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Attorney General Drummond issues opinions involving ODOT, OTA leadership

Attorney General Drummond issues opinions involving ODOT, OTA leadership OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 28, 2024) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond issued two separate opinions today relating to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) In response to a formal opinion request from Sen. Mary Boren, Drummond’s opinion holds that an individual…

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State Election Board Offers Tips and Reminders Ahead of Presidential Primaries

State Election Board Offers Tips and Reminders Ahead of Presidential Primaries (Oklahoma City) – Voters head to the polls Tuesday for the Presidential Preferential Primary and several nonpartisan elections. The State Election Board offers these tips and reminders to Oklahoma voters ahead of the March 5 Election. ELECTION DAY VOTING Polls are open from 7…

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City Council to consider vacating alley

City Council to consider vacating alley By R.L. Thompson One of the agenda items discussed at the last city council meeting conducted on February 12, was to take possible action to lease the vacant lot on Shawna Russel Way.  The agenda listed it as a “vacant lot”, however, to many in Okemah it is an alleyway…

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Grand Larceny charges filed in ACE Hardware theft

Grand Larceny charges filed in ACE Hardware theft By R.L. Thompson Felony criminal charges of grand larceny were filed in District Court in Okfuskee County on February 1 against Cortia Marie Ross from Tulsa, Oklahoma. According to the probable cause affidavit filed in this case, Okemah Police Officer Nathaniel Smith was dispatched to Ace Hardware…

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Jones honored at National Black Cowboy Awards Gala

Jones honored at National Black Cowboy Awards Gala Marvellus Jones from Boley was honored during the First Annual National Black Cowboy Awards Gala held at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City on Saturday, February 10. Jones was recognized as one of six outstanding Black rodeo announcers from across…

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Domestic violence homicides in Oklahoma among nation’s highest

Domestic violence homicides in Oklahoma among nation’s highest Annual recommendations released by fatality review board OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 15, 2024) – Domestic violence homicides in Oklahoma decreased slightly in 2022, but the number of incidents remain among the highest in the nation, according to the annual report just released by the Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality…

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Multi-County Grand Jury indicts three in Swadley’s contract scandal

Multi-County Grand Jury indicts three in Swadley’s contract scandal OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 8, 2024) – The Multi-County Grand Jury has indicted three men for conspiracy to defraud the state and other fraudulent claims stemming from the Swadley’s Bar-B-Q contract with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. Ronald Brent Swadley, Curtis Ray Breuklander and Timothy Raymond…

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WoodyFest Presents Prairie Grass w/RT Valine!

WoodyFest Presents Prairie Grass w/RT Valine! Hey friends! Can you believe we are already two months into 2024? Wow! Time is flying by! For the Woody Guthrie Coalition, that means we’re already elbows-deep into planning for our 27th Annual Woody Guthrie Festival this July! Our largest projects to raise the funds needed to put on…

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