Choctaw Times Area News

State Senate District 17 race narrows

Sharp and Jett head to August runoff election By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Republicans will vote again in August to determine the District 17 State Senate nomination. In the June 30 three-way Republican primary, incumbent Ron Sharp finished in second place to former State Representative Shane Jett. Results showed Jett brought in 4,577 votes (44.18…

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Taylor and Johnson head to runoff election

August winner faces Cubit in November By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Current Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor, 73, will face Norman police officer Tommie Johnson, 31, in a Republican runoff election this August. June 30 Republican primary results show Taylor secured 29,447 votes (48.3 percent), while Johnson received 15,836 (32.99 percent). Mike McCully, 63, who…

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Maughan gets Republican nod

Incumbent defeats Fisher, faces Hicks in November By Ryan Horton Managing Editor The race for Oklahoma County District 2 County Commissioner has narrowed setting up a November general election. With all precincts reporting, results showed incumbent District 2 County Commissioner Brian Maughan defeated Republican challenger Jim Fisher in a close June 30 election. Maughan captured…

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Rose State increasing tuition 4.9%

Students will pay $7.50 more per credit hour By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Rose State College is cutting staff and raising tuition to balance its budget for the coming year. The school will increase tuition and mandatory fees by 4.9% or $7.50 per credit hour for the 2020-21 school year. A total of 61 positions…

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City adds metal construction restrictions

Council approves ordinance expanding façade requirements for new primary metal buildings   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor     Officials voted to amend the city’s miscellaneous aesthetic requirements regarding newly constructed metal buildings during the June 23 special meeting of the Choctaw City Council. By a vote of 5-2 city leaders elected to amend Ordinance…

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EOPA 2020 registration now open

Eastern Oklahoma Performance Academy open to all school age children   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   Choctaw High School is home to the state’s most awarded high school theatre program, and each summer aspiring performers from around the state have the opportunity to train with some of the best in the business right here…

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Choctaw-Nicoma Park Virtual School established

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   The Choctaw-Nicoma Park School Board has moved to create a virtual school in response to challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Wednesday, June 24 the board voted to create a full-time virtual school component for the CNP School District. Debbie Worley was named the director of the new…

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Reed Center hosting unemployment claim processing event

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission will hold a claim processing event at the Reed Conference Center, 5800 Will Rogers Rd. in Midwest City, the next two weeks. OESC officials said the event will help claimants who have outstanding needs and require in-person meetings with staff to address more complex problems. The event will run July…

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Election board releases sample ballot for June 30 primary

Early voting open through Saturday, June 27 The Oklahoma County Election Board has released sample ballots for the June 30 primary election. Voters will cast ballots in county, state, federal races, as well as a Mid-Del School District bond proposal and State Question 802 for Medicaid expansion. Early in-person voting began today at the Oklahoma…

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Discharging fireworks in eastern Oklahoma County

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Fireworks are always a favorite in eastern Oklahoma County with most cities allowing for the purchase, possession and discharging during this annual time of celebration. Choctaw Residents of Choctaw are allowed to discharge fireworks on private property and only at certain times. The city ordinance allows fireworks from July 1-3…

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