|The Story|| Four people (ages 22,32,
27, and 24) are killed in the early morning traffic accident near
the Sheriff's department. The accident wasn't discovered until a
motorist saw one of the bodies "on the side of the road" and reported
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|The Spin||What a horrible accident -
but hopefully the expansion of 380 will reduce the number
of deaths that we have become accustomed to seeing. (And the photo of
the wrecked vehicle on the front page of the Messenger is painful to look at).
|The Story||The Sheriff's Office intends to
take out an ad in Messenger listing
the names of those who have more than 1,300 active warrants. The
sheriff called it "a public shaming ad". (Nice).
|The Spin||And the Messenger will have a special four
page advertising section entitled "Best Bail Bondsmen in Wise County"
11 year old girl goes missing in Decatur on Wednesday only to be found
walking down a road on Thursday morning. When asked why she didn't go
home from school on Wednesday she "said she had planned to home on
|The Spin||Give her credited for being
calm and collected.
|The Story|| Matties restaurant on the
square in Decatur closes after many, many years.
|The Spin||Wise Regional Health Center
immediately announced that it will also close its Clogged Artery Unit.
|The Spin||Jed Moorhouse of Decatur writes a
Letter to the Editor chastising those that remained behind in New
Orleans. "Those that chose to stay behind needlessly put themselves in
harm's way . . . . Now they are throwing a fit about the slow rescue
efforts . . . Yes, I have a heart and do feel sorry for them. It's just
hard to feel sorry for ignorance."
|The Spin||This would be too
easy. I'm laying out.