UPDATE

Friday, May 6, 2016

DAVIS RESIGNS AS RHOME CHIEF — Rhome Police Chief Brandon Davis has resigned his position. Davis told the Messenger yesterday that he had decided to resign because he felt like the atmosphere in the city was no longer safe for his family. Davis said that someone has been stalking him, and he believes it is best to move out of the city and change his occupation. He mentioned that because he is no longer a police officer, he has the right to protect his home and family just as any other citizen. “As a civilian, if I catch him coming in my yard, I can take whatever force necessary to protect my property,” Davis said. “I don’t have to say, ‘Stop. Police.’ So I think the best way to protect my family until I can get out of here is to be a regular citizen, because I have more rights.” Read more in the weekend Wise County Messenger.

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3 departments battle RV blaze Tossing for a title: 11-year-old overcomes adversity, wins national tournament Baseball: Little margin for error – Hurlers guide Panthers to playoffs
 
3 departments battle RV blaze

3 departments battle RV blaze

Rhome, Newark and Boyd fire departments responded to an RV fire south of Rhome around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Tossing for a title: 11-year-old overcomes adversity, wins national tournament

Tossing for a title: 11-year-old overcomes adversity, wins national tournament

Sizing up his shot, Kyler Sparks tosses what could be the most important putt of his young life. His disc came up short.

Baseball: Little margin for error – Hurlers guide Panthers to playoffs

Baseball: Little margin for error – Hurlers guide Panthers to playoffs

Of the 92-plus innings in District 9-3A play, John Bridgeman and Bryson Myers stood atop the mound for all 11 tension-filled frames for the Paradise Panthers.




NEWS HEADLINES

3 departments battle RV blaze

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome, Newark and Boyd fire departments responded to an RV fire south of Rhome around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

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Decision time: City, school races on Saturday ballot

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Nine local entities have contested races in this weekend's city council and school board elections.

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Tossing for a title: 11-year-old overcomes adversity, wins national tournament

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By David Talley

Sizing up his shot, Kyler Sparks tosses what could be the most important putt of his young life. His disc came up short.

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Reward offered for vandal information

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Brian Knox

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information about last week's vandalism at a historic Wise County cemetery.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Baseball: Little margin for error – Hurlers guide Panthers to playoffs

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Richard Greene

Of the 92-plus innings in District 9-3A play, John Bridgeman and Bryson Myers stood atop the mound for all 11 tension-filled frames for the Paradise Panthers.

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Track: Stating her case – Roof earns third trip to Austin

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Richard Greene

Kayson Roof will be the lone Wise County representative to take the track at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin over the weekend of May 12-14 at the University Interscholastic League championships.

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OUR OPINIONS

No place to play; City should contemplate new parks plan


Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | By Kristen Tribe

A recent master plan by engineering firm Kimley Horn revealed that the city of Decatur is sorely lacking in park amenities, according to National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) standards.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Thanks to Moran for marquee

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Helen Alexander

Thank you, Mark Moran, for having wisdom and vision in knowing just what we needed.

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Council reduced mayor’s power

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Kemp E. Akeman

The city of Rhome operates as a Type A general law municipality.

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