Machine catches fire at Poco

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By David Talley

A malfunctioning piece of machinery at the Poco Graphite manufacturing plant in Decatur caught fire early Friday morning.

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Decatur High School Fish Day

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Joe Duty

Decatur High School was buzzing with activity Thursday as students returned to campus for photos, orientation and athletic workouts.

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Back the Blue

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Joe Duty

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic parish held a candlelit vigil in honor of law enforcement officers Wednesday night.

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Evening shower

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Joe Duty

Harper Brewer and Lauren and Lanedry Davis wait out a rainstorm Friday evening under an umbrella.

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Square parking is the pits

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Shirley Honeycutt

To the powers that be in the city of Decatur: When are you going to change the parking situation around our square?

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Fred Ray Maples

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
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Fred Ray Maples, 69, of Decatur, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Decatur.

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Olivia Autry Wright

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
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Joshua and Erin Wright of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Olivia Autry

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Man dies following wreck

Man dies following wreck

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

A Lubbock man died following a two-vehicle crash on Business U.S. 380 at Deer Park Road in Decatur Monday evening.

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Fire destroys home in Decatur

Fire destroys home in Decatur

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

Fire tore through a house at 405 East Walker St. in Decatur Saturday afternoon.

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Teen arrested for robbery attempt

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Decatur teenager has been detained and is expected to be charged with aggravated robbery after threatening a person with a gun in a hotel lobby.

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Decatur ISD proposes penny tax rate increase

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Brian Knox

Decatur ISD is proposing a 1-cent increase in the 2016-2017 school tax rate.

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City of Decatur budget may include fee increases

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Brian Knox

The city of Decatur is looking at no change in the city's tax rate next year, but the city council might soon be asked to increase certain fee schedules.

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Football: Hitting the ground running – Offense gives glimpse of depth

Football: Hitting the ground running – Offense gives glimpse of depth

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles put their offensive firepower on display Saturday night during the Blue/White scrimmage.

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Cross Country: Decatur runners battle for spots

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

Decatur Eagles and Lady Eagles will toe the line Saturday morning to battle in a two-mile time trial for the two teams' seven varsity spots for the season-opening meet.

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Gearing up for back-to-school

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Joe Duty

Decatur Church of Christ hosted a free school supply event, Gear Up, on Sunday.

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Wise County needs Chick-fil-A and an indoor arena

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Jeff Jones

A few weeks ago Kristen Tribe asked if a Chick-fil-A would really improve our lives. Of course, the answer is yes.

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Three decades of ice cream socials

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Bobbie Ashley

This is a response to Tanya Davis' June 29 column "Tips for making homemade ice cream." In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month.

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Bike rally rides again

Published Saturday, August 6, 2016
By David Talley

After a one-year hiatus, the Eighter from Decatur Bike Rally is back.

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Women’s Building remodel starts Monday

Published Saturday, August 6, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The Women's Building at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur is getting a facelift.

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Meeting Previews for the week of Saturday, August 6, 2016

Published Saturday, August 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur School Board will meet at 7:30 Monday morning.

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