|The Story||The Decatur City Council votes to
take down two old water towers located off the courthouse square.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||**|
|The Spin|| And the "brew crew"
breathed a sigh of relief that the water tower on the south side of town would live on.
|The Story||The Wise County Republican Women
will host a "state of the union" party on Tuesday in Runaway Bay to
watch the president's annual address to the nation.
|The Spin||It will be preceded by a 30
second presentation called "Memorable Statements From Past State of the
|The Spin||The county contracts with
Fit-n-Wise to do a physical assessment for all new county employees,
but county officials announced they would "review the type of criteria
that they're using to see whether it is too narrow for some of the
people that we are [interested in]."
|The Spin||The 200 pound clean and jerk
requirement for the district clerk's office will be specifically
|The Spin||A fundraiser for the
counties volunteer fire departments gets a huge turnout with, according
to the Messenger, at least one attendee comparing the volunteers to
"the protagonist of the movie 'Braveheart'".
|The Spin|| Which explains the shouts
of "You can't take our freeeeeeedom!"
could be heard as firefighters battled a grass fire at 287 and 407 this
|The Story||The head of the Wise County
Republican Party distributed a three page letter providing tips on
political speaking. "Avoid splitting infinitives. Say 'My plan is not
to allow contracts without open bidding.' Do not say, 'My plan is to
not all contracts without open bidding.'" (We are not making this up.)
|The Spin|| To which one unnamed
candidate replied, "I done split a infinitive last week but I ain't
gonna do it no more." (We did make that up but it's probably true).