OKLAHOMA CITY – A Stephens County man injured in a “catastrophic” gas rig fire in eastern Oklahoma two years ago has sued the companies that owned and operated the rig. Five oilfield workers were killed and several men – including Steven D. Wilson of Marlow – were injured when the drilling rig…
LAWTON – Two inmates incarcerated on death row at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester are from Comanche County and one is from Stephens County. Ricky R. Malone, 45, was tried by jury and convicted of first degree murder in the District Court of Comanche County, court records show. He was…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Ten days after a bill was introduced in the Oklahoma House of Representatives to end the use of the death penalty in Oklahoma, state officials announced they are ready to resume executions. A recent press release from Attorney General Mike Hunter announced the state has found a…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance recently had its Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (ICR) upgraded from stable to positive, and its Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B++ (good) was affirmed. The ratings were announced by A.M. Best Rating Services, a global credit rating agency that…
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City man is suing Sprouts Farmers Market over an accident that occurred at its 63rd Street and May Avenue location. James Lowe II filed the suit in Oklahoma County District Court. Lowe’s lawsuit, filed last September, alleges that Lowe tripped on the floor carpet inside…
TULSA (AP) – Laredo Petroleum Inc. (LPI) on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $241.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Tulsa, Oklahoma based company said it had a loss of $1.04 per share. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs and non-…
AKRON, Ohio (AP) – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT) on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $392 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Akron, Ohio based company said it had a loss of $1.68 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to…
HOUSTON (AP) - Waste Management Inc. (WM) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $447 million. On a per-share basis, the Houston based company said it had profit of $1.05. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were $1.19 per share.…
Sig Sauer, a major gun manufacturer of a pistol that’s popular with law enforcement and civilians alike, has come under fire in Oklahoma in the latest round of multiple lawsuits and complaints alleging a version of the weapon misfired without the trigger being pulled.  Oklahoman Tyler Herman…
The chief executive officer of firearms manufacturer Sig Sauer issued a statement on Aug. 8, 2017 – the date on which the company announced a “voluntary upgrade” of its P320 pistol. “There have been zero reported drop-related P320 incidents in the U.S. Commercial market,” the CEO said. But in his…
WASHINGTON - Oklahoma is one of 14 states yet to adopt Medicaid expansion. Gov. Kevin Stitt has proposed a Medicaid block grant for Oklahoma, but U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn (D-Okla.) said Tuesday it would cost more and limit access. “It is heartbreaking to have people come up to you and to tell you a…
MONKEY ISLAND — Tulsa businessman Eddy Gibbs held another groundbreaking on Friday. This time, he…
LAWTON – The long-term goal of creating a “Virtual City Hall” has taken the next step with the…
Lawton has spent approximately $160,000, so far, in legal fees investigating and defending a tort…
OKLAHOMA CITY – A Stephens County man injured in a “catastrophic” gas rig fire in eastern Oklahoma two years ago has sued the companies that owned and operated the rig.

LAWTON – Two inmates incarcerated on death row at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester are from Comanche County and one is from Stephens County.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Ten days after a bill was introduced in the Oklahoma House of Representatives to end the use of the death penalty in Oklahoma, state officials announced they are ready to resume executions.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance recently had its Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (ICR) upgraded from stable to positive, and its Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B++ (good) was affirmed.

When he picked up a camera at 6 years of age, photography quickly piqued the interest of a young Chris Martin, photographer at chrisMARTIN.tv.

Taking the chamber in a new direction may be a challenge, but President and CEO Cassandra Ersland enjoys seeing progress around her hometown.

Southwest Ledger photo by Chris Martin                 Edward E. Hilliary, Jr. is shown in his office at Hilliary Communications sharing a moment with his immediate family - wife, Trinity, left; daughter, Riley, center; and son, Christian, right. Edward Jr. and Trinity both volunteer extensively in the community and as church members. , Southwest Ledger photo by Debi DeSilver    Hilliary family members turned out Aug. 1, 2019, to break ground on the new Hilliary Communications corporate office located in Medicine Park on State Highway 49 behind the Love’s Travel Stop. The executive team includes managing partners, from left to right, Michael J. Hilliary, Dustin J. Hilliary, Edward E. Hilliary, Jr. and Douglas J. Hilliary. Pictured, center, is Dacia N. Hilliary, Vice President of Human Resources and Customer Service. , Southwest Ledger photo by Debi DeSilver        Edward E. Hilliary, Jr. is shown with Lawton City Manager Michael Cleghorn at the Aug. 1, 2019, groundbreaking event for the new Hilliary Communications corporate headquarters on State Highway 49.

MEDICINE PARK - Just over the hill, also known as Big Rock, from Edward E. Hilliary, Jr.’s office, is a small historic town full of boyhood memories.

WASHINGTON — American Indian tribes face “a direct threat to their sovereignty” if they don’t stand up to Oklahoma state government’s effort to manipulate the state’s gaming compacts with the tribes, an official of the nation’s largest Native American group said recently.

The insurance industry is coping with some serious issues. Pessimists probably view these issues as obstacles. But I’m an optimist and contend that the circumstances represent an enormous opportunity for agents who are positioned to take advantage of them.

As a long-time resident of Lawton, I am strongly in favor of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).