Local Area Headlines
Governor Greg Abbott has signed the Chick-fil-A bill into law. The bill prohibits government entities from taking adverse actions against businesses or individuals because of their religious beliefs or moral convictions. The bill was in response to the San Antonio City Council banning Chick-Fil-A from the San Antonio International ...Read More »
Watauga police and SWAT officers responded to a residence Saturday after receiving a 911 call from a man who said he may have injured himself or someone else. Officers sealed off the street, and after a 5-hour standoff officers discovered the bodies of a man and woman inside. NO ...Read More »
The Bryan County Regional Juvenile Detention Center has been shut down because of an investigation by the Oklahoma State Office of Juvenile Affairs. The investigation is reportedly over alleged contract and licensing violations. The juvenile inmates have been transferred to other facilities around the state.Read More »
An inmate who escaped Saturday morning from a minimum-security prison in McAlester is back in custody. Other inmates told investigators 39-year-old Christopher Jacobs walked away from the unfenced prison, got into a vehicle and left the area. He was later apprehended Saturday night, but it’s not clear where he ...Read More »
Pontotoc County authorities and OSBI officers are investigating after one man was killed and another wounded when they fired at each other. Jimmy Northcutt Jr. told investigators he was shot in the back by Brian Doherty after an altercation at a marijuana growing property near Ada. Northcutt then returned ...Read More »
The Cooper Elementary Back to School Bash is Tuesday (Jul 23) from 12:00 – 5:00 pm at the Cooper Elementary Cafeteria, 1401 SW 8th Street, Cooper. It’s a FREE event for Cooper ISD Students & Families featuring:
-School Supplies Assistance Applications**
-Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
-School & Community Resources & Information
-Dinner on a Dime
-And MUCH more!
**School Supplies Assistance is offered for low & moderate income families. Supplies are limited. First come, first served.
Paris Optimist Foundation Baseball Bash & Auction is Saturday (Aug 24) at 5:30 pm in the Love Civic Center. It’s the Paris Optimist Foundation’s annual fundraiser to provide college scholarships to Lamar County graduating seniors who played Paris Optimist Baseball and to fund improvements to the Charles Taylor Youth Baseball Complex at Woodall Field. For tickets, you can contact Sabra Vaughan 903-249-3499 email@example.com.
The Landowners Educational Series is for anyone wanting to learn more about managing their land. Topics include pasture utilization, pasture management and establishment, pond management, tree/forest management, nuisance animal control, and agriculture law. All programs will be at the Franklin County Airport off of Highway 37, just north of Mount Vernon.
The Friday (Aug 30) program will begin at 1:00 pm, Pasture Utilization is the topic. Dr. Jason Banta, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, will cover pasture grazing rotation, stocking rates, cross fencing and other issues regarding grazing cattle.
Red River Valley Veterans Memorial, Dedication, and Grand Opening are Saturday (Sep 14) at 11:00 am. Keynote speakers will be in attendance. Military vehicles to be on display and all service organizations will be involved. News organizations will be in attendance. More to come as things develop.
Habitat For Humanity Redneck Golf Tournament at Pine Ridge is Saturday (Sep 21) at 8:00 am. The registration begins at 7:15 for a fun day of golf with no dress code and plenty of redneck fun! Prizes are offered for Men’s and Women’s categories plus a closest to the pin and longest drive. Contact Habitat at 903-783-0599 to pre-register or sponsor.