Primed for Prom

Primed for Prom

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Joe Duty

Olivia Chandler and Summer Huff pose for photos on the Decatur square before prom.

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Decatur’s Garner announces retirement

Published Monday, May 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Playing gritty defense under the direction of coach Billy Garner over the past 12 seasons, the Decatur Lady Eagles captured five district titles and made five trips to the region quarterfinals. Garner’s teams won 236 games and made the postseason in 10 of his dozen years at the helm. The longtime coach is now retiring.

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Griffin takes over as Decatur girls hoops coach

Published Monday, May 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Three years after returning for a second stint in Decatur as an assistant, Lindsay Griffin will now get a chance to lead the Lady Eagles. Monday night, Griffin was named the Decatur girls basketball coach, replacing the retiring Billy Garner.

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Decatur hire Oberle as volleyball coach

Published Monday, May 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur is replacing a state championship volleyball coach with a familiar coach with a title on his resume. Monday night, the district officially hired longtime Argyle coach Clark Oberle to take over the volleyball program and become the girls coordinator.

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Elder’s save clinches series for Eagles

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

In the top of the sixth inning Saturday, Decatur coach Brian Tickell walked down to check on Bryce Elder warming in the bullpen. Coming off back-to-back no-hitters, the senior ace told his coach to put him into the one-run game. Tickell complied, and Elder mowed down the only Melissa hitter he faced in the sixth on three pitches. Featuring an electric fastball, Elder struck out the first two batters in the seventh before getting a weak groundball to second to end Decatur’s 4-3 victory in the 4A Region II area-round, series-clinching third game at Argyle.

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Principal Christian announces retirement

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Brian Knox

Holding a pair of oversize scissors at center court of Rann Elementary School's new gym Wednesday, Principal Melonie Christian snipped a blue ribbon as children cheered in the background.

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Decatur City Council approves fee reduction

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved reducing zoning and land use application fees for a comprehensive plan amendment.

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Public hearing Monday for annexation plan

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday will hold the first public hearing on the involuntary annexation of 14 tracts of land.

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Baseball: Elder’s arm leads Eagles to playoff victories

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

Through two playoff starts, Decatur ace Bryce Elder has truly been unhittable.

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McKaylee Jayne Dwinell

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
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Marcus Dwinell and Maycee Lewis of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, McKaylee Jayne Dwinell

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Ciara Christine Prather

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
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Denise Lawson and Derek Prather of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Ciara Christine Prather

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Carlene Olivia Hillary

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
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Eric and Jessica Hillary of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Carlene Olivia

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Melissa forces game three against Decatur

Published Friday, May 12, 2017
By Messenger staff

Melissa held off a seventh-inning rally by Decatur Friday night for a 4-2 victory to even the Class 4A Region II area series at a game apiece.

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Eagles take game one on Elder’s second straight no-hitter

Published Friday, May 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

Through two playoff starts, Decatur ace Bryce Elder has truly been unhittable. The senior hurler followed up his five-inning no-hitter to start last week’s 4A bi-district series by holding Melissa hitless over six innings Thursday night in Decatur’s 10-0 victory in game one of the area round series at Argyle.

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Annexation opposed

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Brian Knox

A property owner wants the city of Decatur to annex 163 acres for future industrial use, but some nearby property owners oppose the move.

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Thinking outside the box; Project applies creative principles to simple structure

Thinking outside the box; Project applies creative principles to simple structure

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By David Talley

If the most important parts of your life were built into a box, what would it look like?

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Food trucks prove popular draw

Food trucks prove popular draw

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Brian Knox

Organizers of the first Eighter From Decatur Food Truck Challenge held this past weekend are pleased with its success.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise Health System is having a critical incident, stress management training June 27-29 at the Bridgeport location.

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Baseball: Eagles soar to bi-district title – Decatur bats come alive in series

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur's dynamic pitching put the Eagles into the postseason with its sterling 1.87 ERA.

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Weekend in Decatur

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Joe Duty

Decatur Main Street's first Cruise Nights on the Courthouse Square for 2017 drew entries of all makes and models.

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