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A newly energized, post-COVID team of local Republicans welcomed members of the Oklahoma State House of Representatives, along with County Sheriff Jim Weir and District Attorney Jason Hicks to the county meeting on April 15 in Chickasha.

LOCUST GROVE — Each April, the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry celebrates National Poetry Month and the state of Oklahoma with the Oklahoma Poem Contest. Cash prizes totaling $800 were given out this year to winners in four age categories.

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CNHI News, the parent company of The Express-Star, is taking a national poll on attitudes about racial justice and policing. The purpose is to get a sense of public sentiment on racial justice and policing.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — State lawmakers are proposing expanding the time police have to aggregate the crimes of serial larcenists, but critics say it would be a mistake.

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Unthinkable events mark themselves indelibly on the national psyche, reducing any further reference to the occurrence to a name, or perhaps a date.

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The Amber-Pocasset Freshmen Quiz Bowl team has qualified for the State FFA  contest.  The team won the Cameron University contest and finished second at the Southwest Area contest. Team members are DeJay Mathews, Lexi Teel, Parker Fairbanks, and Ian Guthrie.  Pictured with the team is Kurt M…

Representing Court Appointed Special Advocates, Donna Stamper (center) stepped in to receive a donation of $1,000 from First National Bank & Trust Co. on Thursday, part of the bank’s commitment to community reinvestment activities.  Grant funds for this vital county service have been red…

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Low-cost transportation to the doctor, pharmacy or grocery store is a service that helps many Grady County residents in need.  The Washita Valley Action Council operates a local transportation service that got a $1,500 grant from The First National Bank & Trust Co. on Thursday.  Receivin…

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Getting help to make electrical repairs to the Chickasha Community Theatre’s building and sign, Kirsty Jarnigan receives a $5,000 donation from First National Bank & Trust Co. on Thursday, part of the bank’s commitment to community reinvestment activities.  Presenting the check were VP B…

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Citizen advocates Wednesday said they’re alarmed that a legislative plan that proposes securitizing nearly $4.5 billion in debt from February’s winter storm comes without a thorough, transparent investigation into why the state’s energy supply system failed.

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How I Learned To Drive is a 1998 Pulitzer prize winning drama and is coming to the Washita stage. This funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. 

(Stillwater, Oklahoma – April 7, 2021) April is Made in Oklahoma Month, and the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center is encouraging Oklahomans to support local food companies.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — State health officials Tuesday stopped administering Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine “out of the abundance of caution” as federal regulators revealed rare blood clotting responses in six Americans.

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Convenient and quality preventive vehicle maintenance has arrived in Chickasha with the opening of a new Jiffy Lube Multicare service center. The new location, which is owned and operated by Jiffy Lube franchisee Stonebriar Auto Services, LLC, offers a wide range of automotive services inclu…

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April is Made in Oklahoma Month, and the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center is encouraging Oklahomans to support local food companies.

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The Oklahoma Law Enforcement Accreditation Programed recognized the Chickasha Police Department as a Verified Agency at the Chickasha City Council meeting on Monday night. Chickasha Police Chief Kathryn "Dee" Rowell, accepted the accreditation on behalf of the department. A representative wi…

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Rodney Peters was honored at the Chickasha City Council meeting on Monday night. He was given a retirement watch to commemorate his 25 years of service with the Chickasha Fire Department. Peters began his career in October 1995 and was promoted to driver in August 2001. Pictured left to righ…

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The COVID-19 data for Grady County may appear to have increased dramatically over the last week. However, this is not the case according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). 

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted graduation festivities at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for two semesters, the spring commencement ceremony will mark a major return to normalcy, with graduates from April 2020 to April 2021 invited to attend an in-person, outdoor…

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