Choctaw Times Area News

Jones voters approve one cent sales tax increase

Municipal sales tax to increase to 5 percent By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   July 13 the voters of the Town of Jones City passed a one cent sales tax increase for the purpose of funding water and wastewater infrastructure improvements throughout the town. Nearly 63 percent of Jones voters supported the proposition. Jones residents voted…

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Choctaw hosts inaugural Pepper Festival

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Friday night hundreds came out to the inaugural Choctaw Creek Pepper Festival hosted at the Choctaw Creek Park Farmer’s Market. A total of 10 local pepper lovers went head-to-head chowing down on a locally sourced pepper lineup starting with jalapenos and concluding with “Hurt Berry” peppers, which rank about 2 million…

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Building a road plan

Traffic counts add clarity to road improvement needs By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times After Choctaw voters rejected two proposals on a February 2020 ballot that would have provided funding for needed road reconstruction throughout the city limits, city officials took action to begin gathering more information regarding the city’s streets in an effort to begin developing…

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Brown crowned Miss Oklahoma City’s Outstanding Teen 2022

Miss EOC/Mid-Del Outstanding Teen 2020-21 crowned Miss Oklahoma City’s Outstanding Teen 2022   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw’s own Bella Brown has been crowned Miss Oklahoma City’s Outstanding Teen 2022 and is set to compete in June of 2022 for the title of Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen. Last Saturday, Brown took part in the…

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SSM Health clinic under construction in Harrah

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A new health clinic is under construction in Harrah. SSM Health is constructing a facility on NE 23rd Street just west of the newly built Kickapoo Turnpike and NE 23rd Street. A groundbreaking ceremony was hosted last week. The health medical group purchased the 87,120-square foot piece of land in the…

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Bower named interim Harrah city manager

By John Martin Staff Writer When the Harrah City Council gathered for its monthly meeting Monday night, there was a new face at the table. The Council in a special meeting on July 6 selected former Midwest City Fire Chief Mike Bower as interim City Manager replacing Clayton Lucas whose contract was terminated last month.…

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Domino Convenience Stores to build in Choctaw

Store to be constructed on northeast corner of NE 23rd Street and Hiwassee By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Locals will soon have a new option for refueling in eastern Oklahoma County. Domino Convenience Stores is expanding with a new location in Choctaw. This new store, Domino No. 132, will be located at the northeast corner of…

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Searching for bluebirds

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   An estimated 80 percent of Oklahoma’s eastern bluebird population perished this year   Local bird watchers may have noticed less bluebirds this year. Hundreds of thousands of eastern bluebirds died in February during harsh winter weather throughout southern states. A long stretch of snow, ice and freezing temperatures killed bluebirds…

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Bricktown hosting Independence Day block party

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer Bricktown is throwing an Independence Day block party celebration in Oklahoma City on Sunday, July 4. The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Mickey Mantle Drive with live music, games, food, and a fireworks finale, said Justin O’Neal, Bricktown District Manager for the Downtown OKC Partnership.…

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Choctaw announces new city manager

Guest assumes position July 26 By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The City of Choctaw announced last Wednesday that the City Council had selected Ronnie J. Guest, Jr., as Choctaw’s next city manager. Guest comes to Choctaw from Carrizo Springs, Texas. City officials say in his role as city manager for Carrizo Springs he has served established…

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