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Visitation reinstated at several medium-security facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOct. 11, 2019 Statewide lockdown update: Visitation reinstated at several medium-security facilities This version adds clarification to the fourth paragraph. OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has reinstated visitation this weekend at the medium-security units of Joseph Harp Correctional Center, James Crabtree Correctional Center, Lexington Correctional Center and Oklahoma State Penitentiary. Additionally,…

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SSC Honor Society Inducts New Members

SSC Honor Society Inducts New Members   Twenty-eight Seminole State College students were inducted into the Alpha Theta Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges at the Jeff Johnston Fine Arts Center on Oct. 3. Students are selected based on their scholarship, leadership and commitment to community. The chapter provides…

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Expansion of Highland Cemetery gets underway

Expansion of Highland Cemetery gets underway By Ken Childers ONL Editor Okemah’s Highland Cemetery is expanding to the north, which will result in approximately 18 additional acres of useable space. Last week, Okemah Mayor Mike Fuller donated his time – and used his personal equipment – to clear the acreage adjacent to the cemetery of…

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County unemployment up second month in a row

County unemployment up second month in a row By Ken Childers ONL Editor For the second month in a row, the unemployment rate for Okfuskee County has risen. According to a report released Oct. 2 by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Okfuskee County posted a rate of 4.6 percent in August, up four-tenths of one…

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FORMER WEWOKA POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED FOR RAPE OF A MINOR

Message sent via Nixle | Go to nixle.com | Unsubscribe Tuesday October 8, 2019, 1:00 PM Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation FORMER WEWOKA POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED FOR RAPE OF A MINOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2019 WEWOKA, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) arrested a former Wewoka Police Officer on charges…

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation Election Board sets date for new Primary Election

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Election Board sets date for new Primary Election   New Primary dates to substitute General Election dates   OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — After the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Supreme Court decision to void the results of the Sept. 21 Primary Election, the MCN Election Board has decided to fulfill the MCN Supreme Court’s opinion. …

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Alleged arsonist nabbed; warrant out for second suspect

Alleged arsonist nabbed; warrant out for second suspect By Ken Childers ONL Editor Police have apprehended one suspect and, as of press time Tuesday, were on the hunt for another man in connection with an arson that damaged a home on South Third Street in September. On Saturday, officers from multiple agencies executed a warrant…

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REAL ID extension granted

The Department of Homeland Security notified Governor Stitt by letter on October 2, 2019 an extension has been granted to Oklahoma through September 18, 2020 to satisfy the requirements of the REAL ID Act and regulation. For the duration of this extension, federal agencies may accept Oklahoma-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards for official purposes.…

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