Area Breaking News

New member cuts the Chamber ribbon

By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter The Okemah Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture welcomed its newest member this week, cutting the proverbial ribbon and presenting the ceremonial ‘First Dollar’ to Farmers Insurance Agent Shannon Speir in front of her new downtown location Tuesday, February 5. Using the moniker, Farmers Insurance – Speir Agency, the newest…

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First Baptist Church welcomes new pastor and family

By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter The First Baptist Church’s time without an official pastor leading its congregation is over after recently welcoming a new pastor and his family to lead the place of worship.  Clayton Griggs and family moved to Okemah from Tulsa towards the end of 2018 to take over at the helm…

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Gov. Stitt delivers State of the State

Below is the text of Governor Kevin Stitt’s State of the State address he delivered today in front of a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives. It is such an honor to be with you today. I’d like to take a moment to recognize the honored guests with us: Lieutenant Governor Matt…

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Threat taken seriously; no bomb found

Students, faculty evacuated after bomb threat at Dustin-Graham school By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter Students and faculty were evacuated from a Dustin-Graham Public Schools campus last week after a student found a handwritten bomb threat on the wall of the bathroom.  Okfuskee County Sheriff Jim Rasmussen explained at the time of finding the threat…

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