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Triple X Road reopened

Road closed in 2013 reopens, region still faces variety of roadway issues By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   A section of Triple X Road that has been barricaded since 2013, reopened this summer. District 2 County Commissioner Brian Maughan says the needed repairs, reconstruction of roadway and modification of the river bank was made possible by…

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Choctaw wallops Wolves in home opener

Jackets claim first-ever win over Edmond Santa Fe, 37-20 By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw fans are living in the golden age of high school sports as coaches continue to lead the Yellowjackets over historic hurdles. Friday night Choctaw High School celebrated its first win ever over Edmond Santa Fe. The Jackets thumped the visiting Wolves,…

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Man in custody after taking handgun to Choctaw football practice

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School was briefly put on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a man with a firearm showed up to football practice. A short time later, 20-year-old Latrell Donyell Mensah, of Midwest City, and a juvenile female were under arrest for charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and…

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Harrah hosts annual Legislative Luncheon

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The Harrah Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Legislative Luncheon Aug. 16 at St. Teresa Catholic Church. In attendance to speak was Governor Kevin Stitt, Congresswoman Stephanie Bice, State Senator Shane Jett, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan, Estela Hernandez – Field Representative for Senator James Lankford, and Harrah Mayor Danny Trent.…

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Ceremonial signing hosted for Courtney’s Law

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A Choctaw resident recently met with state officials to celebrate a new law named in her honor meant to better inform parents about services to help children with chromosomal disorders. Last week Choctaw’s Courtney Gaines joined District 42 State Senator Brenda Stanley, Governor Kevin Stitt, family, and friends for an honorary…

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Choctaw Area Chamber hires Combs

New President/CEO takes helm of nonprofit   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Kaleb Combs as their new President/CEO. Combs, a native of Jones, graduated from Jones High School in 2013. In December of 2021 he completed a history degree at the University of Central Oklahoma, and a few…

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Mosshammer named top high school actress

Choctaw student wins Kelli O’ Hara Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times OKC Broadway – A Nederlander, Civic Center Foundation, and Lyric Theater of Oklahoma Presentation recently announced the winners of the 2022 Kelli O’ Hara Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress and Actor. Rachael Mosshammer, a graduating…

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CHS claims Jazz Band State Championship

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw High School Jazz Band recently captured the 2022 Oklahoma Secondary Activities Association Class 6A Jazz Band State Championship. The Yellowjackets recently proved themselves the best of the best among the state’s largest 32 high school programs claiming gold in Class 6A. This was the third state title for the CHS…

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Butterflies beautify Eastern Oklahoma County

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Eastern Oklahoma County is working to become a quality stop for traveling Monarch butterflies passing through on their annual migration. What’s now a community garden and Monarch butterfly waystation in downtown Harrah was a vacant lot just a few years back. A team of volunteers started growing vegetables, flowers, native plants,…

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The winning Hand

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Hand claims third straight state title Choctaw High School’s Peyton Hand rolled to her third straight state title Saturday at the OSSAA Girls Oklahoma High School Wrestling Championships. Hand went 3-0 Feb. 25-26. She avenged her only high school loss, that came just a week earlier at regionals, and more…

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