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Governor Stitt Selects Mark Melton as Murray County Associate District Judge

By Alisha Thompson Monday Governor Kevin Stitt announced Mark Melton as the associate district judge for Murray County. “I’m proud to announce Mark Melton as associate district judge for Murray County,” said Governor Kevin Stitt. “He’s committed to law and order, has an excellent reputation, and he’ll be a great steward of justice.” Melton began…

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Voter Registration Deadline Approaches

Friday, March 8 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 2nd Board of Education and Sulphur Municipal Election, Murray County Election Board Secretary Rhonda Summers said. Summers said that persons who are United States Citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 17 ½…

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OCC Donates 32 Vehicles to 16 State and Local Law Enforcement Entities

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) Transportation Division has downsized its motor vehicle fleet to the benefit of 16 other law enforcement agencies, departments and offices. The decision to downsize was made before the Governor’s executive order to reduce the state’s fleet inventory issued in May 2023. Changes related to vehicle use policies reduced the number…

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Principals Rehired at School Board Meeting

By Jennifer Lindsey Davis Public Schools will officially be retaining the same administrators for the 2024-25 school year. “They make our job very easy,” board member Lee Henley said. The school met Monday night for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting was relatively short, with the hiring decisions coming after an executive session less than…

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Murray County Sheriffs Office makes another Drug Trafficking Arrest

235 FENTANYL pills, 23 grams of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, MDMA, DMT, 5MeO-DMT, cocaine and heroin were found in a car driven by an Ardmore woman after being stopped by the Murray County Sheriff’s Department for a tag and equipment violations. Madison E. Christian was charged with multiple felony charges in the Chickasaw Nation District Court.…

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From the Desk of the City Manager Sixth Street Project

By Ricky Harness Work on the Sixth Street project has begun. You may have noticed some construction activity on or near Sixth Street. Both Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG) and Pavers have been conducting initial work that will allow the project to get fully underway. ONG lowered several gas lines that cross Sixth Street to allow…

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Audit Reveals Financial Mismanagement in the City of Wynnewood

Oklahoma State Auditor & Inspector Cindy Byrd today released her forensic audit report for the City of Wynnewood. This audit was requested by a citizen petition asking the State Auditor and Inspector’s Office (SA&I) to look into several areas of concern occurring between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2021. Among the findings of interest…

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Let’s Have Lunch

By Alisha Thompson Davis Alumn and Chickasaw Leadership Academy student, Jordyn Romine, has spearheaded a project called “Let’s Have Lunch.” The premise? Bringing communities together and high hopes to present Davis Public Schools a check to help pay off past due lunch bills. Romine said that the Chickasaw Leadership Academy is program within the Chickasaw…

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SENIORS HONORED

Tyson Moss (14) and Mason Tomlinson (56) were recently named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association Class 2A West All-Star by Class Team. Moss rushed for 523 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season. Tomlinson anchored the line that helped the Wolves produce 4236 yards of total offense and 63 scores. The pair will receive their…

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