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March 9th, 2015

Manhunt underway for two escaped inmates in Atoka County

March 9, 2015

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections confirms two inmates escaped from the Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown early Monday morning. The two inmates were missing at the early morning head count for Monday, March 9th.

The two inmates are identified as Lance D. Colbert and Dwayne Motsenbocker.

Colbert is serving time for first degree murder out of Tulsa County. He is described as being a 40 year old; black male; 5 ft. 9 in. tall; 260 pounds; black hair; brown eyes and has no body marks on record. Colbert was serving a life sentence.

February 26th

Antlers business goes up in flames

February 26, 2015

Antlers Fire Department was called out to a structure fire Monday night in Antlers.
Local business owners notified authorities when they noticed flames coming from CarQuest, a automotive part store located across the street from Sonic, at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Pride of Antlers Bearcat Band ramping up

February 26, 2015

Concert Band Contest Season is ramping up for The “Pride of Antlers” Bearcat Band. The past several week the Bearcats have competed several Contests and participated in Honor Bands with the most important one to take place next week in Konawa as they hope to pass on to State Contest again this year.

Tensions high, funds low!

February 26, 2015

During a special meeting of the Pushmataha County Commissioners, Excise Board and county Sheriff, the budget situation of the Sheriff’s Department was the main concern of the parties attending.

February 13th

Drug ring busted in Clayton

February 13, 2015

This morning, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) and local authorities, ended a yearlong drug distribution investigation resulting in numerous Arrest Warrants throughout southeastern Oklahoma.
OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward stated that agents and officers from several departments fanned out around 7:00 this morning armed with 43 Arrest Warrants for defendants accused of selling methamphetamine and prescription drugs in Clayton and the surrounding area.
According to reports, 23 of the 43 were in custody by 10:30 this morning.

February 11th

New Business opens doors in Antlers

February 11, 2015

There is a new business in Antlers! Vintage Lane Flowers and Gifts is located at 408 W. Main and is proudly owned by Jarvis and Monica Nabors.
They specialize in fresh and silk floral arrangements for holidays, birthdays, get well, weddings, funerals and everything in between. They also offer one of a kind, homemade and retail gifts, home decor, candy and snack bouquets, balloons, greeting cards and so much more.
Vintage Lane is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

February 10th


February 10, 2015

Voters renew tax!
The unofficial results of Tuesday’s election are as follows.
The County question, asking voters to renew a 1 cent sales tax that has been in place since the 90’s was passed with 71.08% approval. Votes for the tax totaled 821, against 334.
In the Antlers School Board Election between Vicki O’Donnell and Angie Norman, O’Donnell takes the seat with 68.16%. O’Donnell received 471 votes while Norman received 220.

February 6th

Man who killed Trooper facing First Degree Manslaughter charges

February 6, 2015

Oklahoma City - Friday morning, Feb 6, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers arrested Steven Wayne Clark at his residence in Cushing, Oklahoma. He will be processed into the Seminole County jail, where the Seminole County District Attorney plans to file first degree manslaughter charges relating to the death of Trooper Nicholas Dees.

February 5th

Jerry Duncan, Pushmataha County Commissioner District 2 is facing three felony charges

February 5, 2015

Jerry Duncan, Pushmataha County Commissioner District 2, is facing three felony charges. Charges include: Count #1 - Embezzlement by a County Officer ~ 21 O.S. § 1451C, a FELONY; Count #2 - Presenting a False, Fictitious or Fraudulent claim against the State ~ 21 O.S. § 358 and 21 O.S. § 359, a FELONY; Count #3 - Presenting a False, Fictitious or Fraudulent claim against the State ~ 21 O.S. § 358 and 21 O.S. § 359, a FELONY. Be sure to pick up the next edition of the Antlers American for more information.

February 2nd


February 2, 2015

Just after 7:10 a.m., the "Top Hats," also known as the members of the
Groundhog Club's Inner Circle, made their ceremonial march toward the
stage, beginning the keynote event of a weekend filled with activity
throughout the town of Punxsutawney.

Members of the Inner Circle greeted the crowd after they worked their
way through it, then it was "time to get serious about the weather,"
as Jeff Lundy, vice president of the Groundhog Club, announced. At
that point, the official festivities began with the introductions of
the members of the Inner Circle.

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