Jury delivers 5-year sentence for DWI

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Rhome man was sentenced to five years in prison by a Wise County jury Thursday for felony driving while intoxicated.

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Graduation Day: Sheriff’s deputies complete K-9 training program

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Joe Duty

Rio and her new partner, Rodney Thompson, prepare to go to work following graduation from the sheriff's office K-9 training program Friday.

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Working through it: Johnson family moves forward after judge’s death

Working through it: Johnson family moves forward after judge’s death

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Racey Burden

Wise County's former Precinct 2 justice of the peace is still watching over the judge who currently holds the office.

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Coming up short; Wise County Relay for Life lacking teams

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By David Talley

Registration for the 2016 Wise County Relay for Life is open - wide open.

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Hightower given 16-month prison sentence

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

Former Wise County Sheriff's sergeant Chad Hightower was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison Wednesday for using his position to violate the rights of sex offenders.

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Jury clears man of sex crime

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

A trial that featured the testimony of a 5-year-old, the dismissal of a juror and a deadlocked 11-member jury ended with an acquittal for a Bridgeport man Thursday.

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Special delivery: Springtown couple welcomes the first baby of 2016

Special delivery: Springtown couple welcomes the first baby of 2016

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Racey Burden

Four babies were born in Wise County Jan. 1, and Landyn Ray Mann beat them all to be the first.

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Drive-by diners: Food trucks bring unique flavor to county

Drive-by diners: Food trucks bring unique flavor to county

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By David Talley

They range from expensive, custom-built behemoths to humble, homemade concession trailers.

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Salvation Army donations down

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By David Talley

Salvation Army bell-ringers in Decatur collected less money this year than last, according to Wise County Kettle Chairman Tana Fedric.

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High-speed chase lands couple in jail on drug charges

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Racey Burden

A high-speed chase that started in Wise County late Tuesday night ended in Jack County with the arrest of two subjects, Richard and Taylor Beck, a husband and wife.

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TAPS board votes to suspend service

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

The local transportation provider for Wise County voted to discontinue service for 90 days on Wednesday, but local riders may not notice many changes.

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Weatherford College calls for alumni award nominations

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Messenger Staff

In the ongoing tradition of honoring exceptional former students, Weatherford College is seeking nominations for the 2016 Alumnus of the Year and Distinguished Alumnus awards.

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Meeting Preview for Saturday, January 9, 2016

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners meet 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur.

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Howdy, Wise County

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Gala Woolsey

We here at Viagra Vultures want to inform you what we feel is our pleasure to provide for Wise County.

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Man indicted in fatal crash

Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Boyd man involved in a fatal wreck on U.S. 380 west of Bridgeport in September has been indicted by a Wise County grand jury.

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Johnson takes office as interim sheriff

Johnson takes office as interim sheriff

Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

J.W. Johnson of Decatur was sworn in as interim sheriff Monday morning.

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WHS sees New Year’s baby boom

Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Four babies were born Jan. 1 at Wise Health System in Decatur, but the first was Landyn Ray Mann.

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Weatherford College opens online scholarship application

Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Weatherford College has opened its online scholarship application for the 2016-17 academic year.

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Year in Review: The Quotes of 2015

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By Messenger Staff

"We went inside, put our heads between our legs and kissed our butts goodbye."

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Year in Review: Wise County roads claim 17 lives

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By David Talley

There were 17 wreck-related fatalities in Wise County in 2015, up from 16 in the previous year, but down from the county's yearly average of 18.

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