Candidates file for local races

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County will have multiple contested races in the May 6 election.

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Election filing period continues

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 6 city council and school board elections ends Friday, Feb. 17.

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Election filing period underway

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 6 city council and school board elections opened Jan. 18 and runs through Feb. 17.

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Election filing period underway

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 6 city council and school board elections opened Jan. 18 and runs through Feb. 17.

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Election filing period opens

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 6 city council and school board elections opened Jan. 18 and runs through Feb. 17.

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Officials take oath of office

Officials take oath of office

Published Wednesday, January 4, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Recently elected Wise County officials took the oath of office in waves Tuesday morning.

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2016 in Review: New sheriff in town

2016 in Review: New sheriff in town

Published Wednesday, December 28, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise County elected a new sheriff in 2016. Lane Akin received 83 percent of the vote over Republican challenger Brandon Davis in the March Primary.

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Boyd leaders react to beer/wine vote

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By David Talley

When Boyd voters passed a measure Nov. 8 allowing for the sale of beer and wine for both on- and off-site consumption by 272 to 96, it meant potential changes for business owners and public officials in the town of about 1,250 residents.

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Not-so-winning ticket: Rejected write-in votes reveal wide range of POTUS choices

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Brian Knox

What do Mickey Mouse, Willie Nelson and Abraham Lincoln all have in common?

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GOP rode strong turnout, straight ticket voting to wins

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Brian Knox

Voter turnout for Tuesday's election was one of the highest it has ever been in Wise County.

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Wise backs Trump, Republicans

Wise backs Trump, Republicans

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

In what may have been the least-surprising local result of the night, Republican Donald Trump was the overwhelming choice of Wise County voters for president.

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White wins Pct. 1 post

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

"Did you win?" Mildred White, 90, has asked this question of her son, Danny White, every time he visited her at Senior Care the last several weeks.

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Shaw crushes opponent

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By David Talley

Wise County voters re-elected Republican Tax Assessor/Collector Monte Shaw by a large margin Tuesday.

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Decatur approves expanded alcohol sales

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

Voters backed expanded alcohol sales in the city of Decatur.

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Singled out: No opponents lead to automatic election

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Without a Democratic opponent, many Republicans were automatically elected Tuesday to county office.

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Paradise voters elect council, school board reps

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Racey Burden

In mostly one-candidate races, Paradise City Council and school board members were elected Tuesday night.

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Boyd beer and wine measure passes

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By David Talley

Beer and wine are headed to store shelves and restaurant menus in Boyd.

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Prepare yourself for Election Day Tuesday

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By Brian Knox

If you are not one of the more than 16,000 Wise County residents who voted early, your time to vote is almost here.

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Another early voting record broken

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Brian Knox

More people have now voted early than in any previous presidential election in Wise County.

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Voter turnout strong in first week

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Brian Knox

Records continue to be smashed during early voting for the Nov. 8 general election.

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