Decatur EDC marks 25 years

Published Saturday, July 28, 2018
By Roy J. Eaton

It was one of the most decisive elections in Decatur history, and over the last 25 years, the results have saved taxpayers millions of dollars.

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Decatur EDC directors recommend new member

Published Saturday, June 23, 2018
By Richard Greene

Looking to fill the at-large spot on the Decatur Economic Development Corporation board vacated by the recently elected councilman Jay Davidson, its directors turned to the man Davidson ran against in the May election.

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Taking Care of Business: Business booming at the conference center

Published Saturday, May 26, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

"How many times are we eating dinner at the conference center this month?" It's become a running joke at my house because almost every local banquet, fundraiser or holiday party is held at the Decatur Conference Center.

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Business park construction to begin

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

The Decatur Economic Development Corp. Wednesday awarded a $2.8 million contract to McMahon Contracting for the construction of infrastructure at Eagles Landing Business Park southeast of town.

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Meeting Previews for the Week of Saturday, April 14, 2018

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners Monday will again discuss options for glass recycling at the Decatur dump site.

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Church building demolished for QT

Church building demolished for QT

Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Demolition of the former Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur began Tuesday to make way for QuikTrip.

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Council approves Decatur EDC land purchase

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday gave its approval to the city's Economic Development Corp.'s plan to purchase 162 acres of land southeast of Decatur for development of a business park.

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Decatur EDC plans land purchase

Published Saturday, September 30, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The Decatur Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors Wednesday voted to purchase 162 acres southeast of Decatur for development of a business park.

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Plans canceled for Pilot gas station

Published Saturday, July 15, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The Pilot Travel Center planned for the northwest corner of the U.S. 380 and U.S. 81/287 intersection in Decatur will not be built.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, March 18, 2017

Published Saturday, March 18, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport School Board called a special meeting for 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 20.

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Hotel construction to start next week

Published Saturday, October 15, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Decatur Economic Development Corp., the city of Decatur and Gatehouse Capital held a groundbreaking Wednesday at the Decatur Civic Center for Fairfield Inn and Suites.

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Decatur City Council approves sale of bonds for hotel project

Published Wednesday, September 28, 2016
By Brian Knox

Mayor Martin Woodruff called Monday a moment two years in the making, but the vision for the moment goes back two decades.

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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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Upcoming Meeting Previews

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners will hear an update on the Trinity Aquifer from the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District at their regular meeting Monday.

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Decatur EDC anticipates hiring director next month

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Decatur Economic Development Corp. is inching closer to hiring a new director.

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Lambert welcomed back to Decatur EDC

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Interim Director Thom Lambert presided over his first Decatur Economic Development Corp. board meeting last week as he kicked off his second go-round with the entity.

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Hotel project inches forward

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

After a lengthy closed session Thursday, the Decatur Economic Development Corp. approved three agreements related to the proposed Fairfield Inn and Suites to be located next to the Decatur Civic Center.

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Interim Decatur EDC director hired

Published Saturday, December 19, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

He's back. Thom Lambert was hired Thursday by the Decatur Economic Development Corp. as interim director.

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Decatur EDC submits winning bid for property

Published Wednesday, December 16, 2015
By Brian Knox

The city of Decatur took another step Monday along the path they hope leads to the building of a hotel next to the Decatur Civic Center.

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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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