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Embattled Wetumka mayor quits after fiery council meeting

Embattled Wetumka mayor quits after fiery council meeting  By Ken Childers ONL Editor A special meeting of the Wetumka City Council last week began with accusations of stalking and culminated with the resignation of embattled mayor James Jackson and two council members. As reported by NonDoc and reprinted in the Jan. 23 edition of the…

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Local tax revenue up for city, down for county in November

Local tax revenue up for city, down for county in November By Ken Childers ONL Editor The City of Okemah recently received its monthly sales tax disbursement from the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC), and the amount was up nearly 10 percent over what was received one year ago. According to a report from the OTC…

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Bomb threat empties Graham School

Bomb threat empties Graham School No explosive found in third threat made against school in 12 month period By Ken Childers ONL Editor For the third time in about 12 months, the halls of Graham School have been evacuated due to a bomb threat, all of which were made in writing on a bathroom wall.…

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OHS alum selected for Leadership Tulsa program

OHS alum selected for Leadership Tulsa program Okemah High School alumnus Doug Glenn has been selected for Leadership Tulsa’s Class 63 Flagship Program, a community service education program for individuals interested in learning more about Tulsa and ways to make a difference in the community. Glenn is Chief Operations Officer of CEC Engineering, a multi-service…

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Local veterinarian bound for OSU Hall of Fame

Local veterinarian bound for OSU Hall of Fame A local veterinarian is among four people set to be inducted into the Oklahoma State University Hall of Fame next month. Dr. Claud Evans will be inducted at a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 7 at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center. A reception will be held at 6…

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Wetumka city manager fired, mayor reported to FBI

Wetumka city manager fired, mayor reported to FBI By Tres Savage NonDoc Editor in chief (Editor’s note: The following story appeared originally on NonDoc.com). With two members absent, the Wetumka City Council voted 3-0 Tuesday evening (Jan. 14) to terminate City Manager Donnie Jett and force him and Mayor James Jackson to relinquish their keys…

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Vandals hit historic church, windows to be boarded up

Vandals hit historic church, windows to be boarded up By Ken Childers ONL Editor Vandals have struck a historic building owned by the City of Okemah, and steps are being taken to prevent further damages. A rock was recently thrown through a stained glass window of the 110-year-old Presbyterian Church at 3rd and Ash, and…

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Attorney General Hunter Files Lawsuit against Three Leading Opioid Distributors for Fueling Opioid Epidemic

Attorney General Hunter Files Lawsuit against Three Leading Opioid Distributors for Fueling Opioid Epidemic OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced he has filed a lawsuit against the McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corporation, three leading distributors of opioid pain medication, for their alleged role in the ongoing opioid crisis. The…

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Yandell now chairing board of county commissioners

Yandell now chairing board of county commissioners By Ken Childers ONL Editor As customary with the beginning of a new year, the Okfuskee County Board of County Commissioners  has elected a new chairman and vice chairman. During its first meeting of 2020, held Monday morning at the Okfuskee County Courthouse, the board voted unanimously to…

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Weleetka Elementary principal attends Alpha Plus Principal’s Academy

Weleetka Elementary principal attends Alpha Plus Principal’s Academy Weleetka Elementary School Principal, Courtney Hare, participated in the Alpha Plus 2019-20 Principal’s Academy held on Dec. 12 in Oklahoma City.  The Principal’s Academy is part of the Oklahoma-based company’s continuous professional development for partner schools that want to improve students’ academic results. At the December meeting,…

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