LAWTON – The simmering controversy over public health and safety versus personal preference and individual liberty boiled over this week, spawning a campaign to recall Lawton’s mayor and one of the eight city council members.    The Freedom Defense Alliance (a/k/a SW Oklahoma Freedom Fighters) has…
Oklahoma’s own Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., announced that it is raising its minimum full-time hourly wage to $17 effective October 1. “We have always worked hard to be a retail leader when it comes to taking care of our people,” said Hobby Lobby founder and CEO, David Green. “From closing our stores…
Projects listed below are commercial building per- mits currently under re- view since Sept. 8. 1305 NW 73rd St. Children of Joy Learning Academy applied for a building permit to receive a new sign at this location, costing $4,500. 1001 SW B Ave., Suite 130. A building permit was applied for on…
OKLAHOMA CITY – A state lawmaker said this week he would conduct a series of legislative studies examining racism and discrimination issues in Oklahoma. State Senator George Young, D-Oklahoma City, said his first study – set for Sept. 22 – will focus on racial discrimination and bias in Oklahoma…
Oklahoma’s Tobacco Endowment Settlement Trust (TSET) announced that communities and schools can begin applying for grants from the TSET Healthy Incentive Program beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15. The program offers separate grants for communities and for schools. The grants help those entities adopt…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma had the second-highest percentage of residents in the nation without any health insurance last year for the second consecutive year, trailing only neighboring Texas, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Tuesday. Census research indicated 14.3% of Oklahomans…
Experience, energy and enthusiasm are three of the qualities needed in Anadarko’s next chamber of commerce executive director, conveyed by Kenneth Corn, Anadarko’s city manager and chamber board director. Corn also serves on the committee to select a new executive director. With only two…
FREDERICK – Some 40 original artworks and crafts will be displayed during the annual Arts n’ Action festival scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 on the Tillman County Courthouse square. It will be the first annual event to be held in Frederick since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic…
ALTUS – More than a month ago, Master Officer Matthew Worst and Officer Michael Laughlin were called upon to save the life of a choking infant on Aug. 1. The two members of the Altus Police Department were honored for their action at the Altus City Council Meeting Sept. 1. Worst and Laughlin each…
OKLAHOMA CITY – A Lawton man was sentenced Sept. 9 to eight years in federal prison for possession of illegal explosives and being a felon in possession of several firearms. The case arose from a 9-1-1 emergency call placed shortly before 2 a.m. on January 30, 2019, during a domestic disturbance,…
Growing up on the family’s small cow/calf operation just outside Skiatook, Okla., Kara Goodknight and her three sisters each participated in showing cattle with the local FFA chapter. Being involved with FFA led her to pursue a degree from Oklahoma State University. “My sisters before me all went…
LAWTON – The City Council recently earmarked half a million dollars for continued operation of the…
You may receive a summons for jury service in the coming weeks. Jury service is a legal obligation…
LAWTON – Two decades into the 21st century, the City of Lawton is embracing technology in a big way…
LAWTON – The simmering controversy over public health and safety versus personal preference and individual liberty boiled over this week, spawning a campaign to recall Lawton’s mayor and one of the eight city council members.

Oklahoma’s own Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., announced that it is raising its minimum full-time hourly wage to $17 effective October 1.

Projects listed below are commercial building per- mits currently under re- view since Sept. 8.

1305 NW 73rd St. Children of Joy Learning Academy applied for a building permit to receive a new sign at this location, costing $4,500.

OKLAHOMA CITY – A state lawmaker said this week he would conduct a series of legislative studies examining racism and discrimination issues in Oklahoma.

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.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt across the community. We have joined all municipalities across the Nation in navigating a crisis unlike we have ever seen before – a crisis that has affected our economy and tested our spirits, even altering our everyday way of life.

New focus for campaign: Will Biden or Trump keep you safer?

Have we lost sight of the immense value of freedom and liberty? There is nothing more important for Americans. There is nothing more foundational to our country. Across the history of our country, freedom has had such a high cost in blood. We have always thought that the sacrifice was worth it.