The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday around 10:00 p.m.
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For the week ending 12/17/05:

The Story "Wise County's rat-infested, foul-smelling, rusting and undersized animal control shelter has finally reached the point that commissioners have to make a decision."
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The Spin In a shocking development, a claim of racial discriminatin will also be made by one of the occupants of the shelter at the next commissioner's meeting. 

The Story The call to have a Decatur rollback election fails after activist Mark Berube missed the deadline to collect 210 signatures by last Wednesday.
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The Spin The Decatur City Council issued a press release that simply read "Scoreboard!"

The Story The Decatur City Council gave approval for the creation of downtown lofts around the courthouse square.
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The Spin Although developers are concerned that the residents having to wake up every two hours to move their cars might be a drawback.

The Spin  Bridgeport school superintendent Richard O'Hara announces his retirement to glowing reviews of his tenure.
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The Spin We promise this photo is a fake and would like apologize in advance.

The Spin In more photo fun, two Decatur kids ride a couple of goats in a Christmas parade.
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The Spin And we'll trick that one up as well.

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