Area News

Okemah native congratulated for successfully completing probationary period at Stillwater Fire Department

Okemah native Travis Boyd has successfully made it through his employment probationary period for his position on the squad of the Stillwater Fire Department. In doing so, he received an official congratulatory announcement from Stillwater Fire Chief Tom Bradley. “Fire Chief Tom Bradley would like to congratulate SFD member Travis Boyd for successfully completing his…

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Shot Nets $20,000

Jesse Norman sinks shot from half court during halftime of Thunder basketball game to win $20,000 By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter Kent Norman walked out onto the floor at the Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game last weekend with one thing to do. It seemed easy enough … just make one shot. Yeah, sure ……

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Crime Saga of Michael Magness Ends with a Plea Deal

Defendant waives right to what would have been second jury trial in less than a year By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter For a moment or two, it looked as if the criminal saga that has been the State of Oklahoma vs. Michael Magness would see its second jury trial after the well-known local man…

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Courthouse Sidewalks to be Replaced: Commissioners approve solicitation of bids to replace courthouse sidewalks

By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter The Okfuskee County Commissioners made the decision to begin the process of replacing the sidewalks leading up to and around the courthouse, voting to approve the solicitation of bids for the work at Mondayʼs regularly schedule meeting (April 15). Present for the meeting were all three commissioners — Chairman…

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In memoriam: On this day in 1995, a tragedy by terror in Oklahoma City shook the world, changing lives forever

By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter It was 24 years ago today, April 19, 1995, that individuals, acting in heinous illogic, carried out the most destructive and deadly domestic terrorist attack in U.S. history, bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Almost 700 people were inside the structure when the explosives ignited that morning…

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Another bomb threat issued at Graham-Dustin

Authorities are again at the Graham-Dustin school district to evaluate the significance of a bomb threat, issued earlier today, Okfuskee County Sheriff Jim Rasmussen confirmed just before noon. Rasmussen said local law enforcement are awaiting the arrival of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad and bomb-detecting dogs at 12:23 p.m. This is the second bomb…

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First Trash-Off a Success

Nearly 200 citizens compete in County, City collaborative clean up challenge Saturday By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter A true statement that can be made is that the streets, roads, ditches and right-of- ways in and around Okemah are cleaner this week in and around Okemah than they were last week. Thatʼs true because of…

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