Monday, June 13, 2011

BUSINESS IS GOOD – Five Wise County towns saw double-digit increases in sales tax allocation payments this month over the same month last year. New Fairview led the way with a 35 percent increase, Newark 28 percent, Rhome 14 percent, Bridgeport 13 percent and Aurora 12 percent. Other local cities seeing increases were Boyd and Decatur. Lake Bridgeport saw the […]

Emily Howard

GRAVESIDE service for Emily Howard, 85, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove No. 2 Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins.

Zoey Daughtry

SERVICE for Zoey Daughtry, infant daughter of Aaron and Kelsey Daughtry of Decatur, is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.


The May 29, 2011, article “Council returns powers to mayor” incorrectly stated that several ordinances related to mayoral powers passed by 3-2 votes in Aug. 2010. All the motions were passed unanimously except for one pertaining to “officers of the city.” It passed 4-1.

Commissioners agree to radio system

Commissioners approved purchasing a new countywide radio system for a cost of $1,476,179, which will be designed and installed by EFJohnson Technologies of Irving. The decision came in their regular meeting Monday morning after a discussion about Federal Communications Commission licenses and tower contracts. Precinct 2 Commissioner Kevin Burns made the motion, and Precinct 1 Commissioner Danny White offered a […]

Investigators searching for stolen property

The Wise County Sheriff’s Office dive team spent much of the afternoon on Lake Bridgeport searching for possible stolen property. No other details were available.