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May 6th, 2015

Governor Mary Fallin Signs Texting While Driving Ban

May 6, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY - Governor Mary Fallin today signed House Bill 1965, making it illegal to text and drive in Oklahoma. HB 1965 makes texting while driving a primary offense, meaning law officers will be able to pull over anyone who is texting while operating a vehicle. The penalty will be $100.
The governor, during her State of the State address earlier this year, called on lawmakers to pass a texting while driving ban.

Antlers Public School receives $200,000 in donations to build sports complex

May 6, 2015

Antlers Public School recently received $200,000 worth of donations to help fund the building of a new multipurpose sporting complex. Antlers Public School added an additional $100,000 to the project from their buildings fund.
FirstBank (Steve and Roberta Burrage) and the Stephenson Foundation (Charles and Peggy Stephenson) have both generously donated $100,000 each to the project.

80 runners/walkers participate in sixth annual Race Against Poverty

May 6, 2015

HUGO LAKE STATE PARK, Okla. – The sixth annual Race Against Poverty, hosted by Little Dixie Community Action Agency along with numerous community sponsors, drew 80 runners and walkers on Saturday, April 25th, 2015. The event had participants with ages ranging from four to 73. The 5-kilometer Race Against Poverty aims to bring awareness to the plight of impoverished families in our area.

April 16th

Sheriff's Department K9 receives protective vest

April 16, 2015

The Pushmataha County Sheriff's Department K9 Nitro has received a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide GROUPON EVENT that has raised over $335,000.00.

April 15th

County jail in danger of closing

April 15, 2015

What will happen to the County Jail if the Sheriff’s Office runs out of operation funds before the fiscal year closes?

The County Jail has been grandfathered in to current jail standards and regulations, allowing it to remain operational without meeting all of the standards that are currently set by the state for jail facilities. For example: not having enough lighting, holding cells not having enough square footage or not having enough drains in the floor to provide what they feel are sanitary conditions.

Local Author Releases 13th Novel

April 15, 2015

Riding the toughest bucking horse no one else can ride is bad enough, but then life's challenges confront and test him just as hard as the bronc. Find out how the story plays out in Alfred Dennis' new novel, Ride the Rough String.

As a prolific storyteller of the western frontier, Alfred Dennis once again delivers another family friendly, action filled story with a splash of romance. His book begins with the life and dreams of two men, one old and one young, an unlikely friendship, but they share the same dream of having their own horse ranch.

Lawlass awarded Medal of Valor

April 15, 2015

Officer Jason Lawless has been awarded one of Tulsa Police Departments highest honors, the Medal of Valor, for his involvement and extraordinary efforts to free a woman being held hostage in her home.

Vehicle submerges in McGee Creek Lake

April 15, 2015

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Antwine and Park Ranger Steve Lumpkin responded to an incident at McGee Creek State Park Monday morning, April 13, 2015, when a fisher’s truck became completely submerged in the lake.

April 2nd

Three people dead in apparent double murder-suicide

April 2, 2015

An Atoka County man shot and killed his estranged wife and her coworker before turning the gun on himself in an apparent double murder-suicide that started in Atoka and ended in Stringtown late last Wednesday night.
The incident began at Sandford Oil Company sometime before 9 p.m. Wednesday, along Highway 69 in northern Atoka.
Kathryn "Lucille" Banks, 53, of Atoka, and Kent Houchen, 49, of Antlers/Rattan were found dead from gunshot wounds at the Sandford Oil Company by Atoka Police.

March 27th

Local business spotlighted in magazine

March 27, 2015

A local business man was spotlighted in the March/April edition of Oklahoma Today Magazine.
Tim Spann, owner and operator of Spannman’s Bar-B-Que in Antlers, was mentioned in a feature called, “The Power of 3,” by Nathan Gunter. The article is about two men, one road and more than a 600 mile drive from one of Oklahoma’s farthest reaches to another down Oklahoma’s longest state highway, 3.
The trip began in Haworth, winding its’ way thought the state, through the dips and rises of the elevation and through Main Streets and bypasses, ending six days later in Boise City.

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