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OKLAHOMA CITY — After being ravaged by COVID-19, the state’s Native American-run gaming industry is on track to have one of its most profitable years in history.

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Spending tax dollars wisely is an urgent concern to voters, so the Grady County Republicans have invited State Auditor Cindy Byrd to speak at their Oct. 21 meeting. Byrd will address wasteful spending and the coming first-ever audit of the Oklahoma Department of Education, among other hot topics.

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Chickasha Mayor, Chris Mosley, will discuss the City’s achievements and visions for the future next week. Mosley will deliver his State of the City address at 12 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Grady County Fairgrounds. This event is presented by the Chickasha Chamber of Commerce. Those in attendance…

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STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Multiple Grady County students recently were honored by the Oklahoma State University Ferguson College of Agriculture with academic scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

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When my kids were in High School, they had a teacher that encouraged them to “Dream Big.” The teacher became so well known for his slogan that the school eventually painted a mural inside the school with those words: “Dream Big!” Although they are all now in their 20’s, they still often talk…

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The City of Chickasha is hosting a meet and greet reception for the new Chickasha City Manager, Tyler Brooks, from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday, October 18. The reception will be held in the Council Chambers, located on the second floor of City Hall at 117 N. 4th St. The public is invited to sto…

From the Colorado mountains to the plains of Oklahoma, a new hotdog stand has officially set up for business in Duncan.

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Monday's federal holiday dedicated to Christopher Columbus is highlighting the ongoing divide between those who view the explorer as a representative of Italian American history and others horrified by an annual tribute that ignores native people whose lives and culture were forever changed …

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Larry Sevier, owner and operator of Sevier Funeral Home, passed away at the age of 76 on Monday. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, who has clashed repeatedly with Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt and his appointees over the state's response to COVID-19 in schools, said Thursday she will switch parties and run as a Democrat against him next year.

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Pets are cute and cuddly, but they serve a bigger purpose beyond companionship. Research has shown pets are good for both mental and physical health.

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In the interim, I enjoy traveling House District 51 and hearing from constituents about issues they’re concerned about, such as the quality of our infrastructure.

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Last weekend lived up to all the hype with huge crowds attending multiple events all over Chickasha. So many people were in town for many different reasons and from the feedback I got, they loved what they saw! Volunteers showed their civic pride by helping clean up around out town and our v…

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OKLAHOMA CITY – More than one out of every four Oklahoma youth report using some form of tobacco or vape. On Oct. 4, the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust launched two new ads aimed at reducing and preventing tobacco and vape use among Oklahoma youth.

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Thanks to an influx of federal grants and additional state funding, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is maximizing new dollars to plan for more than 1,600 critically needed highway construction and safety projects in the next eight years.

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Although some of Oklahoma received rain showers as October began, many wheat growers in the state are facing drought conditions as they plant their fall crop. 

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. The Grady County Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Team encourages all community members to wear purple on Thursdays in honor of all victims of domestic violence. The CCR team is comprised of representatives from law enforcement, the …

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High school seniors and current college students looking for federal and state financial aid to attend college next fall should complete the 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.


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OKLAHOMA CITY — When a wind farm decided to set up shop, Minco Public Schools saw its assessed tax base increase nearly $50 million in about a decade.With that increased valuation, the 250-student district, about 20 miles north of Chickasha, was able to finance a new high school, middle scho…

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The City of Chickasha is again hosting Coats for Chickasha, a coat drive benefiting Chickasha Public School students. The drive will be held Monday, October 4 – Friday, October 15, 2021. Donations of new or gently used coats, jackets, gloves, scarves and warm hats, along with new packages of…

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Officers of the Amber-Pocasset FFA chapter participated in the 2021 Oklahoma FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference Sept. 21 at the Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton, Oklahoma.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma students’ proficiency in math, English and language arts and science has dropped dramatically since COVID-19 upended school years and pushed hundreds of thousands of children into remote learning, according to state assessment data made public Thursday.

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