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Harrah changes charter

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A total of 230 voters, within the City of Harrah, came out April 2 to weigh in on charter changes proposed by the Harrah City Council. All three propositions passed. Just a dozen votes made the difference in changing term lengths and establishing term limits for the Harrah City Council. Proposition…

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Johnson elected to CNP School Board

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Just over 1,000 voters came out last Tuesday opting for change as they elected a new member to the Choctaw-Nicoma Park School Board. A total of 1,066 registered voters, within the boundaries of the Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District, weighed in during the April 2 election. Staci Johnson captured 584 (56.92%) votes.…

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County sheriff faces 2020 rematch

Other Oklahoma County officials run unopposed By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Most Oklahoma County officials failed to draw challengers for this year’s election cycle. Oklahoma County voters will weigh in on a rematch of the 2020 race for sheriff, as incumbent Republican Tommie Johnson was the only county office holder to draw an opponent. That challenger…

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Candidates file for state, legislative and federal offices

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Statewide candidate filing was last week, April 3-5. Candidates filing for federal, state, and legislative offices filed with the Secretary of the State Election Board at the State Capitol, located at 2300 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City. A total of 285 candidates filed for all legislative, statewide and congressional races in…

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Choctaw-Nicoma Park elementary school delayed by sewer issues

School leaders exploring option including new site near Reno and Triple X By Jeff Harrison mwcbeacon@yahoo.com Construction of a new elementary school in the Choctaw-Nicoma Park school district is still on hold due to issues with the sewer system in Midwest City. The school district plans to build a new school on SE 29th St.,…

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Out with the old, up with the new

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Funded by proceeds from the Choctaw Fall Classic Car Show, Choctaw Creek Park’s windmill, located in the north end of the city’s premier park, is undergoing an upgrade this week. Sunday crews with Johnson Tree and Crane, out of Jones, began disassembling the windmill that had stood in that site since…

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Charlie’s is coming back to Choctaw

One month after closure announced, agreement inked with city By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Thursday trustees of the Choctaw Utilities Authority approved an operating agreement with Charlie’s Creekside and Par for the restaurant space at Choctaw Creek Golf Course. Expecting a 30-day build out, Charlie’s owners are looking for a mid-April to early May grand opening…

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Former Jones deputy clerk charged with embezzlement

State Auditor releases Town of Jones City investigative audit By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A former employee of the Town of Jones City has been arrested for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from fines and fees collected through citations issued by the Jones Police Department. The Jones Board of Trustees originally requested that the State Auditor…

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Oklahoma County flood maps become final

New flood maps have been finalized and will become effective on March 27, 2024, for Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. During the next six months, a FEMA compliance specialist will work with the community to update each floodplain ordinance and adopt these new flood maps. Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to determine if they are…

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Charges in Choctaw High School shooting increased to first-degree murder

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times According to court documents filed Sept. 8, charges against the 15-year-old who allegedly shot and killed a 16-year-old and injured several others at Choctaw’s football home opener against Del City have changed from second-degree murder to first-degree murder. The juvenile male was arrested Aug. 30. The shooting happened about 10:10 p.m.,…

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