Area News

Over two million vaccine doses given across State

Deputy Commissioner Keith Reed with the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) issued the following statement after the state reached over two million total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered: “This is another significant milestone for all Oklahomans, and we thank those who have stepped up and done their part to protect the lives and…

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Knight on the cutting edge of education

By Alisha Thompson Lucy Knight is not your typical science teacher. She could easily be classified as the Mrs. Frizzle of Davis Middle School. Her goal in the classroom is to facilitate your child in learning, make it fun along the way and don’t forget the life lessons. She wants each student to know that…

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DPD chases escaped convict through town

A high speed chase through Davis made for a sleepless night for many and the manhunt that crossed the Red River into Texas ended in a Walmart parking lot on March 31 for an escaped convict out of McAlester. Preston Whittington left the Jackie Brannon Correctional Facility in McAlester the evening of March 30. He…

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Barnett, Henley face off in school board election

Voters head to the polls on Tuesday, April 6 to decide if Neeley(Bell) Barnett or Lee Henley will fill the seat vacated by 10 year Davis School Board veteran Brent Gee. Barnett and Henley are friends, both wishing each other luck in the race, with an agreement that the person who doesn’t fill the vacant…

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Linville rings the bell as Davis Elementary Teacher of the Year

By Alisha Thompson It’s 2021 and Kim Linville, Davis Elementary third grade teacher, is ending her 21st year of teaching being given the title of Davis Elementary Teacher of the Year. In the elementary, there’s a bell mounted on the wall near the front door. Students get the honor of ringing the bell when they…

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SouthernTech awarded $4 million to build aviation training facility

SouthernTech is pleased to be the recipient of a $4 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) CARES Act grant to build an Aviation Maintenance Training Facility. The growing job demand in the region, and across the state of Oklahoma, propelled the Technology Center to seek funding for a facility and program to address the needs. With…

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One year in, Health Department overhauls COVID-19 data reporting

After a solid year of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, the Oklahoma State Department of health decided to make significant changes to its various daily and weekly reports. No longer will OSDH give a daily update on COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries in each county and city around the state. The changes though, are…

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City-wide cleanup set for April 5-9

By G. Dale Fullerton During this cleanup, elderly, disabled or special needs residents, are asked to call City Hall by noon on Thursday, April 1 to be added to the curbside pickup list. The convenience site located at the City Barn will be open Monday, April 5, through Saturday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 5…

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Foster graduates OBA Commercial Lending School

Heath Foster, with Vision Bank in Davis, recently completed the Oklahoma Bankers Association Commercial Lending School in Oklahoma City. Foster was among 34 graduates of the school, which was held Feb. 28 – March 5 at the OBA Harris Event Center in Oklahoma City. The OBA Commercial Lending School, conducted annually, is designed to prepare…

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Davis Police make dramatic arrests

Another left of center violation netted 2.5 ml of liquid methamphetamine, 3.1 grams of methamphetamine, a set of scales, 10 plastic bags, 2 small silver spoons and testosterone. Leaving a man from Strang, Okla., with felony charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute and misdemeanor charges of possession of a…

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