Tuesday, August 12, 2014

FIREARMS EXCHANGED TO SAVE MONEY – Officers with the Wise County Sheriff’s Department will soon have new weapons. County commissioners approved Monday trading in 58 .357 Sig pistols for 70 9 mm Glocks with GT Distributors at the request of Sheriff David Walker, who said the cost of Sigs is on the rise, and the ammunition is hard to acquire. […]

Century Link working on phone issues

About 2,900 Century Link customers in Decatur were dealing with phone problems Tuesday as a result of a “scrambled” data card in the local Century Link office. Spokesman Larry Adamson said the problem occurred about 8:39 Tuesday morning when a card in the Decatur office malfunctioned, scrambling data going into another card. He said the problem was being worked on.

More than 5,000 affected by phone outage

As Tuesday’s workday wound down, technicians from Century Link were working with an equipment manufacturer to figure out what has gone wrong with a piece of equipment in the local office. It’s a circuit board that links local phone customers to the “wide, wide world” according to spokesman Larry Adamson — and it’s not something they’ve ever dealt with before. […]

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Edition

Breaking News: Decatur water main break

Decatur city crews are trying to repair a break in a 20 inch water transmission line between Decatur and Bridgeport.  Decatur water superintendent Doyle Green said repairs were going to take some time. “We’d like to ask people not to water their lawns and to limit outdoor watering,” Green said.