Choctaw Times Area News

Choctaw woman runs 80 miles in 22 hours

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Running for the Eastern Oklahoma County Resource Center A local woman ran 80 miles around eastern Oklahoma County Friday in an effort to raise support and awareness of the Eastern Oklahoma County Resource Center. Shanna Sears, of Choctaw, had a goal of running 100 miles while meeting and running alongside…

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Arrest made following murder of Choctaw teen

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Homicide suspect found hiding in closet Officials with the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force arrested a homicide suspect at a home in Edmond on Thursday. Around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force arrested 25-year-old Maurice McCall as he hid in a closet of an Edmond home. Authorities say McCall…

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Entertainment and dining district established in Harrah

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times An entertainment and dining district connecting Harrah Heritage Park to downtown is becoming a reality. Growth is inevitable, but Harrah city officials have been working diligently to ensure that the city’s growth is directed in a way to meet the needs and wants of the community. Investment in Harrah’s historic downtown…

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Chicken Shack to open in Harrah by June

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   The Chicken Shack has become a major attraction located just 15 minutes east of Edmond on Historic Route 66. Delicious chicken and other flavorful favorites combined with a relaxing atmosphere have been attracting crowds to the eastern region of Oklahoma County with the rural Luther location. Now downtown Harrah is…

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Chequers to setup in Harrah

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   An eastern Oklahoma County favorite will soon be expanding east. Chequers Restaurant and Pub, located in Midwest City since 1987, will be serving up favorites in Harrah this spring. The Heritage Park Pavilion has had a full commercial kitchen for years and was previously rented out to caterers who served…

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SSM Health to build facility in Harrah

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor A new health clinic is set to be built in Harrah. SSM Health will be constructing a facility on NE 23rd Street just northwest of the newly built Kickapoo Turnpike. The project is expected to break ground before May of this year. Located at 18961 NE 23rd St., the new health…

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Casey’s coming to EOC

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Large convenience store to be built near Kickapoo Turnpike and NE 23rd in Harrah   In recent years eastern Oklahoma County residents have been outspoken for the need of a large convenience store option east of Oklahoma City and Midwest City. Harrah city officials confirm that option will be coming in…

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Nicoma Park voters select next mayor

By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer  Cochell ready to get back to work   Nicoma Park residents went to the polls to choose between former mayor Mark Cochell and current mayor Brian Foughty in a Feb. 9 municipal election. Cochell was elected to return as mayor by a vote of 181 to 85. Ward 1 incumbent…

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Governor visits eastern Oklahoma County

Stitt meets with local mayors, tours Tinker AFB By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Gov. Kevin Stitt toured Tinker Air Force Base and had lunch with local mayors last Friday during a visit to eastern Oklahoma County. The trip was arranged by Sen. Brenda Stanley to showcase District 42, which includes Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City,…

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Election set for April 6

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   Election to determine next City Council set for April 6 A total of eight candidates filed for three Choctaw City Council seats to be filled in the upcoming April 6 election. Brent Pendergraft, 41, filed to challenge incumbent Mike Birdsong, 64, for the Ward 2 seat. In Ward 4, incumbent…

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