Local News

March 7, 2014

Quick Hits



Grady County Emergency Management Reported normal road conditions for today.


Today is expected to be partly cloudy with a high near 70F.


USAO will host a performance of Ain't I A Woman? a theatrical and musical performance celebrating the life of African-American Women at 7:30 p.m. at the Te Alta Memorial Auditorium at USAO.

Chickasha Community Theatre presents William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7 p.m. March 6-8 at the Washita Valley Theatre.

Today's Headlines

A new mobile app could make it easier for parents in Grady County to help their children plan their day, school athletes keep up with practice times and teachers to communicate with parents. School Connect features a full course load of alerts, updates, calendars, links and, weather and school menus for every school in Grady County.

USAO mourns the loss of Professor Emerita Ingrid Shafer, an integral part of its history for more than 40 years.

Local retail store Stage is participating in "30 Days of Giving" this month. Customers can make donations to benefit the Oklahoma Twisters Shining Stars special needs cheerleading squad.

A woman was arrested for public intoxication yesterday after an alleged argument with her boyfriend that resulted in her becoming angry, breaking some windows and leaving the house.

Sports Headlines

The Chickasha girls highlighted a night of area basketball playoffs by winning 73-61 against Ardmore behind 28 points from senior Alex Stewart and season-high 18 points from junior Jacklyn Ramos. The Lady Chicks will play El Reno on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Edmond North HS for a trip to the Class 5A state tournament.

The Rush Springs girls beat Calera 63-44 in Class 2A area in Byng on Thursday. They play Healdton at 1:30 p.m. on Friday for a chance to play in the area consolation final on Saturday against the loser of Cordell vs. Latta.

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    This Saturday, the community is invited to take a sledgehammer to breast cancer to benefit local resident and breast cancer survivor, Crystal Shafer.
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    This year's mid-term elections in Oklahoma are exciting. Whether it's following a gubernatorial race with our local representative Joe Dorman, or watching the drama of runoffs unfold, Oklahoma has seen, and will see a political show worthy of the big screen. 

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    July 28, 2014

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    From the large tapestries of the Obamas in his living room, one could say that World War II veteran, Burley Givens, has an appreciation for the president.

    July 26, 2014

  • Troublesome tree

    Situated on a quiet hill just to the southeast of town, Ninnekah Cemetery is a pristine, peaceful place.
    That's the exact reason Faye Barnett's husband, Lloyd, wanted to be buried there.

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  • Overview of upcoming Aug. 26 elections

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