednesday, November 11, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners approved Oct. 26 spending $200,000 on equipment related to an upgrade of the computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system for the sheriff's office.

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