|The Story||The Messenger runs a photo of a Decatur football crowd holding up signs reading "I Got Shot" and "In the Butt" apparently in reference to an incident where
a Bridgeport Cheerleader was shot by a Decatur student and/or
cheerleader with a paint ball gun. The Messenger then promptly runs an
apology in the following edition.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||****|
|The Spin|| Heck, don't apologize, run a front page story about the incident that made its way all the way to the San Jose Mercury News and the NBC News affiliate in San Diego.
of sewage spills, a Rhome employee has a foul up causing raw sewage to be
dumped into the Oates Branch Creek. "Due to the amount of sewage that
was spilled, the state requires public notification which will come in
the way of a letter published in the newspaper."
|The Spin||Proposed Notification: "The
City of Rhome would like to announce that a major league screw up
happened last week. We won't go into details but anyone wishing to
picnic by the banks of Oates Branch Creek should seriously reconsider
||Three people were arrested in connection with
an alleged methamphetamine lab. Officers, who were serving an unrelated
arrest warrant, "could see a woman inside pouring items down a sink and
could hear a toilet flushing. The items being flushed turned out to . .
. bags [of] methamphetamine." Get this: "The sewer wasn't attached, so
the baggies were flushing out at the deputies' feet."
|The Spin||Those drug dealers are sooooo rich.
|The Story||Bridgeport ISD's bond advisor recommends sending the entire school board to New York City for a weekend "to lobby a bond analyst" at a cost of $1,500 per board member.|
|The Spin||Calling H.D. Boswell. Calling H.D. Boswell.
|The Story||Messenger reporter Keri Pritchard gets licquored up in order to help train local law enforcement in the area of field sobriety testing.
|The Spin||She gets drunk in the Thursday edition and then writes this story in the Sunday edition. Coincidence? We think not.