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Rate hike, budget choices proposed
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Apr 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Norton City Council needs to decide how to close a roughly $231,000 gap in the proposed 2017-18 general fund budget. Meanwhile, city administration proposes a water rate increase to cover enterprise fund costs. Council got its first look at the overall budget outlook during an April 18 workshop. ...
Special needs park work to begin
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Apr 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — After years of planning and fundraising, some of the work to make Ringley Park more accessible to kids with special needs will start soon. During town council’s Monday meeting, Councilman Mike Holbrook said the committee working on the project hopes to make some improvements by Memorial Day, May 29. He asked Town Manager Drew Mullins what is the process to get town labor for some of the work. Mullins said if Holbrook will spell out what needs to be done in writing, he’ll produce a work order. In a Tuesday email, Holbrook wrote that the committee has about $20,000 to spend, out of ...
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Eastside’s Spartans shut out Burton Raiders in baseball showdown
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
Apr 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — With Austin Smallwood in fine form and his Eastside Spartan teammates spraying the field with hits, the visiting J.I. Burton Raiders faced a formidable foe Tuesday. The result was a lopsi...
Eastside Lady Spartans crush Burton Lady Raiders, 11-1
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
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COEBURN — Stellar on offense and defense, Lady Spartans senior shortstop Kaylee Jones blasted two home runs and smothered ground balls in leading Eastside to an 11-1 victory over J.I. Burton’s Lady...
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Army, Health Wagon team up
by ANGEL MEFFORD • CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Apr 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The Health Wagon is partnering with an Army training group to bring a second free health care outreach to Wise County. The event is similar in some ways to the Remote Area Medical outreach the Heal...
Child driver stop leads to prison
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A Wise resident faces incarceration for child abuse and other charges that stem from a 2016 traffic stop. Christopher Todd Clark, 50, of Wise, was sentenced Tuesday in the county circuit court to t...
Rabid raccoon caught in county
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A raccoon collected on April 24 from the Baum Hollow area of Wise County has tested positive for rabies, according to the state health department. This is the first confirmed case of animal rabies ...
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For your convenience
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The Wise County treasurer’s office has installed a drop box behind the county courthouse in Wise for citizens’ convenience. Taxpayers can place all types of tax forms and payments that would go to ...