OKLAHOMA CITY – Comanche County ranked fourth in the state for alcohol-related and for drug-related vehicle crashes in 2018, records compiled by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) show. Of the 3,109 wrecks in which alcohol was a contributing factor, 61.37% of them occurred in urban areas…
Inviting some of the nation’s leading experts to Southwest Oklahoma, USAO’s Oklahoma Civil War Symposium promotes the university while providing insight to historical concepts. Although he has been involved with the Emerson-Weir Liberal Arts Symposium and the Giles Symposium for Citizenship and…
OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2020 Summer Food Service Program is looking for new and returning sponsors. SFSP, a U.S. Department of Agriculture program administered by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), provides nutritious meals at no charge to children during the summer, when school is not…
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Reps. Marcus McEntire (R-Duncan), Chris Sneed (R-Muskogee) and Tammy Townley (R-Ardmore) commented recently on the ongoing discussions to eliminate surprise medical billing in Oklahoma. A surprise medical bill is a bill an out-of-network health provider issues to a covered…
WASHINGTON – Attorney General Mike Hunter was recently elected as the National Association of Attorneys General Midwest Region chairman. The leadership role allows Hunter to host a regional meeting in Oklahoma City, or another location within the region, on the topic of his choice. Hunter was one…
OKLAHOMA CITY - State Rep. Chelsey Branham has filed legislation that hopes to increase opportunity and improve the quality of life among Oklahoma’s homeless youth population. House Bill 2927, authored by Ms. Branham, would create the “Unit for Runaway, Homeless and At-Risk Youth,” which would be…
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Army recently canceled the solicitation for the Rapid Prototyping phase of the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle. Based on feedback and proposals received from industry, the Army has determined it is necessary to revisit the requirements, acquisition strategy and…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Three Oklahoma County individuals were indicted involving home title fraud. Laura Johnson, 44, Thomas Johnson, Sr., 51, and Cheryl Ashley, 69, all of Oklahoma City, have been indicted for conspiracy, fraud, identity theft, and other related crimes. The trio is accused of using…
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Boeing Company recently announced a grant award of $100,000 to NewView Oklahoma, a nonprofit organization working to empower individuals facing vision loss. The grant will help expand NewView’s current programs and services for veterans. “Boeing is committed to supporting…
WASHINGTON – The first phase of trade deal between the United States and China received high praise from Congressman Frank Lucas. The historic agreement takes a strong stand for American jobs and America’s workers, Lucas said. It protects America’s intellectual property, ends China’s unfair…
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved several state and school zone safety projects. Commissioners voted to approve federal funds for several school zone safety projects, including installation of signs with solar-powered warning beacons near schools in Mustang, Pauls…
OKLAHOMA CITY– Average rent payments for apartments across the United States last year registered a…
LAWTON - Challenging teams with fun factoids, Lawton’s St. Mary’s Catholic School held its second…
Kevin Stitt is a successful businessman who was elected to serve Oklahoma as its governor, but not…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Comanche County ranked fourth in the state for alcohol-related and for drug-related vehicle crashes in 2018, records compiled by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) show.

Inviting some of the nation’s leading experts to Southwest Oklahoma, USAO’s Oklahoma Civil War Symposium promotes the university while providing insight to historical concepts.

OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2020 Summer Food Service Program is looking for new and returning sponsors.

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Reps. Marcus McEntire (R-Duncan), Chris Sneed (R-Muskogee) and Tammy Townley (R-Ardmore) commented recently on the ongoing discussions to eliminate surprise medical billing in Oklahoma.

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.

CHICKASHA – Technology probably wasn’t a buzzword in 1907, as Oklahoma was shedding its status as a territory and officially becoming the 46th state of the United States.

CHICKASHA - It’s what didn’t happen that actually launched Steve LaForge’s real estate career.

Occupational licensure is the requirement to meet various educational and experience measurements to practice a trade or profession within a state.

Last month President Trump signed legislation that increased the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21 years old.

TULSA - The start of the new decade brought about a new law that is getting an increasing amount of attention, especially from younger adults. The age to purchase nicotine-containing products across the nation was recently raised to 21.