An El Reno woman died at 4:46 p.m. Thursday while walking on the railroad tracks in Pocasset.
The old Save-a-Lot and Goodwill building in the Southland Shopping Center are currently being remodeled into a Burke's Outlet store.
The Chickasha Area Arts Council (CAAC) is excited to invite the community and out-of-town visitors to stop by 1301 S. 7th Street in Chickasha, OK and see the beautiful art exhibits on the gallery walls and to browse the large array of specialty items located in the CAAC’s Gift Shop.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The governor said commercial casino operators are very interested in Oklahoma if the state and Native American tribes can’t strike a new deal on gaming compacts.
Due to overwhelming response at the recent Rapid Response Event held for former Halliburton employees at Canadian Valley Technology Center, a subsequent career fair is now planned for anybody in the area who is seeking employment.
The Chickasha Police Department, in cooperation with F.O.P. Lodge #129, held its annual Christmas Party and recognized the Officer and Civilian Employee of the Year.
Several Grady County Officials and the Office of the District Attorney, District 2, have reached settlement agreements for overpaid salaries spanning a decade.
Those who wish to vote absentee in the upcoming Rush Springs Special Bond Election should apply for an application now, according to the Grady County Election Board.
Protein options, refrigerated snacks, a new generation of foodies and more are on the menu for 2020, as the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center selects the hottest food trends for the upcoming year.
Five Oaks Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital will welcome Dr. Mary Masterman, M.D. and Dr. Thomas Jarvis, D.O. as their newest Family Practice Providers.
For the nineteenth year, December is “Food for Fines” month at the Chickasha Public Library. Overdue fines may be paid with a donation of non-perishable food. According to Library Director Lillie Huckaby, “The food will be given to our local Food Pantry. Remember and share with those in n…
Back for its second year, Chickasha Rotary Club’s Roll Call program recently recognized local students who maintained perfect attendance during the entire first nine weeks of school.
The Annual Lighted Christmas Parade is set to take place at 7 p.m., this Thursday, Dec. 5 on Chickasha Ave. The parade will conclude with a giant snowball fight near the Rock Island Depot.
Fellowship applications are now available for fifth- and eighth-grade teachers in Grady County interested in attending the 2020 Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute next summer in the restored capital city of 18th-century Virginia.
On Dec. 3, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is encouraging the public to join the Giving Tuesday movement and pledge to do their part in the fight against hunger through participating in the Holiday Match campaign, signing up for a volunteer shift or sharing their voice on social media to …
The Lady Chicks Basketball Team, Coach Craven and faculty are giving back to the school community this holiday season. This group was able to gather enough meals for seven families for Thanksgiving to bless students and their families from our school with the counselors help.
The Town of Amber recognized Mayor Craig Parham for 20 years of service on the town council and 19 of those years as Mayor. The Town of Amber is proud of our mayor and all he does for our community.
For the second consecutive year, the T-shirt design for a statewide leadership group was submitted by a Canadian Valley Technology Center student.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has released a traffic advisory for those who will be on the road on Bedlam Game Day and during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation Office will be closed Nov. 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The following construction projects will impact travel on major highways and interstates Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Dec. 1. For daily traffic advisories visit www.odot.org and follow @OKDOT on Twitter and Facebook. For turnpike information, contact the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 405-425-3600 or visit www.pikepass.com.
I-35 lanes shifted at Ladd Rd. near Purcell, McClain Co.
North and southbound I-35 lanes are shifted at Ladd Rd. (mm 101) between Goldsby and Purcell for bridge and ramp reconstruction. The Ladd Rd. bridge over I-35 is also closed and the speed limit is reduced in the work zone.
I-35 narrowed to one lane near Pauls Valley, Garvin Co.
I-35 is narrowed to one lane in each direction about two miles south of Airline Rd. (mm 68) between Pauls Valley and Wynnewood for bridge rehabilitation. Drivers can expect lengthy travel delays or should use an alternate route, such as US-81, US-77 or US-69.
I-40 is narrowed to one lane near Vian, Sequoyah Co.
I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction near the Vian for pavement rehabilitation.
I-40, US-64 narrowed to one lane in Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co.
I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between US-64 (mm 311) and US-59 (mm 308) in Sallisaw for bridge and interchange reconstruction. US-64 is also narrowed to one lane in each direction at I-40.
I-40 is narrowed to one lane near Checotah, McIntosh Co.
I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction near the US-69B interchange for pavement rehabilitation.
I-40 narrowed to one lane near Foss, Washita Co.
I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Foss (mm 53) and Canute (mm 47) for bridge rehabilitation.
I-40 and SH-6 narrowed to one lane in Elk City, Beckham Co.
I-40 on- and off-ramps are closed and I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction at SH-6 (mm 38) in Elk City for pavement and bridge reconstruction. SH-6 also is narrowed to one lane in each direction at I-40.
US-69 narrowed to one lane near Eufaula, McIntosh Co./Pittsburg Co.
US-69 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Crowder and Eufaula for pavement and bridge rehabilitation.
US-75 narrowed to one lane near Okmulgee, Okmulgee Co.
US-75 is narrowed to one lane in each direction one mile north of the SH-56 junction between Okmulgee and Beggs for a cable barrier project.
US-177/US-270 narrowed to one lane in Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co.
US-177/US-270 is narrowed to one lane in each direction at US-270 Business/Kickapoo Spur in Shawnee for bridge rehabilitation.
US-270 lanes shifted in Seminole, Seminole Co.
East and westbound US-270 lanes are shifted one mile east of SH-99 in Seminole for bridge rehabilitation.
US-270/US-183 narrowed to one lane north of Seiling, Woodward Co.
US-270/US-183 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Mutual and Seiling for pavement reconstruction.
US-81 narrowed to one lane in Kingfisher, Kingfisher Co.
US-81 is narrowed to one lane in each direction three miles south of SH-33 in Kingfisher for pavement reconstruction.
US-60/US-81 narrowed to one lane in Enid, Garfield Co.
US-60/US-81 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Poplar Ave. and Pine Ave. in Enid for bridge reconstruction.
US-64/US-412 narrowed to one lane near Enid, Garfield Co.
US-64/US-412 is narrowed to one lane in each direction 5 miles west of SH-74 junction near Enid for bridge reconstruction.
US-64 narrowed at SH-99, Pawnee Co.
US-64 is narrowed to one lane in each direction at SH-99 west of Cleveland for pavement and bridge reconstruction.
US-60 closed east of Nowata, Nowata Co.
US-60 is closed from three miles east of US-169 to about three miles west of SH-28 near Nowata for bridge replacement. Traffic is detoured on US-169 and SH-28.
SH-85 closed near Ketchum, Delaware Co.
SH-85 is closed over Duck Creek north east of Ketchum with detour signs in place. Traffic is detoured onto US-60, SH- 82.
SH-11 narrowed to one lane near Blackwell, Kay Co.
SH-11 is narrowed to one lane with traffic signal in place one mile east of US-177 near Blackwell for bridge rehabilitation.
SH-3 narrowed to one lane near Broken Bow, McCurtain Co.
SH-3 is narrowed to one lane with temporary signals in place four miles northwest of the junction of SH-3 and US-259 in Broken Bow for bridge rehabilitation.
SH-48 narrowed to one lane near Mannford, Creek Co.
SH-48 is narrowed to one lane with temporary signals in place two miles north of SH-51 near Mannford for bridge replacement.
SH-125 closed in Miami, Ottawa Co.
SH-125 is closed just south of US-69 in Miami for bridge rehabilitation. Traffic is detoured to US-69 and US-60.
SH-82 narrowed to one lane in Salina, Mayes County
SH-82 is narrowed to one lane with temporary signals in place over Saline Creek about two miles south of SH-20 in Salina for bridge replacement.
SH-165 narrowed to one lane near US-62 in Muskogee, Muskogee Co.
Northbound SH-165 is narrowed to one lane just north of the US-62 junction in Muskogee for a cable barrier project.
SH-66 narrowed to one lane in Chandler, Lincoln Co.
SH-66 is narrowed to one lane with temporary signals directing traffic from the SH-18 South junction to just west of SH-18 in Chandler for bridge rehabilitation. Drivers should be prepared to stop and can expect lengthy delays during peak travel times.
SH-7 narrowed to one lane in Davis, Murray Co.
SH-7 is narrowed to one lane in both directions from 4th St. extending one mile east.
SH-51 traffic shifts west of Stilwell, Adair Co.
SH-51 lanes are shifted at Mulberry Hollow Creek just west of Stilwell for a bridge replacement project.
SH-54 closed near Cloud Chief, Washita Co.
SH-54 is closed one mile south of the SH-152 junction for bridge rehabilitation.
Oklahoma City Metro
I-235 lanes narrowed, shifted near I-44
Motorists should be alert to lane shifts and narrowed lanes on I-235 between N. 50th St. and N. 63rd St. for interchange reconstruction and widening. Both directions of I-44 are narrowed between Lincoln Blvd. and Western Ave.. The speed limit is reduced on I-235 and on I-44 between N. Classen Blvd. and N. Kelley Ave. Motorists also should expect intermittent ramp closures throughout the project. More information: https://www.ok.gov/odot/I-235_I-44_interchange.html
I-35 lanes shifted near I-44
The following closures can be expected on north and southbound I-35 over Deep Fork Creek between the I-44 interchange (mm 133) and N.E. 50th St. (mm 132A) for bridge reconstruction:
I-40 lanes shifted between I-240 and Peebly Rd., Triple X Rd. bridge closed
Drivers should be alert to narrowed and shifted lanes on east and westbound I-40 between I-240 (mm 165) and Peebly Rd. (mm 169) for ongoing interchange reconstruction and widening. The Triple X Rd. bridge over I-40 is closed and drivers must use an alternate route. Note: This work zone is adjacent to an Oklahoma Turnpike Authority work zone on I-40 between Peebly Rd. (mm 169) and Harrah-Newalla Rd. (mm 172). For information on this project, contact the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 405-425-3600 or visit https://www.pikepass.com
I-40 lanes narrowed, shifted, service road narrowed at SH-4/Mustang Rd.
Eastbound I-40 will be narrowed to two lanes between SH-4/Mustang Rd. (mm 138) and Morgan Rd. (mm 140) from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday for barrier wall work. Additionally, east and westbound I-40 lanes are shifted between SH-4/Mustang Rd. (mm 138) and Morgan Rd. (mm 140) and the westbound I-40 collector road is narrowed to one lane between SH-4/Mustang Rd. (mm 138) and the John Kilpatrick Turnpike (mm 139) through winter 2019 for work by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 405-425-3600 or visit https://www.pikepass.com
I-35 lanes shift near S. 19th St. in Moore
I-35 lanes are shifted between S. 19th St. (mm 116) and Indian Hills Rd. (mm 114) for ongoing bridge construction. S.W. 34th St. closed to through traffic at Telephone Rd. and the east and west I-35 service roads are narrowed to one lane with temporary traffic signals at S.W. 34th St.
SH-74 narrowed with four-way stop at N.W. 206th St./Covell Rd. through winter
Drivers can expect the following on SH-74/Portland Ave. through winter 2019 for an ongoing widening project.
More information: https://www.ok.gov/odot/SH-74_expansion_project.html
SH-3/N.W. Expressway narrows at US-81 near Okarche through early winter 2019
SH-3/N.W. Expressway is narrowed to one lane in each direction at the US-81 junction just south of Okarche through early winter 2019 for a bridge rehabilitation project. Northwest-bound motorists may use the access road to detour to southbound US-81. Motorists should expect delays and be prepared for lane shifts throughout the project.
US-64/SH-51/Broken Arrow Expressway bridge rehabilitation project; lane and ramp closures
SH-11 bridge rehabilitation project in Tulsa; lane, ramp closures
SH-11 bridge rehabilitation project in Tulsa scheduled for overall completion in early 2020, delays can be expected in the following areas. Drivers should plan ahead for extra travel time, especially those heading to the Tulsa International Airport complex.
I-44/Arkansas River bridge narrowed, ramps closed
As part of an improvement project at the I-44/Arkansas River bridge, the following closures are in place until further notice unless otherwise noted. Significant delays can be expected, especially during peak travel times.
US-64/SH-51 bridge rehabilitation project; lane and ramp closures
US-75 on-ramps closed; lanes narrowed to one lane at Lewis Ave.
The southbound US-75 on-ramp from E. Apache St. is closed and the southbound US-75 on-ramp from Pine St. is closed until further notice. North and southbound US-75 is narrowed to one lane between Lewis Ave. and Pine St. through 2019 as part of an ongoing bridge maintenance project.
I-44/165th E. Ave. widening project
Drivers should be alert to reduced speeds and shifted lanes on east and westbound I-44 at 165th E. Ave. as part of an ongoing widening project.
US-412 narrowed near 4200 Rd. near Inola
Drivers can expect various lane closures and reduced speeds on east and westbound US-412 near 4200 Rd. near Inola through late 2019 for an ongoing improvement project.
The Chickasha Area Arts Council (CAAC) is accepting applications from individuals interested in being considered as a Co-Director of CAAC’s ArtScope 2020 program and as the Director of its 12th annual Rock Island Arts Festival (RIAF).
Ahead of the holiday season, the Chickasha Chamber of Commerce is encouraging shoppers to buy local by offering a financial incentive. The Chamber’s “Buy Chickasha” program supports local merchants by giving shoppers the chance to win $5,000, $3,000 or $2,000 in cash when they spend at a par…
Forty-six hospital team members statewide received an Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA) Spirit of Legacy Award during the 2019 OHA Annual Convention, Nov. 14.
Richard Prather received acknowledgment for his 25 years of service with the Chickasha Fire Department. Prather was recognized at the Chickasha City Council meeting on Monday evening.
The Chickasha Area Arts Council is both pleased and excited to invite family and friends to once again celebrate the artwork of Derald Swineford. Derald had been the Art Department chair at what we now call the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for 29 years and was professor emeritu…
The vocal jazz sextet M-PACT will bring their “Winter Wonderland” to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Davis Hall Little Theater Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. This a cappella concert features traditional and contemporary holiday music and continues the 19th season of the university’s …
The Grady County Home and Community Education group will host their annual Celebration of Crafts Show, Nov. 15 and 16 at the Grady County Fairgrounds and Event Center, located at 500 E. Choctaw in Chickasha.
This Week's Circulars
Memorial service will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 13, 2019 at First Baptist Church, Pocasset, OK. Arrangements are under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home. Gordon Ray Howard, 82, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at his home of Chickasha. He was born Apr…
Funeral services are pending with Sevier Funeral Home. Jerry Donald Hill, 74, of Blanchard, OK, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at his home. He was born November 2, 1945 in Chickasha. OK.
- Five teens involved in rollover accident near Lindsay
- Burkes Outlet store to open in old Save-a-Lot, Goodwill building
- Lady Chicks take down Lady Owls
- Woman walking railroad tracks hit by train, dies
- Shop with a Cop makes biggest haul yet in 2019
- Career fair to follow rapid response event at CV Tech
- Man with explosive device faces felony, $500,000 bond
- Chickasha P.D. Recognizes Officers and Civilian Employee of the Year
- Basketball: Area teams still ranked in OSSAA polls
- OHP Bomb Squad recover explosive device from car in Chickasha