Filing deadline approaches

Published Saturday, December 12, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The deadline to file for the March 1 primary is 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14.

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Indictments top 50

Published Saturday, December 12, 2015
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met Nov. 19 and returned the following felony indictments.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, December 12, 2015

Published Saturday, December 12, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Trustees will vote to approve the middle school science annex construction contract at Monday's meeting.

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Smooth ride: Toy Run rolls to record turnout

Smooth ride: Toy Run rolls to  record turnout

Published Wednesday, December 9, 2015
By Brian Knox

Beautiful weather and a significant police presence created the perfect combination for a record-setting turnout at the Wise County Toy Run Sunday.

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Fundraiser tops $80K

Published Wednesday, December 9, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise Youth Ag Syndicate members dream big, and donors stepped up Friday night to make those dreams reality.

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Davis to run for sheriff; Rhome chief seeks to educate public about threats

Published Saturday, December 5, 2015
By Brian Knox

When news of Wise County Sheriff David Walker's decision to retire began to circulate, Brandon Davis received several calls and texts from people he knew asking him if he'd run.

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Contested primaries on the rise

Published Saturday, December 5, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

With 10 days left to file for the March primary election, Wise County's number of contested races is growing.

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Cash, drugs discovered in traffic stop

Published Saturday, December 5, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Nearly $100,000 was seized as part of a traffic stop and drug arrests last month in Decatur.

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County Commissioners Meeting Preview

Published Saturday, December 5, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners' mobile meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Bridgeport Community Center, 1102 Lawdwin Ave.

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Andrews makes second run for constable job

Published Saturday, December 5, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Mike Andrews of Decatur announced this week he will run again for Precinct 2 constable on the Republican ticket.

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Jernigan seeks Precinct 3 commissioner job

Published Saturday, December 5, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Randy Jernigan of Boyd filed this week to run for Precinct 3 county commissioner.

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November rain a record breaker

November rain a record breaker

Published Wednesday, December 2, 2015
By Brian Knox

At this pace, 2015 might set a record for most weather records broken.

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Toy Run to roll across the county

Published Wednesday, December 2, 2015
By Racey Burden

The 16th annual Wise County Toy Run kicks off in Decatur this Sunday.

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All quiet on the western front; Black Friday crowds thin after Thanksgiving Day sales

All quiet on the western front; Black Friday crowds thin after Thanksgiving Day sales

Published Saturday, November 28, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Jill White's smile flashed from underneath a black cowboy hat Friday morning at NRS in Decatur.

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WCCA thanks volunteers

Published Saturday, November 28, 2015
By Craig Maroney

Wise County Committee on Aging (WCCA) Inc. hosted a volunteer appreciation dinner Nov. 14.

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Police to hold toy drives

Published Wednesday, November 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

Law enforcement officers in Wise County are trying to make sure more kids have a merry Christmas this year.

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Agencies team up with hospital for emergency drill

Published Wednesday, November 25, 2015
By Racey Burden

With mass shooting incidents on the rise in the U.S., local law enforcement agencies partnered with Wise Health System to run an active shooter drill last Friday.

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Hospital breaks new ground

Hospital breaks new ground

Published Saturday, November 21, 2015
By Racey Burden

Hospital board members broke ground at the future site of a new fitness center Thursday.

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Running on empty: Financial woes force cuts from public transit agency

Published Saturday, November 21, 2015
By Brian Knox

Due to major financial troubles, TAPS Public Transit has announced several changes recently that could affect Wise County riders.

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Commissioners address road and bridge repair methods

Published Saturday, November 21, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday approved two requests by county engineer Chad Davis that will provide for the overhaul of a heavily damaged county road and improve the safety of local bridges.

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