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Mom given 4 years for child abuse

A former Wise County resident was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday by a jury after it found her guilty of breaking her 1-month-old child in November of 2015. Mainers Rachael Michelle Mainers, 26, of Azle, formerly of Chico, was found guilty in 271st District Court of the state jail felony


Navarro College Board of Trustees to meet Tuesday

The Navarro College Board of Trustees is scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting at noon Tuesday, Jan. 16 in the President's Dining Room for lunch. The Board will convene into a closed session to discuss personnel matters according to Government Code 551.074 - No action will be taken. ADVERTIS

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-14 22:30:00

Samuel Jefferson Black, Sr.

Samuel Black Sr. Samuel "Sam" Jefferson Black Sr., 77, of Decatur, died Tuesday, Jan. 9 in Chico. Funeral was Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico with burial in Chico Cemetery. Rev. Mike Miller officiated. Pallbearers were members of the Masonic Lodge 508. Sam


Ebby Halliday Realtors | Weatherford

The home at 2121 Lorrie Lane is located in Weatherford, which is known as the peach capital of Texas and celebrated yearly at the Parker County Peach Festival and is just 25 miles West of Fort Worth. With a population of close to 30,000 residents and a number of historic homes, the city has more tha


Do as I say, not as I do - get a flu shot

Last week driving home from work I felt noticeably more tired than normal. While the gorgeous scenery along U.S. Highway 380 from Decatur to Denton is usually enough to keep me wide awake, this drive had a much different feel to it. By the time I got home and got out of my car, I knew something was


North Texan Recalls Harrowing 'Miracle On The Hudson'

ALEDO, Texas (CBS11) - On this, the nine-year anniversary of the "Miracle on The Hudson," the day US Airways flight 1549 landed in the Hudson river with 155 people on board, a North Texas woman is reflecting on the experience that changed her life. US Airways Flight 1549 crashes in Hudson River. Re

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-01-15 15:58:07

She's our angel: Friends remember Murphree

ALWAYS SMILING - Jackie Murphree, her father, Patrick, and friends often ran in races like the Decatur 5K. Murphree would wear a big smile when she saw people cheering for her along the route. Messenger photo by Joe Duty Jackie Murphree of Decatur died Wednesday, more than 10 years after the horrifi


Counseling office finds new home

NEW SPACE - Beverly Ross shows off the new office space of Wise County Christian Counseling and Jenny's Hope. Messenger photo by Joe Duty Just before Christmas, Wise County Christian Counseling received the best gift - a new home. The counseling office and its new grief center, Jenny's Hope, will mo


Moore County Girl Scout Earns Silver Award

Lydia Bonecutter, of Southern Pines, has been awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award by Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines. The Girl Scout Silver Award is the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting. The award symbolizes a Girl Scout Cadette's accomplishments in Girl Scouting and her commun

PILOT.COM - 2018-01-14 17:07:00

Monday Moment: Fishing lure class helps families connect with nature

Eight-year-old Peyton Edwards of West End was hopeful last week that a measuring cup of melted plastic will boost her luck the next time she goes fishing. Peyton, her mom and her two sisters were among 20 people who attended a free class on Wednesday at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2018-01-14 20:01:00

Roots Music Duo Comes to Aberdeen Friday Night

The New Year inspires the Rooster's Wife to reach back in time to consider the evolution of music. The listening room of the Poplar Knight Spot presents programs ranging from old-time to modern jazz. This January finds all sorts of songs at the venue, from established folksingers, to new interpreter

PILOT.COM - 2018-01-14 16:00:00

Moore County man facing child sex charges

Deputies with the Moore County Sheriff's Department arrested 32-year-old John Dennis Sullivan, Jr., of Cameron for offenses that were reported to have occurred on Dec. 25. Sullivan has been charged with two counts of statutory sexual offense with a person who is 13, 14 or 15 and one count of indecen

WRAL - 2018-01-14 17:04:45

Deputies seek masked men in home invasion

CARTHAGE - Moore County deputies are investigating a home invasion late Friday night in which an elderly woman was threatened in her Carthage-area home by two masked men. According to a press release from the Moore County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to a home on N.C. 24/27 in Carthage


Moore man pleads guilty to felony dog fighting

GREENSBORO - A Moore County man pleaded guilty to federal dog fighting and conspiracy charges Thursday, the culmination of a coordinated effort across numerous federal judicial districts to combat organized dog fighting. Brexton Redell Lloyd, 54, of Eagle Springs, was accused of keeping pit bulls fo


Suspects Sought in Carthage Home Invasion

The Moore County Sheriff's Office is seeking two suspects involved in a Carthage area home invasion on Friday night. A pair of men wearing ski masks allegedly entered the home of a 79-year-old woman and threatened her for money. As they were leaving, they fired a shot at neighbors who had pulled int


Robbins Board Recognizes Elise Teacher

Dennis Bannick, a physical education teacher at Elise Middle School, was recognized last week by the Robbins Board of Commissioners. Bannick is the first educator to be presented with the town's Teacher of the Month award. The awards program was established by a resolution passed by the commissioner

PILOT.COM - 2018-01-15 20:23:00

Why has it been foggy in Merced? And will it come back soon?

The dense fog in Merced might have let up on Monday afternoon, but meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Hanford say the chance of rain is likely toward the end of the week, which could create more fog. This is a "typical winter time pattern for this area that we haven't seen in a few yea

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-01-16 00:17:00

MLK Day speakers in Merced want to keep 'moving the dream forward'

Monday marked Merced's 22nd annual celebration honoring the man best known for his work during the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hundreds gathered at the Merced County Fair Grounds on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in the morning and marched to the Merced Theater. Some held banners,

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-01-16 00:19:00

Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorated with performances, speeches

In the Northern San Joaquin Valley, as throughout the country, Martin Luther King, Jr. was commemorated Monday with speeches, performances, and appeals to all of us to be better. It would have been the civil rights leader's 89th birthday. In Turlock, Westside Ministries held an event for the first t

MODESTO BEE - 2018-01-16 00:14:00

'On solid ground.' Denair schools chief leaving after turning around troubled district

Aaron Rosander, superintendent of the Denair Unified School District, will leave the post when his contract expires at the end of June. Rosander made the announcement at a meeting last week, the district said in a news release. School board President Ray Prock Jr. said a search for Rosander's repla

MODESTO BEE - 2018-01-15 22:24:00