Attracting business headlines issues in six-person race

Although the dust has settled from last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, the race is still on in Rhome. When voters take to the polls in Saturday’s election, they’ll have a plethora of candidates to choose from. Six people are running for three city council seats, as incumbents Cole Blanche, Chris Graves and Louis Godfrey are challenged by Charles Pennington, Patti Mitchell […]

Bi-district win just out of reach; Paradise Panthers fall to Maypearl in best of three series

After a stellar pitching performance by Paradise’s Dillon Meadows in game two of their Class 2A Region II bi-district series against Maypearl Saturday-the Panthers had no answers in the deciding game three. Maypearl’s Brett Pickard kept the Paradise offense down from start to finish. The Maypearl Panthers picked up the series-clinching win, 11-3, at Chisolm Trail High School in Saginaw. […]

News Briefs for Wednesday, May 8, 2013

ALVORD KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP – Alvord Elementary is having pre-kindergarten and kindergarten roundup 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. through Thursday this week and May 13-16 at the elementary office. For pre-kindergarten, children need to be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2013, and for kindergarten, 5 years old by Sept. 1. Parents should bring their child’s Social Security card, birth certificate, immunization […]

Miller gets 12 years prison time in burglary case

Robert Lee Miller, 43, of Chico agreed Monday to a 12-year prison sentence for a charge of burglary of habitation with intent to commit assault. Miller was arrested March 17, 2012, after allegedly engaging in a violent struggle with his girlfriend, who was pregnant at the time, and her grandmother. Miller lived with his girlfriend, Aimee Parr, on property belonging […]

Growing up to serve: Longtime councilwoman ends 10-year tenure

Ilene Enochs is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. Following last night’s city council meeting, the Bridgeport native will have more time to pursue that quest. After almost 10 years, Enochs served her last meeting as an elected official of her hometown. “It was time,” she said. “It was not anything specific. […]

Man accepts 12-year plea deal for DWI

A Paradise man charged with assaulting a former girlfriend and driving while intoxicated for at least the third time accepted a plea bargain for 12 years in prison on Monday. Steven K. Wilson, 32, was arrested July 30, 2012, for DWI. That night Wilson had called and threatened his wife, from whom he was separated at the time. “When he […]

Bridgeport Campus ‘grand re-opening’ is May 17

After officially becoming part of Wise Regional Health System on March 26, Wise Regional-Bridgeport is finally, quietly, fully open as a full-service hospital again. A “grand re-opening” celebration is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce at 11:30. The hospital’s emergency room has remained open and busy throughout […]

Son’s book touches on family’s journey

Rick Ross took a job in May 2005 as preaching minister for the Decatur Church of Christ. He and Beverly, his wife, moved here in November of that year, and Beverly, a licensed professional counselor, opened Wise County Christian Counseling the following June. They loved the church, loved the community and happily settled in to make Decatur their home. But […]

Wrong-way driver causes fatal head-on collision

A Rhome woman was killed by a wrong-way driver in Denton last weekend. According to information provided by Orlando Hinojosa with the Denton Police Department, Amy Lynne Morrow, 55, died after being struck by a car driven by Juan E. De La Cruz Jr., 25, who had an Illinois driver’s license. The accident happened just before 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Hinojosa […]

Football star charged with DWI on prom night

Apparent late night of drinking after prom resulted in a minor wreck and major problems for an 18-year-old Bridgeport High School senior last weekend. “A patrol officer was tracking down a reported wreck in the 1600 block of Oak Ridge on the east side of town,” said Bridgeport Police Chief Randy Singleton. “A vehicle had wrecked at the end of […]