OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, hosted an interim study Tuesday to learn what is preventing Oklahomans from returning to the workforce after the first year of the pandemic. The study was conducted by the Senate Business, Commerce and Tourism Committee.
The first group of Afghan refugees to arrive in Oklahoma, a family of seven, flew into Will Rogers World Airport late Wednesday.
In April, the Chickasha Animal Shelterreceived a $7,500 grant investment from the newly named Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for animals in Chickasha.
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, including six schools in Oklahoma. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Secretary Cardon…
Bringing live audiences back to the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma campus, the 21st season of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series will kick off Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. with Broadway’s Next H!t Musical in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.
Although veterinary technology continues to improve and enter the mainstream – with oncology treatments and MRIs, for example – the availability of customer payment systems to help provide those services still lags, according to recent Oklahoma State University research.
Walmart invites customers to protect themselves at Walmart Wellness Day, a free event on Saturday, September 25. Oklahomans can receive a variety of immunizations and vaccines.
UPDATE: The boy has been located and is safe. The suspect is in custody and the vehicle has been recovered.
The Chickasha Art Center is holding a fundraiser for the Chickasha High School Allstar Cheerleaders who will be performing in the Macy’s Day Parade.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be hindered by a mismatch in labor supply and demand along with a shortage of quality, affordable child care options, experts told a state Senate committee Tuesday.
For 1993 University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma graduate and newly named Resident Artist, Jerry Bennett, the need for studying art is not up for debate; he considers it “a fundamental part of our humanity to want to create and to discover how to create well.”
The 13th annual Rock Island Arts Festival (RIAF) is rapidly approaching and the Chickasha Area Arts Council (CAAC) is finalizing all the preparations.
The Chickasha Economic Development Council, the Chickasha Chamber of Commerce and local business & Chamber member Oh18 are teaming up to promote “Chickasha Civic Pride Week,” running Sunday, September 26 through Thursday, September 30.
On Monday, September 20, Mayor Chris Mosley announced that the City Council has hired Tyler Brooks as the next Chickasha City Manager. Brooks will start working in early October.
The Grady County Commissioners approved $1.3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to be allocated to Grady Memorial Hospital (GMH) on Monday.
The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society has selected 11 individuals for induction into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. The 2020 induction ceremony, is scheduled for Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at the Oklahoma History Center.
A project more than 40 years in the making that displays clothing traditions from Guatemala is now available for viewing at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.
Drivers can expect lane closures on SH-4 between SH-37 near Tuttle and the junction with I-44/H.E. Bailey Turnpike and the H.E. Turnpike Norman Spur near Bridge Creek in Grady County from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20 and continuing daily on weekdays through late October for resurfacing.
Team Vance Airmen held a 24-hour vigil to honor prisoners of war and those service members still missing in action Sept. 1-2 in recognition of POW/MIA Remembrance Day.
As a kid, I would run barefoot around the house with my digital camera shooting photos of my three dogs — the best models in the family.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Disability advocates Thursday celebrated a ruling that bars the state from implementing a new law requiring Oklahomans with intellectual disabilities to wait five years before accessing specialized home and community-based services through the state’s Medicaid program.
The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma’s distinctive interdisciplinary education, award-winning faculty and low cost to attend have buoyed the institution through what has been a difficult few years for higher education thanks to COVID-19. Despite the pandemic, however, the univers…
Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir has joined a growing list of sheriffs who say they will not mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for their employees.
GasBuddy, the leading fuel savings platform providing North American drivers with the most ways to save money on gas, released findings of a new study today revealing the most popular times of day drivers in each state fill up. The study analyzed Pay with GasBuddy fuel purchasing data* to de…
WASHINGTON — A former University of Oklahoma gymnast on Wednesday told a key Senate panel that she was directed not to say anything that could compromise an FBI investigation into sexual abuse by the national team doctor.
Oklahoma’s biggest party begins Thursday, September 16 and runs through Sunday, September 26. Fairgoers can expect a multitude of new and unique food items, thrills on the midway, free shows and exhibits and much more over the 11-day run.Thursday, September 16 is Opening Day and outside gate…
Healthy, high-energy snack food is the perfect pick-me-up during the work or school day and provides a nutritional boost of energy, which improves concentration and stamina. While nailing the nutrition may be easier to accomplish when preparing a sit-down meal, it’s often difficult to achieve in a snack when you are grabbing food on the go. What can you eat that’s portable, delicious and healthy? Look no further than these homemade granola bars. Snacking never felt, or tasted, so good.
Carving jack-o’-lanterns is a Halloween tradition that both adults and children enjoy. It’s hard to resist an opportunity to carve a funny or scary face into a pumpkin that will soon make its way to the front porch, but there’s another irresistible element to carving pumpkins as well.
Oklahoma husband and wife duo The Imaginaries’ Maggie McClure (piano, keyboard, vocals) and Shane Henry (guitar, vocals) recently released “You Already Know” a tender song they wrote for each other and performed for the first time on their wedding day almost ten years ago.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Amid fears that Oklahomans could be facing a severe winter, regulators called together some of the state’s top utility officials Tuesday to discuss whether the state will have adequate access to natural gas supplies.
Three people with stakes in Indigenous voter rights in Oklahoma are looking to the Native American Voting Rights Act, co-introduced by Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) to help address voting and election problems in Oklahoma tribes.
Chickasha City Council discussed potentially raising water rates or adding a meter fee to float several public works projects.
U.S. Marshals informed the Stephens County Sheriff’s office of the presence of a Lawton homicide suspect in Stephens County where he was caught and apprehended Monday afternoon.
As one of its newest efforts to grow support for both the institution itself and the surrounding community, the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma has established a new program of “Cornerstone Partners,” which uses the strength of Science & Arts Athletics to drive brand awarene…
STILLWATER –The Buddy Holly Story will relaunch its national tour from The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University with performances on Friday, Sep. 17, and Saturday, Sep. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
Norman residents affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia are encouraged to attend a demonstration of awareness, solidarity and support for a cure later this month.
Everyone in the community is invited to the fall gathering for the ‘Something Worthwhile’ (SWW) event on Oct. 5 in the Life Center of Epworth Church, 4th and Iowa, Chickasha, OK.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Battle lines are being drawn as Republican leaders vow to fight President Biden’s new vaccine mandates, and Oklahoma’s top business advocacy group said it wouldn’t be surprised if the policy faces additional legal challenges from the private sector.
NORMAN — More than four months after law enforcement removed more than 300 animals from abusive conditions at a Norman farm, many of the once-malnourished and mistreated animals are beginning to heal and thrive in sanctuaries and zoos across the region.
Army Veteran, Lucas Dunn, took a big step to honor the sacrifice of first responders at the World Trade Center 20 years ago.
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Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Rose Hill Cemetery. Service will be under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home. Richard (Ricky) Paul Pace was born on June 30, 1957 in Chickasha, OK. He passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at his home in Chickasha, OK…
- Ninnekah Board of Education names interim superintendent
- Roy’s Bar-B-Q owners retire, restaurant closed until further notice
- Chickasha Announces Tyler Brooks as New City Manager
- Chickasha cheerleaders picked to perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
- Amber Alert: Car taken from Newcastle casino with 10-year-old boy inside (Alert cancelled)
- Grady Memorial Hospital allocated $1.3 million in American Rescue Funds for staffing, payroll
- SOFTBALL: Class 2A teams win district titles
- Six Oklahoma schools named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools
- Fact checking claims about unemployment and Oklahoma’s labor shortage
- FOOTBALL: Late surge pushes Chickasha past Anadarko
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