Area Breaking News

Okfuskee County declared a disaster area

By Ken Childers ONL Editor   Okfuskee County has been officially declared as a disaster area following several rounds of severe weather in May, which included flash flooding and tornadoes. Terry Wilson, chairman of the Okfuskee County Board of County Commissioners, signed the proclamation during an emergency meeting held Friday morning at the county courthouse.…

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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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