Pay to park system differs at area schools

Published Thursday, April 14, 2011
By Madeline Pena and Katie Olson

One of the first things most high school students in Wise County do before school starts is park their car. The maintenance behind these parking systems is more than just a third wheel.

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Personal appliances fall victim to budget cuts

Published Sunday, March 27, 2011
By Katie Olson and Paris Walther

Due to the proposed state budget cuts, Decatur Independent School District is seeking solutions to alleviate the deficit. As a result, teachers are being asked to leave their electrical appliances, such as candle warmers, space heaters, fans and coffee pots, at home.

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Get ready for the voices of the next generation

Published Thursday, March 17, 2011
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Messenger has partnered with student journalists at Decatur High School for a program we are calling "Youth Spoken." As the name implies, it will offer these young people a voice on the pages of the Messenger.

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