Scouts find camp welcoming at Sid Richardson

Published Wednesday, January 4, 2012
By Dave Rogers

Shots rang out from the hilltop overlooking Lake Bridgeport as the brave young men of Crew 1872 employed military precision and black powder to fight off invaders.

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Scout Ranch fire burns 80 acres

Published Sunday, August 28, 2011
By Dave Rogers

Firefighters from Runaway Bay, Lake Bridgeport and Bridgeport worked around the clock Thursday and Friday to extinguish a grass fire that burned 80 acres at the Sid Richardson Scout Ranch on Lake Bridgeport.

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Child killed in accident with gun

Published Sunday, August 21, 2011
By Brandon Evans

An entire community and county is in mourning after a 12-year-old accidentally shot and killed himself with a handgun late Tuesday night at his parents' house on County Road 3504 near Lake Bridgeport.

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Karen Capehart and Andrew Davis

Published Thursday, June 30, 2011
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Karen Capehart of Poolville, daughter of Ken and Debra Lackey of Lake Bridgeport, will marry Andrew Davis of Poolville.

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Dive team recovers guns

Published Sunday, June 19, 2011
By Dave Rogers

In a countywide investigation, lawmen went to Lake Bridgeport early last week to recover key evidence from a Chico theft of guns and ammunition.

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Billy ‘Bedbug’ Watkins

Published Sunday, April 10, 2011
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Graveside service for Billy "Bedbug" Watkins, 79, of Lake Bridgeport was April 8 at East Bridgeport Cemetery.

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Billy “Bedbug” Watkins

Published Friday, April 8, 2011
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GRAVESIDE service for Billy "Bedbug" Watkins, 79, of Lake Bridgeport is 1 p.m. today at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

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Billy “Bedbug” Watkins

Published Thursday, April 7, 2011
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GRAVESIDE service for Billy "Bedbug" Watkins, 79, of Lake Bridgeport is 1 p.m. Friday at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

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Billy “Bedbug” Watkins

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2011
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GRAVESIDE service for Billy "Bedbug" Watkins, 79, of Lake Bridgeport is 1 p.m. Friday at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

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Maintain a positive outlook

Published Sunday, January 30, 2011
By Pat Slayton

I am contributing this letter as a private citizen of Wise County. I wanted to have something positive and non-political show up on this page today.

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Jihad hoax leads to arrest

Published Thursday, August 19, 2010
By Brandon Evans

A Lake Bridgeport man associated with an international Christian organization called the Voice of the Martyrs was arrested earlier this month for allegedly making terroristic threats under the guise of radical Islam.

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“Morrie” is memorable

Published Thursday, July 15, 2010
By Pat Slayton

It was my great pleasure to enjoy the intimate venue at the Decatur Visitor's Center for the Off 380 Players production of "Tuesdays with Morrie."

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Cleansing waters: Church conducts old-fashioned baptism in lake

Cleansing waters: Church conducts old-fashioned baptism in lake

Published Thursday, June 10, 2010
By Brandon Evans

Jett Reynolds, 11, of Runaway Bay, waded into the gently lapping waters of Lake Bridgeport last Sunday.

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